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How to conjugate Llegar in Spanish

To arrive, to come, to reach Irregular

Introduction

Llegar is the Spanish verb meaning "to arrive, to come, to reach". Examples: Voy a llegar un poco atrasado (I'm going to arrive a little late), and ¿Llegas la botella de agua en el suelo? (Can you reach the bottle of water on the ground?). Llegar is only irregular in a few tenses, the rest of the time it follows the AR conjugation rules.

Similar verbs to llegar include: venir (to come), alcanzar (to reach), arribar (to arrive).

SpanishSpanishEnglish
Infinitivellegarto arrive, to come, to reach
Past participlellegadoarrived
Gerundllegandoarriving

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Indicative Tenses of Llegar

Llegar in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of llegar 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, "llego tarde a casa", meaning "I arrive home late".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YollegoI arrive
llegasyou arrive
Ella / Él / Ustedllegas/he arrive, you (formal) arrive
Nosotras / Nosotrosllegamoswe arrive
Vosotras / Vosotrosllegáisyou (plural) arrive
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeslleganthey arrive, you (plural formal) arrive
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Llegar in the Indicative Preterite

The Indicative Preterite of llegar is used to talk about actions completed in the past, at a specific point in time. For example, "llegué tarde a casa", meaning "I arrived home late".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YolleguéI arrived
llegasteyou arrived
Ella / Él / Ustedllegós/he arrived, you (formal) arrived
Nosotras / Nosotrosllegamoswe arrived
Vosotras / Vosotrosllegasteisyou (plural) arrived
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesllegaronthey arrived, you (plural formal) arrived
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Llegar in the Indicative Imperfect

The Indicative Imperfect of llegar is used to describe regular and repeated actions that happened in the past and descriptions of things you used to do. For example, "llegaba tarde a casa", meaning "I used to arrive home late".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YollegabaI used to arrive
llegabasyou used to arrive
Ella / Él / Ustedllegabas/he used to arrive, you (formal) used to arrive
Nosotras / Nosotrosllegábamoswe used to arrive
Vosotras / Vosotrosllegabaisyou (plural) used to arrive
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesllegabanthey used to arrive, you (plural formal) used to arrive
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Llegar in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of llegar is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "llegaré tarde a casa", meaning "I will arrive home late".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YollegaréI will arrive
llegarásyou will arrive
Ella / Él / Ustedllegarás/he will arrive, you (formal) will arrive
Nosotras / Nosotrosllegaremoswe will arrive
Vosotras / Vosotrosllegaréisyou (plural) will arrive
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesllegaránthey will arrive, you (plural formal) will arrive
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Llegar in the Indicative Conditional

The Indicative Conditional of llegar is used to talk about something that may happen in the future, hypothesis and probabilities. For example, "llegaría tarde a casa", meaning "I would arrive home late".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YollegaríaI would arrive
llegaríasyou would arrive
Ella / Él / Ustedllegarías/he would arrive, you (formal) would arrive
Nosotras / Nosotrosllegaríamoswe would arrive
Vosotras / Vosotrosllegaríaisyou (plural) would arrive
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesllegaríanthey would arrive, you (plural formal) would arrive
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Llegar in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of llegar 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 llegado tarde a casa", meaning "I have arrived home late".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe llegadoI have arrived
has llegadoyou have arrived
Ella / Él / Ustedha llegados/he has arrived, you (formal) have arrived
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos llegadowe have arrived
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis llegadoyou (plural) have arrived
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan llegadothey have arrived, you (plural formal) have arrived
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Llegar in the Indicative Past Perfect

The Indicative Past Perfect of llegar is used to talk about actions that happened before another action in the past. For example, "había llegado tarde a casa", meaning "I had arrived home late".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía llegadoI had arrived
habías llegadoyou had arrived
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía llegados/he had arrived, you (formal) had arrived
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos llegadowe had arrived
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais llegadoyou (plural) had arrived
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían llegadothey had arrived, you (plural formal) had arrived
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Llegar in the Indicative Future Perfect

