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How to conjugate Llevar in Spanish

To carry, to take, to bring, to wear

Introduction

Llevar is the Spanish verb meaning "to carry, to take, to bring and to wear". It is a very versatile verb, with many meaings and use cases. In it's simplist form, this verb can be used to talk about carrying objects and to wear clothes. Another common use of llevar is to describe the amount of time that you are doing something. For example: "Llevo 2 años viviendo en España" (I have been living in Spain for 2 years).

SpanishSpanishEnglish
Infinitivellevarto carry, to take, to bring, to wear
Past participlellevadocarried
Gerundllevandocarrying

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Indicative Tenses of Llevar

Llevar in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of llevar 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, "llevo la mochila a la escuela", meaning "I carry my backpack to school".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YollevoI carry
llevasyou carry
Ella / Él / Ustedllevas/he carry, you (formal) carry
Nosotras / Nosotrosllevamoswe carry
Vosotras / Vosotroslleváisyou (plural) carry
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesllevanthey carry, you (plural formal) carry
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Llevar in the Indicative Preterite

The Indicative Preterite of llevar is used to talk about actions completed in the past, at a specific point in time. For example, "llevé la mochila a la escuela", meaning "I carried my backpack to school".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YollevéI carried
llevasteyou carried
Ella / Él / Ustedllevós/he carried, you (formal) carried
Nosotras / Nosotrosllevamoswe carried
Vosotras / Vosotrosllevasteisyou (plural) carried
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesllevaronthey carried, you (plural formal) carried
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Llevar in the Indicative Imperfect

The Indicative Imperfect of llevar is used to describe regular and repeated actions that happened in the past and descriptions of things you used to do. For example, "llevaba la mochila a la escuela", meaning "I used to carry my backpack to school".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YollevabaI used to carry
llevabasyou used to carry
Ella / Él / Ustedllevabas/he used to carry, you (formal) used to carry
Nosotras / Nosotrosllevábamoswe used to carry
Vosotras / Vosotrosllevabaisyou (plural) used to carry
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesllevabanthey used to carry, you (plural formal) used to carry
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Llevar in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of llevar is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "llevaré la mochila a la escuela", meaning "I will carry my backpack to school".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YollevaréI will carry
llevarásyou will carry
Ella / Él / Ustedllevarás/he will carry, you (formal) will carry
Nosotras / Nosotrosllevaremoswe will carry
Vosotras / Vosotrosllevaréisyou (plural) will carry
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesllevaránthey will carry, you (plural formal) will carry
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Llevar in the Indicative Conditional

The Indicative Conditional of llevar is used to talk about something that may happen in the future, hypothesis and probabilities. For example, "llevaría la mochila a la escuela", meaning "I would carry my backpack to school".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YollevaríaI would carry
llevaríasyou would carry
Ella / Él / Ustedllevarías/he would carry, you (formal) would carry
Nosotras / Nosotrosllevaríamoswe would carry
Vosotras / Vosotrosllevaríaisyou (plural) would carry
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesllevaríanthey would carry, you (plural formal) would carry
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Llevar in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of llevar 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 llevado la mochila a la escuela", meaning "I have carried my backpack to school".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe llevadoI have carried
has llevadoyou have carried
Ella / Él / Ustedha llevados/he has carried, you (formal) have carried
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos llevadowe have carried
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis llevadoyou (plural) have carried
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan llevadothey have carried, you (plural formal) have carried
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Llevar in the Indicative Past Perfect

The Indicative Past Perfect of llevar is used to talk about actions that happened before another action in the past. For example, "había llevado la mochila a la escuela", meaning "I had carried my backpack to school".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía llevadoI had carried
habías llevadoyou had carried
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía llevados/he had carried, you (formal) had carried
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos llevadowe had carried
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais llevadoyou (plural) had carried
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían llevadothey had carried, you (plural formal) had carried
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Llevar in the Indicative Future Perfect

