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How to conjugate Pertenecer in Spanish

To belong Irregular Verb

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Pertenecer is the Spanish verb for "to belong". It is an irregular verb. Read on below to see how it is conjugated in the 18 major Spanish tenses!

SpanishEnglish
Infinitivepertenecerto belong
Past participlepertenecidobelonged
Gerundperteneciendobelonging
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Indicative Tenses of Pertenecer

Pertenecer in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of pertenecer 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, "pertenezco", meaning "I belong".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yopertenezco I belong
TĂșpertenecesyou belong
Ella / Él / Ustedperteneces/he belongs, you (formal) belongs
Nosotras / Nosotrospertenecemoswe belong
Vosotras / Vosotrospertenecéisyou (plural) belong
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedespertenecenthey belong, you (plural formal) belong

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Pertenecer in the Indicative Preterite

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YopertenecĂ­I belonged
TĂșpertenecisteyou belonged
Ella / Él / Ustedperteneciós/he belonged, you (formal) belonged
Nosotras / Nosotrospertenecimoswe belonged
Vosotras / Vosotrospertenecisteisyou (plural) belonged
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedespertenecieronthey belonged, you (plural formal) belonged
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Pertenecer in the Indicative Imperfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YopertenecĂ­aI used to belong
TĂșpertenecĂ­asyou used to belong
Ella / Él / Ustedpertenecías/he used to belong, you (formal) used to belong
Nosotras / NosotrospertenecĂ­amoswe used to belong
Vosotras / VosotrospertenecĂ­aisyou (plural) used to belong
Ellas / Ellos / UstedespertenecĂ­anthey used to belong, you (plural formal) used to belong
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Pertenecer in the Indicative Present Continuous

The Indicative Present Continuous of pertenecer is used to talk about something that is happening continuously or right now. For example, "estoy perteneciendo", meaning "I am belonging".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoestoy perteneciendoI am belonging
TĂșestĂĄs perteneciendoyou are belonging
Ella / Él / Ustedestá perteneciendos/he is belonging, you (formal) are belonging
Nosotras / Nosotrosestamos perteneciendowe are belonging
Vosotras / VosotrosestĂĄis perteneciendoyou (plural) are belonging
Ellas / Ellos / UstedesestĂĄn perteneciendothey are belonging, you (plural formal) are belonging
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Pertenecer in the Indicative Informal Future

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yovoy a pertenecerI am going to belong
TĂșvas a perteneceryou are going to belong
Ella / Él / Ustedva a pertenecers/he is going to belong, you (formal) are going to belong
Nosotras / Nosotrosvamos a pertenecerwe are going to belong
Vosotras / Vosotrosvais a perteneceryou (plural) are going to belong
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvan a pertenecerthey are going to belong, you (plural formal) are going to belong
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Pertenecer in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of pertenecer is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "perteneceré", meaning "I will belong".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoperteneceréI will belong
TĂșpertenecerĂĄsyou will belong
Ella / Él / Ustedpertenecerás/he will belong, you (formal) will belong
Nosotras / Nosotrosperteneceremoswe will belong
Vosotras / Vosotrosperteneceréisyou (plural) will belong
Ellas / Ellos / UstedespertenecerĂĄnthey will belong, you (plural formal) will belong
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Pertenecer in the Indicative Conditional

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YopertenecerĂ­aI would belong
TĂșpertenecerĂ­asyou would belong
Ella / Él / Ustedpertenecerías/he would belong, you (formal) would belong
Nosotras / NosotrospertenecerĂ­amoswe would belong
Vosotras / VosotrospertenecerĂ­aisyou (plural) would belong
Ellas / Ellos / UstedespertenecerĂ­anthey would belong, you (plural formal) would belong
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Pertenecer in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of pertenecer 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 pertenecido", meaning "I have belonged".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe pertenecidoI have belonged
TĂșhas pertenecidoyou have belonged
Ella / Él / Ustedha pertenecidos/he has belonged, you (formal) have belonged
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos pertenecidowe have belonged
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis pertenecidoyou (plural) have belonged
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan pertenecidothey have belonged, you (plural formal) have belonged
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Pertenecer in the Indicative Past Perfect

