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How to conjugate Acercarse in Spanish

To approach (oneself) Irregular Verb

Introduction

Acercarse is the Spanish verb for "to approach (oneself)". It is an irregular reflexive verb. Read on below to see how it is conjugated in the 18 major Spanish tenses!

SpanishEnglish
Infinitiveacercarseto approach (oneself)
Past participleacercadoapproached
Gerundacercandoapproaching
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Indicative Tenses of Acercarse

Acercarse in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of acercarse is used to talk about situations, events or thoughts that are happening now or in the near future. It is also used to talk about facts and truths. For example, "me acerco", meaning "I approach".

In Spanish, the Indicative Present is known as "El Presente".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome acercoI approach
TĂște acercasyou approach
Ella / Él / Ustedse acercas/he approaches, you (formal) approaches
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos acercamoswe approach
Vosotras / Vosotrosos acercĂĄisyou (plural) approach
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse acercanthey approach, you (plural formal) approach
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Acercarse in the Indicative Preterite

The Indicative Preterite of acercarse is used to talk about actions completed in the past, at a specific point in time. For example, "me acerqué", meaning "I approached".

In Spanish, the Indicative Preterite is known as "El Pretérito Indefinido".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome acerqué I approached
TĂște acercasteyou approached
Ella / Él / Ustedse acercós/he approached, you (formal) approached
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos acercamoswe approached
Vosotras / Vosotrosos acercasteisyou (plural) approached
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse acercaronthey approached, you (plural formal) approached

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Acercarse in the Indicative Imperfect

The Indicative Imperfect of acercarse is used to describe regular and repeated actions that happened in the past and descriptions of things you used to do. For example, "me acercaba", meaning "I used to approach".

In Spanish, the Indicative Imperfect is known as "El Pretérito Imperfecto".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome acercabaI used to approach
TĂște acercabasyou used to approach
Ella / Él / Ustedse acercabas/he used to approach, you (formal) used to approach
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos acercĂĄbamoswe used to approach
Vosotras / Vosotrosos acercabaisyou (plural) used to approach
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse acercabanthey used to approach, you (plural formal) used to approach
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Acercarse in the Indicative Present Continuous

The Indicative Present Continuous of acercarse is used to talk about something that is happening continuously or right now. For example, "me estoy acercando", meaning "I am approaching".

In Spanish, the Indicative Present Continuous is known as "El Presente Progresivo".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome estoy acercandoI am approaching
TĂște estĂĄs acercandoyou are approaching
Ella / Él / Ustedse está acercandos/he is approaching, you (formal) are approaching
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos estamos acercandowe are approaching
Vosotras / Vosotrosos estĂĄis acercandoyou (plural) are approaching
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse estĂĄn acercandothey are approaching, you (plural formal) are approaching
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Acercarse in the Indicative Informal Future

The Indicative Informal Future of acercarse is used to talk about something that will happen in the future, especially in the near future. For example, "me voy a acercar", meaning "I am going to approach".

In Spanish, the Indicative Informal Future is known as "El Futuro PrĂłximo".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome voy a acercarI am going to approach
TĂște vas a acercaryou are going to approach
Ella / Él / Ustedse va a acercars/he is going to approach, you (formal) are going to approach
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos vamos a acercarwe are going to approach
Vosotras / Vosotrosos vais a acercaryou (plural) are going to approach
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse van a acercarthey are going to approach, you (plural formal) are going to approach
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Acercarse in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of acercarse is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "me acercaré", meaning "I will approach".

In Spanish, the Indicative Future is known as "El Futuro Simple".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome acercaréI will approach
TĂște acercarĂĄsyou will approach
Ella / Él / Ustedse acercarás/he will approach, you (formal) will approach
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos acercaremoswe will approach
Vosotras / Vosotrosos acercaréisyou (plural) will approach
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse acercarĂĄnthey will approach, you (plural formal) will approach
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Acercarse in the Indicative Conditional

The Indicative Conditional of acercarse is used to talk about something that may happen in the future, hypothesis and probabilities. For example, "me acercarĂ­a", meaning "I would approach".

