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How to conjugate Cuidarse in Spanish

To look after (oneself) Regular AR Verb

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Cuidarse is the Spanish verb for "to look after (oneself)". It is a regular AR reflexive verb. Read on below to see how it is conjugated in the 18 major Spanish tenses!

SpanishEnglish
Infinitivecuidarseto look after (oneself)
Past participlecuidadolooked after
Gerundcuidandolooking after
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Indicative Tenses of Cuidarse

Cuidarse in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of cuidarse 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 cuido", meaning "I look after".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome cuidoI look after
Túte cuidasyou look after
Ella / Él / Ustedse cuidas/he looks after, you (formal) looks after
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos cuidamoswe look after
Vosotras / Vosotrosos cuidáisyou (plural) look after
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse cuidanthey look after, you (plural formal) look after
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Cuidarse in the Indicative Preterite

The Indicative Preterite of cuidarse is used to talk about actions completed in the past, at a specific point in time. For example, "me cuidé", meaning "I looked after".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome cuidéI looked after
Túte cuidasteyou looked after
Ella / Él / Ustedse cuidós/he looked after, you (formal) looked after
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos cuidamoswe looked after
Vosotras / Vosotrosos cuidasteisyou (plural) looked after
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse cuidaronthey looked after, you (plural formal) looked after
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Cuidarse in the Indicative Imperfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome cuidabaI used to look after
Túte cuidabasyou used to look after
Ella / Él / Ustedse cuidabas/he used to look after, you (formal) used to look after
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos cuidábamoswe used to look after
Vosotras / Vosotrosos cuidabaisyou (plural) used to look after
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse cuidabanthey used to look after, you (plural formal) used to look after
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Cuidarse in the Indicative Present Continuous

The Indicative Present Continuous of cuidarse is used to talk about something that is happening continuously or right now. For example, "me estoy cuidando", meaning "I am looking after".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome estoy cuidandoI am looking after
Túte estás cuidandoyou are looking after
Ella / Él / Ustedse está cuidandos/he is looking after, you (formal) are looking after
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos estamos cuidandowe are looking after
Vosotras / Vosotrosos estáis cuidandoyou (plural) are looking after
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse están cuidandothey are looking after, you (plural formal) are looking after
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Cuidarse in the Indicative Informal Future

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome voy a cuidarI am going to look after
Túte vas a cuidaryou are going to look after
Ella / Él / Ustedse va a cuidars/he is going to look after, you (formal) are going to look after
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos vamos a cuidarwe are going to look after
Vosotras / Vosotrosos vais a cuidaryou (plural) are going to look after
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse van a cuidarthey are going to look after, you (plural formal) are going to look after
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Cuidarse in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of cuidarse is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "me cuidaré", meaning "I will look after".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome cuidaréI will look after
Túte cuidarásyou will look after
Ella / Él / Ustedse cuidarás/he will look after, you (formal) will look after
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos cuidaremoswe will look after
Vosotras / Vosotrosos cuidaréisyou (plural) will look after
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse cuidaránthey will look after, you (plural formal) will look after
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Cuidarse in the Indicative Conditional

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome cuidaríaI would look after
Túte cuidaríasyou would look after
Ella / Él / Ustedse cuidarías/he would look after, you (formal) would look after
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos cuidaríamoswe would look after
Vosotras / Vosotrosos cuidaríaisyou (plural) would look after
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse cuidaríanthey would look after, you (plural formal) would look after
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Cuidarse in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of cuidarse 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 cuidado", meaning "I have looked after".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome he cuidadoI have looked after
Túte has cuidadoyou have looked after
Ella / Él / Ustedse ha cuidados/he has looked after, you (formal) have looked after
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos hemos cuidadowe have looked after
Vosotras / Vosotrosos habéis cuidadoyou (plural) have looked after
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse han cuidadothey have looked after, you (plural formal) have looked after
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Cuidarse in the Indicative Past Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome había cuidadoI had looked after
Túte habías cuidadoyou had looked after
Ella / Él / Ustedse había cuidados/he had looked after, you (formal) had looked after
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos habíamos cuidadowe had looked after
Vosotras / Vosotrosos habíais cuidadoyou (plural) had looked after
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse habían cuidadothey had looked after, you (plural formal) had looked after
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Cuidarse in the Indicative Future Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome habré cuidadoI will have looked after
Túte habrás cuidadoyou will have looked after
Ella / Él / Ustedse habrá cuidados/he will have looked after, you (formal) will have looked after
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos habremos cuidadowe will have looked after
Vosotras / Vosotrosos habréis cuidadoyou (plural) will have looked after
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse habrán cuidadothey will have looked after, you (plural formal) will have looked after
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Cuidarse in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome habría cuidadoI would have looked after
Túte habrías cuidadoyou would have looked after
Ella / Él / Ustedse habría cuidados/he would have looked after, you (formal) would have looked after
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos habríamos cuidadowe would have looked after
Vosotras / Vosotrosos habríais cuidadoyou (plural) would have looked after
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse habrían cuidadothey would have looked after, you (plural formal) would have looked after
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Subjunctive Tenses of Cuidarse

