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How to conjugate Jugar in Spanish

To play Irregular

Introduction

Jugar is the Spanish verb for to play. It is an irregular verb. Read on below to see how it is conjugated in the 16 major Spanish tenses!

SpanishSpanishEnglish
Infinitivejugarto play
Past participlejugadoplayed
Gerundjugandoplaying

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Indicative Tenses of Jugar

Jugar in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of jugar 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, "juego futbol", meaning "I play football".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YojuegoI play
juegasyou play
Ella / Él / Ustedjuegas/he play, you (formal) play
Nosotras / Nosotrosjugamoswe play
Vosotras / Vosotrosjugáisyou (plural) play
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesjueganthey play, you (plural formal) play
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Jugar in the Indicative Preterite

The Indicative Preterite of jugar is used to talk about actions completed in the past, at a specific point in time. For example, "jugué futbol", meaning "I played football".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YojuguéI played
jugasteyou played
Ella / Él / Ustedjugós/he played, you (formal) played
Nosotras / Nosotrosjugamoswe played
Vosotras / Vosotrosjugasteisyou (plural) played
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesjugaronthey played, you (plural formal) played
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Jugar in the Indicative Imperfect

The Indicative Imperfect of jugar is used to describe regular and repeated actions that happened in the past and descriptions of things you used to do. For example, "jugaba futbol", meaning "I used to play football".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YojugabaI used to play
jugabasyou used to play
Ella / Él / Ustedjugabas/he used to play, you (formal) used to play
Nosotras / Nosotrosjugábamoswe used to play
Vosotras / Vosotrosjugabaisyou (plural) used to play
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesjugabanthey used to play, you (plural formal) used to play
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Jugar in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of jugar is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "jugaré futbol", meaning "I will play football".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YojugaréI will play
jugarásyou will play
Ella / Él / Ustedjugarás/he will play, you (formal) will play
Nosotras / Nosotrosjugaremoswe will play
Vosotras / Vosotrosjugaréisyou (plural) will play
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesjugaránthey will play, you (plural formal) will play
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Jugar in the Indicative Conditional

The Indicative Conditional of jugar is used to talk about something that may happen in the future, hypothesis and probabilities. For example, "jugaría futbol", meaning "I would play football".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YojugaríaI would play
jugaríasyou would play
Ella / Él / Ustedjugarías/he would play, you (formal) would play
Nosotras / Nosotrosjugaríamoswe would play
Vosotras / Vosotrosjugaríaisyou (plural) would play
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesjugaríanthey would play, you (plural formal) would play
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Jugar in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of jugar 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 jugado futbol", meaning "I have played football".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe jugadoI have played
has jugadoyou have played
Ella / Él / Ustedha jugados/he has played, you (formal) have played
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos jugadowe have played
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis jugadoyou (plural) have played
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan jugadothey have played, you (plural formal) have played
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Jugar in the Indicative Past Perfect

The Indicative Past Perfect of jugar is used to talk about actions that happened before another action in the past. For example, "había jugado futbol", meaning "I had played football".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía jugadoI had played
habías jugadoyou had played
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía jugados/he had played, you (formal) had played
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos jugadowe had played
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais jugadoyou (plural) had played
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían jugadothey had played, you (plural formal) had played
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Jugar in the Indicative Future Perfect

The Indicative Future Perfect of jugar is used to talk about something that will have happened in the future after something else has already happened. For example, "habré jugado futbol", meaning "I will have played football".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré jugadoI will have played
habrás jugadoyou will have played
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá jugados/he will have played, you (formal) will have played
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos jugadowe will have played
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis jugadoyou (plural) will have played
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán jugadothey will have played, you (plural formal) will have played
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Jugar in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría jugadoI would have played
habrías jugadoyou would have played
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría jugados/he would have played, you (formal) would have played
Nosotras / Nosotroshabríamos jugadowe would have played
Vosotras / Vosotroshabríais jugadoyou (plural) would have played
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrían jugadothey would have played, you (plural formal) would have played
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Subjunctive Tenses of Jugar

Jugar 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, "juegue", meaning "I play".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YojuegueI play
jueguesyou play
Ella / Él / Ustedjuegues/he play, you (formal) play
Nosotras / Nosotrosjuguemoswe play
Vosotras / Vosotrosjuguéisyou (plural) play
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesjueguenthey play, you (plural formal) play
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Jugar 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, "jugara", meaning "I played".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YojugaraI played
jugarasyou played
Ella / Él / Ustedjugaras/he played, you (formal) played
Nosotras / Nosotrosjugáramoswe played
Vosotras / Vosotrosjugaraisyou (plural) played
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesjugaranthey played, you (plural formal) played
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Jugar in the Subjunctive Future

The Subjunctive Future is used For example, "jugare", meaning "I will play".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YojugareI will play
jugaresyou will play
Ella / Él / Ustedjugares/he will play, you (formal) will play
Nosotras / Nosotrosjugáremoswe will play
Vosotras / Vosotrosjugareisyou (plural) will play
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesjugarenthey will play, you (plural formal) will play
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Jugar 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 jugado", meaning "I have played".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya jugadoI have played
hayas jugadoyou have played
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya jugados/he has played, you (formal) have played
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos jugadowe have played
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis jugadoyou (plural) have played
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan jugadothey have played, you (plural formal) have played
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Jugar 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 jugado", meaning "I had played".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera jugadoI had played
hubieras jugadoyou had played
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera jugados/he had played, you (formal) had played
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos jugadowe had played
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais jugadoyou (plural) had played
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran jugadothey had played, you (plural formal) had played
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Jugar in the Subjunctive Future Perfect

The Subjunctive Future Perfect is used For example, "hubiere jugado", meaning "I will have played".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere jugadoI will have played
hubieres jugadoyou will have played
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere jugados/he will have played, you (formal) will have played
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos jugadowe will have played
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis jugadoyou (plural) will have played
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren jugadothey will have played, you (plural formal) will have played
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Imperative Tenses of Jugar

Jugar in the Imperative Affirmative

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
juega(to you) play!
Ella / Él / Ustedjuegue(to you formal) play!
Nosotras / Nosotrosjuguemos(to we) play!
Vosotras / Vosotrosjugad(to you plural) play!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesjueguen(to you plural formal) play!
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Jugar in the Imperative Negative

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
no juegues(to you) don't play!
Ella / Él / Ustedno juegue(to you formal) don't play!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno juguemos(to we) don't play!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno juguéis(to you plural) don't play!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno jueguen(to you plural formal) don't play!
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Example sentences and usage

  • Vamos, juega conmigo, ¡estoy tan aburrido! Come on, play with me, I'm so bored!
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