-iar Verbs

Verbos –iar con acento

Spanish iar verbs
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Most Spanish verbs that end in iar, such as cambiar (to change) and limpiar (to clean), are conjugated like regular ar verbs. For these verbs, the "i" diphthongs (is pronounced like "y") with the "a."

But some Spanish iar verbs are pronounced with stress on the "i," and therefore need an acute accent on that letter in certain conjugations.

How to conjugate irregularly accentuated iar verbs

  1. Remove the ar ending to find the infinitive stem.
  2. For singular conjugations and the third person plural, put an acute accent on the "i" at the end.
  3. Add the regular ar verb endings:



1st person     yo-o nosotros -amos
2nd person -as vosotros-áis
3rd person él-a ellos-an

Por ejemplo, ampliar:

yoamplío nosotros ampliamos
amplías vosotrosampliáis
élamplía ellosamplían

-iar verbs with irregular accentuation

aliar to ally
ampliar to expand, amplify
autografiar to autograph
criar to breed, raise
desafiar to challenge
desliar to untie
desviar to divert
enfriar to chill
enviar to send
espiar to spy
fiar to confide
fotografiar to photograph
guiar to guide
liar to bundle
malcriar to pamper
resfriar to cool
rociar to sprinkle
vaciar to empty
variar to vary

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Spanish verbs with irregular accentuation

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