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How to conjugate Cortar in Spanish

To cut Regular AR Verb

Introduction

Cortar is the Spanish verb for "to cut". It is a regular AR verb. Read on below to see how it is conjugated in the 18 major Spanish tenses!

Similar verbs to cortar include: acuchillar, tallar.

SpanishEnglish
Infinitivecortarto cut
Past participlecortadocut
Gerundcortandocutting
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Indicative Tenses of Cortar

Cortar in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of cortar 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, "corto", meaning "I cut".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YocortoI cut
cortasyou cut
Ella / Él / Ustedcortas/he cut, you (formal) cut
Nosotras / Nosotroscortamoswe cut
Vosotras / Vosotroscortáisyou (plural) cut
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescortanthey cut, you (plural formal) cut
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Cortar in the Indicative Preterite

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YocortéI cut
cortasteyou cut
Ella / Él / Ustedcortós/he cut, you (formal) cut
Nosotras / Nosotroscortamoswe cut
Vosotras / Vosotroscortasteisyou (plural) cut
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescortaronthey cut, you (plural formal) cut
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Cortar in the Indicative Imperfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YocortabaI used to cut
cortabasyou used to cut
Ella / Él / Ustedcortabas/he used to cut, you (formal) used to cut
Nosotras / Nosotroscortábamoswe used to cut
Vosotras / Vosotroscortabaisyou (plural) used to cut
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescortabanthey used to cut, you (plural formal) used to cut
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Cortar in the Indicative Present Continuous

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoestoy cortandoI am cutting
estás cortandoyou are cutting
Ella / Él / Ustedestá cortandos/he is cutting, you (formal) are cutting
Nosotras / Nosotrosestamos cortandowe are cutting
Vosotras / Vosotrosestáis cortandoyou (plural) are cutting
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesestán cortandothey are cutting, you (plural formal) are cutting
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Cortar in the Indicative Informal Future

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yovoy a cortarI am going to cut
vas a cortaryou are going to cut
Ella / Él / Ustedva a cortars/he is going to cut, you (formal) are going to cut
Nosotras / Nosotrosvamos a cortarwe are going to cut
Vosotras / Vosotrosvais a cortaryou (plural) are going to cut
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvan a cortarthey are going to cut, you (plural formal) are going to cut
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Cortar in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of cortar is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "cortaré", meaning "I will cut".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YocortaréI will cut
cortarásyou will cut
Ella / Él / Ustedcortarás/he will cut, you (formal) will cut
Nosotras / Nosotroscortaremoswe will cut
Vosotras / Vosotroscortaréisyou (plural) will cut
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescortaránthey will cut, you (plural formal) will cut
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Cortar in the Indicative Conditional

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YocortaríaI would cut
cortaríasyou would cut
Ella / Él / Ustedcortarías/he would cut, you (formal) would cut
Nosotras / Nosotroscortaríamoswe would cut
Vosotras / Vosotroscortaríaisyou (plural) would cut
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescortaríanthey would cut, you (plural formal) would cut
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Cortar in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of cortar 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 cortado", meaning "I have cut".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe cortadoI have cut
has cortadoyou have cut
Ella / Él / Ustedha cortados/he has cut, you (formal) have cut
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos cortadowe have cut
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis cortadoyou (plural) have cut
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan cortadothey have cut, you (plural formal) have cut
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Cortar in the Indicative Past Perfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía cortadoI had cut
habías cortadoyou had cut
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía cortados/he had cut, you (formal) had cut
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos cortadowe had cut
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais cortadoyou (plural) had cut
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían cortadothey had cut, you (plural formal) had cut
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Cortar in the Indicative Future Perfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré cortadoI will have cut
habrás cortadoyou will have cut
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá cortados/he will have cut, you (formal) will have cut
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos cortadowe will have cut
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis cortadoyou (plural) will have cut
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán cortadothey will have cut, you (plural formal) will have cut
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Cortar in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría cortadoI would have cut
habrías cortadoyou would have cut
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría cortados/he would have cut, you (formal) would have cut
Nosotras / Nosotroshabríamos cortadowe would have cut
Vosotras / Vosotroshabríais cortadoyou (plural) would have cut
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrían cortadothey would have cut, you (plural formal) would have cut
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Subjunctive Tenses of Cortar

Cortar 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, "corte", meaning "I cut".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YocorteI cut
cortesyou cut
Ella / Él / Ustedcortes/he cut, you (formal) cut
Nosotras / Nosotroscortemoswe cut
Vosotras / Vosotroscortéisyou (plural) cut
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescortenthey cut, you (plural formal) cut
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Cortar 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, "cortara", meaning "I cut".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YocortaraI cut
cortarasyou cut
Ella / Él / Ustedcortaras/he cut, you (formal) cut
Nosotras / Nosotroscortáramoswe cut
Vosotras / Vosotroscortaraisyou (plural) cut
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescortaranthey cut, you (plural formal) cut
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Cortar 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, "cortare", meaning "I will cut".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YocortareI will cut
cortaresyou will cut
Ella / Él / Ustedcortares/he will cut, you (formal) will cut
Nosotras / Nosotroscortáremoswe will cut
Vosotras / Vosotroscortareisyou (plural) will cut
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescortarenthey will cut, you (plural formal) will cut
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Cortar 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 cortado", meaning "I have cut".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya cortadoI have cut
hayas cortadoyou have cut
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya cortados/he has cut, you (formal) have cut
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos cortadowe have cut
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis cortadoyou (plural) have cut
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan cortadothey have cut, you (plural formal) have cut
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Cortar 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 cortado", meaning "I had cut".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera cortadoI had cut
hubieras cortadoyou had cut
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera cortados/he had cut, you (formal) had cut
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos cortadowe had cut
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais cortadoyou (plural) had cut
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran cortadothey had cut, you (plural formal) had cut
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Cortar 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 cortado", meaning "I will have cut".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere cortadoI will have cut
hubieres cortadoyou will have cut
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere cortados/he will have cut, you (formal) will have cut
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos cortadowe will have cut
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis cortadoyou (plural) will have cut
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren cortadothey will have cut, you (plural formal) will have cut
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Imperative Tenses of Cortar

Cortar in the Imperative Affirmative

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
corta(to you) cut!
Ella / Él / Ustedcorte(to you formal) cut!
Nosotras / Nosotroscortemoslet's cut!
Vosotras / Vosotroscortad(to you plural) cut!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescorten(to you plural formal) cut!
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Cortar in the Imperative Negative

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
no cortes(to you) don't cut!
Ella / Él / Ustedno corte(to you formal) don't cut!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno cortemoslet's not cut!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno cortéis(to you plural) don't cut!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno corten(to you plural formal) don't cut!
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