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How to conjugate Acostar in Spanish

To put to bed, to lay down Irregular Verb

Introduction

Acostar is the Spanish verb for "to put to bed, to lay down". It is an irregular verb. Read on below to see how it is conjugated in the 18 major Spanish tenses!

SpanishEnglish
Infinitiveacostarto put to bed, to lay down
Past participleacostadoput to bed
Gerundacostandoputting to bed
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Indicative Tenses of Acostar

Acostar in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of acostar 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, "acuesto", meaning "I put to bed".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoacuesto I put to bed
Túacuestas you put to bed
Ella / Él / Ustedacuesta s/he puts to bed, you (formal) puts to bed
Nosotras / Nosotrosacostamoswe put to bed
Vosotras / Vosotrosacostáisyou (plural) put to bed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesacuestan they put to bed, you (plural formal) put to bed

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Acostar in the Indicative Preterite

The Indicative Preterite of acostar is used to talk about actions completed in the past, at a specific point in time. For example, "acosté", meaning "I put to bed".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoacostéI put to bed
Túacostasteyou put to bed
Ella / Él / Ustedacostós/he put to bed, you (formal) put to bed
Nosotras / Nosotrosacostamoswe put to bed
Vosotras / Vosotrosacostasteisyou (plural) put to bed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesacostaronthey put to bed, you (plural formal) put to bed
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Acostar in the Indicative Imperfect

The Indicative Imperfect of acostar is used to describe regular and repeated actions that happened in the past and descriptions of things you used to do. For example, "acostaba", meaning "I used to put to bed".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoacostabaI used to put to bed
Túacostabasyou used to put to bed
Ella / Él / Ustedacostabas/he used to put to bed, you (formal) used to put to bed
Nosotras / Nosotrosacostábamoswe used to put to bed
Vosotras / Vosotrosacostabaisyou (plural) used to put to bed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesacostabanthey used to put to bed, you (plural formal) used to put to bed
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Acostar in the Indicative Present Continuous

The Indicative Present Continuous of acostar is used to talk about something that is happening continuously or right now. For example, "estoy acostando", meaning "I am putting to bed".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoestoy acostandoI am putting to bed
Túestás acostandoyou are putting to bed
Ella / Él / Ustedestá acostandos/he is putting to bed, you (formal) are putting to bed
Nosotras / Nosotrosestamos acostandowe are putting to bed
Vosotras / Vosotrosestáis acostandoyou (plural) are putting to bed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesestán acostandothey are putting to bed, you (plural formal) are putting to bed
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Acostar in the Indicative Informal Future

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yovoy a acostarI am going to put to bed
Túvas a acostaryou are going to put to bed
Ella / Él / Ustedva a acostars/he is going to put to bed, you (formal) are going to put to bed
Nosotras / Nosotrosvamos a acostarwe are going to put to bed
Vosotras / Vosotrosvais a acostaryou (plural) are going to put to bed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvan a acostarthey are going to put to bed, you (plural formal) are going to put to bed
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Acostar in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of acostar is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "acostaré", meaning "I will put to bed".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoacostaréI will put to bed
Túacostarásyou will put to bed
Ella / Él / Ustedacostarás/he will put to bed, you (formal) will put to bed
Nosotras / Nosotrosacostaremoswe will put to bed
Vosotras / Vosotrosacostaréisyou (plural) will put to bed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesacostaránthey will put to bed, you (plural formal) will put to bed
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Acostar in the Indicative Conditional

The Indicative Conditional of acostar is used to talk about something that may happen in the future, hypothesis and probabilities. For example, "acostaría", meaning "I would put to bed".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoacostaríaI would put to bed
Túacostaríasyou would put to bed
Ella / Él / Ustedacostarías/he would put to bed, you (formal) would put to bed
Nosotras / Nosotrosacostaríamoswe would put to bed
Vosotras / Vosotrosacostaríaisyou (plural) would put to bed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesacostaríanthey would put to bed, you (plural formal) would put to bed
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Acostar in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of acostar 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, "he acostado", meaning "I have put to bed".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe acostadoI have put to bed
Túhas acostadoyou have put to bed
Ella / Él / Ustedha acostados/he has put to bed, you (formal) have put to bed
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos acostadowe have put to bed
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis acostadoyou (plural) have put to bed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan acostadothey have put to bed, you (plural formal) have put to bed
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Acostar in the Indicative Past Perfect

