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How to conjugate Cerrar in Spanish

To close, to shut, to lock, to seal Irregular Verb

Introduction

Cerrar is the Spanish verb for "to close, to shut, to lock, to seal". It is an irregular verb. Read on below to see how it is conjugated in the 18 major Spanish tenses!

Similar verbs to cerrar include: trabar.

SpanishEnglish
Infinitivecerrarto close, to shut, to lock, to seal
Past participlecerradoclosed
Gerundcerrandoclosing
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Indicative Tenses of Cerrar

Cerrar in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of cerrar 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, "cierro", meaning "I close".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yocierro I close
cierras you close
Ella / Él / Ustedcierra s/he close, you (formal) close
Nosotras / Nosotroscerramoswe close
Vosotras / Vosotroscerráisyou (plural) close
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescierran they close, you (plural formal) close

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Cerrar in the Indicative Preterite

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YocerréI closed
cerrasteyou closed
Ella / Él / Ustedcerrós/he closed, you (formal) closed
Nosotras / Nosotroscerramoswe closed
Vosotras / Vosotroscerrasteisyou (plural) closed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescerraronthey closed, you (plural formal) closed
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Cerrar in the Indicative Imperfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YocerrabaI used to close
cerrabasyou used to close
Ella / Él / Ustedcerrabas/he used to close, you (formal) used to close
Nosotras / Nosotroscerrábamoswe used to close
Vosotras / Vosotroscerrabaisyou (plural) used to close
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescerrabanthey used to close, you (plural formal) used to close
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Cerrar in the Indicative Present Continuous

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoestoy cerrandoI am closing
estás cerrandoyou are closing
Ella / Él / Ustedestá cerrandos/he is closing, you (formal) are closing
Nosotras / Nosotrosestamos cerrandowe are closing
Vosotras / Vosotrosestáis cerrandoyou (plural) are closing
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesestán cerrandothey are closing, you (plural formal) are closing
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Cerrar in the Indicative Informal Future

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yovoy a cerrarI am going to close
vas a cerraryou are going to close
Ella / Él / Ustedva a cerrars/he is going to close, you (formal) are going to close
Nosotras / Nosotrosvamos a cerrarwe are going to close
Vosotras / Vosotrosvais a cerraryou (plural) are going to close
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvan a cerrarthey are going to close, you (plural formal) are going to close
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Cerrar in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of cerrar is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "cerraré", meaning "I will close".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YocerraréI will close
cerrarásyou will close
Ella / Él / Ustedcerrarás/he will close, you (formal) will close
Nosotras / Nosotroscerraremoswe will close
Vosotras / Vosotroscerraréisyou (plural) will close
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescerraránthey will close, you (plural formal) will close
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Cerrar in the Indicative Conditional

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YocerraríaI would close
cerraríasyou would close
Ella / Él / Ustedcerrarías/he would close, you (formal) would close
Nosotras / Nosotroscerraríamoswe would close
Vosotras / Vosotroscerraríaisyou (plural) would close
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescerraríanthey would close, you (plural formal) would close
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Cerrar in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of cerrar 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 cerrado", meaning "I have closed".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe cerradoI have closed
has cerradoyou have closed
Ella / Él / Ustedha cerrados/he has closed, you (formal) have closed
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos cerradowe have closed
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis cerradoyou (plural) have closed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan cerradothey have closed, you (plural formal) have closed
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Cerrar in the Indicative Past Perfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía cerradoI had closed
habías cerradoyou had closed
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía cerrados/he had closed, you (formal) had closed
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos cerradowe had closed
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais cerradoyou (plural) had closed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían cerradothey had closed, you (plural formal) had closed
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Cerrar in the Indicative Future Perfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré cerradoI will have closed
habrás cerradoyou will have closed
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá cerrados/he will have closed, you (formal) will have closed
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos cerradowe will have closed
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis cerradoyou (plural) will have closed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán cerradothey will have closed, you (plural formal) will have closed
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Cerrar in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría cerradoI would have closed
habrías cerradoyou would have closed
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría cerrados/he would have closed, you (formal) would have closed
Nosotras / Nosotroshabríamos cerradowe would have closed
Vosotras / Vosotroshabríais cerradoyou (plural) would have closed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrían cerradothey would have closed, you (plural formal) would have closed
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Subjunctive Tenses of Cerrar

Cerrar 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, "cierre", meaning "I close".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yocierre I close
cierres you close
Ella / Él / Ustedcierre s/he close, you (formal) close
Nosotras / Nosotroscerremoswe close
Vosotras / Vosotroscerréisyou (plural) close
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescierren they close, you (plural formal) close

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Cerrar 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, "cerrara", meaning "I closed".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YocerraraI closed
cerrarasyou closed
Ella / Él / Ustedcerraras/he closed, you (formal) closed
Nosotras / Nosotroscerráramoswe closed
Vosotras / Vosotroscerraraisyou (plural) closed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescerraranthey closed, you (plural formal) closed
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Cerrar 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, "cerrare", meaning "I will close".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YocerrareI will close
cerraresyou will close
Ella / Él / Ustedcerrares/he will close, you (formal) will close
Nosotras / Nosotroscerráremoswe will close
Vosotras / Vosotroscerrareisyou (plural) will close
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescerrarenthey will close, you (plural formal) will close
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Cerrar 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 cerrado", meaning "I have closed".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya cerradoI have closed
hayas cerradoyou have closed
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya cerrados/he has closed, you (formal) have closed
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos cerradowe have closed
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis cerradoyou (plural) have closed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan cerradothey have closed, you (plural formal) have closed
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Cerrar 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 cerrado", meaning "I had closed".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera cerradoI had closed
hubieras cerradoyou had closed
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera cerrados/he had closed, you (formal) had closed
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos cerradowe had closed
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais cerradoyou (plural) had closed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran cerradothey had closed, you (plural formal) had closed
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Cerrar 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 cerrado", meaning "I will have closed".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere cerradoI will have closed
hubieres cerradoyou will have closed
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere cerrados/he will have closed, you (formal) will have closed
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos cerradowe will have closed
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis cerradoyou (plural) will have closed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren cerradothey will have closed, you (plural formal) will have closed
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Imperative Tenses of Cerrar

Cerrar in the Imperative Affirmative

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
cierra (to you) close!
Ella / Él / Ustedcierre (to you formal) close!
Nosotras / Nosotroscerremoslet's close!
Vosotras / Vosotroscerrad(to you plural) close!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescierren (to you plural formal) close!

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Cerrar in the Imperative Negative

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
no cierres (to you) don't close!
Ella / Él / Ustedno cierre (to you formal) don't close!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno cerremoslet's not close!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno cerréis(to you plural) don't close!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno cierren (to you plural formal) don't close!

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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