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How to conjugate Parar in Spanish

To stop Regular AR Verb

Introduction

Parar is the Spanish verb for "to stop". It is a regular AR verb. Read on below to see how it is conjugated in the 18 major Spanish tenses!

Similar verbs to parar include: cesar, detener, detenerse.

SpanishEnglish
Infinitivepararto stop
Past participleparadostopped
Gerundparandostopping
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Indicative Tenses of Parar

Parar in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of parar 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, "paro", meaning "I stop".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoparoI stop
parasyou stop
Ella / Él / Ustedparas/he stop, you (formal) stop
Nosotras / Nosotrosparamoswe stop
Vosotras / Vosotrosparáisyou (plural) stop
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesparanthey stop, you (plural formal) stop
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Parar in the Indicative Preterite

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoparéI stopped
parasteyou stopped
Ella / Él / Ustedparós/he stopped, you (formal) stopped
Nosotras / Nosotrosparamoswe stopped
Vosotras / Vosotrosparasteisyou (plural) stopped
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedespararonthey stopped, you (plural formal) stopped
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Parar in the Indicative Imperfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoparabaI used to stop
parabasyou used to stop
Ella / Él / Ustedparabas/he used to stop, you (formal) used to stop
Nosotras / Nosotrosparábamoswe used to stop
Vosotras / Vosotrosparabaisyou (plural) used to stop
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesparabanthey used to stop, you (plural formal) used to stop
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Parar in the Indicative Present Continuous

The Indicative Present Continuous of parar is used to talk about something that is happening continuosly or right now. For example, "estoy parando", meaning "I am stopping".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoestoy parandoI am stopping
estás parandoyou are stopping
Ella / Él / Ustedestá parandos/he is stopping, you (formal) are stopping
Nosotras / Nosotrosestamos parandowe are stopping
Vosotras / Vosotrosestáis parandoyou (plural) are stopping
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesestán parandothey are stopping, you (plural formal) are stopping
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Parar in the Indicative Informal Future

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yovoy a pararI am going to stop
vas a pararyou are going to stop
Ella / Él / Ustedva a parars/he is going to stop, you (formal) are going to stop
Nosotras / Nosotrosvamos a pararwe are going to stop
Vosotras / Vosotrosvais a pararyou (plural) are going to stop
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvan a pararthey are going to stop, you (plural formal) are going to stop
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Parar in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of parar is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "pararé", meaning "I will stop".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YopararéI will stop
pararásyou will stop
Ella / Él / Ustedpararás/he will stop, you (formal) will stop
Nosotras / Nosotrospararemoswe will stop
Vosotras / Vosotrospararéisyou (plural) will stop
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedespararánthey will stop, you (plural formal) will stop
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Parar in the Indicative Conditional

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YopararíaI would stop
pararíasyou would stop
Ella / Él / Ustedpararías/he would stop, you (formal) would stop
Nosotras / Nosotrospararíamoswe would stop
Vosotras / Vosotrospararíaisyou (plural) would stop
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedespararíanthey would stop, you (plural formal) would stop
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Parar in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of parar 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 parado", meaning "I have stopped".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe paradoI have stopped
has paradoyou have stopped
Ella / Él / Ustedha parados/he has stopped, you (formal) have stopped
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos paradowe have stopped
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis paradoyou (plural) have stopped
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan paradothey have stopped, you (plural formal) have stopped
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Parar in the Indicative Past Perfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía paradoI had stopped
habías paradoyou had stopped
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía parados/he had stopped, you (formal) had stopped
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos paradowe had stopped
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais paradoyou (plural) had stopped
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían paradothey had stopped, you (plural formal) had stopped
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Parar in the Indicative Future Perfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré paradoI will have stopped
habrás paradoyou will have stopped
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá parados/he will have stopped, you (formal) will have stopped
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos paradowe will have stopped
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis paradoyou (plural) will have stopped
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán paradothey will have stopped, you (plural formal) will have stopped
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Parar in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría paradoI would have stopped
habrías paradoyou would have stopped
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría parados/he would have stopped, you (formal) would have stopped
Nosotras / Nosotroshabríamos paradowe would have stopped
Vosotras / Vosotroshabríais paradoyou (plural) would have stopped
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrían paradothey would have stopped, you (plural formal) would have stopped
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Subjunctive Tenses of Parar

Parar 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, "pare", meaning "I stop".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YopareI stop
paresyou stop
Ella / Él / Ustedpares/he stop, you (formal) stop
Nosotras / Nosotrosparemoswe stop
Vosotras / Vosotrosparéisyou (plural) stop
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesparenthey stop, you (plural formal) stop
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Parar 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, "parara", meaning "I stopped".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YopararaI stopped
pararasyou stopped
Ella / Él / Ustedpararas/he stopped, you (formal) stopped
Nosotras / Nosotrosparáramoswe stopped
Vosotras / Vosotrospararaisyou (plural) stopped
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedespararanthey stopped, you (plural formal) stopped
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Parar in the Subjunctive Future

The Subjunctive Future is used to speak about hypothetical situations, and actions/events that may happen in the future. For example, "parare", meaning "I will stop".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoparareI will stop
pararesyou will stop
Ella / Él / Ustedparares/he will stop, you (formal) will stop
Nosotras / Nosotrosparáremoswe will stop
Vosotras / Vosotrosparareisyou (plural) will stop
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedespararenthey will stop, you (plural formal) will stop
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Parar 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 parado", meaning "I have stopped".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya paradoI have stopped
hayas paradoyou have stopped
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya parados/he has stopped, you (formal) have stopped
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos paradowe have stopped
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis paradoyou (plural) have stopped
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan paradothey have stopped, you (plural formal) have stopped
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Parar 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 parado", meaning "I had stopped".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera paradoI had stopped
hubieras paradoyou had stopped
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera parados/he had stopped, you (formal) had stopped
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos paradowe had stopped
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais paradoyou (plural) had stopped
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran paradothey had stopped, you (plural formal) had stopped
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Parar 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. For example, "hubiere parado", meaning "I will have stopped".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere paradoI will have stopped
hubieres paradoyou will have stopped
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere parados/he will have stopped, you (formal) will have stopped
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos paradowe will have stopped
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis paradoyou (plural) will have stopped
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren paradothey will have stopped, you (plural formal) will have stopped
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Imperative Tenses of Parar

Parar in the Imperative Affirmative

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
para(to you) stop!
Ella / Él / Ustedpare(to you formal) stop!
Nosotras / Nosotrosparemoslet's stop!
Vosotras / Vosotrosparad(to you plural) stop!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesparen(to you plural formal) stop!
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Parar in the Imperative Negative

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
no pares(to you) don't stop!
Ella / Él / Ustedno pare(to you formal) don't stop!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno paremoslet's not stop!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno paréis(to you plural) don't stop!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno paren(to you plural formal) don't stop!
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