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How to conjugate Preocuparse in Spanish

To worry, to concern Regular AR Verb

Introduction

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

Similar verbs to preocuparse include: apurarse, ocupar.

SpanishEnglish
Infinitivepreocuparseto worry, to concern
Past participlepreocupadoworried
Gerundpreocupandoworrying
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Indicative Tenses of Preocuparse

Preocuparse in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of preocuparse 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 preocupo", meaning "I worry".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome preocupoI worry
te preocupasyou worry
Ella / Él / Ustedse preocupas/he worry, you (formal) worry
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos preocupamoswe worry
Vosotras / Vosotrosos preocupáisyou (plural) worry
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse preocupanthey worry, you (plural formal) worry
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Preocuparse in the Indicative Preterite

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome preocupéI worried
te preocupasteyou worried
Ella / Él / Ustedse preocupós/he worried, you (formal) worried
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos preocupamoswe worried
Vosotras / Vosotrosos preocupasteisyou (plural) worried
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse preocuparonthey worried, you (plural formal) worried
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Preocuparse in the Indicative Imperfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome preocupabaI used to worry
te preocupabasyou used to worry
Ella / Él / Ustedse preocupabas/he used to worry, you (formal) used to worry
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos preocupábamoswe used to worry
Vosotras / Vosotrosos preocupabaisyou (plural) used to worry
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse preocupabanthey used to worry, you (plural formal) used to worry
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Preocuparse in the Indicative Present Continuous

The Indicative Present Continuous of preocuparse is used to talk about something that is happening continuosly or right now. For example, "me estoy preocupando", meaning "I am worrying".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome estoy preocupandoI am worrying
te estás preocupandoyou are worrying
Ella / Él / Ustedse está preocupandos/he is worrying, you (formal) are worrying
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos estamos preocupandowe are worrying
Vosotras / Vosotrosos estáis preocupandoyou (plural) are worrying
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse están preocupandothey are worrying, you (plural formal) are worrying
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Preocuparse in the Indicative Informal Future

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome voy a preocuparI am going to worry
te vas a preocuparyou are going to worry
Ella / Él / Ustedse va a preocupars/he is going to worry, you (formal) are going to worry
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos vamos a preocuparwe are going to worry
Vosotras / Vosotrosos vais a preocuparyou (plural) are going to worry
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse van a preocuparthey are going to worry, you (plural formal) are going to worry
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Preocuparse in the Indicative Future

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome preocuparéI will worry
te preocuparásyou will worry
Ella / Él / Ustedse preocuparás/he will worry, you (formal) will worry
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos preocuparemoswe will worry
Vosotras / Vosotrosos preocuparéisyou (plural) will worry
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse preocuparánthey will worry, you (plural formal) will worry
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Preocuparse in the Indicative Conditional

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome preocuparíaI would worry
te preocuparíasyou would worry
Ella / Él / Ustedse preocuparías/he would worry, you (formal) would worry
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos preocuparíamoswe would worry
Vosotras / Vosotrosos preocuparíaisyou (plural) would worry
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse preocuparíanthey would worry, you (plural formal) would worry
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Preocuparse in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of preocuparse 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 preocupado", meaning "I have worried".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome he preocupadoI have worried
te has preocupadoyou have worried
Ella / Él / Ustedse ha preocupados/he has worried, you (formal) have worried
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos hemos preocupadowe have worried
Vosotras / Vosotrosos habéis preocupadoyou (plural) have worried
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse han preocupadothey have worried, you (plural formal) have worried
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Preocuparse in the Indicative Past Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome había preocupadoI had worried
te habías preocupadoyou had worried
Ella / Él / Ustedse había preocupados/he had worried, you (formal) had worried
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos habíamos preocupadowe had worried
Vosotras / Vosotrosos habíais preocupadoyou (plural) had worried
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse habían preocupadothey had worried, you (plural formal) had worried
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Preocuparse in the Indicative Future Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome habré preocupadoI will have worried
te habrás preocupadoyou will have worried
Ella / Él / Ustedse habrá preocupados/he will have worried, you (formal) will have worried
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos habremos preocupadowe will have worried
Vosotras / Vosotrosos habréis preocupadoyou (plural) will have worried
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse habrán preocupadothey will have worried, you (plural formal) will have worried
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Preocuparse in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome habría preocupadoI would have worried
te habrías preocupadoyou would have worried
Ella / Él / Ustedse habría preocupados/he would have worried, you (formal) would have worried
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos habríamos preocupadowe would have worried
Vosotras / Vosotrosos habríais preocupadoyou (plural) would have worried
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse habrían preocupadothey would have worried, you (plural formal) would have worried
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Subjunctive Tenses of Preocuparse

Preocuparse 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 preocupe", meaning "I worry".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome preocupeI worry
te preocupesyou worry
Ella / Él / Ustedse preocupes/he worry, you (formal) worry
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos preocupemoswe worry
Vosotras / Vosotrosos preocupéisyou (plural) worry
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse preocupenthey worry, you (plural formal) worry
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Preocuparse 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 preocupara", meaning "I worried".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome preocuparaI worried
te preocuparasyou worried
Ella / Él / Ustedse preocuparas/he worried, you (formal) worried
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos preocupáramoswe worried
Vosotras / Vosotrosos preocuparaisyou (plural) worried
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse preocuparanthey worried, you (plural formal) worried
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Preocuparse 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 preocupare", meaning "I will worry".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome preocupareI will worry
te preocuparesyou will worry
Ella / Él / Ustedse preocupares/he will worry, you (formal) will worry
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos preocupáremoswe will worry
Vosotras / Vosotrosos preocupareisyou (plural) will worry
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse preocuparenthey will worry, you (plural formal) will worry
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Preocuparse 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 preocupado", meaning "I have worried".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome haya preocupadoI have worried
te hayas preocupadoyou have worried
Ella / Él / Ustedse haya preocupados/he has worried, you (formal) have worried
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos hayamos preocupadowe have worried
Vosotras / Vosotrosos hayáis preocupadoyou (plural) have worried
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse hayan preocupadothey have worried, you (plural formal) have worried
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Preocuparse 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 preocupado", meaning "I had worried".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome hubiera preocupadoI had worried
te hubieras preocupadoyou had worried
Ella / Él / Ustedse hubiera preocupados/he had worried, you (formal) had worried
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos hubiéramos preocupadowe had worried
Vosotras / Vosotrosos hubierais preocupadoyou (plural) had worried
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse hubieran preocupadothey had worried, you (plural formal) had worried
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Preocuparse 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 preocupado", meaning "I will have worried".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome hubiere preocupadoI will have worried
te hubieres preocupadoyou will have worried
Ella / Él / Ustedse hubiere preocupados/he will have worried, you (formal) will have worried
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos hubiéremos preocupadowe will have worried
Vosotras / Vosotrosos hubiereis preocupadoyou (plural) will have worried
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse hubieren preocupadothey will have worried, you (plural formal) will have worried
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Imperative Tenses of Preocuparse

Preocuparse in the Imperative Affirmative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
preocúpate(to you) worry!
Ella / Él / Ustedpreocúpese(to you formal) worry!
Nosotras / Nosotrospreocupémonoslet's worry!
Vosotras / Vosotrospreocupaos(to you plural) worry!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedespreocúpense(to you plural formal) worry!
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Preocuparse in the Imperative Negative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
no te preocupes(to you) don't worry!
Ella / Él / Ustedno se preocupe(to you formal) don't worry!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno nos preocupemoslet's not worry!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno os preocupéis(to you plural) don't worry!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno se preocupen(to you plural formal) don't worry!
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