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How to conjugate Guardar in Spanish

To save, to keep, to guard, to hold Regular AR Verb

Introduction

Guardar is the Spanish verb for "to save, to keep, to guard, to hold". It is a regular AR verb. Read on below to see how it is conjugated in the 18 major Spanish tenses!

Similar verbs to guardar include: conservar, mantener, contener, sostener, sujetar, salvar, resguardar.

SpanishEnglish
Infinitiveguardarto save, to keep, to guard, to hold
Past participleguardadosaved
Gerundguardandosaving
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Indicative Tenses of Guardar

Guardar in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of guardar 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, "guardo", meaning "I save".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoguardoI save
Túguardasyou save
Ella / Él / Ustedguardas/he saves, you (formal) saves
Nosotras / Nosotrosguardamoswe save
Vosotras / Vosotrosguardáisyou (plural) save
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesguardanthey save, you (plural formal) save
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Guardar in the Indicative Preterite

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoguardéI saved
Túguardasteyou saved
Ella / Él / Ustedguardós/he saved, you (formal) saved
Nosotras / Nosotrosguardamoswe saved
Vosotras / Vosotrosguardasteisyou (plural) saved
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesguardaronthey saved, you (plural formal) saved
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Guardar in the Indicative Imperfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoguardabaI used to save
Túguardabasyou used to save
Ella / Él / Ustedguardabas/he used to save, you (formal) used to save
Nosotras / Nosotrosguardábamoswe used to save
Vosotras / Vosotrosguardabaisyou (plural) used to save
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesguardabanthey used to save, you (plural formal) used to save
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Guardar in the Indicative Present Continuous

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoestoy guardandoI am saving
Túestás guardandoyou are saving
Ella / Él / Ustedestá guardandos/he is saving, you (formal) are saving
Nosotras / Nosotrosestamos guardandowe are saving
Vosotras / Vosotrosestáis guardandoyou (plural) are saving
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesestán guardandothey are saving, you (plural formal) are saving
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Guardar in the Indicative Informal Future

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yovoy a guardarI am going to save
Túvas a guardaryou are going to save
Ella / Él / Ustedva a guardars/he is going to save, you (formal) are going to save
Nosotras / Nosotrosvamos a guardarwe are going to save
Vosotras / Vosotrosvais a guardaryou (plural) are going to save
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvan a guardarthey are going to save, you (plural formal) are going to save
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Guardar in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of guardar is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "guardaré", meaning "I will save".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoguardaréI will save
Túguardarásyou will save
Ella / Él / Ustedguardarás/he will save, you (formal) will save
Nosotras / Nosotrosguardaremoswe will save
Vosotras / Vosotrosguardaréisyou (plural) will save
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesguardaránthey will save, you (plural formal) will save
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Guardar in the Indicative Conditional

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoguardaríaI would save
Túguardaríasyou would save
Ella / Él / Ustedguardarías/he would save, you (formal) would save
Nosotras / Nosotrosguardaríamoswe would save
Vosotras / Vosotrosguardaríaisyou (plural) would save
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesguardaríanthey would save, you (plural formal) would save
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Guardar in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of guardar 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 guardado", meaning "I have saved".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe guardadoI have saved
Túhas guardadoyou have saved
Ella / Él / Ustedha guardados/he has saved, you (formal) have saved
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos guardadowe have saved
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis guardadoyou (plural) have saved
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan guardadothey have saved, you (plural formal) have saved
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Guardar in the Indicative Past Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía guardadoI had saved
Túhabías guardadoyou had saved
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía guardados/he had saved, you (formal) had saved
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos guardadowe had saved
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais guardadoyou (plural) had saved
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían guardadothey had saved, you (plural formal) had saved
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Guardar in the Indicative Future Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré guardadoI will have saved
Túhabrás guardadoyou will have saved
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá guardados/he will have saved, you (formal) will have saved
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos guardadowe will have saved
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis guardadoyou (plural) will have saved
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán guardadothey will have saved, you (plural formal) will have saved
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Guardar in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría guardadoI would have saved
Túhabrías guardadoyou would have saved
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría guardados/he would have saved, you (formal) would have saved
Nosotras / Nosotroshabríamos guardadowe would have saved
Vosotras / Vosotroshabríais guardadoyou (plural) would have saved
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrían guardadothey would have saved, you (plural formal) would have saved
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Subjunctive Tenses of Guardar

Guardar 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, "guarde", meaning "I save".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoguardeI save
Túguardesyou save
Ella / Él / Ustedguardes/he saves, you (formal) saves
Nosotras / Nosotrosguardemoswe save
Vosotras / Vosotrosguardéisyou (plural) save
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesguardenthey save, you (plural formal) save
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Guardar 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, "guardara", meaning "I saved".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoguardaraI saved
Túguardarasyou saved
Ella / Él / Ustedguardaras/he saved, you (formal) saved
Nosotras / Nosotrosguardáramoswe saved
Vosotras / Vosotrosguardaraisyou (plural) saved
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesguardaranthey saved, you (plural formal) saved
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Guardar 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, "guardare", meaning "I will save".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoguardareI will save
Túguardaresyou will save
Ella / Él / Ustedguardares/he will save, you (formal) will save
Nosotras / Nosotrosguardáremoswe will save
Vosotras / Vosotrosguardareisyou (plural) will save
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesguardarenthey will save, you (plural formal) will save
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Guardar 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 guardado", meaning "I have saved".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya guardadoI have saved
Túhayas guardadoyou have saved
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya guardados/he has saved, you (formal) have saved
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos guardadowe have saved
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis guardadoyou (plural) have saved
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan guardadothey have saved, you (plural formal) have saved
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Guardar 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 guardado", meaning "I had saved".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera guardadoI had saved
Túhubieras guardadoyou had saved
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera guardados/he had saved, you (formal) had saved
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos guardadowe had saved
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais guardadoyou (plural) had saved
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran guardadothey had saved, you (plural formal) had saved
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Guardar 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 guardado", meaning "I will have saved".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere guardadoI will have saved
Túhubieres guardadoyou will have saved
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere guardados/he will have saved, you (formal) will have saved
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos guardadowe will have saved
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis guardadoyou (plural) will have saved
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren guardadothey will have saved, you (plural formal) will have saved
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Imperative Tenses of Guardar

Guardar in the Imperative Affirmative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
Túguarda(to you) save!
Ella / Él / Ustedguarde(to you formal) save!
Nosotras / Nosotrosguardemoslet's save!
Vosotras / Vosotrosguardad(to you plural) save!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesguarden(to you plural formal) save!
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Guardar in the Imperative Negative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
Túno guardes(to you) don't save!
Ella / Él / Ustedno guarde(to you formal) don't save!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno guardemoslet's not save!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno guardéis(to you plural) don't save!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno guarden(to you plural formal) don't save!
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