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How to conjugate Aparecer in Spanish

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Introduction

Aparecer is the Spanish verb for to appear. It is an irregular verb. Read on below to see how it is conjugated in the 16 major Spanish tenses!

SpanishSpanishEnglish
Infinitiveaparecerto appear
Past participleaparecidoappeared
Gerundapareciendoappearing

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Indicative Tenses of Aparecer

Aparecer in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of aparecer 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, "aparezco", meaning "I appear".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoaparezcoI appear
aparecesyou appear
Ella / Él / Ustedapareces/he appear, you (formal) appear
Nosotras / Nosotrosaparecemoswe appear
Vosotras / Vosotrosaparecéisyou (plural) appear
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesaparecenthey appear, you (plural formal) appear
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Aparecer in the Indicative Preterite

The Indicative Preterite of aparecer is used to talk about actions completed in the past, at a specific point in time. For example, "aparecí", meaning "I appeared".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoaparecíI appeared
aparecisteyou appeared
Ella / Él / Ustedapareciós/he appeared, you (formal) appeared
Nosotras / Nosotrosaparecimoswe appeared
Vosotras / Vosotrosaparecisteisyou (plural) appeared
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesaparecieronthey appeared, you (plural formal) appeared
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Aparecer in the Indicative Imperfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoaparecíaI used to appear
aparecíasyou used to appear
Ella / Él / Ustedaparecías/he used to appear, you (formal) used to appear
Nosotras / Nosotrosaparecíamoswe used to appear
Vosotras / Vosotrosaparecíaisyou (plural) used to appear
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesaparecíanthey used to appear, you (plural formal) used to appear
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Aparecer in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of aparecer is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "apareceré", meaning "I will appear".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoapareceréI will appear
aparecerásyou will appear
Ella / Él / Ustedaparecerás/he will appear, you (formal) will appear
Nosotras / Nosotrosapareceremoswe will appear
Vosotras / Vosotrosapareceréisyou (plural) will appear
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesapareceránthey will appear, you (plural formal) will appear
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Aparecer in the Indicative Conditional

The Indicative Conditional of aparecer is used to talk about something that may happen in the future, hypothesis and probabilities. For example, "aparecería", meaning "I would appear".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoapareceríaI would appear
apareceríasyou would appear
Ella / Él / Ustedaparecerías/he would appear, you (formal) would appear
Nosotras / Nosotrosapareceríamoswe would appear
Vosotras / Vosotrosapareceríaisyou (plural) would appear
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesapareceríanthey would appear, you (plural formal) would appear
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Aparecer in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of aparecer 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 aparecido", meaning "I have appeared".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe aparecidoI have appeared
has aparecidoyou have appeared
Ella / Él / Ustedha aparecidos/he has appeared, you (formal) have appeared
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos aparecidowe have appeared
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis aparecidoyou (plural) have appeared
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan aparecidothey have appeared, you (plural formal) have appeared
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Aparecer in the Indicative Past Perfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía aparecidoI had appeared
habías aparecidoyou had appeared
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía aparecidos/he had appeared, you (formal) had appeared
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos aparecidowe had appeared
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais aparecidoyou (plural) had appeared
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían aparecidothey had appeared, you (plural formal) had appeared
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Aparecer in the Indicative Future Perfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré aparecidoI will have appeared
habrás aparecidoyou will have appeared
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá aparecidos/he will have appeared, you (formal) will have appeared
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos aparecidowe will have appeared
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis aparecidoyou (plural) will have appeared
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán aparecidothey will have appeared, you (plural formal) will have appeared
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Aparecer in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

The Indicative Conditional Perfect of aparecer is used to talk about something that would have happened in the future but didn’t due to another action. For example, "habría aparecido", meaning "I would have appeared".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría aparecidoI would have appeared
habrías aparecidoyou would have appeared
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría aparecidos/he would have appeared, you (formal) would have appeared
Nosotras / Nosotroshabríamos aparecidowe would have appeared
Vosotras / Vosotroshabríais aparecidoyou (plural) would have appeared
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrían aparecidothey would have appeared, you (plural formal) would have appeared
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Subjunctive Tenses of Aparecer

Aparecer 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, "aparezca", meaning "I appear".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoaparezcaI appear
aparezcasyou appear
Ella / Él / Ustedaparezcas/he appear, you (formal) appear
Nosotras / Nosotrosaparezcamoswe appear
Vosotras / Vosotrosaparezcáisyou (plural) appear
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesaparezcanthey appear, you (plural formal) appear
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Aparecer 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, "apareciera", meaning "I appeared".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoaparecieraI appeared
aparecierasyou appeared
Ella / Él / Ustedaparecieras/he appeared, you (formal) appeared
Nosotras / Nosotrosapareciéramoswe appeared
Vosotras / Vosotrosaparecieraisyou (plural) appeared
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesaparecieranthey appeared, you (plural formal) appeared
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Aparecer in the Subjunctive Future

The Subjunctive Future is used For example, "apareciere", meaning "I will appear".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoapareciereI will appear
aparecieresyou will appear
Ella / Él / Ustedaparecieres/he will appear, you (formal) will appear
Nosotras / Nosotrosapareciéremoswe will appear
Vosotras / Vosotrosapareciereisyou (plural) will appear
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesaparecierenthey will appear, you (plural formal) will appear
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Aparecer 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 aparecido", meaning "I have appeared".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya aparecidoI have appeared
hayas aparecidoyou have appeared
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya aparecidos/he has appeared, you (formal) have appeared
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos aparecidowe have appeared
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis aparecidoyou (plural) have appeared
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan aparecidothey have appeared, you (plural formal) have appeared
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Aparecer 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 aparecido", meaning "I had appeared".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera aparecidoI had appeared
hubieras aparecidoyou had appeared
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera aparecidos/he had appeared, you (formal) had appeared
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos aparecidowe had appeared
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais aparecidoyou (plural) had appeared
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran aparecidothey had appeared, you (plural formal) had appeared
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Aparecer in the Subjunctive Future Perfect

The Subjunctive Future Perfect is used For example, "hubiere aparecido", meaning "I will have appeared".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere aparecidoI will have appeared
hubieres aparecidoyou will have appeared
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere aparecidos/he will have appeared, you (formal) will have appeared
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos aparecidowe will have appeared
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis aparecidoyou (plural) will have appeared
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren aparecidothey will have appeared, you (plural formal) will have appeared
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Imperative Tenses of Aparecer

Aparecer in the Imperative Affirmative

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
aparece(to you) appear!
Ella / Él / Ustedaparezca(to you formal) appear!
Nosotras / Nosotrosaparezcamos(to we) appear!
Vosotras / Vosotrosapareced(to you plural) appear!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesaparezcan(to you plural formal) appear!
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Aparecer in the Imperative Negative

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
no aparezcas(to you) don't appear!
Ella / Él / Ustedno aparezca(to you formal) don't appear!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno aparezcamos(to we) don't appear!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno aparezcáis(to you plural) don't appear!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno aparezcan(to you plural formal) don't appear!
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Example sentences and usage

  • Por horas hemos estado esperando a que te aparezcas. We've been waiting for hours for you to show up.
  • De repente, tres perros aparecieron delante de nosotros. All of a sudden, three dogs appeared in front of us.
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