In Spanish, the Indicative Conditional is known as "El Condicional Simple".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome acercarĂ­aI would approach
TĂște acercarĂ­asyou would approach
Ella / Él / Ustedse acercarías/he would approach, you (formal) would approach
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos acercarĂ­amoswe would approach
Vosotras / Vosotrosos acercarĂ­aisyou (plural) would approach
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse acercarĂ­anthey would approach, you (plural formal) would approach
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Acercarse in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of acercarse is used to describe actions that started recently (in the past) and are still happening now or things that have been done recently. For example, "me he acercado", meaning "I have approached".

In Spanish, the Indicative Present Perfect is known as "El Pretérito Perfecto".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome he acercadoI have approached
TĂște has acercadoyou have approached
Ella / Él / Ustedse ha acercados/he has approached, you (formal) have approached
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos hemos acercadowe have approached
Vosotras / Vosotrosos habéis acercadoyou (plural) have approached
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse han acercadothey have approached, you (plural formal) have approached
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Acercarse in the Indicative Past Perfect

The Indicative Past Perfect of acercarse is used to talk about actions that happened before another action in the past. For example, "me habĂ­a acercado", meaning "I had approached".

In Spanish, the Indicative Past Perfect is known as "El Pretérito Pluscuamperfecto".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome habĂ­a acercadoI had approached
TĂște habĂ­as acercadoyou had approached
Ella / Él / Ustedse había acercados/he had approached, you (formal) had approached
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos habĂ­amos acercadowe had approached
Vosotras / Vosotrosos habĂ­ais acercadoyou (plural) had approached
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse habĂ­an acercadothey had approached, you (plural formal) had approached
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Acercarse in the Indicative Future Perfect

The Indicative Future Perfect of acercarse is used to talk about something that will have happened in the future after something else has already happened. For example, "me habré acercado", meaning "I will have approached".

In Spanish, the Indicative Future Perfect is known as "El Futuro Perfecto".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome habré acercadoI will have approached
TĂște habrĂĄs acercadoyou will have approached
Ella / Él / Ustedse habrá acercados/he will have approached, you (formal) will have approached
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos habremos acercadowe will have approached
Vosotras / Vosotrosos habréis acercadoyou (plural) will have approached
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse habrĂĄn acercadothey will have approached, you (plural formal) will have approached
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Acercarse in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

The Indicative Conditional Perfect of acercarse is used to talk about something that would have happened in the past but didn’t due to another action. For example, "me habría acercado", meaning "I would have approached".

In Spanish, the Indicative Conditional Perfect is known as "El Condicional Perfecto".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome habrĂ­a acercadoI would have approached
TĂște habrĂ­as acercadoyou would have approached
Ella / Él / Ustedse habría acercados/he would have approached, you (formal) would have approached
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos habrĂ­amos acercadowe would have approached
Vosotras / Vosotrosos habrĂ­ais acercadoyou (plural) would have approached
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse habrĂ­an acercadothey would have approached, you (plural formal) would have approached
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Subjunctive Tenses of Acercarse

Acercarse in the Subjunctive Present

The Subjunctive Present is used to talk about situations of uncertainty, or emotions such as wishes, desires and hopes. It differs from the indicative mood due to the uncertainty of the events which are being spoken about. For example, "me acerque", meaning "I approach".

In Spanish, the Subjunctive Present is known as "El Presente de Subjuntivo".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome acerque I approach
TĂște acerques you approach
Ella / Él / Ustedse acerque s/he approaches, you (formal) approaches
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos acerquemos we approach
Vosotras / Vosotrosos acerquéis you (plural) approach
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse acerquen they approach, you (plural formal) approach

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Acercarse in the Subjunctive Imperfect

The Subjunctive Imperfect is used to speak about unlikely or uncertain events in the past or to cast an opinion (emotional) about something that happened in the past. For example, "me acercara", meaning "I approached".

