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How to conjugate Recibir in Spanish

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Recibir is the Spanish verb for "to receive". It is a regular IR verb, and one of the most popular 100 Spanish verbs. Read on below to see how it is conjugated in the 18 major Spanish tenses!

SpanishEnglish
Infinitiverecibirto receive
Past participlerecibidoreceived
Gerundrecibiendoreceiving
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Indicative Tenses of Recibir

Recibir in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of recibir 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, "recibo un regalo", meaning "I receive a present".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoreciboI receive
TĂșrecibesyou receive
Ella / Él / Ustedrecibes/he receives, you (formal) receives
Nosotras / Nosotrosrecibimoswe receive
Vosotras / VosotrosrecibĂ­syou (plural) receive
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesrecibenthey receive, you (plural formal) receive
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Recibir in the Indicative Preterite

The Indicative Preterite of recibir is used to talk about actions completed in the past, at a specific point in time. For example, "recibĂ­ un regalo", meaning "I received a present".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YorecibĂ­I received
TĂșrecibisteyou received
Ella / Él / Ustedrecibiós/he received, you (formal) received
Nosotras / Nosotrosrecibimoswe received
Vosotras / Vosotrosrecibisteisyou (plural) received
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesrecibieronthey received, you (plural formal) received
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Recibir in the Indicative Imperfect

The Indicative Imperfect of recibir is used to describe regular and repeated actions that happened in the past and descriptions of things you used to do. For example, "recibĂ­a un regalo", meaning "I used to receive a present".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YorecibĂ­aI used to receive
TĂșrecibĂ­asyou used to receive
Ella / Él / Ustedrecibías/he used to receive, you (formal) used to receive
Nosotras / NosotrosrecibĂ­amoswe used to receive
Vosotras / VosotrosrecibĂ­aisyou (plural) used to receive
Ellas / Ellos / UstedesrecibĂ­anthey used to receive, you (plural formal) used to receive
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Recibir in the Indicative Present Continuous

The Indicative Present Continuous of recibir is used to talk about something that is happening continuously or right now. For example, "estoy recibiendo un regalo", meaning "I am receiving a present".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoestoy recibiendoI am receiving
TĂșestĂĄs recibiendoyou are receiving
Ella / Él / Ustedestá recibiendos/he is receiving, you (formal) are receiving
Nosotras / Nosotrosestamos recibiendowe are receiving
Vosotras / VosotrosestĂĄis recibiendoyou (plural) are receiving
Ellas / Ellos / UstedesestĂĄn recibiendothey are receiving, you (plural formal) are receiving
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Recibir in the Indicative Informal Future

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yovoy a recibirI am going to receive
TĂșvas a recibiryou are going to receive
Ella / Él / Ustedva a recibirs/he is going to receive, you (formal) are going to receive
Nosotras / Nosotrosvamos a recibirwe are going to receive
Vosotras / Vosotrosvais a recibiryou (plural) are going to receive
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvan a recibirthey are going to receive, you (plural formal) are going to receive
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Recibir in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of recibir is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "recibiré un regalo", meaning "I will receive a present".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YorecibiréI will receive
TĂșrecibirĂĄsyou will receive
Ella / Él / Ustedrecibirás/he will receive, you (formal) will receive
Nosotras / Nosotrosrecibiremoswe will receive
Vosotras / Vosotrosrecibiréisyou (plural) will receive
Ellas / Ellos / UstedesrecibirĂĄnthey will receive, you (plural formal) will receive
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Recibir in the Indicative Conditional

The Indicative Conditional of recibir is used to talk about something that may happen in the future, hypothesis and probabilities. For example, "recibirĂ­a un regalo", meaning "I would receive a present".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YorecibirĂ­aI would receive
TĂșrecibirĂ­asyou would receive
Ella / Él / Ustedrecibirías/he would receive, you (formal) would receive
Nosotras / NosotrosrecibirĂ­amoswe would receive
Vosotras / VosotrosrecibirĂ­aisyou (plural) would receive
Ellas / Ellos / UstedesrecibirĂ­anthey would receive, you (plural formal) would receive
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Recibir in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of recibir 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 recibido un regalo", meaning "I have received a present".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe recibidoI have received
TĂșhas recibidoyou have received
Ella / Él / Ustedha recibidos/he has received, you (formal) have received
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos recibidowe have received
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis recibidoyou (plural) have received
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan recibidothey have received, you (plural formal) have received
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Recibir in the Indicative Past Perfect

