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How to conjugate Protegerse in Spanish

To protect (oneself) Irregular Verb

Introduction

Protegerse is the Spanish verb for "to protect (oneself)". It is an irregular reflexive verb. Read on below to see how it is conjugated in the 18 major Spanish tenses!

SpanishEnglish
Infinitiveprotegerseto protect (oneself)
Past participleprotegidoprotected
Gerundprotegiendoprotecting
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Indicative Tenses of Protegerse

Protegerse in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of protegerse 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 protejo", meaning "I protect".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome protejo I protect
TĂște protegesyou protect
Ella / Él / Ustedse proteges/he protects, you (formal) protects
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos protegemoswe protect
Vosotras / Vosotrosos protegéisyou (plural) protect
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse protegenthey protect, you (plural formal) protect

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Protegerse in the Indicative Preterite

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome protegĂ­I protected
TĂște protegisteyou protected
Ella / Él / Ustedse protegiós/he protected, you (formal) protected
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos protegimoswe protected
Vosotras / Vosotrosos protegisteisyou (plural) protected
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse protegieronthey protected, you (plural formal) protected
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Protegerse in the Indicative Imperfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome protegĂ­aI used to protect
TĂște protegĂ­asyou used to protect
Ella / Él / Ustedse protegías/he used to protect, you (formal) used to protect
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos protegĂ­amoswe used to protect
Vosotras / Vosotrosos protegĂ­aisyou (plural) used to protect
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse protegĂ­anthey used to protect, you (plural formal) used to protect
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Protegerse in the Indicative Present Continuous

The Indicative Present Continuous of protegerse is used to talk about something that is happening continuously or right now. For example, "me estoy protegiendo", meaning "I am protecting".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome estoy protegiendoI am protecting
TĂște estĂĄs protegiendoyou are protecting
Ella / Él / Ustedse está protegiendos/he is protecting, you (formal) are protecting
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos estamos protegiendowe are protecting
Vosotras / Vosotrosos estĂĄis protegiendoyou (plural) are protecting
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse estĂĄn protegiendothey are protecting, you (plural formal) are protecting
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Protegerse in the Indicative Informal Future

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome voy a protegerI am going to protect
TĂște vas a protegeryou are going to protect
Ella / Él / Ustedse va a protegers/he is going to protect, you (formal) are going to protect
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos vamos a protegerwe are going to protect
Vosotras / Vosotrosos vais a protegeryou (plural) are going to protect
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse van a protegerthey are going to protect, you (plural formal) are going to protect
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Protegerse in the Indicative Future

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome protegeréI will protect
TĂște protegerĂĄsyou will protect
Ella / Él / Ustedse protegerás/he will protect, you (formal) will protect
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos protegeremoswe will protect
Vosotras / Vosotrosos protegeréisyou (plural) will protect
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse protegerĂĄnthey will protect, you (plural formal) will protect
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Protegerse in the Indicative Conditional

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome protegerĂ­aI would protect
TĂște protegerĂ­asyou would protect
Ella / Él / Ustedse protegerías/he would protect, you (formal) would protect
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos protegerĂ­amoswe would protect
Vosotras / Vosotrosos protegerĂ­aisyou (plural) would protect
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse protegerĂ­anthey would protect, you (plural formal) would protect
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Protegerse in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of protegerse 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 protegido", meaning "I have protected".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome he protegidoI have protected
TĂște has protegidoyou have protected
Ella / Él / Ustedse ha protegidos/he has protected, you (formal) have protected
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos hemos protegidowe have protected
Vosotras / Vosotrosos habéis protegidoyou (plural) have protected
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse han protegidothey have protected, you (plural formal) have protected
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Protegerse in the Indicative Past Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome habĂ­a protegidoI had protected
TĂște habĂ­as protegidoyou had protected
Ella / Él / Ustedse había protegidos/he had protected, you (formal) had protected
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos habĂ­amos protegidowe had protected
Vosotras / Vosotrosos habĂ­ais protegidoyou (plural) had protected
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse habĂ­an protegidothey had protected, you (plural formal) had protected
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Protegerse in the Indicative Future Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome habré protegidoI will have protected
TĂște habrĂĄs protegidoyou will have protected
Ella / Él / Ustedse habrá protegidos/he will have protected, you (formal) will have protected
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos habremos protegidowe will have protected
Vosotras / Vosotrosos habréis protegidoyou (plural) will have protected
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse habrĂĄn protegidothey will have protected, you (plural formal) will have protected
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Protegerse in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome habrĂ­a protegidoI would have protected
TĂște habrĂ­as protegidoyou would have protected
Ella / Él / Ustedse habría protegidos/he would have protected, you (formal) would have protected
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos habrĂ­amos protegidowe would have protected
Vosotras / Vosotrosos habrĂ­ais protegidoyou (plural) would have protected
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse habrĂ­an protegidothey would have protected, you (plural formal) would have protected
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Subjunctive Tenses of Protegerse

