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How to conjugate Levantar in Spanish

To lift (up), to raise, to pick up

Introduction

Levantar is the Spanish verb for to lift (up), to raise, to pick up. It is a regular AR verb. Read on below to see how it is conjugated in the 16 major Spanish tenses!

SpanishSpanishEnglish
Infinitivelevantarto lift (up), to raise, to pick up
Past participlelevantadolifted
Gerundlevantandolifting

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Indicative Tenses of Levantar

Levantar in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of levantar 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, "levanto", meaning "I lift".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YolevantoI lift
levantasyou lift
Ella / Él / Ustedlevantas/he lift, you (formal) lift
Nosotras / Nosotroslevantamoswe lift
Vosotras / Vosotroslevantáisyou (plural) lift
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeslevantanthey lift, you (plural formal) lift
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Levantar in the Indicative Preterite

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YolevantéI lifted
levantasteyou lifted
Ella / Él / Ustedlevantós/he lifted, you (formal) lifted
Nosotras / Nosotroslevantamoswe lifted
Vosotras / Vosotroslevantasteisyou (plural) lifted
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeslevantaronthey lifted, you (plural formal) lifted
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Levantar in the Indicative Imperfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YolevantabaI used to lift
levantabasyou used to lift
Ella / Él / Ustedlevantabas/he used to lift, you (formal) used to lift
Nosotras / Nosotroslevantábamoswe used to lift
Vosotras / Vosotroslevantabaisyou (plural) used to lift
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeslevantabanthey used to lift, you (plural formal) used to lift
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Levantar in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of levantar is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "levantaré", meaning "I will lift".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YolevantaréI will lift
levantarásyou will lift
Ella / Él / Ustedlevantarás/he will lift, you (formal) will lift
Nosotras / Nosotroslevantaremoswe will lift
Vosotras / Vosotroslevantaréisyou (plural) will lift
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeslevantaránthey will lift, you (plural formal) will lift
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Levantar in the Indicative Conditional

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YolevantaríaI would lift
levantaríasyou would lift
Ella / Él / Ustedlevantarías/he would lift, you (formal) would lift
Nosotras / Nosotroslevantaríamoswe would lift
Vosotras / Vosotroslevantaríaisyou (plural) would lift
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeslevantaríanthey would lift, you (plural formal) would lift
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Levantar in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of levantar 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 levantado", meaning "I have lifted".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe levantadoI have lifted
has levantadoyou have lifted
Ella / Él / Ustedha levantados/he has lifted, you (formal) have lifted
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos levantadowe have lifted
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis levantadoyou (plural) have lifted
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan levantadothey have lifted, you (plural formal) have lifted
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Levantar in the Indicative Past Perfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía levantadoI had lifted
habías levantadoyou had lifted
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía levantados/he had lifted, you (formal) had lifted
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos levantadowe had lifted
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais levantadoyou (plural) had lifted
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían levantadothey had lifted, you (plural formal) had lifted
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Levantar in the Indicative Future Perfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré levantadoI will have lifted
habrás levantadoyou will have lifted
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá levantados/he will have lifted, you (formal) will have lifted
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos levantadowe will have lifted
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis levantadoyou (plural) will have lifted
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán levantadothey will have lifted, you (plural formal) will have lifted
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Levantar in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría levantadoI would have lifted
habrías levantadoyou would have lifted
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría levantados/he would have lifted, you (formal) would have lifted
Nosotras / Nosotroshabríamos levantadowe would have lifted
Vosotras / Vosotroshabríais levantadoyou (plural) would have lifted
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrían levantadothey would have lifted, you (plural formal) would have lifted
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Subjunctive Tenses of Levantar

Levantar 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, "levante", meaning "I lift".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YolevanteI lift
levantesyou lift
Ella / Él / Ustedlevantes/he lift, you (formal) lift
Nosotras / Nosotroslevantemoswe lift
Vosotras / Vosotroslevantéisyou (plural) lift
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeslevantenthey lift, you (plural formal) lift
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Levantar 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, "levantara", meaning "I lifted".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YolevantaraI lifted
levantarasyou lifted
Ella / Él / Ustedlevantaras/he lifted, you (formal) lifted
Nosotras / Nosotroslevantáramoswe lifted
Vosotras / Vosotroslevantaraisyou (plural) lifted
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeslevantaranthey lifted, you (plural formal) lifted
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Levantar in the Subjunctive Future

The Subjunctive Future is used For example, "levantare", meaning "I will lift".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YolevantareI will lift
levantaresyou will lift
Ella / Él / Ustedlevantares/he will lift, you (formal) will lift
Nosotras / Nosotroslevantáremoswe will lift
Vosotras / Vosotroslevantareisyou (plural) will lift
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeslevantarenthey will lift, you (plural formal) will lift
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Levantar 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 levantado", meaning "I have lifted".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya levantadoI have lifted
hayas levantadoyou have lifted
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya levantados/he has lifted, you (formal) have lifted
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos levantadowe have lifted
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis levantadoyou (plural) have lifted
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan levantadothey have lifted, you (plural formal) have lifted
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Levantar 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 levantado", meaning "I had lifted".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera levantadoI had lifted
hubieras levantadoyou had lifted
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera levantados/he had lifted, you (formal) had lifted
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos levantadowe had lifted
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais levantadoyou (plural) had lifted
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran levantadothey had lifted, you (plural formal) had lifted
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Levantar in the Subjunctive Future Perfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere levantadoI will have lifted
hubieres levantadoyou will have lifted
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere levantados/he will have lifted, you (formal) will have lifted
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos levantadowe will have lifted
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis levantadoyou (plural) will have lifted
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren levantadothey will have lifted, you (plural formal) will have lifted
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Imperative Tenses of Levantar

Levantar in the Imperative Affirmative

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
levanta(to you) lift!
Ella / Él / Ustedlevante(to you formal) lift!
Nosotras / Nosotroslevantemos(to we) lift!
Vosotras / Vosotroslevantad(to you plural) lift!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeslevanten(to you plural formal) lift!
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Levantar in the Imperative Negative

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
no levantes(to you) don't lift!
Ella / Él / Ustedno levante(to you formal) don't lift!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno levantemos(to we) don't lift!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno levantéis(to you plural) don't lift!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno levanten(to you plural formal) don't lift!
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Example sentences and usage

  • ¿A qué hora te levantas? What time do you get up?
  • Tú no te levantas tan pronto como tu hermana. You don't get up as early as your sister.
  • Un estudiante levantó la mano cuando el profesor acabó de leer. A student raised his hand when the teacher finished the reading.
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