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How to conjugate Apretar in Spanish

To tighten Irregular Verb

Introduction

Apretar is the Spanish verb for "to tighten". It is an irregular verb. Read on below to see how it is conjugated in the 18 major Spanish tenses!

SpanishEnglish
Infinitiveapretarto tighten
Past participleapretadotightened
Gerundapretandotightening
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Indicative Tenses of Apretar

Apretar in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of apretar 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, "aprieto", meaning "I tighten".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoaprieto I tighten
Túaprietas you tighten
Ella / Él / Ustedaprieta s/he tightens, you (formal) tightens
Nosotras / Nosotrosapretamoswe tighten
Vosotras / Vosotrosapretáisyou (plural) tighten
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesaprietan they tighten, you (plural formal) tighten

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Apretar in the Indicative Preterite

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoapretéI tightened
Túapretasteyou tightened
Ella / Él / Ustedapretós/he tightened, you (formal) tightened
Nosotras / Nosotrosapretamoswe tightened
Vosotras / Vosotrosapretasteisyou (plural) tightened
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesapretaronthey tightened, you (plural formal) tightened
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Apretar in the Indicative Imperfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoapretabaI used to tighten
Túapretabasyou used to tighten
Ella / Él / Ustedapretabas/he used to tighten, you (formal) used to tighten
Nosotras / Nosotrosapretábamoswe used to tighten
Vosotras / Vosotrosapretabaisyou (plural) used to tighten
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesapretabanthey used to tighten, you (plural formal) used to tighten
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Apretar in the Indicative Present Continuous

The Indicative Present Continuous of apretar is used to talk about something that is happening continuously or right now. For example, "estoy apretando", meaning "I am tightening".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoestoy apretandoI am tightening
Túestás apretandoyou are tightening
Ella / Él / Ustedestá apretandos/he is tightening, you (formal) are tightening
Nosotras / Nosotrosestamos apretandowe are tightening
Vosotras / Vosotrosestáis apretandoyou (plural) are tightening
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesestán apretandothey are tightening, you (plural formal) are tightening
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Apretar in the Indicative Informal Future

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yovoy a apretarI am going to tighten
Túvas a apretaryou are going to tighten
Ella / Él / Ustedva a apretars/he is going to tighten, you (formal) are going to tighten
Nosotras / Nosotrosvamos a apretarwe are going to tighten
Vosotras / Vosotrosvais a apretaryou (plural) are going to tighten
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvan a apretarthey are going to tighten, you (plural formal) are going to tighten
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Apretar in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of apretar is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "apretaré", meaning "I will tighten".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoapretaréI will tighten
Túapretarásyou will tighten
Ella / Él / Ustedapretarás/he will tighten, you (formal) will tighten
Nosotras / Nosotrosapretaremoswe will tighten
Vosotras / Vosotrosapretaréisyou (plural) will tighten
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesapretaránthey will tighten, you (plural formal) will tighten
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Apretar in the Indicative Conditional

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoapretaríaI would tighten
Túapretaríasyou would tighten
Ella / Él / Ustedapretarías/he would tighten, you (formal) would tighten
Nosotras / Nosotrosapretaríamoswe would tighten
Vosotras / Vosotrosapretaríaisyou (plural) would tighten
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesapretaríanthey would tighten, you (plural formal) would tighten
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Apretar in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of apretar 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 apretado", meaning "I have tightened".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe apretadoI have tightened
Túhas apretadoyou have tightened
Ella / Él / Ustedha apretados/he has tightened, you (formal) have tightened
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos apretadowe have tightened
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis apretadoyou (plural) have tightened
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan apretadothey have tightened, you (plural formal) have tightened
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Apretar in the Indicative Past Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía apretadoI had tightened
Túhabías apretadoyou had tightened
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía apretados/he had tightened, you (formal) had tightened
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos apretadowe had tightened
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais apretadoyou (plural) had tightened
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían apretadothey had tightened, you (plural formal) had tightened
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Apretar in the Indicative Future Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré apretadoI will have tightened
Túhabrás apretadoyou will have tightened
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá apretados/he will have tightened, you (formal) will have tightened
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos apretadowe will have tightened
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis apretadoyou (plural) will have tightened
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán apretadothey will have tightened, you (plural formal) will have tightened
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Apretar in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría apretadoI would have tightened
Túhabrías apretadoyou would have tightened
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría apretados/he would have tightened, you (formal) would have tightened
Nosotras / Nosotroshabríamos apretadowe would have tightened
Vosotras / Vosotroshabríais apretadoyou (plural) would have tightened
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrían apretadothey would have tightened, you (plural formal) would have tightened
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Subjunctive Tenses of Apretar

Apretar 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, "apriete", meaning "I tighten".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoapriete I tighten
Túaprietes you tighten
Ella / Él / Ustedapriete s/he tightens, you (formal) tightens
Nosotras / Nosotrosapretemoswe tighten
Vosotras / Vosotrosapretéisyou (plural) tighten
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesaprieten they tighten, you (plural formal) tighten

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Apretar 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, "apretara", meaning "I tightened".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoapretaraI tightened
Túapretarasyou tightened
Ella / Él / Ustedapretaras/he tightened, you (formal) tightened
Nosotras / Nosotrosapretáramoswe tightened
Vosotras / Vosotrosapretaraisyou (plural) tightened
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesapretaranthey tightened, you (plural formal) tightened
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Apretar 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, "apretare", meaning "I will tighten".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoapretareI will tighten
Túapretaresyou will tighten
Ella / Él / Ustedapretares/he will tighten, you (formal) will tighten
Nosotras / Nosotrosapretáremoswe will tighten
Vosotras / Vosotrosapretareisyou (plural) will tighten
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesapretarenthey will tighten, you (plural formal) will tighten
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Apretar 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 apretado", meaning "I have tightened".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya apretadoI have tightened
Túhayas apretadoyou have tightened
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya apretados/he has tightened, you (formal) have tightened
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos apretadowe have tightened
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis apretadoyou (plural) have tightened
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan apretadothey have tightened, you (plural formal) have tightened
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Apretar 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 apretado", meaning "I had tightened".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera apretadoI had tightened
Túhubieras apretadoyou had tightened
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera apretados/he had tightened, you (formal) had tightened
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos apretadowe had tightened
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais apretadoyou (plural) had tightened
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran apretadothey had tightened, you (plural formal) had tightened
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Apretar 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 apretado", meaning "I will have tightened".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere apretadoI will have tightened
Túhubieres apretadoyou will have tightened
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere apretados/he will have tightened, you (formal) will have tightened
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos apretadowe will have tightened
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis apretadoyou (plural) will have tightened
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren apretadothey will have tightened, you (plural formal) will have tightened
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Imperative Tenses of Apretar

Apretar in the Imperative Affirmative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
Túaprieta (to you) tighten!
Ella / Él / Ustedapriete (to you formal) tighten!
Nosotras / Nosotrosapretemoslet's tighten!
Vosotras / Vosotrosapretad(to you plural) tighten!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesaprieten (to you plural formal) tighten!

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Apretar in the Imperative Negative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
Túno aprietes (to you) don't tighten!
Ella / Él / Ustedno apriete (to you formal) don't tighten!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno apretemoslet's not tighten!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno apretéis(to you plural) don't tighten!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno aprieten (to you plural formal) don't tighten!

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