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How to conjugate Criarse in Spanish

To raise, to bring up Irregular Verb

Introduction

Criarse is the Spanish verb for "to raise, to bring up". It is an irregular reflexive verb. Read on below to see how it is conjugated in the 18 major Spanish tenses!

Similar verbs to criarse include: alzar, criar, elevar, levantar.

SpanishEnglish
Infinitivecriarseto raise, to bring up
Past participlecriadoraised
Gerundcriandoraising
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Indicative Tenses of Criarse

Criarse in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of criarse 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, "me crío", meaning "I raise".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome crío I raise
Túte crías you raise
Ella / Él / Ustedse cría s/he raises, you (formal) raises
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos criamoswe raise
Vosotras / Vosotrosos criáisyou (plural) raise
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse crían they raise, you (plural formal) raise

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Criarse in the Indicative Preterite

The Indicative Preterite of criarse is used to talk about actions completed in the past, at a specific point in time. For example, "me crie", meaning "I raised".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome crie I raised
Túte criasteyou raised
Ella / Él / Ustedse crio s/he raised, you (formal) raised
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos criamoswe raised
Vosotras / Vosotrosos criasteisyou (plural) raised
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse criaronthey raised, you (plural formal) raised

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Criarse in the Indicative Imperfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome criabaI used to raise
Túte criabasyou used to raise
Ella / Él / Ustedse criabas/he used to raise, you (formal) used to raise
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos criábamoswe used to raise
Vosotras / Vosotrosos criabaisyou (plural) used to raise
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse criabanthey used to raise, you (plural formal) used to raise
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Criarse in the Indicative Present Continuous

The Indicative Present Continuous of criarse is used to talk about something that is happening continuously or right now. For example, "me estoy criando", meaning "I am raising".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome estoy criandoI am raising
Túte estás criandoyou are raising
Ella / Él / Ustedse está criandos/he is raising, you (formal) are raising
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos estamos criandowe are raising
Vosotras / Vosotrosos estáis criandoyou (plural) are raising
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse están criandothey are raising, you (plural formal) are raising
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Criarse in the Indicative Informal Future

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome voy a criarI am going to raise
Túte vas a criaryou are going to raise
Ella / Él / Ustedse va a criars/he is going to raise, you (formal) are going to raise
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos vamos a criarwe are going to raise
Vosotras / Vosotrosos vais a criaryou (plural) are going to raise
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse van a criarthey are going to raise, you (plural formal) are going to raise
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Criarse in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of criarse is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "me criaré", meaning "I will raise".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome criaréI will raise
Túte criarásyou will raise
Ella / Él / Ustedse criarás/he will raise, you (formal) will raise
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos criaremoswe will raise
Vosotras / Vosotrosos criaréisyou (plural) will raise
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse criaránthey will raise, you (plural formal) will raise
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Criarse in the Indicative Conditional

The Indicative Conditional of criarse is used to talk about something that may happen in the future, hypothesis and probabilities. For example, "me criaría", meaning "I would raise".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome criaríaI would raise
Túte criaríasyou would raise
Ella / Él / Ustedse criarías/he would raise, you (formal) would raise
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos criaríamoswe would raise
Vosotras / Vosotrosos criaríaisyou (plural) would raise
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse criaríanthey would raise, you (plural formal) would raise
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Criarse in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of criarse 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, "me he criado", meaning "I have raised".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome he criadoI have raised
Túte has criadoyou have raised
Ella / Él / Ustedse ha criados/he has raised, you (formal) have raised
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos hemos criadowe have raised
Vosotras / Vosotrosos habéis criadoyou (plural) have raised
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse han criadothey have raised, you (plural formal) have raised
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Criarse in the Indicative Past Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome había criadoI had raised
Túte habías criadoyou had raised
Ella / Él / Ustedse había criados/he had raised, you (formal) had raised
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos habíamos criadowe had raised
Vosotras / Vosotrosos habíais criadoyou (plural) had raised
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse habían criadothey had raised, you (plural formal) had raised
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Criarse in the Indicative Future Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome habré criadoI will have raised
Túte habrás criadoyou will have raised
Ella / Él / Ustedse habrá criados/he will have raised, you (formal) will have raised
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos habremos criadowe will have raised
Vosotras / Vosotrosos habréis criadoyou (plural) will have raised
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse habrán criadothey will have raised, you (plural formal) will have raised
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Criarse in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome habría criadoI would have raised
Túte habrías criadoyou would have raised
Ella / Él / Ustedse habría criados/he would have raised, you (formal) would have raised
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos habríamos criadowe would have raised
Vosotras / Vosotrosos habríais criadoyou (plural) would have raised
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse habrían criadothey would have raised, you (plural formal) would have raised
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Subjunctive Tenses of Criarse

Criarse 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, "me críe", meaning "I raise".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome críe I raise
Túte críes you raise
Ella / Él / Ustedse críe s/he raises, you (formal) raises
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos criemoswe raise
Vosotras / Vosotrosos criéisyou (plural) raise
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse críen they raise, you (plural formal) raise

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Criarse 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, "me criara", meaning "I raised".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome criaraI raised
Túte criarasyou raised
Ella / Él / Ustedse criaras/he raised, you (formal) raised
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos criáramoswe raised
Vosotras / Vosotrosos criaraisyou (plural) raised
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse criaranthey raised, you (plural formal) raised
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Criarse 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, "me criare", meaning "I will raise".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome criareI will raise
Túte criaresyou will raise
Ella / Él / Ustedse criares/he will raise, you (formal) will raise
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos criáremoswe will raise
Vosotras / Vosotrosos criareisyou (plural) will raise
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse criarenthey will raise, you (plural formal) will raise
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Criarse 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, "me haya criado", meaning "I have raised".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome haya criadoI have raised
Túte hayas criadoyou have raised
Ella / Él / Ustedse haya criados/he has raised, you (formal) have raised
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos hayamos criadowe have raised
Vosotras / Vosotrosos hayáis criadoyou (plural) have raised
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse hayan criadothey have raised, you (plural formal) have raised
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Criarse 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, "me hubiera criado", meaning "I had raised".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome hubiera criadoI had raised
Túte hubieras criadoyou had raised
Ella / Él / Ustedse hubiera criados/he had raised, you (formal) had raised
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos hubiéramos criadowe had raised
Vosotras / Vosotrosos hubierais criadoyou (plural) had raised
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse hubieran criadothey had raised, you (plural formal) had raised
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Criarse 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, "me hubiere criado", meaning "I will have raised".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome hubiere criadoI will have raised
Túte hubieres criadoyou will have raised
Ella / Él / Ustedse hubiere criados/he will have raised, you (formal) will have raised
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos hubiéremos criadowe will have raised
Vosotras / Vosotrosos hubiereis criadoyou (plural) will have raised
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse hubieren criadothey will have raised, you (plural formal) will have raised
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Imperative Tenses of Criarse

Criarse in the Imperative Affirmative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
Túcríate(to you) raise!
Ella / Él / Ustedcríese(to you formal) raise!
Nosotras / Nosotroscriémonoslet's raise!
Vosotras / Vosotroscriaos(to you plural) raise!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescríense(to you plural formal) raise!
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Criarse in the Imperative Negative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
Túno te críes (to you) don't raise!
Ella / Él / Ustedno se críe (to you formal) don't raise!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno nos criemoslet's not raise!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno os criéis(to you plural) don't raise!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno se críen (to you plural formal) don't raise!

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