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How to conjugate Preparar in Spanish

To prepare Regular AR Verb

Introduction

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

Similar verbs to preparar include: capacitar, disponer.

SpanishEnglish
Infinitiveprepararto prepare
Past participlepreparadoprepared
Gerundpreparandopreparing
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Indicative Tenses of Preparar

Preparar in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of preparar 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, "preparo", meaning "I prepare".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YopreparoI prepare
Túpreparasyou prepare
Ella / Él / Ustedpreparas/he prepares, you (formal) prepares
Nosotras / Nosotrospreparamoswe prepare
Vosotras / Vosotrospreparáisyou (plural) prepare
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedespreparanthey prepare, you (plural formal) prepare
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Preparar in the Indicative Preterite

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YopreparéI prepared
Túpreparasteyou prepared
Ella / Él / Ustedpreparós/he prepared, you (formal) prepared
Nosotras / Nosotrospreparamoswe prepared
Vosotras / Vosotrospreparasteisyou (plural) prepared
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesprepararonthey prepared, you (plural formal) prepared
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Preparar in the Indicative Imperfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YopreparabaI used to prepare
Túpreparabasyou used to prepare
Ella / Él / Ustedpreparabas/he used to prepare, you (formal) used to prepare
Nosotras / Nosotrospreparábamoswe used to prepare
Vosotras / Vosotrospreparabaisyou (plural) used to prepare
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedespreparabanthey used to prepare, you (plural formal) used to prepare
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Preparar in the Indicative Present Continuous

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoestoy preparandoI am preparing
Túestás preparandoyou are preparing
Ella / Él / Ustedestá preparandos/he is preparing, you (formal) are preparing
Nosotras / Nosotrosestamos preparandowe are preparing
Vosotras / Vosotrosestáis preparandoyou (plural) are preparing
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesestán preparandothey are preparing, you (plural formal) are preparing
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Preparar in the Indicative Informal Future

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yovoy a prepararI am going to prepare
Túvas a prepararyou are going to prepare
Ella / Él / Ustedva a preparars/he is going to prepare, you (formal) are going to prepare
Nosotras / Nosotrosvamos a prepararwe are going to prepare
Vosotras / Vosotrosvais a prepararyou (plural) are going to prepare
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvan a prepararthey are going to prepare, you (plural formal) are going to prepare
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Preparar in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of preparar is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "prepararé", meaning "I will prepare".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoprepararéI will prepare
Túprepararásyou will prepare
Ella / Él / Ustedprepararás/he will prepare, you (formal) will prepare
Nosotras / Nosotrosprepararemoswe will prepare
Vosotras / Vosotrosprepararéisyou (plural) will prepare
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesprepararánthey will prepare, you (plural formal) will prepare
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Preparar in the Indicative Conditional

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoprepararíaI would prepare
Túprepararíasyou would prepare
Ella / Él / Ustedprepararías/he would prepare, you (formal) would prepare
Nosotras / Nosotrosprepararíamoswe would prepare
Vosotras / Vosotrosprepararíaisyou (plural) would prepare
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesprepararíanthey would prepare, you (plural formal) would prepare
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Preparar in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of preparar 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 preparado", meaning "I have prepared".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe preparadoI have prepared
Túhas preparadoyou have prepared
Ella / Él / Ustedha preparados/he has prepared, you (formal) have prepared
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos preparadowe have prepared
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis preparadoyou (plural) have prepared
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan preparadothey have prepared, you (plural formal) have prepared
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Preparar in the Indicative Past Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía preparadoI had prepared
Túhabías preparadoyou had prepared
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía preparados/he had prepared, you (formal) had prepared
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos preparadowe had prepared
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais preparadoyou (plural) had prepared
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían preparadothey had prepared, you (plural formal) had prepared
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Preparar in the Indicative Future Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré preparadoI will have prepared
Túhabrás preparadoyou will have prepared
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá preparados/he will have prepared, you (formal) will have prepared
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos preparadowe will have prepared
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis preparadoyou (plural) will have prepared
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán preparadothey will have prepared, you (plural formal) will have prepared
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Preparar in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría preparadoI would have prepared
Túhabrías preparadoyou would have prepared
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría preparados/he would have prepared, you (formal) would have prepared
Nosotras / Nosotroshabríamos preparadowe would have prepared
Vosotras / Vosotroshabríais preparadoyou (plural) would have prepared
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrían preparadothey would have prepared, you (plural formal) would have prepared
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Subjunctive Tenses of Preparar

Preparar 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, "prepare", meaning "I prepare".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoprepareI prepare
Túpreparesyou prepare
Ella / Él / Ustedprepares/he prepares, you (formal) prepares
Nosotras / Nosotrospreparemoswe prepare
Vosotras / Vosotrospreparéisyou (plural) prepare
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedespreparenthey prepare, you (plural formal) prepare
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Preparar 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, "preparara", meaning "I prepared".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoprepararaI prepared
Túprepararasyou prepared
Ella / Él / Ustedprepararas/he prepared, you (formal) prepared
Nosotras / Nosotrospreparáramoswe prepared
Vosotras / Vosotrosprepararaisyou (plural) prepared
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesprepararanthey prepared, you (plural formal) prepared
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Preparar 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, "preparare", meaning "I will prepare".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YopreparareI will prepare
Túprepararesyou will prepare
Ella / Él / Ustedpreparares/he will prepare, you (formal) will prepare
Nosotras / Nosotrospreparáremoswe will prepare
Vosotras / Vosotrospreparareisyou (plural) will prepare
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesprepararenthey will prepare, you (plural formal) will prepare
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Preparar 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 preparado", meaning "I have prepared".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya preparadoI have prepared
Túhayas preparadoyou have prepared
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya preparados/he has prepared, you (formal) have prepared
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos preparadowe have prepared
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis preparadoyou (plural) have prepared
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan preparadothey have prepared, you (plural formal) have prepared
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Preparar 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 preparado", meaning "I had prepared".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera preparadoI had prepared
Túhubieras preparadoyou had prepared
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera preparados/he had prepared, you (formal) had prepared
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos preparadowe had prepared
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais preparadoyou (plural) had prepared
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran preparadothey had prepared, you (plural formal) had prepared
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Preparar 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 preparado", meaning "I will have prepared".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere preparadoI will have prepared
Túhubieres preparadoyou will have prepared
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere preparados/he will have prepared, you (formal) will have prepared
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos preparadowe will have prepared
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis preparadoyou (plural) will have prepared
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren preparadothey will have prepared, you (plural formal) will have prepared
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Imperative Tenses of Preparar

Preparar in the Imperative Affirmative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
Túprepara(to you) prepare!
Ella / Él / Ustedprepare(to you formal) prepare!
Nosotras / Nosotrospreparemoslet's prepare!
Vosotras / Vosotrospreparad(to you plural) prepare!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedespreparen(to you plural formal) prepare!
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Preparar in the Imperative Negative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
Túno prepares(to you) don't prepare!
Ella / Él / Ustedno prepare(to you formal) don't prepare!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno preparemoslet's not prepare!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno preparéis(to you plural) don't prepare!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno preparen(to you plural formal) don't prepare!
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