preferences in Spanish

How to speak about preferences in Spanish

In this post you will learn how to express your preferences with the Spanish verb “preferir”, ” to prefer” in English. You will practice the conjugation with exercises and you can write in comments what your preferences are.

¿Qué prefieres, perros o gatos? Yo prefiero los gatos porque son animales independientes, elegantes y sensibles. Me encantan. 😉

To express preferences in Spanish we use the verb “preferir”

The conjugated verb to prefer usually is followed by a noun in singular or plural or an infinitive verb:

– Yo prefiero la playa (singular noun)

– Ella prefiere los perros ( plural noun)

– Tú prefieres escribir mensajes de texto  (infinitive verb)

The verb “preferir” is irregular in the present tense.

Is irregular in (yo, tú, él, ella, ellos). The second “e” of “preferir” becomes “ie” 

Is regular in (nosotros, vosotros) The second “e” of “preferir” it doesn’t change.

Others irregulars verbs “e<ie” that you should know it…

QUERER –  to love, to want.

PENSAR –  to think

CALENTAR – to  heat

ENTENDER – to understand

SENTIR – to feel

CERRAR – to close

EMPEZAR – to start

Let’s practice with these exercises

Fill in the blanks with the right form of the conjugated verb “preferir”

¿Y tú? ¿Qué prefieres tomar té o café? ¿Por qué?

Write your answer in comments 😉

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