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How to conjugate Reconocer in Spanish

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Reconocer is the Spanish verb for "to recognise". It is an irregular 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
Infinitivereconocerto recognise
Past participlereconocidorecognised
Gerundreconociendorecognising
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Indicative Tenses of Reconocer

Reconocer in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of reconocer 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, "reconozco", meaning "I recognise".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoreconozco I recognise
TĂșreconocesyou recognise
Ella / Él / Ustedreconoces/he recognises, you (formal) recognises
Nosotras / Nosotrosreconocemoswe recognise
Vosotras / Vosotrosreconocéisyou (plural) recognise
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesreconocenthey recognise, you (plural formal) recognise

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Reconocer in the Indicative Preterite

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoreconocĂ­I recognised
TĂșreconocisteyou recognised
Ella / Él / Ustedreconociós/he recognised, you (formal) recognised
Nosotras / Nosotrosreconocimoswe recognised
Vosotras / Vosotrosreconocisteisyou (plural) recognised
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesreconocieronthey recognised, you (plural formal) recognised
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Reconocer in the Indicative Imperfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoreconocĂ­aI used to recognise
TĂșreconocĂ­asyou used to recognise
Ella / Él / Ustedreconocías/he used to recognise, you (formal) used to recognise
Nosotras / NosotrosreconocĂ­amoswe used to recognise
Vosotras / VosotrosreconocĂ­aisyou (plural) used to recognise
Ellas / Ellos / UstedesreconocĂ­anthey used to recognise, you (plural formal) used to recognise
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Reconocer in the Indicative Present Continuous

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoestoy reconociendoI am recognising
TĂșestĂĄs reconociendoyou are recognising
Ella / Él / Ustedestá reconociendos/he is recognising, you (formal) are recognising
Nosotras / Nosotrosestamos reconociendowe are recognising
Vosotras / VosotrosestĂĄis reconociendoyou (plural) are recognising
Ellas / Ellos / UstedesestĂĄn reconociendothey are recognising, you (plural formal) are recognising
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Reconocer in the Indicative Informal Future

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yovoy a reconocerI am going to recognise
TĂșvas a reconoceryou are going to recognise
Ella / Él / Ustedva a reconocers/he is going to recognise, you (formal) are going to recognise
Nosotras / Nosotrosvamos a reconocerwe are going to recognise
Vosotras / Vosotrosvais a reconoceryou (plural) are going to recognise
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvan a reconocerthey are going to recognise, you (plural formal) are going to recognise
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Reconocer in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of reconocer is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "reconoceré", meaning "I will recognise".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoreconoceréI will recognise
TĂșreconocerĂĄsyou will recognise
Ella / Él / Ustedreconocerás/he will recognise, you (formal) will recognise
Nosotras / Nosotrosreconoceremoswe will recognise
Vosotras / Vosotrosreconoceréisyou (plural) will recognise
Ellas / Ellos / UstedesreconocerĂĄnthey will recognise, you (plural formal) will recognise
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Reconocer in the Indicative Conditional

