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How to conjugate Quedar in Spanish

To stay, to remain, to be left

Introduction

Quedar is the Spanish verb meaning "to be left/ to remain". For example: "Solo quedan dos rondas" meaning "There are only two rounds left" or "¿Dondé quedamos? - Where are we meeting? It is very popular (and somewhat confusing at first), but it can also be used to indicate that you already have plans/ or have arranged something - for example "He quedado con mis amigas a las cinco" which translates to "I've arranged to meet my friends at 5pm. You'll notice here that the past tense is being used. Another example: ¿Cómo han quedado las cosas? meaning "How did things turn out?. Don't confuse quedar with quedarse, which changes it's meaning when it becomes reflexive.

SpanishSpanishEnglish
Infinitivequedarto stay, to remain, to be left
Past participlequedadostayed
Gerundquedandostaying

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Indicative Tenses of Quedar

Quedar in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of quedar 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, "quedo", meaning "I stay".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoquedoI stay
quedasyou stay
Ella / Él / Ustedquedas/he stay, you (formal) stay
Nosotras / Nosotrosquedamoswe stay
Vosotras / Vosotrosquedáisyou (plural) stay
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesquedanthey stay, you (plural formal) stay
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Quedar in the Indicative Preterite

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoquedéI stayed
quedasteyou stayed
Ella / Él / Ustedquedós/he stayed, you (formal) stayed
Nosotras / Nosotrosquedamoswe stayed
Vosotras / Vosotrosquedasteisyou (plural) stayed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesquedaronthey stayed, you (plural formal) stayed
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Quedar in the Indicative Imperfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoquedabaI used to stay
quedabasyou used to stay
Ella / Él / Ustedquedabas/he used to stay, you (formal) used to stay
Nosotras / Nosotrosquedábamoswe used to stay
Vosotras / Vosotrosquedabaisyou (plural) used to stay
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesquedabanthey used to stay, you (plural formal) used to stay
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Quedar in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of quedar is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "quedaré", meaning "I will stay".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoquedaréI will stay
quedarásyou will stay
Ella / Él / Ustedquedarás/he will stay, you (formal) will stay
Nosotras / Nosotrosquedaremoswe will stay
Vosotras / Vosotrosquedaréisyou (plural) will stay
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesquedaránthey will stay, you (plural formal) will stay
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Quedar in the Indicative Conditional

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoquedaríaI would stay
quedaríasyou would stay
Ella / Él / Ustedquedarías/he would stay, you (formal) would stay
Nosotras / Nosotrosquedaríamoswe would stay
Vosotras / Vosotrosquedaríaisyou (plural) would stay
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesquedaríanthey would stay, you (plural formal) would stay
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Quedar in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of quedar 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 quedado", meaning "I have stayed".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe quedadoI have stayed
has quedadoyou have stayed
Ella / Él / Ustedha quedados/he has stayed, you (formal) have stayed
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos quedadowe have stayed
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis quedadoyou (plural) have stayed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan quedadothey have stayed, you (plural formal) have stayed
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Quedar in the Indicative Past Perfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía quedadoI had stayed
habías quedadoyou had stayed
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía quedados/he had stayed, you (formal) had stayed
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos quedadowe had stayed
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais quedadoyou (plural) had stayed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían quedadothey had stayed, you (plural formal) had stayed
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Quedar in the Indicative Future Perfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré quedadoI will have stayed
habrás quedadoyou will have stayed
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá quedados/he will have stayed, you (formal) will have stayed
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos quedadowe will have stayed
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis quedadoyou (plural) will have stayed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán quedadothey will have stayed, you (plural formal) will have stayed
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Quedar in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría quedadoI would have stayed
habrías quedadoyou would have stayed
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría quedados/he would have stayed, you (formal) would have stayed
Nosotras / Nosotroshabríamos quedadowe would have stayed
Vosotras / Vosotroshabríais quedadoyou (plural) would have stayed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrían quedadothey would have stayed, you (plural formal) would have stayed
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Subjunctive Tenses of Quedar

Quedar 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, "quede", meaning "I stay".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoquedeI stay
quedesyou stay
Ella / Él / Ustedquedes/he stay, you (formal) stay
Nosotras / Nosotrosquedemoswe stay
Vosotras / Vosotrosquedéisyou (plural) stay
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesquedenthey stay, you (plural formal) stay
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Quedar 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, "quedara", meaning "I stayed".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoquedaraI stayed
quedarasyou stayed
Ella / Él / Ustedquedaras/he stayed, you (formal) stayed
Nosotras / Nosotrosquedáramoswe stayed
Vosotras / Vosotrosquedaraisyou (plural) stayed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesquedaranthey stayed, you (plural formal) stayed
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Quedar in the Subjunctive Future

The Subjunctive Future is used For example, "quedare", meaning "I will stay".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoquedareI will stay
quedaresyou will stay
Ella / Él / Ustedquedares/he will stay, you (formal) will stay
Nosotras / Nosotrosquedáremoswe will stay
Vosotras / Vosotrosquedareisyou (plural) will stay
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesquedarenthey will stay, you (plural formal) will stay
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Quedar 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 quedado", meaning "I have stayed".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya quedadoI have stayed
hayas quedadoyou have stayed
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya quedados/he has stayed, you (formal) have stayed
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos quedadowe have stayed
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis quedadoyou (plural) have stayed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan quedadothey have stayed, you (plural formal) have stayed
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Quedar 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 quedado", meaning "I had stayed".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera quedadoI had stayed
hubieras quedadoyou had stayed
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera quedados/he had stayed, you (formal) had stayed
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos quedadowe had stayed
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais quedadoyou (plural) had stayed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran quedadothey had stayed, you (plural formal) had stayed
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Quedar in the Subjunctive Future Perfect

The Subjunctive Future Perfect is used For example, "hubiere quedado", meaning "I will have stayed".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere quedadoI will have stayed
hubieres quedadoyou will have stayed
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere quedados/he will have stayed, you (formal) will have stayed
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos quedadowe will have stayed
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis quedadoyou (plural) will have stayed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren quedadothey will have stayed, you (plural formal) will have stayed
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Imperative Tenses of Quedar

Quedar in the Imperative Affirmative

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
queda(to you) stay!
Ella / Él / Ustedquede(to you formal) stay!
Nosotras / Nosotrosquedemos(to we) stay!
Vosotras / Vosotrosquedad(to you plural) stay!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesqueden(to you plural formal) stay!
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Quedar in the Imperative Negative

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
no quedes(to you) don't stay!
Ella / Él / Ustedno quede(to you formal) don't stay!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno quedemos(to we) don't stay!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno quedéis(to you plural) don't stay!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno queden(to you plural formal) don't stay!
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Example sentences and usage

  • ¿Cuánto tiempo te quedaste? How long did you stay?
  • Se quedaron con la boca abierta. They were left speechless.
  • Tengo tanto trabajo que me quedo una hora más. I have so much work that I will stay for one more hour.
  • ¿Cuánto tiempo os quedaréis aquí? How long will you stay here?
  • Estarás a salvo mientras te quedes aquí. You are safe so long as you stay here.
  • El verde te queda. Green suits you.
  • Me quedo aquí hasta que vuelvas. I'll stay here till you get back.
  • ¿Qué tan lejos queda el hotel del aeropuerto? How far is it from the airport to the hotel?
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