In Spanish, the Subjunctive Imperfect is known as "El Imperfecto Subjuntivo".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome acercaraI approached
TĂște acercarasyou approached
Ella / Él / Ustedse acercaras/he approached, you (formal) approached
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos acercĂĄramoswe approached
Vosotras / Vosotrosos acercaraisyou (plural) approached
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse acercaranthey approached, you (plural formal) approached
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Acercarse in the Subjunctive Future

The Subjunctive Future is used to speak about hypothetical situations, and actions/events that may happen in the future. Note that this is very rarely used in Spanish. For example, "me acercare", meaning "I will approach".

In Spanish, the Subjunctive Future is known as "El Futuro de Subjuntivo".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome acercareI will approach
TĂște acercaresyou will approach
Ella / Él / Ustedse acercares/he will approach, you (formal) will approach
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos acercĂĄremoswe will approach
Vosotras / Vosotrosos acercareisyou (plural) will approach
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse acercarenthey will approach, you (plural formal) will approach
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Acercarse in the Subjunctive Present Perfect

The Subjunctive Present Perfect is used to describe past actions or events that are still connected to the present day and to speak about an action that will have happened by a certain time in the future. For example, "me haya acercado", meaning "I have approached".

In Spanish, the Subjunctive Present Perfect is known as "El Pretérito Perfecto de Subjuntivo".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome haya acercadoI have approached
TĂște hayas acercadoyou have approached
Ella / Él / Ustedse haya acercados/he has approached, you (formal) have approached
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos hayamos acercadowe have approached
Vosotras / Vosotrosos hayĂĄis acercadoyou (plural) have approached
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse hayan acercadothey have approached, you (plural formal) have approached
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Acercarse in the Subjunctive Past Perfect

The Subjunctive Past Perfect is used to speak about hypothetical situations, and actions/events that occurred before other actions/events in the past. For example, "me hubiera acercado", meaning "I had approached".

In Spanish, the Subjunctive Past Perfect is known as "El Pretérito Pluscuamperfecto de Subjuntivo".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome hubiera acercadoI had approached
TĂște hubieras acercadoyou had approached
Ella / Él / Ustedse hubiera acercados/he had approached, you (formal) had approached
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos hubiéramos acercadowe had approached
Vosotras / Vosotrosos hubierais acercadoyou (plural) had approached
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse hubieran acercadothey had approached, you (plural formal) had approached
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Acercarse in the Subjunctive Future Perfect

The Subjunctive Future Perfect is used to speak about something that will have happened if a hypothetical situations occurs in the future. Note that this is very rarely used in Spanish. For example, "me hubiere acercado", meaning "I will have approached".

In Spanish, the Subjunctive Future Perfect is known as "El Futuro Perfecto de Subjuntivo".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome hubiere acercadoI will have approached
TĂște hubieres acercadoyou will have approached
Ella / Él / Ustedse hubiere acercados/he will have approached, you (formal) will have approached
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos hubiéremos acercadowe will have approached
Vosotras / Vosotrosos hubiereis acercadoyou (plural) will have approached
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse hubieren acercadothey will have approached, you (plural formal) will have approached
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Imperative Tenses of Acercarse

Acercarse in the Imperative Affirmative

The Imperative Affirmative is used to give orders and commands, to tell someone to do something. For example, "acérquese", meaning "(to you formal) approach!".

In Spanish, the Imperative Affirmative is known as "El Imperativo Afirmativo".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
TĂșacĂ©rcate(to you) approach!
Ella / Él / UstedacĂ©rquese (to you formal) approach!
Nosotras / Nosotrosacerquémonos let's approach!
Vosotras / Vosotrosacercaos(to you plural) approach!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesacérquense (to you plural formal) approach!

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Acercarse in the Imperative Negative

The Imperative Negative is used to give orders and commands, telling someone not to do something. For example, "no se acerque", meaning "(to you formal) don't approach!".

In Spanish, the Imperative Negative is known as "El Imperativo Negativo".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
TĂșno te acerques (to you) don't approach!
Ella / Él / Ustedno se acerque (to you formal) don't approach!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno nos acerquemos let's not approach!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno os acerquéis (to you plural) don't approach!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno se acerquen (to you plural formal) don't approach!

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