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How to conjugate Nacer in Spanish

To be born Irregular

Introduction

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

SpanishSpanishEnglish
Infinitivenacerto be born
Past participlenacidobeen born
Gerundnaciendobeing born

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Indicative Tenses of Nacer

Nacer in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of nacer 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, "nazco", meaning "I am born".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YonazcoI am born
nacesyou are born
Ella / Él / Ustednaces/he is born, you (formal) are born
Nosotras / Nosotrosnacemoswe are born
Vosotras / Vosotrosnacéisyou (plural) are born
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesnacenthey are born, you (plural formal) are born
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Nacer in the Indicative Preterite

The Indicative Preterite of nacer is used to talk about actions completed in the past, at a specific point in time. For example, "nací", meaning "I was born".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YonacíI was born
nacisteyou were born
Ella / Él / Ustednaciós/he were born, you (formal) were born
Nosotras / Nosotrosnacimoswe were born
Vosotras / Vosotrosnacisteisyou (plural) were born
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesnacieronthey were born, you (plural formal) were born
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Nacer in the Indicative Imperfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YonacíaI used to be born
nacíasyou used to be born
Ella / Él / Ustednacías/he used to be born, you (formal) used to be born
Nosotras / Nosotrosnacíamoswe used to be born
Vosotras / Vosotrosnacíaisyou (plural) used to be born
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesnacíanthey used to be born, you (plural formal) used to be born
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Nacer in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of nacer is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "naceré", meaning "I will be born".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YonaceréI will be born
nacerásyou will be born
Ella / Él / Ustednacerás/he will be born, you (formal) will be born
Nosotras / Nosotrosnaceremoswe will be born
Vosotras / Vosotrosnaceréisyou (plural) will be born
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesnaceránthey will be born, you (plural formal) will be born
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Nacer in the Indicative Conditional

The Indicative Conditional of nacer is used to talk about something that may happen in the future, hypothesis and probabilities. For example, "nacería", meaning "I would be born".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YonaceríaI would be born
naceríasyou would be born
Ella / Él / Ustednacerías/he would be born, you (formal) would be born
Nosotras / Nosotrosnaceríamoswe would be born
Vosotras / Vosotrosnaceríaisyou (plural) would be born
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesnaceríanthey would be born, you (plural formal) would be born
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Nacer in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of nacer 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 nacido", meaning "I have been born".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe nacidoI have been born
has nacidoyou have been born
Ella / Él / Ustedha nacidos/he has been born, you (formal) have been born
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos nacidowe have been born
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis nacidoyou (plural) have been born
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan nacidothey have been born, you (plural formal) have been born
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Nacer in the Indicative Past Perfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía nacidoI had been born
habías nacidoyou had been born
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía nacidos/he had been born, you (formal) had been born
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos nacidowe had been born
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais nacidoyou (plural) had been born
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían nacidothey had been born, you (plural formal) had been born
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Nacer in the Indicative Future Perfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré nacidoI will have been born
habrás nacidoyou will have been born
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá nacidos/he will have been born, you (formal) will have been born
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos nacidowe will have been born
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis nacidoyou (plural) will have been born
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán nacidothey will have been born, you (plural formal) will have been born
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Nacer in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría nacidoI would have been born
habrías nacidoyou would have been born
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría nacidos/he would have been born, you (formal) would have been born
Nosotras / Nosotroshabríamos nacidowe would have been born
Vosotras / Vosotroshabríais nacidoyou (plural) would have been born
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrían nacidothey would have been born, you (plural formal) would have been born
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Subjunctive Tenses of Nacer

Nacer 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, "nazca", meaning "I am born".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YonazcaI am born
nazcasyou are born
Ella / Él / Ustednazcas/he is born, you (formal) are born
Nosotras / Nosotrosnazcamoswe are born
Vosotras / Vosotrosnazcáisyou (plural) are born
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesnazcanthey are born, you (plural formal) are born
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Nacer 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, "naciera", meaning "I was born".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YonacieraI was born
nacierasyou were born
Ella / Él / Ustednacieras/he were born, you (formal) were born
Nosotras / Nosotrosnaciéramoswe were born
Vosotras / Vosotrosnacieraisyou (plural) were born
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesnacieranthey were born, you (plural formal) were born
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Nacer in the Subjunctive Future

The Subjunctive Future is used For example, "naciere", meaning "I will be born".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YonaciereI will be born
nacieresyou will be born
Ella / Él / Ustednacieres/he will be born, you (formal) will be born
Nosotras / Nosotrosnaciéremoswe will be born
Vosotras / Vosotrosnaciereisyou (plural) will be born
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesnacierenthey will be born, you (plural formal) will be born
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Nacer 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 nacido", meaning "I have been born".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya nacidoI have been born
hayas nacidoyou have been born
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya nacidos/he has been born, you (formal) have been born
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos nacidowe have been born
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis nacidoyou (plural) have been born
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan nacidothey have been born, you (plural formal) have been born
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Nacer 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 nacido", meaning "I had been born".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera nacidoI had been born
hubieras nacidoyou had been born
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera nacidos/he had been born, you (formal) had been born
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos nacidowe had been born
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais nacidoyou (plural) had been born
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran nacidothey had been born, you (plural formal) had been born
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Nacer in the Subjunctive Future Perfect

The Subjunctive Future Perfect is used For example, "hubiere nacido", meaning "I will have been born".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere nacidoI will have been born
hubieres nacidoyou will have been born
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere nacidos/he will have been born, you (formal) will have been born
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos nacidowe will have been born
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis nacidoyou (plural) will have been born
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren nacidothey will have been born, you (plural formal) will have been born
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Imperative Tenses of Nacer

Nacer in the Imperative Affirmative

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
nace(to you) be! born
Ella / Él / Ustednazca(to you formal) be! born
Nosotras / Nosotrosnazcamos(to we) be! born
Vosotras / Vosotrosnaced(to you plural) be! born
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesnazcan(to you plural formal) be! born
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Nacer in the Imperative Negative

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
no nazcas(to you) don't be! born
Ella / Él / Ustedno nazca(to you formal) don't be! born
Nosotras / Nosotrosno nazcamos(to we) don't be! born
Vosotras / Vosotrosno nazcáis(to you plural) don't be! born
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno nazcan(to you plural formal) don't be! born
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Example sentences and usage

  • Él nació el 28 de julio de 1888. He was born on July 28th, 1888.
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