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How to conjugate Mantenerse in Spanish

To support (oneself), to hold up, to remain Irregular Verb Top 100

Introduction

Mantenerse is the Spanish verb for "to support (oneself), to hold up, to remain". It is an irregular reflexive verb, and one of the most popular 100 Spanish verbs. Read on below to see how it is conjugated in the 18 major Spanish tenses!

Similar verbs to mantenerse include: permanecer, quedar, sobrar.

SpanishEnglish
Infinitivemantenerseto support (oneself), to hold up, to remain
Past participlemantenidosupported
Gerundmanteniendosupporting
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Indicative Tenses of Mantenerse

Mantenerse in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of mantenerse 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, "me mantengo", meaning "I support".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome mantengo I support
Túte mantienes you support
Ella / Él / Ustedse mantiene s/he supports, you (formal) supports
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos mantenemoswe support
Vosotras / Vosotrosos mantenéisyou (plural) support
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse mantienen they support, you (plural formal) support

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Mantenerse in the Indicative Preterite

The Indicative Preterite of mantenerse is used to talk about actions completed in the past, at a specific point in time. For example, "me mantuve", meaning "I supported".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome mantuve I supported
Túte mantuviste you supported
Ella / Él / Ustedse mantuvo s/he supported, you (formal) supported
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos mantuvimos we supported
Vosotras / Vosotrosos mantuvisteis you (plural) supported
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse mantuvieron they supported, you (plural formal) supported

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Mantenerse in the Indicative Imperfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome manteníaI used to support
Túte manteníasyou used to support
Ella / Él / Ustedse mantenías/he used to support, you (formal) used to support
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos manteníamoswe used to support
Vosotras / Vosotrosos manteníaisyou (plural) used to support
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse manteníanthey used to support, you (plural formal) used to support
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Mantenerse in the Indicative Present Continuous

The Indicative Present Continuous of mantenerse is used to talk about something that is happening continuously or right now. For example, "me estoy manteniendo", meaning "I am supporting".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome estoy manteniendoI am supporting
Túte estás manteniendoyou are supporting
Ella / Él / Ustedse está manteniendos/he is supporting, you (formal) are supporting
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos estamos manteniendowe are supporting
Vosotras / Vosotrosos estáis manteniendoyou (plural) are supporting
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse están manteniendothey are supporting, you (plural formal) are supporting
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Mantenerse in the Indicative Informal Future

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome voy a mantenerI am going to support
Túte vas a manteneryou are going to support
Ella / Él / Ustedse va a manteners/he is going to support, you (formal) are going to support
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos vamos a mantenerwe are going to support
Vosotras / Vosotrosos vais a manteneryou (plural) are going to support
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse van a mantenerthey are going to support, you (plural formal) are going to support
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Mantenerse in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of mantenerse is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "me mantendré", meaning "I will support".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome mantendré I will support
Túte mantendrás you will support
Ella / Él / Ustedse mantendrá s/he will support, you (formal) will support
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos mantendremos we will support
Vosotras / Vosotrosos mantendréis you (plural) will support
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse mantendrán they will support, you (plural formal) will support

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Mantenerse in the Indicative Conditional

The Indicative Conditional of mantenerse is used to talk about something that may happen in the future, hypothesis and probabilities. For example, "me mantendría", meaning "I would support".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome mantendría I would support
Túte mantendrías you would support
Ella / Él / Ustedse mantendría s/he would support, you (formal) would support
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos mantendríamos we would support
Vosotras / Vosotrosos mantendríais you (plural) would support
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse mantendrían they would support, you (plural formal) would support