The Indicative Past Perfect of acostar is used to talk about actions that happened before another action in the past. For example, "había acostado", meaning "I had put to bed".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía acostadoI had put to bed
Túhabías acostadoyou had put to bed
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía acostados/he had put to bed, you (formal) had put to bed
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos acostadowe had put to bed
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais acostadoyou (plural) had put to bed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían acostadothey had put to bed, you (plural formal) had put to bed
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Acostar in the Indicative Future Perfect

The Indicative Future Perfect of acostar is used to talk about something that will have happened in the future after something else has already happened. For example, "habré acostado", meaning "I will have put to bed".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré acostadoI will have put to bed
Túhabrás acostadoyou will have put to bed
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá acostados/he will have put to bed, you (formal) will have put to bed
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos acostadowe will have put to bed
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis acostadoyou (plural) will have put to bed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán acostadothey will have put to bed, you (plural formal) will have put to bed
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Acostar in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría acostadoI would have put to bed
Túhabrías acostadoyou would have put to bed
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría acostados/he would have put to bed, you (formal) would have put to bed
Nosotras / Nosotroshabríamos acostadowe would have put to bed
Vosotras / Vosotroshabríais acostadoyou (plural) would have put to bed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrían acostadothey would have put to bed, you (plural formal) would have put to bed
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Subjunctive Tenses of Acostar

Acostar 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, "acueste", meaning "I put to bed".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoacueste I put to bed
Túacuestes you put to bed
Ella / Él / Ustedacueste s/he puts to bed, you (formal) puts to bed
Nosotras / Nosotrosacostemoswe put to bed
Vosotras / Vosotrosacostéisyou (plural) put to bed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesacuesten they put to bed, you (plural formal) put to bed

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Acostar 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, "acostara", meaning "I put to bed".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoacostaraI put to bed
Túacostarasyou put to bed
Ella / Él / Ustedacostaras/he put to bed, you (formal) put to bed
Nosotras / Nosotrosacostáramoswe put to bed
Vosotras / Vosotrosacostaraisyou (plural) put to bed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesacostaranthey put to bed, you (plural formal) put to bed
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Acostar 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, "acostare", meaning "I will put to bed".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoacostareI will put to bed
Túacostaresyou will put to bed
Ella / Él / Ustedacostares/he will put to bed, you (formal) will put to bed
Nosotras / Nosotrosacostáremoswe will put to bed
Vosotras / Vosotrosacostareisyou (plural) will put to bed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesacostarenthey will put to bed, you (plural formal) will put to bed
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Acostar 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, "haya acostado", meaning "I have put to bed".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya acostadoI have put to bed
Túhayas acostadoyou have put to bed
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya acostados/he has put to bed, you (formal) have put to bed
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos acostadowe have put to bed
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis acostadoyou (plural) have put to bed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan acostadothey have put to bed, you (plural formal) have put to bed
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Acostar 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, "hubiera acostado", meaning "I had put to bed".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera acostadoI had put to bed
Túhubieras acostadoyou had put to bed
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera acostados/he had put to bed, you (formal) had put to bed
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos acostadowe had put to bed
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais acostadoyou (plural) had put to bed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran acostadothey had put to bed, you (plural formal) had put to bed
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Acostar 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, "hubiere acostado", meaning "I will have put to bed".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere acostadoI will have put to bed
Túhubieres acostadoyou will have put to bed
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere acostados/he will have put to bed, you (formal) will have put to bed
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos acostadowe will have put to bed
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis acostadoyou (plural) will have put to bed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren acostadothey will have put to bed, you (plural formal) will have put to bed
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Imperative Tenses of Acostar

Acostar in the Imperative Affirmative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
Túacuesta (to you) put! to bed
Ella / Él / Ustedacueste (to you formal) put! to bed
Nosotras / Nosotrosacostemoslet's put! to bed
Vosotras / Vosotrosacostad(to you plural) put! to bed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesacuesten (to you plural formal) put! to bed

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Acostar in the Imperative Negative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
Túno acuestes (to you) don't put! to bed
Ella / Él / Ustedno acueste (to you formal) don't put! to bed
Nosotras / Nosotrosno acostemoslet's not put! to bed
Vosotras / Vosotrosno acostéis(to you plural) don't put! to bed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno acuesten (to you plural formal) don't put! to bed

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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