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How to conjugate Picar in Spanish

To chop, to string, to bite, to itch Irregular Verb

Introduction

Picar is the Spanish verb for "to chop, to string, to bite, to itch". It is an irregular verb. Read on below to see how it is conjugated in the 18 major Spanish tenses!

Similar verbs to picar include: morder.

SpanishEnglish
Infinitivepicarto chop, to string, to bite, to itch
Past participlepicadochopped
Gerundpicandochopping
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Indicative Tenses of Picar

Picar in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of picar 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, "pico", meaning "I chop".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YopicoI chop
TĂșpicasyou chop
Ella / Él / Ustedpicas/he chops, you (formal) chops
Nosotras / Nosotrospicamoswe chop
Vosotras / VosotrospicĂĄisyou (plural) chop
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedespicanthey chop, you (plural formal) chop
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Picar in the Indicative Preterite

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yopiqué I chopped
TĂșpicasteyou chopped
Ella / Él / Ustedpicós/he chopped, you (formal) chopped
Nosotras / Nosotrospicamoswe chopped
Vosotras / Vosotrospicasteisyou (plural) chopped
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedespicaronthey chopped, you (plural formal) chopped

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Picar in the Indicative Imperfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YopicabaI used to chop
TĂșpicabasyou used to chop
Ella / Él / Ustedpicabas/he used to chop, you (formal) used to chop
Nosotras / NosotrospicĂĄbamoswe used to chop
Vosotras / Vosotrospicabaisyou (plural) used to chop
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedespicabanthey used to chop, you (plural formal) used to chop
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Picar in the Indicative Present Continuous

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoestoy picandoI am chopping
TĂșestĂĄs picandoyou are chopping
Ella / Él / Ustedestá picandos/he is chopping, you (formal) are chopping
Nosotras / Nosotrosestamos picandowe are chopping
Vosotras / VosotrosestĂĄis picandoyou (plural) are chopping
Ellas / Ellos / UstedesestĂĄn picandothey are chopping, you (plural formal) are chopping
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Picar in the Indicative Informal Future

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yovoy a picarI am going to chop
TĂșvas a picaryou are going to chop
Ella / Él / Ustedva a picars/he is going to chop, you (formal) are going to chop
Nosotras / Nosotrosvamos a picarwe are going to chop
Vosotras / Vosotrosvais a picaryou (plural) are going to chop
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvan a picarthey are going to chop, you (plural formal) are going to chop
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Picar in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of picar is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "picaré", meaning "I will chop".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YopicaréI will chop
TĂșpicarĂĄsyou will chop
Ella / Él / Ustedpicarás/he will chop, you (formal) will chop
Nosotras / Nosotrospicaremoswe will chop
Vosotras / Vosotrospicaréisyou (plural) will chop
Ellas / Ellos / UstedespicarĂĄnthey will chop, you (plural formal) will chop
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Picar in the Indicative Conditional

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YopicarĂ­aI would chop
TĂșpicarĂ­asyou would chop
Ella / Él / Ustedpicarías/he would chop, you (formal) would chop
Nosotras / NosotrospicarĂ­amoswe would chop
Vosotras / VosotrospicarĂ­aisyou (plural) would chop
Ellas / Ellos / UstedespicarĂ­anthey would chop, you (plural formal) would chop
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Picar in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of picar 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 picado", meaning "I have chopped".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe picadoI have chopped
TĂșhas picadoyou have chopped
Ella / Él / Ustedha picados/he has chopped, you (formal) have chopped
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos picadowe have chopped
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis picadoyou (plural) have chopped
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan picadothey have chopped, you (plural formal) have chopped
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Picar in the Indicative Past Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YohabĂ­a picadoI had chopped
TĂșhabĂ­as picadoyou had chopped
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía picados/he had chopped, you (formal) had chopped
Nosotras / NosotroshabĂ­amos picadowe had chopped
Vosotras / VosotroshabĂ­ais picadoyou (plural) had chopped
Ellas / Ellos / UstedeshabĂ­an picadothey had chopped, you (plural formal) had chopped
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Picar in the Indicative Future Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré picadoI will have chopped
TĂșhabrĂĄs picadoyou will have chopped
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá picados/he will have chopped, you (formal) will have chopped
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos picadowe will have chopped
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis picadoyou (plural) will have chopped
Ellas / Ellos / UstedeshabrĂĄn picadothey will have chopped, you (plural formal) will have chopped
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Picar in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YohabrĂ­a picadoI would have chopped
TĂșhabrĂ­as picadoyou would have chopped
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría picados/he would have chopped, you (formal) would have chopped
Nosotras / NosotroshabrĂ­amos picadowe would have chopped
Vosotras / VosotroshabrĂ­ais picadoyou (plural) would have chopped
Ellas / Ellos / UstedeshabrĂ­an picadothey would have chopped, you (plural formal) would have chopped
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Subjunctive Tenses of Picar

Picar 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, "pique", meaning "I chop".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yopique I chop
TĂșpiques you chop
Ella / Él / Ustedpique s/he chops, you (formal) chops
Nosotras / Nosotrospiquemos we chop
Vosotras / Vosotrospiquéis you (plural) chop
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedespiquen they chop, you (plural formal) chop

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Picar 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, "picara", meaning "I chopped".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YopicaraI chopped
TĂșpicarasyou chopped
Ella / Él / Ustedpicaras/he chopped, you (formal) chopped
Nosotras / NosotrospicĂĄramoswe chopped
Vosotras / Vosotrospicaraisyou (plural) chopped
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedespicaranthey chopped, you (plural formal) chopped
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Picar 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, "picare", meaning "I will chop".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YopicareI will chop
TĂșpicaresyou will chop
Ella / Él / Ustedpicares/he will chop, you (formal) will chop
Nosotras / NosotrospicĂĄremoswe will chop
Vosotras / Vosotrospicareisyou (plural) will chop
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedespicarenthey will chop, you (plural formal) will chop
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Picar 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 picado", meaning "I have chopped".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya picadoI have chopped
TĂșhayas picadoyou have chopped
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya picados/he has chopped, you (formal) have chopped
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos picadowe have chopped
Vosotras / VosotroshayĂĄis picadoyou (plural) have chopped
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan picadothey have chopped, you (plural formal) have chopped
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Picar 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 picado", meaning "I had chopped".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera picadoI had chopped
TĂșhubieras picadoyou had chopped
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera picados/he had chopped, you (formal) had chopped
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos picadowe had chopped
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais picadoyou (plural) had chopped
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran picadothey had chopped, you (plural formal) had chopped
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Picar 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 picado", meaning "I will have chopped".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere picadoI will have chopped
TĂșhubieres picadoyou will have chopped
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere picados/he will have chopped, you (formal) will have chopped
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos picadowe will have chopped
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis picadoyou (plural) will have chopped
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren picadothey will have chopped, you (plural formal) will have chopped
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Imperative Tenses of Picar

Picar in the Imperative Affirmative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
TĂșpica(to you) chop!
Ella / Él / Ustedpique (to you formal) chop!
Nosotras / Nosotrospiquemos let's chop!
Vosotras / Vosotrospicad(to you plural) chop!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedespiquen (to you plural formal) chop!

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Picar in the Imperative Negative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
TĂșno piques (to you) don't chop!
Ella / Él / Ustedno pique (to you formal) don't chop!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno piquemos let's not chop!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno piquéis (to you plural) don't chop!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno piquen (to you plural formal) don't chop!

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