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How to conjugate Recordar in Spanish

To remember, to recall, to remind Irregular

Introduction

Recordar is the Spanish verb for to remember, to recall, to remind. It is an irregular verb. Read on below to see how it is conjugated in the 16 major Spanish tenses!

SpanishSpanishEnglish
Infinitiverecordarto remember, to recall, to remind
Past participlerecordadoremembered
Gerundrecordandoremembering

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Indicative Tenses of Recordar

Recordar in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of recordar 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, "recuerdo su casa en el campo", meaning "I remember his house in the countryside".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YorecuerdoI remember
recuerdasyou remember
Ella / Él / Ustedrecuerdas/he remember, you (formal) remember
Nosotras / Nosotrosrecordamoswe remember
Vosotras / Vosotrosrecordáisyou (plural) remember
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesrecuerdanthey remember, you (plural formal) remember
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Recordar in the Indicative Preterite

The Indicative Preterite of recordar is used to talk about actions completed in the past, at a specific point in time. For example, "recordé su casa en el campo", meaning "I remembered his house in the countryside".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YorecordéI remembered
recordasteyou remembered
Ella / Él / Ustedrecordós/he remembered, you (formal) remembered
Nosotras / Nosotrosrecordamoswe remembered
Vosotras / Vosotrosrecordasteisyou (plural) remembered
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesrecordaronthey remembered, you (plural formal) remembered
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Recordar in the Indicative Imperfect

The Indicative Imperfect of recordar is used to describe regular and repeated actions that happened in the past and descriptions of things you used to do. For example, "recordaba su casa en el campo", meaning "I used to remember his house in the countryside".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YorecordabaI used to remember
recordabasyou used to remember
Ella / Él / Ustedrecordabas/he used to remember, you (formal) used to remember
Nosotras / Nosotrosrecordábamoswe used to remember
Vosotras / Vosotrosrecordabaisyou (plural) used to remember
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesrecordabanthey used to remember, you (plural formal) used to remember
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Recordar in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of recordar is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "recordaré su casa en el campo", meaning "I will remember his house in the countryside".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YorecordaréI will remember
recordarásyou will remember
Ella / Él / Ustedrecordarás/he will remember, you (formal) will remember
Nosotras / Nosotrosrecordaremoswe will remember
Vosotras / Vosotrosrecordaréisyou (plural) will remember
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesrecordaránthey will remember, you (plural formal) will remember
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Recordar in the Indicative Conditional

The Indicative Conditional of recordar is used to talk about something that may happen in the future, hypothesis and probabilities. For example, "recordaría su casa en el campo", meaning "I would remember his house in the countryside".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YorecordaríaI would remember
recordaríasyou would remember
Ella / Él / Ustedrecordarías/he would remember, you (formal) would remember
Nosotras / Nosotrosrecordaríamoswe would remember
Vosotras / Vosotrosrecordaríaisyou (plural) would remember
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesrecordaríanthey would remember, you (plural formal) would remember
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Recordar in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of recordar 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 recordado su casa en el campo", meaning "I have remembered his house in the countryside".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe recordadoI have remembered
has recordadoyou have remembered
Ella / Él / Ustedha recordados/he has remembered, you (formal) have remembered
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos recordadowe have remembered
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis recordadoyou (plural) have remembered
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan recordadothey have remembered, you (plural formal) have remembered
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Recordar in the Indicative Past Perfect

The Indicative Past Perfect of recordar is used to talk about actions that happened before another action in the past. For example, "había recordado su casa en el campo", meaning "I had remembered his house in the countryside".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía recordadoI had remembered
habías recordadoyou had remembered
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía recordados/he had remembered, you (formal) had remembered
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos recordadowe had remembered
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais recordadoyou (plural) had remembered
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían recordadothey had remembered, you (plural formal) had remembered
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Recordar in the Indicative Future Perfect