The Indicative Future Perfect of llegar is used to talk about something that will have happened in the future after something else has already happened. For example, "habré llegado tarde a casa", meaning "I will have arrived home late".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré llegadoI will have arrived
habrás llegadoyou will have arrived
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá llegados/he will have arrived, you (formal) will have arrived
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos llegadowe will have arrived
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis llegadoyou (plural) will have arrived
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán llegadothey will have arrived, you (plural formal) will have arrived
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Llegar in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

The Indicative Conditional Perfect of llegar is used to talk about something that would have happened in the future but didn’t due to another action. For example, "habría llegado tarde a casa", meaning "I would have arrived home late".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría llegadoI would have arrived
habrías llegadoyou would have arrived
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría llegados/he would have arrived, you (formal) would have arrived
Nosotras / Nosotroshabríamos llegadowe would have arrived
Vosotras / Vosotroshabríais llegadoyou (plural) would have arrived
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrían llegadothey would have arrived, you (plural formal) would have arrived
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Subjunctive Tenses of Llegar

Llegar 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, "llegue", meaning "I arrive".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YollegueI arrive
lleguesyou arrive
Ella / Él / Ustedllegues/he arrive, you (formal) arrive
Nosotras / Nosotroslleguemoswe arrive
Vosotras / Vosotroslleguéisyou (plural) arrive
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeslleguenthey arrive, you (plural formal) arrive
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Llegar 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, "llegara", meaning "I arrived".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YollegaraI arrived
llegarasyou arrived
Ella / Él / Ustedllegaras/he arrived, you (formal) arrived
Nosotras / Nosotrosllegáramoswe arrived
Vosotras / Vosotrosllegaraisyou (plural) arrived
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesllegaranthey arrived, you (plural formal) arrived
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Llegar in the Subjunctive Future

The Subjunctive Future is used For example, "llegare", meaning "I will arrive".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YollegareI will arrive
llegaresyou will arrive
Ella / Él / Ustedllegares/he will arrive, you (formal) will arrive
Nosotras / Nosotrosllegáremoswe will arrive
Vosotras / Vosotrosllegareisyou (plural) will arrive
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesllegarenthey will arrive, you (plural formal) will arrive
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Llegar 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 llegado", meaning "I have arrived".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya llegadoI have arrived
hayas llegadoyou have arrived
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya llegados/he has arrived, you (formal) have arrived
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos llegadowe have arrived
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis llegadoyou (plural) have arrived
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan llegadothey have arrived, you (plural formal) have arrived
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Llegar 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 llegado", meaning "I had arrived".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera llegadoI had arrived
hubieras llegadoyou had arrived
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera llegados/he had arrived, you (formal) had arrived
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos llegadowe had arrived
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais llegadoyou (plural) had arrived
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran llegadothey had arrived, you (plural formal) had arrived
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Llegar in the Subjunctive Future Perfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere llegadoI will have arrived
hubieres llegadoyou will have arrived
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere llegados/he will have arrived, you (formal) will have arrived
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos llegadowe will have arrived
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis llegadoyou (plural) will have arrived
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren llegadothey will have arrived, you (plural formal) will have arrived
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Imperative Tenses of Llegar

Llegar in the Imperative Affirmative

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
llega(to you) arrive!
Ella / Él / Ustedllegue(to you formal) arrive!
Nosotras / Nosotroslleguemos(to we) arrive!
Vosotras / Vosotrosllegad(to you plural) arrive!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeslleguen(to you plural formal) arrive!
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Llegar in the Imperative Negative

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
no llegues(to you) don't arrive!
Ella / Él / Ustedno llegue(to you formal) don't arrive!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno lleguemos(to we) don't arrive!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno lleguéis(to you plural) don't arrive!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno lleguen(to you plural formal) don't arrive!
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Example sentences and usage

  • ¿Cómo llegaste a conocerla? How did you come to know her?
  • Date prisa o llegarás tarde. Hurry up, or you will be late.
  • ¿A qué hora llega este tren a Yokohama? What time does this train reach Yokohama?
  • Llegué tarde a la escuela. I was late to school.
  • Estaba lloviendo cuando nos fuimos, pero para cuando llegamos estaba soleado. It was raining when we left, but by the time we arrived, it was sunny.
  • ¡Aquí llega la novia! Here comes the bride!
  • Llegaste tarde a trabajar. You were late for work.
  • ¿A qué hora llegarás a la estación? What time will you get to the station?
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