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How to conjugate Caber in Spanish

To fit Irregular Verb

Introduction

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

SpanishEnglish
Infinitivecaberto fit
Past participlecabidofitted
Gerundcabiendofitting
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Indicative Tenses of Caber

Caber in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of caber 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, "quepo", meaning "I fit".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoquepo I fit
cabesyou fit
Ella / Él / Ustedcabes/he fit, you (formal) fit
Nosotras / Nosotroscabemoswe fit
Vosotras / Vosotroscabéisyou (plural) fit
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescabenthey fit, you (plural formal) fit

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Caber in the Indicative Preterite

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yocupe I fitted
cupiste you fitted
Ella / Él / Ustedcupo s/he fitted, you (formal) fitted
Nosotras / Nosotroscupimos we fitted
Vosotras / Vosotroscupisteis you (plural) fitted
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescupieron they fitted, you (plural formal) fitted

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Caber in the Indicative Imperfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YocabíaI used to fit
cabíasyou used to fit
Ella / Él / Ustedcabías/he used to fit, you (formal) used to fit
Nosotras / Nosotroscabíamoswe used to fit
Vosotras / Vosotroscabíaisyou (plural) used to fit
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescabíanthey used to fit, you (plural formal) used to fit
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Caber in the Indicative Present Continuous

The Indicative Present Continuous of caber is used to talk about something that is happening continuosly or right now. For example, "estoy cabiendo", meaning "I am fitting".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoestoy cabiendoI am fitting
estás cabiendoyou are fitting
Ella / Él / Ustedestá cabiendos/he is fitting, you (formal) are fitting
Nosotras / Nosotrosestamos cabiendowe are fitting
Vosotras / Vosotrosestáis cabiendoyou (plural) are fitting
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesestán cabiendothey are fitting, you (plural formal) are fitting
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Caber in the Indicative Informal Future

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yovoy a caberI am going to fit
vas a caberyou are going to fit
Ella / Él / Ustedva a cabers/he is going to fit, you (formal) are going to fit
Nosotras / Nosotrosvamos a caberwe are going to fit
Vosotras / Vosotrosvais a caberyou (plural) are going to fit
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvan a caberthey are going to fit, you (plural formal) are going to fit
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Caber in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of caber is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "cabré", meaning "I will fit".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yocabré I will fit
cabrás you will fit
Ella / Él / Ustedcabrá s/he will fit, you (formal) will fit
Nosotras / Nosotroscabremos we will fit
Vosotras / Vosotroscabréis you (plural) will fit
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescabrán they will fit, you (plural formal) will fit

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Caber in the Indicative Conditional

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yocabría I would fit
cabrías you would fit
Ella / Él / Ustedcabría s/he would fit, you (formal) would fit
Nosotras / Nosotroscabríamos we would fit
Vosotras / Vosotroscabríais you (plural) would fit
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescabrían they would fit, you (plural formal) would fit

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Caber in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of caber 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 cabido", meaning "I have fitted".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe cabidoI have fitted
has cabidoyou have fitted
Ella / Él / Ustedha cabidos/he has fitted, you (formal) have fitted
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos cabidowe have fitted
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis cabidoyou (plural) have fitted
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan cabidothey have fitted, you (plural formal) have fitted
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Caber in the Indicative Past Perfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía cabidoI had fitted
habías cabidoyou had fitted
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía cabidos/he had fitted, you (formal) had fitted
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos cabidowe had fitted
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais cabidoyou (plural) had fitted
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían cabidothey had fitted, you (plural formal) had fitted
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Caber in the Indicative Future Perfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré cabidoI will have fitted
habrás cabidoyou will have fitted
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá cabidos/he will have fitted, you (formal) will have fitted
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos cabidowe will have fitted
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis cabidoyou (plural) will have fitted
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán cabidothey will have fitted, you (plural formal) will have fitted
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Caber in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría cabidoI would have fitted
habrías cabidoyou would have fitted
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría cabidos/he would have fitted, you (formal) would have fitted
Nosotras / Nosotroshabríamos cabidowe would have fitted
Vosotras / Vosotroshabríais cabidoyou (plural) would have fitted
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrían cabidothey would have fitted, you (plural formal) would have fitted
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Subjunctive Tenses of Caber

Caber 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, "quepa", meaning "I fit".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoquepa I fit
quepas you fit
Ella / Él / Ustedquepa s/he fit, you (formal) fit
Nosotras / Nosotrosquepamos we fit
Vosotras / Vosotrosquepáis you (plural) fit
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesquepan they fit, you (plural formal) fit

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Caber 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, "cupiera", meaning "I fitted".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yocupiera I fitted
cupieras you fitted
Ella / Él / Ustedcupiera s/he fitted, you (formal) fitted
Nosotras / Nosotroscupiéramos we fitted
Vosotras / Vosotroscupierais you (plural) fitted
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescupieran they fitted, you (plural formal) fitted

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Caber in the Subjunctive Future

The Subjunctive Future is used to speak about hypothetical situations, and actions/events that may happen in the future. For example, "cupiere", meaning "I will fit".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yocupiere I will fit
cupieres you will fit
Ella / Él / Ustedcupiere s/he will fit, you (formal) will fit
Nosotras / Nosotroscupiéremos we will fit
Vosotras / Vosotroscupiereis you (plural) will fit
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescupieren they will fit, you (plural formal) will fit

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Caber 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 cabido", meaning "I have fitted".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya cabidoI have fitted
hayas cabidoyou have fitted
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya cabidos/he has fitted, you (formal) have fitted
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos cabidowe have fitted
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis cabidoyou (plural) have fitted
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan cabidothey have fitted, you (plural formal) have fitted
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Caber 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 cabido", meaning "I had fitted".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera cabidoI had fitted
hubieras cabidoyou had fitted
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera cabidos/he had fitted, you (formal) had fitted
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos cabidowe had fitted
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais cabidoyou (plural) had fitted
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran cabidothey had fitted, you (plural formal) had fitted
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Caber 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. For example, "hubiere cabido", meaning "I will have fitted".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere cabidoI will have fitted
hubieres cabidoyou will have fitted
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere cabidos/he will have fitted, you (formal) will have fitted
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos cabidowe will have fitted
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis cabidoyou (plural) will have fitted
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren cabidothey will have fitted, you (plural formal) will have fitted
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Imperative Tenses of Caber

Caber in the Imperative Affirmative

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
cabe(to you) fit!
Ella / Él / Ustedquepa (to you formal) fit!
Nosotras / Nosotrosquepamos let's fit!
Vosotras / Vosotroscabed(to you plural) fit!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesquepan (to you plural formal) fit!

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Caber in the Imperative Negative

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
no quepas (to you) don't fit!
Ella / Él / Ustedno quepa (to you formal) don't fit!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno quepamos let's not fit!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno quepáis (to you plural) don't fit!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno quepan (to you plural formal) don't fit!

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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