Protegerse 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 proteja", meaning "I protect".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome proteja I protect
TĂște protejas you protect
Ella / Él / Ustedse proteja s/he protects, you (formal) protects
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos protejamos we protect
Vosotras / Vosotrosos protejĂĄis you (plural) protect
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse protejan they protect, you (plural formal) protect

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Protegerse 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 protegiera", meaning "I protected".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome protegieraI protected
TĂște protegierasyou protected
Ella / Él / Ustedse protegieras/he protected, you (formal) protected
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos protegiéramoswe protected
Vosotras / Vosotrosos protegieraisyou (plural) protected
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse protegieranthey protected, you (plural formal) protected
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Protegerse 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 protegiere", meaning "I will protect".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome protegiereI will protect
TĂște protegieresyou will protect
Ella / Él / Ustedse protegieres/he will protect, you (formal) will protect
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos protegiéremoswe will protect
Vosotras / Vosotrosos protegiereisyou (plural) will protect
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse protegierenthey will protect, you (plural formal) will protect
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Protegerse 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 protegido", meaning "I have protected".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome haya protegidoI have protected
TĂște hayas protegidoyou have protected
Ella / Él / Ustedse haya protegidos/he has protected, you (formal) have protected
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos hayamos protegidowe have protected
Vosotras / Vosotrosos hayĂĄis protegidoyou (plural) have protected
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse hayan protegidothey have protected, you (plural formal) have protected
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Protegerse 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 protegido", meaning "I had protected".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome hubiera protegidoI had protected
TĂște hubieras protegidoyou had protected
Ella / Él / Ustedse hubiera protegidos/he had protected, you (formal) had protected
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos hubiéramos protegidowe had protected
Vosotras / Vosotrosos hubierais protegidoyou (plural) had protected
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse hubieran protegidothey had protected, you (plural formal) had protected
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Protegerse 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 protegido", meaning "I will have protected".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome hubiere protegidoI will have protected
TĂște hubieres protegidoyou will have protected
Ella / Él / Ustedse hubiere protegidos/he will have protected, you (formal) will have protected
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos hubiéremos protegidowe will have protected
Vosotras / Vosotrosos hubiereis protegidoyou (plural) will have protected
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse hubieren protegidothey will have protected, you (plural formal) will have protected
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Imperative Tenses of Protegerse

Protegerse in the Imperative Affirmative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
TĂșprotĂ©gete(to you) protect!
Ella / Él / UstedprotĂ©jase (to you formal) protect!
Nosotras / NosotrosprotejĂĄmonos let's protect!
Vosotras / Vosotrosprotegeos(to you plural) protect!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesprotéjanse (to you plural formal) protect!

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Protegerse in the Imperative Negative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
TĂșno te protejas (to you) don't protect!
Ella / Él / Ustedno se proteja (to you formal) don't protect!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno nos protejamos let's not protect!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno os protejĂĄis (to you plural) don't protect!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno se protejan (to you plural formal) don't protect!

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