The Indicative Past Perfect of pertenecer is used to talk about actions that happened before another action in the past. For example, "habĂ­a pertenecido", meaning "I had belonged".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YohabĂ­a pertenecidoI had belonged
TĂșhabĂ­as pertenecidoyou had belonged
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía pertenecidos/he had belonged, you (formal) had belonged
Nosotras / NosotroshabĂ­amos pertenecidowe had belonged
Vosotras / VosotroshabĂ­ais pertenecidoyou (plural) had belonged
Ellas / Ellos / UstedeshabĂ­an pertenecidothey had belonged, you (plural formal) had belonged
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Pertenecer in the Indicative Future Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré pertenecidoI will have belonged
TĂșhabrĂĄs pertenecidoyou will have belonged
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá pertenecidos/he will have belonged, you (formal) will have belonged
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos pertenecidowe will have belonged
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis pertenecidoyou (plural) will have belonged
Ellas / Ellos / UstedeshabrĂĄn pertenecidothey will have belonged, you (plural formal) will have belonged
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Pertenecer in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YohabrĂ­a pertenecidoI would have belonged
TĂșhabrĂ­as pertenecidoyou would have belonged
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría pertenecidos/he would have belonged, you (formal) would have belonged
Nosotras / NosotroshabrĂ­amos pertenecidowe would have belonged
Vosotras / VosotroshabrĂ­ais pertenecidoyou (plural) would have belonged
Ellas / Ellos / UstedeshabrĂ­an pertenecidothey would have belonged, you (plural formal) would have belonged
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Subjunctive Tenses of Pertenecer

Pertenecer 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, "pertenezca", meaning "I belong".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yopertenezca I belong
TĂșpertenezcas you belong
Ella / Él / Ustedpertenezca s/he belongs, you (formal) belongs
Nosotras / Nosotrospertenezcamos we belong
Vosotras / VosotrospertenezcĂĄis you (plural) belong
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedespertenezcan they belong, you (plural formal) belong

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Pertenecer 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, "perteneciera", meaning "I belonged".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YopertenecieraI belonged
TĂșpertenecierasyou belonged
Ella / Él / Ustedpertenecieras/he belonged, you (formal) belonged
Nosotras / Nosotrosperteneciéramoswe belonged
Vosotras / Vosotrospertenecieraisyou (plural) belonged
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedespertenecieranthey belonged, you (plural formal) belonged
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Pertenecer 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, "perteneciere", meaning "I will belong".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoperteneciereI will belong
TĂșpertenecieresyou will belong
Ella / Él / Ustedpertenecieres/he will belong, you (formal) will belong
Nosotras / Nosotrosperteneciéremoswe will belong
Vosotras / Vosotrosperteneciereisyou (plural) will belong
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedespertenecierenthey will belong, you (plural formal) will belong
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Pertenecer 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 pertenecido", meaning "I have belonged".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya pertenecidoI have belonged
TĂșhayas pertenecidoyou have belonged
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya pertenecidos/he has belonged, you (formal) have belonged
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos pertenecidowe have belonged
Vosotras / VosotroshayĂĄis pertenecidoyou (plural) have belonged
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan pertenecidothey have belonged, you (plural formal) have belonged
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Pertenecer 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 pertenecido", meaning "I had belonged".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera pertenecidoI had belonged
TĂșhubieras pertenecidoyou had belonged
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera pertenecidos/he had belonged, you (formal) had belonged
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos pertenecidowe had belonged
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais pertenecidoyou (plural) had belonged
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran pertenecidothey had belonged, you (plural formal) had belonged
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Pertenecer 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, "hubiere pertenecido", meaning "I will have belonged".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere pertenecidoI will have belonged
TĂșhubieres pertenecidoyou will have belonged
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere pertenecidos/he will have belonged, you (formal) will have belonged
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos pertenecidowe will have belonged
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis pertenecidoyou (plural) will have belonged
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren pertenecidothey will have belonged, you (plural formal) will have belonged
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Imperative Tenses of Pertenecer

Pertenecer in the Imperative Affirmative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
TĂșpertenece(to you) belong!
Ella / Él / Ustedpertenezca (to you formal) belong!
Nosotras / Nosotrospertenezcamos let's belong!
Vosotras / Vosotrosperteneced(to you plural) belong!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedespertenezcan (to you plural formal) belong!

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Pertenecer in the Imperative Negative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
TĂșno pertenezcas (to you) don't belong!
Ella / Él / Ustedno pertenezca (to you formal) don't belong!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno pertenezcamos let's not belong!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno pertenezcĂĄis (to you plural) don't belong!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno pertenezcan (to you plural formal) don't belong!

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