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How to conjugate Cubrir in Spanish

To cover Irregular Verb

Introduction

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

Similar verbs to cubrir include: arropar, envolver, forrar, tapar.

SpanishEnglish
Infinitivecubrirto cover
Past participlecubiertocovered
Gerundcubriendocovering
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Indicative Tenses of Cubrir

Cubrir in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of cubrir 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, "cubro", meaning "I cover".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YocubroI cover
Túcubresyou cover
Ella / Él / Ustedcubres/he covers, you (formal) covers
Nosotras / Nosotroscubrimoswe cover
Vosotras / Vosotroscubrísyou (plural) cover
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescubrenthey cover, you (plural formal) cover
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Cubrir in the Indicative Preterite

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YocubríI covered
Túcubristeyou covered
Ella / Él / Ustedcubriós/he covered, you (formal) covered
Nosotras / Nosotroscubrimoswe covered
Vosotras / Vosotroscubristeisyou (plural) covered
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescubrieronthey covered, you (plural formal) covered
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Cubrir in the Indicative Imperfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YocubríaI used to cover
Túcubríasyou used to cover
Ella / Él / Ustedcubrías/he used to cover, you (formal) used to cover
Nosotras / Nosotroscubríamoswe used to cover
Vosotras / Vosotroscubríaisyou (plural) used to cover
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescubríanthey used to cover, you (plural formal) used to cover
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Cubrir in the Indicative Present Continuous

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoestoy cubriendoI am covering
Túestás cubriendoyou are covering
Ella / Él / Ustedestá cubriendos/he is covering, you (formal) are covering
Nosotras / Nosotrosestamos cubriendowe are covering
Vosotras / Vosotrosestáis cubriendoyou (plural) are covering
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesestán cubriendothey are covering, you (plural formal) are covering
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Cubrir in the Indicative Informal Future

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yovoy a cubrirI am going to cover
Túvas a cubriryou are going to cover
Ella / Él / Ustedva a cubrirs/he is going to cover, you (formal) are going to cover
Nosotras / Nosotrosvamos a cubrirwe are going to cover
Vosotras / Vosotrosvais a cubriryou (plural) are going to cover
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvan a cubrirthey are going to cover, you (plural formal) are going to cover
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Cubrir in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of cubrir is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "cubriré", meaning "I will cover".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YocubriréI will cover
Túcubrirásyou will cover
Ella / Él / Ustedcubrirás/he will cover, you (formal) will cover
Nosotras / Nosotroscubriremoswe will cover
Vosotras / Vosotroscubriréisyou (plural) will cover
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescubriránthey will cover, you (plural formal) will cover
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Cubrir in the Indicative Conditional

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YocubriríaI would cover
Túcubriríasyou would cover
Ella / Él / Ustedcubrirías/he would cover, you (formal) would cover
Nosotras / Nosotroscubriríamoswe would cover
Vosotras / Vosotroscubriríaisyou (plural) would cover
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescubriríanthey would cover, you (plural formal) would cover
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Cubrir in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of cubrir 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 cubierto", meaning "I have covered".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe cubierto I have covered
Túhas cubierto you have covered
Ella / Él / Ustedha cubierto s/he has covered, you (formal) have covered
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos cubierto we have covered
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis cubierto you (plural) have covered
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan cubierto they have covered, you (plural formal) have covered

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Cubrir in the Indicative Past Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía cubierto I had covered
Túhabías cubierto you had covered
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía cubierto s/he had covered, you (formal) had covered
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos cubierto we had covered
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais cubierto you (plural) had covered
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían cubierto they had covered, you (plural formal) had covered

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Cubrir in the Indicative Future Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré cubierto I will have covered
Túhabrás cubierto you will have covered
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá cubierto s/he will have covered, you (formal) will have covered
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos cubierto we will have covered
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis cubierto you (plural) will have covered
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán cubierto they will have covered, you (plural formal) will have covered

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Cubrir in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría cubierto I would have covered
Túhabrías cubierto you would have covered
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría cubierto s/he would have covered, you (formal) would have covered
Nosotras / Nosotroshabríamos cubierto we would have covered
Vosotras / Vosotroshabríais cubierto you (plural) would have covered
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrían cubierto they would have covered, you (plural formal) would have covered

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Subjunctive Tenses of Cubrir

Cubrir 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, "cubra", meaning "I cover".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YocubraI cover
Túcubrasyou cover
Ella / Él / Ustedcubras/he covers, you (formal) covers
Nosotras / Nosotroscubramoswe cover
Vosotras / Vosotroscubráisyou (plural) cover
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescubranthey cover, you (plural formal) cover
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Cubrir 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, "cubriera", meaning "I covered".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YocubrieraI covered
Túcubrierasyou covered
Ella / Él / Ustedcubrieras/he covered, you (formal) covered
Nosotras / Nosotroscubriéramoswe covered
Vosotras / Vosotroscubrieraisyou (plural) covered
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescubrieranthey covered, you (plural formal) covered
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Cubrir 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, "cubriere", meaning "I will cover".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YocubriereI will cover
Túcubrieresyou will cover
Ella / Él / Ustedcubrieres/he will cover, you (formal) will cover
Nosotras / Nosotroscubriéremoswe will cover
Vosotras / Vosotroscubriereisyou (plural) will cover
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescubrierenthey will cover, you (plural formal) will cover
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Cubrir 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 cubierto", meaning "I have covered".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya cubierto I have covered
Túhayas cubierto you have covered
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya cubierto s/he has covered, you (formal) have covered
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos cubierto we have covered
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis cubierto you (plural) have covered
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan cubierto they have covered, you (plural formal) have covered

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Cubrir 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 cubierto", meaning "I had covered".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera cubierto I had covered
Túhubieras cubierto you had covered
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera cubierto s/he had covered, you (formal) had covered
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos cubierto we had covered
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais cubierto you (plural) had covered
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran cubierto they had covered, you (plural formal) had covered

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Cubrir 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 cubierto", meaning "I will have covered".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere cubierto I will have covered
Túhubieres cubierto you will have covered
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere cubierto s/he will have covered, you (formal) will have covered
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos cubierto we will have covered
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis cubierto you (plural) will have covered
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren cubierto they will have covered, you (plural formal) will have covered

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Imperative Tenses of Cubrir

Cubrir in the Imperative Affirmative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
Túcubre(to you) cover!
Ella / Él / Ustedcubra(to you formal) cover!
Nosotras / Nosotroscubramoslet's cover!
Vosotras / Vosotroscubrid(to you plural) cover!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescubran(to you plural formal) cover!
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Cubrir in the Imperative Negative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
Túno cubras(to you) don't cover!
Ella / Él / Ustedno cubra(to you formal) don't cover!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno cubramoslet's not cover!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno cubráis(to you plural) don't cover!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno cubran(to you plural formal) don't cover!
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