The Indicative Future Perfect of recordar is used to talk about something that will have happened in the future after something else has already happened. For example, "habré recordado su casa en el campo", meaning "I will have remembered his house in the countryside".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré recordadoI will have remembered
habrás recordadoyou will have remembered
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá recordados/he will have remembered, you (formal) will have remembered
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos recordadowe will have remembered
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis recordadoyou (plural) will have remembered
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán recordadothey will have remembered, you (plural formal) will have remembered
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Recordar in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

The Indicative Conditional Perfect of recordar is used to talk about something that would have happened in the future but didn’t due to another action. For example, "habría recordado su casa en el campo", meaning "I would have remembered his house in the countryside".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría recordadoI would have remembered
habrías recordadoyou would have remembered
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría recordados/he would have remembered, you (formal) would have remembered
Nosotras / Nosotroshabríamos recordadowe would have remembered
Vosotras / Vosotroshabríais recordadoyou (plural) would have remembered
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrían recordadothey would have remembered, you (plural formal) would have remembered
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Subjunctive Tenses of Recordar

Recordar 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, "recuerde", meaning "I remember".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YorecuerdeI remember
recuerdesyou remember
Ella / Él / Ustedrecuerdes/he remember, you (formal) remember
Nosotras / Nosotrosrecordemoswe remember
Vosotras / Vosotrosrecordéisyou (plural) remember
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesrecuerdenthey remember, you (plural formal) remember
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Recordar 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, "recordara", meaning "I remembered".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YorecordaraI remembered
recordarasyou remembered
Ella / Él / Ustedrecordaras/he remembered, you (formal) remembered
Nosotras / Nosotrosrecordáramoswe remembered
Vosotras / Vosotrosrecordaraisyou (plural) remembered
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesrecordaranthey remembered, you (plural formal) remembered
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Recordar in the Subjunctive Future

The Subjunctive Future is used For example, "recordare", meaning "I will remember".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YorecordareI will remember
recordaresyou will remember
Ella / Él / Ustedrecordares/he will remember, you (formal) will remember
Nosotras / Nosotrosrecordáremoswe will remember
Vosotras / Vosotrosrecordareisyou (plural) will remember
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesrecordarenthey will remember, you (plural formal) will remember
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Recordar 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 recordado", meaning "I have remembered".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya recordadoI have remembered
hayas recordadoyou have remembered
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya recordados/he has remembered, you (formal) have remembered
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos recordadowe have remembered
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis recordadoyou (plural) have remembered
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan recordadothey have remembered, you (plural formal) have remembered
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Recordar 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 recordado", meaning "I had remembered".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera recordadoI had remembered
hubieras recordadoyou had remembered
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera recordados/he had remembered, you (formal) had remembered
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos recordadowe had remembered
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais recordadoyou (plural) had remembered
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran recordadothey had remembered, you (plural formal) had remembered
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Recordar in the Subjunctive Future Perfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere recordadoI will have remembered
hubieres recordadoyou will have remembered
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere recordados/he will have remembered, you (formal) will have remembered
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos recordadowe will have remembered
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis recordadoyou (plural) will have remembered
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren recordadothey will have remembered, you (plural formal) will have remembered
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Imperative Tenses of Recordar

Recordar in the Imperative Affirmative

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
recuerda(to you) remember!
Ella / Él / Ustedrecuerde(to you formal) remember!
Nosotras / Nosotrosrecordemos(to we) remember!
Vosotras / Vosotrosrecordad(to you plural) remember!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesrecuerden(to you plural formal) remember!
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Recordar in the Imperative Negative

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
no recuerdes(to you) don't remember!
Ella / Él / Ustedno recuerde(to you formal) don't remember!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno recordemos(to we) don't remember!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno recordéis(to you plural) don't remember!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno recuerden(to you plural formal) don't remember!
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Example sentences and usage

  • ¿Recuerdas haberme visto antes? Do you remember seeing me before?
  • ¡Recordad que estamos todos en el mismo barco! Remember that we are all in the same boat.
  • ¿Recuerdas haberme visto antes? Do you remember seeing me before?
  • Tus ojos me recuerdan las estrellas. Your eyes remind me of stars.
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