Cuidarse 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 cuide", meaning "I look after".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome cuideI look after
Túte cuidesyou look after
Ella / Él / Ustedse cuides/he looks after, you (formal) looks after
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos cuidemoswe look after
Vosotras / Vosotrosos cuidéisyou (plural) look after
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse cuidenthey look after, you (plural formal) look after
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Cuidarse 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 cuidara", meaning "I looked after".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome cuidaraI looked after
Túte cuidarasyou looked after
Ella / Él / Ustedse cuidaras/he looked after, you (formal) looked after
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos cuidáramoswe looked after
Vosotras / Vosotrosos cuidaraisyou (plural) looked after
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse cuidaranthey looked after, you (plural formal) looked after
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Cuidarse 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 cuidare", meaning "I will look after".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome cuidareI will look after
Túte cuidaresyou will look after
Ella / Él / Ustedse cuidares/he will look after, you (formal) will look after
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos cuidáremoswe will look after
Vosotras / Vosotrosos cuidareisyou (plural) will look after
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse cuidarenthey will look after, you (plural formal) will look after
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Cuidarse 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 cuidado", meaning "I have looked after".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome haya cuidadoI have looked after
Túte hayas cuidadoyou have looked after
Ella / Él / Ustedse haya cuidados/he has looked after, you (formal) have looked after
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos hayamos cuidadowe have looked after
Vosotras / Vosotrosos hayáis cuidadoyou (plural) have looked after
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse hayan cuidadothey have looked after, you (plural formal) have looked after
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Cuidarse 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 cuidado", meaning "I had looked after".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome hubiera cuidadoI had looked after
Túte hubieras cuidadoyou had looked after
Ella / Él / Ustedse hubiera cuidados/he had looked after, you (formal) had looked after
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos hubiéramos cuidadowe had looked after
Vosotras / Vosotrosos hubierais cuidadoyou (plural) had looked after
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse hubieran cuidadothey had looked after, you (plural formal) had looked after
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Cuidarse 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 cuidado", meaning "I will have looked after".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome hubiere cuidadoI will have looked after
Túte hubieres cuidadoyou will have looked after
Ella / Él / Ustedse hubiere cuidados/he will have looked after, you (formal) will have looked after
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos hubiéremos cuidadowe will have looked after
Vosotras / Vosotrosos hubiereis cuidadoyou (plural) will have looked after
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse hubieren cuidadothey will have looked after, you (plural formal) will have looked after
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Imperative Tenses of Cuidarse

Cuidarse in the Imperative Affirmative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
Túcuídate(to you) look! after
Ella / Él / Ustedcuídese(to you formal) look! after
Nosotras / Nosotroscuidémonoslet's look! after
Vosotras / Vosotroscuidaos(to you plural) look! after
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescuídense(to you plural formal) look! after
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Cuidarse in the Imperative Negative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
Túno te cuides(to you) don't look! after
Ella / Él / Ustedno se cuide(to you formal) don't look! after
Nosotras / Nosotrosno nos cuidemoslet's not look! after
Vosotras / Vosotrosno os cuidéis(to you plural) don't look! after
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno se cuiden(to you plural formal) don't look! after
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