The Indicative Future Perfect of llevar is used to talk about something that will have happened in the future after something else has already happened. For example, "habré llevado la mochila a la escuela", meaning "I will have carried my backpack to school".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré llevadoI will have carried
habrás llevadoyou will have carried
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá llevados/he will have carried, you (formal) will have carried
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos llevadowe will have carried
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis llevadoyou (plural) will have carried
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán llevadothey will have carried, you (plural formal) will have carried
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Llevar in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

The Indicative Conditional Perfect of llevar is used to talk about something that would have happened in the future but didn’t due to another action. For example, "habría llevado la mochila a la escuela", meaning "I would have carried my backpack to school".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría llevadoI would have carried
habrías llevadoyou would have carried
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría llevados/he would have carried, you (formal) would have carried
Nosotras / Nosotroshabríamos llevadowe would have carried
Vosotras / Vosotroshabríais llevadoyou (plural) would have carried
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrían llevadothey would have carried, you (plural formal) would have carried
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Subjunctive Tenses of Llevar

Llevar 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, "lleve", meaning "I carry".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YolleveI carry
llevesyou carry
Ella / Él / Ustedlleves/he carry, you (formal) carry
Nosotras / Nosotrosllevemoswe carry
Vosotras / Vosotrosllevéisyou (plural) carry
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeslleventhey carry, you (plural formal) carry
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Llevar 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, "llevara", meaning "I carried".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YollevaraI carried
llevarasyou carried
Ella / Él / Ustedllevaras/he carried, you (formal) carried
Nosotras / Nosotroslleváramoswe carried
Vosotras / Vosotrosllevaraisyou (plural) carried
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesllevaranthey carried, you (plural formal) carried
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Llevar in the Subjunctive Future

The Subjunctive Future is used For example, "llevare", meaning "I will carry".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YollevareI will carry
llevaresyou will carry
Ella / Él / Ustedllevares/he will carry, you (formal) will carry
Nosotras / Nosotroslleváremoswe will carry
Vosotras / Vosotrosllevareisyou (plural) will carry
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesllevarenthey will carry, you (plural formal) will carry
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Llevar 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 llevado", meaning "I have carried".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya llevadoI have carried
hayas llevadoyou have carried
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya llevados/he has carried, you (formal) have carried
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos llevadowe have carried
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis llevadoyou (plural) have carried
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan llevadothey have carried, you (plural formal) have carried
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Llevar 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 llevado", meaning "I had carried".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera llevadoI had carried
hubieras llevadoyou had carried
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera llevados/he had carried, you (formal) had carried
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos llevadowe had carried
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais llevadoyou (plural) had carried
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran llevadothey had carried, you (plural formal) had carried
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Llevar in the Subjunctive Future Perfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere llevadoI will have carried
hubieres llevadoyou will have carried
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere llevados/he will have carried, you (formal) will have carried
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos llevadowe will have carried
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis llevadoyou (plural) will have carried
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren llevadothey will have carried, you (plural formal) will have carried
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Imperative Tenses of Llevar

Llevar in the Imperative Affirmative

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
lleva(to you) carry!
Ella / Él / Ustedlleve(to you formal) carry!
Nosotras / Nosotrosllevemos(to we) carry!
Vosotras / Vosotrosllevad(to you plural) carry!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeslleven(to you plural formal) carry!
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Llevar in the Imperative Negative

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
no lleves(to you) don't carry!
Ella / Él / Ustedno lleve(to you formal) don't carry!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno llevemos(to we) don't carry!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno llevéis(to you plural) don't carry!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno lleven(to you plural formal) don't carry!
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Example sentences and usage

  • ¿Cuánto tiempo llevas en Japón? How long have you been in Japan?
  • Me llevaría demasiado tiempo explicarte por qué no va a funcionar. It would take me too much time to explain to you why it's not going to work.
  • Llevaba un sombrero negro. She was wearing a black hat.
  • Sería mejor que te llevaras un paraguas. You had better take an umbrella with you.
  • Llevas los calcetines al revés. You are wearing your socks inside out.
  • ¿Cuánto tiempo llevas en Japón? How long have you been in Japan?
  • Creo que llevas razón. I think you're right.
  • Todos mis problemas no llevaron a nada. All my troubles came to nothing.
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