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoreconocerĂ­aI would recognise
TĂșreconocerĂ­asyou would recognise
Ella / Él / Ustedreconocerías/he would recognise, you (formal) would recognise
Nosotras / NosotrosreconocerĂ­amoswe would recognise
Vosotras / VosotrosreconocerĂ­aisyou (plural) would recognise
Ellas / Ellos / UstedesreconocerĂ­anthey would recognise, you (plural formal) would recognise
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Reconocer in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of reconocer 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 reconocido", meaning "I have recognised".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe reconocidoI have recognised
TĂșhas reconocidoyou have recognised
Ella / Él / Ustedha reconocidos/he has recognised, you (formal) have recognised
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos reconocidowe have recognised
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis reconocidoyou (plural) have recognised
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan reconocidothey have recognised, you (plural formal) have recognised
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Reconocer in the Indicative Past Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YohabĂ­a reconocidoI had recognised
TĂșhabĂ­as reconocidoyou had recognised
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía reconocidos/he had recognised, you (formal) had recognised
Nosotras / NosotroshabĂ­amos reconocidowe had recognised
Vosotras / VosotroshabĂ­ais reconocidoyou (plural) had recognised
Ellas / Ellos / UstedeshabĂ­an reconocidothey had recognised, you (plural formal) had recognised
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Reconocer in the Indicative Future Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré reconocidoI will have recognised
TĂșhabrĂĄs reconocidoyou will have recognised
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá reconocidos/he will have recognised, you (formal) will have recognised
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos reconocidowe will have recognised
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis reconocidoyou (plural) will have recognised
Ellas / Ellos / UstedeshabrĂĄn reconocidothey will have recognised, you (plural formal) will have recognised
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Reconocer in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YohabrĂ­a reconocidoI would have recognised
TĂșhabrĂ­as reconocidoyou would have recognised
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría reconocidos/he would have recognised, you (formal) would have recognised
Nosotras / NosotroshabrĂ­amos reconocidowe would have recognised
Vosotras / VosotroshabrĂ­ais reconocidoyou (plural) would have recognised
Ellas / Ellos / UstedeshabrĂ­an reconocidothey would have recognised, you (plural formal) would have recognised
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Subjunctive Tenses of Reconocer

Reconocer 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, "reconozca", meaning "I recognise".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoreconozca I recognise
TĂșreconozcas you recognise
Ella / Él / Ustedreconozca s/he recognises, you (formal) recognises
Nosotras / Nosotrosreconozcamos we recognise
Vosotras / VosotrosreconozcĂĄis you (plural) recognise
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesreconozcan they recognise, you (plural formal) recognise

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Reconocer 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, "reconociera", meaning "I recognised".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoreconocieraI recognised
TĂșreconocierasyou recognised
Ella / Él / Ustedreconocieras/he recognised, you (formal) recognised
Nosotras / Nosotrosreconociéramoswe recognised
Vosotras / Vosotrosreconocieraisyou (plural) recognised
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesreconocieranthey recognised, you (plural formal) recognised
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Reconocer 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, "reconociere", meaning "I will recognise".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoreconociereI will recognise
TĂșreconocieresyou will recognise
Ella / Él / Ustedreconocieres/he will recognise, you (formal) will recognise
Nosotras / Nosotrosreconociéremoswe will recognise
Vosotras / Vosotrosreconociereisyou (plural) will recognise
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesreconocierenthey will recognise, you (plural formal) will recognise
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Reconocer 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 reconocido", meaning "I have recognised".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya reconocidoI have recognised
TĂșhayas reconocidoyou have recognised
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya reconocidos/he has recognised, you (formal) have recognised
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos reconocidowe have recognised
Vosotras / VosotroshayĂĄis reconocidoyou (plural) have recognised
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan reconocidothey have recognised, you (plural formal) have recognised
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Reconocer 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 reconocido", meaning "I had recognised".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera reconocidoI had recognised
TĂșhubieras reconocidoyou had recognised
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera reconocidos/he had recognised, you (formal) had recognised
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos reconocidowe had recognised
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais reconocidoyou (plural) had recognised
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran reconocidothey had recognised, you (plural formal) had recognised
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Reconocer 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 reconocido", meaning "I will have recognised".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere reconocidoI will have recognised
TĂșhubieres reconocidoyou will have recognised
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere reconocidos/he will have recognised, you (formal) will have recognised
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos reconocidowe will have recognised
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis reconocidoyou (plural) will have recognised
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren reconocidothey will have recognised, you (plural formal) will have recognised
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Imperative Tenses of Reconocer

Reconocer in the Imperative Affirmative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
TĂșreconoce(to you) recognise!
Ella / Él / Ustedreconozca (to you formal) recognise!
Nosotras / Nosotrosreconozcamos let's recognise!
Vosotras / Vosotrosreconoced(to you plural) recognise!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesreconozcan (to you plural formal) recognise!

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Reconocer in the Imperative Negative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
TĂșno reconozcas (to you) don't recognise!
Ella / Él / Ustedno reconozca (to you formal) don't recognise!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno reconozcamos let's not recognise!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno reconozcĂĄis (to you plural) don't recognise!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno reconozcan (to you plural formal) don't recognise!

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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