The Indicative Past Perfect of recibir is used to talk about actions that happened before another action in the past. For example, "habĂ­a recibido un regalo", meaning "I had received a present".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YohabĂ­a recibidoI had received
TĂșhabĂ­as recibidoyou had received
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía recibidos/he had received, you (formal) had received
Nosotras / NosotroshabĂ­amos recibidowe had received
Vosotras / VosotroshabĂ­ais recibidoyou (plural) had received
Ellas / Ellos / UstedeshabĂ­an recibidothey had received, you (plural formal) had received
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Recibir in the Indicative Future Perfect

The Indicative Future Perfect of recibir is used to talk about something that will have happened in the future after something else has already happened. For example, "habré recibido un regalo", meaning "I will have received a present".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré recibidoI will have received
TĂșhabrĂĄs recibidoyou will have received
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá recibidos/he will have received, you (formal) will have received
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos recibidowe will have received
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis recibidoyou (plural) will have received
Ellas / Ellos / UstedeshabrĂĄn recibidothey will have received, you (plural formal) will have received
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Recibir in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

The Indicative Conditional Perfect of recibir is used to talk about something that would have happened in the past but didn’t due to another action. For example, "habría recibido un regalo", meaning "I would have received a present".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YohabrĂ­a recibidoI would have received
TĂșhabrĂ­as recibidoyou would have received
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría recibidos/he would have received, you (formal) would have received
Nosotras / NosotroshabrĂ­amos recibidowe would have received
Vosotras / VosotroshabrĂ­ais recibidoyou (plural) would have received
Ellas / Ellos / UstedeshabrĂ­an recibidothey would have received, you (plural formal) would have received
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Subjunctive Tenses of Recibir

Recibir 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, "reciba", meaning "I receive".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YorecibaI receive
TĂșrecibasyou receive
Ella / Él / Ustedrecibas/he receives, you (formal) receives
Nosotras / Nosotrosrecibamoswe receive
Vosotras / VosotrosrecibĂĄisyou (plural) receive
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesrecibanthey receive, you (plural formal) receive
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Recibir 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, "recibiera", meaning "I received".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YorecibieraI received
TĂșrecibierasyou received
Ella / Él / Ustedrecibieras/he received, you (formal) received
Nosotras / Nosotrosrecibiéramoswe received
Vosotras / Vosotrosrecibieraisyou (plural) received
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesrecibieranthey received, you (plural formal) received
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Recibir 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, "recibiere", meaning "I will receive".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YorecibiereI will receive
TĂșrecibieresyou will receive
Ella / Él / Ustedrecibieres/he will receive, you (formal) will receive
Nosotras / Nosotrosrecibiéremoswe will receive
Vosotras / Vosotrosrecibiereisyou (plural) will receive
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesrecibierenthey will receive, you (plural formal) will receive
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Recibir 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 recibido", meaning "I have received".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya recibidoI have received
TĂșhayas recibidoyou have received
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya recibidos/he has received, you (formal) have received
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos recibidowe have received
Vosotras / VosotroshayĂĄis recibidoyou (plural) have received
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan recibidothey have received, you (plural formal) have received
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Recibir 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 recibido", meaning "I had received".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera recibidoI had received
TĂșhubieras recibidoyou had received
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera recibidos/he had received, you (formal) had received
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos recibidowe had received
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais recibidoyou (plural) had received
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran recibidothey had received, you (plural formal) had received
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Recibir 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 recibido", meaning "I will have received".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere recibidoI will have received
TĂșhubieres recibidoyou will have received
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere recibidos/he will have received, you (formal) will have received
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos recibidowe will have received
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis recibidoyou (plural) will have received
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren recibidothey will have received, you (plural formal) will have received
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Imperative Tenses of Recibir

Recibir in the Imperative Affirmative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
TĂșrecibe(to you) receive!
Ella / Él / Ustedreciba(to you formal) receive!
Nosotras / Nosotrosrecibamoslet's receive!
Vosotras / Vosotrosrecibid(to you plural) receive!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesreciban(to you plural formal) receive!
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Recibir in the Imperative Negative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
TĂșno recibas(to you) don't receive!
Ella / Él / Ustedno reciba(to you formal) don't receive!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno recibamoslet's not receive!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno recibĂĄis(to you plural) don't receive!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno reciban(to you plural formal) don't receive!
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Example sentences and usage

  • El pueblo recibĂ­a un aluviĂłn de turistas en verano. The town was deluged with tourists in summer.
  • RecibirĂĄs una bicicleta para tu cumpleaños. You shall have a bicycle for your birthday.
  • Kioto recibe muchos turistas de todo el mundo. Kyoto gets lots of visitors from all over the world.
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