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How to conjugate Quedar in Spanish

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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.

Similar verbs to quedar include: mantenerse, permanecer, sobrar.

ItemSpanishEnglish
Infinitivequedarto remain, to be left
Past participlequedadoremained
Gerundquedandoremaining

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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 remain".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoquedoI remain
quedasyou remain
Ella / Él / Ustedquedas/he remains, you (formal) remain
Nosotras / Nosotrosquedamoswe remain
Vosotras / Vosotrosquedáisyou (plural) remain
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesquedanthey remain, you (plural formal) remain

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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 remained".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoquedéI remained
quedasteyou remained
Ella / Él / Ustedquedós/he remained, you (formal) remained
Nosotras / Nosotrosquedamoswe remained
Vosotras / Vosotrosquedasteisyou (plural) remained
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesquedaronthey remained, you (plural formal) remained

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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 remain".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoquedabaI used to remain
quedabasyou used to remain
Ella / Él / Ustedquedabas/he used to remain, you (formal) used to remain
Nosotras / Nosotrosquedábamoswe used to remain
Vosotras / Vosotrosquedabaisyou (plural) used to remain
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesquedabanthey used to remain, you (plural formal) used to remain

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Quedar in the Indicative Present Continuous

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoestoy quedandoI am remaining
estás quedandoyou are remaining
Ella / Él / Ustedestá quedandos/he is remaining, you (formal) are remaining
Nosotras / Nosotrosestamos quedandowe are remaining
Vosotras / Vosotrosestáis quedandoyou (plural) are remaining
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesestán quedandothey are remaining, you (plural formal) are remaining

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Quedar in the Indicative Informal Future

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yovoy a quedarI am going to remain
vas a quedaryou are going to remain
Ella / Él / Ustedva a quedars/he is going to remain, you (formal) are going to remain
Nosotras / Nosotrosvamos a quedarwe are going to remain
Vosotras / Vosotrosvais a quedaryou (plural) are going to remain
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvan a quedarthey are going to remain, you (plural formal) are going to remain

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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 remain".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoquedaréI will remain
quedarásyou will remain
Ella / Él / Ustedquedarás/he will remain, you (formal) will remain
Nosotras / Nosotrosquedaremoswe will remain
Vosotras / Vosotrosquedaréisyou (plural) will remain
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesquedaránthey will remain, you (plural formal) will remain

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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 remain".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoquedaríaI would remain
quedaríasyou would remain
Ella / Él / Ustedquedarías/he would remain, you (formal) would remain
Nosotras / Nosotrosquedaríamoswe would remain
Vosotras / Vosotrosquedaríaisyou (plural) would remain
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesquedaríanthey would remain, you (plural formal) would remain

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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 remained".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe quedadoI have remained
has quedadoyou have remained
Ella / Él / Ustedha quedados/he has remained, you (formal) have remained
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos quedadowe have remained
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis quedadoyou (plural) have remained
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan quedadothey have remained, you (plural formal) have remained

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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 remained".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía quedadoI had remained
habías quedadoyou had remained
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía quedados/he had remained, you (formal) had remained
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos quedadowe had remained
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais quedadoyou (plural) had remained
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían quedadothey had remained, you (plural formal) had remained

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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 remained".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré quedadoI will have remained
habrás quedadoyou will have remained
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá quedados/he will have remained, you (formal) will have remained
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos quedadowe will have remained
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis quedadoyou (plural) will have remained
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán quedadothey will have remained, you (plural formal) will have remained

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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 past but didn’t due to another action. For example, "habría quedado", meaning "I would have remained".

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

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

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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 remain".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoquedeI remain
quedesyou remain
Ella / Él / Ustedquedes/he remains, you (formal) remain
Nosotras / Nosotrosquedemoswe remain
Vosotras / Vosotrosquedéisyou (plural) remain
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesquedenthey remain, you (plural formal) remain

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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 remained".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoquedaraI remained
quedarasyou remained
Ella / Él / Ustedquedaras/he remained, you (formal) remained
Nosotras / Nosotrosquedáramoswe remained
Vosotras / Vosotrosquedaraisyou (plural) remained
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesquedaranthey remained, you (plural formal) remained

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Quedar in the Subjunctive Future

The Subjunctive Future is used to speak about hypothetical situations, and actions/events that may happen in the future. For example, "quedare", meaning "I will remain".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoquedareI will remain
quedaresyou will remain
Ella / Él / Ustedquedares/he will remain, you (formal) will remain
Nosotras / Nosotrosquedáremoswe will remain
Vosotras / Vosotrosquedareisyou (plural) will remain
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesquedarenthey will remain, you (plural formal) will remain

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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 remained".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya quedadoI have remained
hayas quedadoyou have remained
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya quedados/he has remained, you (formal) have remained
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos quedadowe have remained
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis quedadoyou (plural) have remained
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan quedadothey have remained, you (plural formal) have remained

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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 remained".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera quedadoI had remained
hubieras quedadoyou had remained
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera quedados/he had remained, you (formal) had remained
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos quedadowe had remained
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais quedadoyou (plural) had remained
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran quedadothey had remained, you (plural formal) had remained

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Quedar 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. For example, "hubiere quedado", meaning "I will have remained".

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

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

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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) remain!".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
queda(to you) remain!
Ella / Él / Ustedquede(to you formal) remain!
Nosotras / Nosotrosquedemoslet's remain!
Vosotras / Vosotrosquedad(to you plural) remain!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesqueden(to you plural formal) remain!

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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 remain!".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
no quedes(to you) don't remain!
Ella / Él / Ustedno quede(to you formal) don't remain!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno quedemoslet's not remain!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno quedéis(to you plural) don't remain!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno queden(to you plural formal) don't remain!

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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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