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Mantenerse in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of mantenerse 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, "me he mantenido", meaning "I have supported".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome he mantenidoI have supported
Túte has mantenidoyou have supported
Ella / Él / Ustedse ha mantenidos/he has supported, you (formal) have supported
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos hemos mantenidowe have supported
Vosotras / Vosotrosos habéis mantenidoyou (plural) have supported
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse han mantenidothey have supported, you (plural formal) have supported
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Mantenerse in the Indicative Past Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome había mantenidoI had supported
Túte habías mantenidoyou had supported
Ella / Él / Ustedse había mantenidos/he had supported, you (formal) had supported
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos habíamos mantenidowe had supported
Vosotras / Vosotrosos habíais mantenidoyou (plural) had supported
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse habían mantenidothey had supported, you (plural formal) had supported
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Mantenerse in the Indicative Future Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome habré mantenidoI will have supported
Túte habrás mantenidoyou will have supported
Ella / Él / Ustedse habrá mantenidos/he will have supported, you (formal) will have supported
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos habremos mantenidowe will have supported
Vosotras / Vosotrosos habréis mantenidoyou (plural) will have supported
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse habrán mantenidothey will have supported, you (plural formal) will have supported
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Mantenerse in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome habría mantenidoI would have supported
Túte habrías mantenidoyou would have supported
Ella / Él / Ustedse habría mantenidos/he would have supported, you (formal) would have supported
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos habríamos mantenidowe would have supported
Vosotras / Vosotrosos habríais mantenidoyou (plural) would have supported
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse habrían mantenidothey would have supported, you (plural formal) would have supported
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Subjunctive Tenses of Mantenerse

Mantenerse 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, "me mantenga", meaning "I support".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome mantenga I support
Túte mantengas you support
Ella / Él / Ustedse mantenga s/he supports, you (formal) supports
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos mantengamos we support
Vosotras / Vosotrosos mantengáis you (plural) support
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse mantengan they support, you (plural formal) support

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Mantenerse 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, "me mantuviera", meaning "I supported".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome mantuviera I supported
Túte mantuvieras you supported
Ella / Él / Ustedse mantuviera s/he supported, you (formal) supported
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos mantuviéramos we supported
Vosotras / Vosotrosos mantuvierais you (plural) supported
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse mantuvieran they supported, you (plural formal) supported

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Mantenerse 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, "me mantuviere", meaning "I will support".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome mantuviere I will support
Túte mantuvieres you will support
Ella / Él / Ustedse mantuviere s/he will support, you (formal) will support
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos mantuviéremos we will support
Vosotras / Vosotrosos mantuviereis you (plural) will support
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse mantuvieren they will support, you (plural formal) will support

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Mantenerse 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, "me haya mantenido", meaning "I have supported".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome haya mantenidoI have supported
Túte hayas mantenidoyou have supported
Ella / Él / Ustedse haya mantenidos/he has supported, you (formal) have supported
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos hayamos mantenidowe have supported
Vosotras / Vosotrosos hayáis mantenidoyou (plural) have supported
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse hayan mantenidothey have supported, you (plural formal) have supported
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Mantenerse 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, "me hubiera mantenido", meaning "I had supported".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome hubiera mantenidoI had supported
Túte hubieras mantenidoyou had supported
Ella / Él / Ustedse hubiera mantenidos/he had supported, you (formal) had supported
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos hubiéramos mantenidowe had supported
Vosotras / Vosotrosos hubierais mantenidoyou (plural) had supported
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse hubieran mantenidothey had supported, you (plural formal) had supported
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Mantenerse 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, "me hubiere mantenido", meaning "I will have supported".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome hubiere mantenidoI will have supported
Túte hubieres mantenidoyou will have supported
Ella / Él / Ustedse hubiere mantenidos/he will have supported, you (formal) will have supported
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos hubiéremos mantenidowe will have supported
Vosotras / Vosotrosos hubiereis mantenidoyou (plural) will have supported
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse hubieren mantenidothey will have supported, you (plural formal) will have supported
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Imperative Tenses of Mantenerse

Mantenerse in the Imperative Affirmative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
Túmantente (to you) support!
Ella / Él / Ustedmanténgase (to you formal) support!
Nosotras / Nosotrosmantengámonos let's support!
Vosotras / Vosotrosmanteneos(to you plural) support!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesmanténganse (to you plural formal) support!

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Mantenerse in the Imperative Negative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
Túno te mantengas (to you) don't support!
Ella / Él / Ustedno se mantenga (to you formal) don't support!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno nos mantengamos let's not support!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno os mantengáis (to you plural) don't support!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno se mantengan (to you plural formal) don't support!

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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