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How to conjugate Reír in Spanish

To laugh Irregular Verb

Introduction

Reír is the Spanish verb for "to laugh". It is an irregular verb. Read on below to see how it is conjugated in the 18 major Spanish tenses!

Similar verbs to reír include: reírse.

SpanishEnglish
Infinitivereírto laugh
Past participlereídolaughed
Gerundriendolaughing
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Indicative Tenses of Reír

Reír in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of reír 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, "río", meaning "I laugh".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yorío I laugh
ríes you laugh
Ella / Él / Ustedríe s/he laugh, you (formal) laugh
Nosotras / Nosotrosreímos we laugh
Vosotras / Vosotrosreísyou (plural) laugh
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesríen they laugh, you (plural formal) laugh

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Reír in the Indicative Preterite

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoreíI laughed
reíste you laughed
Ella / Él / Ustedrio s/he laughed, you (formal) laughed
Nosotras / Nosotrosreímos we laughed
Vosotras / Vosotrosreísteis you (plural) laughed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesrieron they laughed, you (plural formal) laughed

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Reír in the Indicative Imperfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoreíaI used to laugh
reíasyou used to laugh
Ella / Él / Ustedreías/he used to laugh, you (formal) used to laugh
Nosotras / Nosotrosreíamoswe used to laugh
Vosotras / Vosotrosreíaisyou (plural) used to laugh
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesreíanthey used to laugh, you (plural formal) used to laugh
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Reír in the Indicative Present Continuous

The Indicative Present Continuous of reír is used to talk about something that is happening continuosly or right now. For example, "estoy riendo", meaning "I am laughing".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoestoy riendo I am laughing
estás riendo you are laughing
Ella / Él / Ustedestá riendo s/he is laughing, you (formal) are laughing
Nosotras / Nosotrosestamos riendo we are laughing
Vosotras / Vosotrosestáis riendo you (plural) are laughing
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesestán riendo they are laughing, you (plural formal) are laughing

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Reír in the Indicative Informal Future

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yovoy a reírI am going to laugh
vas a reíryou are going to laugh
Ella / Él / Ustedva a reírs/he is going to laugh, you (formal) are going to laugh
Nosotras / Nosotrosvamos a reírwe are going to laugh
Vosotras / Vosotrosvais a reíryou (plural) are going to laugh
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvan a reírthey are going to laugh, you (plural formal) are going to laugh
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Reír in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of reír is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "reiré", meaning "I will laugh".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoreiréI will laugh
reirásyou will laugh
Ella / Él / Ustedreirás/he will laugh, you (formal) will laugh
Nosotras / Nosotrosreiremoswe will laugh
Vosotras / Vosotrosreiréisyou (plural) will laugh
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesreiránthey will laugh, you (plural formal) will laugh
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Reír in the Indicative Conditional

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoreiríaI would laugh
reiríasyou would laugh
Ella / Él / Ustedreirías/he would laugh, you (formal) would laugh
Nosotras / Nosotrosreiríamoswe would laugh
Vosotras / Vosotrosreiríaisyou (plural) would laugh
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesreiríanthey would laugh, you (plural formal) would laugh
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Reír in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of reír 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 reído", meaning "I have laughed".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe reído I have laughed
has reído you have laughed
Ella / Él / Ustedha reído s/he has laughed, you (formal) have laughed
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos reído we have laughed
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis reído you (plural) have laughed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan reído they have laughed, you (plural formal) have laughed

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Reír in the Indicative Past Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía reído I had laughed
habías reído you had laughed
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía reído s/he had laughed, you (formal) had laughed
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos reído we had laughed
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais reído you (plural) had laughed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían reído they had laughed, you (plural formal) had laughed

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Reír in the Indicative Future Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré reído I will have laughed
habrás reído you will have laughed
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá reído s/he will have laughed, you (formal) will have laughed
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos reído we will have laughed
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis reído you (plural) will have laughed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán reído they will have laughed, you (plural formal) will have laughed

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Reír in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría reído I would have laughed
habrías reído you would have laughed
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría reído s/he would have laughed, you (formal) would have laughed
Nosotras / Nosotroshabríamos reído we would have laughed
Vosotras / Vosotroshabríais reído you (plural) would have laughed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrían reído they would have laughed, you (plural formal) would have laughed

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Subjunctive Tenses of Reír

Reír 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, "ría", meaning "I laugh".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoría I laugh
rías you laugh
Ella / Él / Ustedría s/he laugh, you (formal) laugh
Nosotras / Nosotrosriamos we laugh
Vosotras / Vosotrosriais you (plural) laugh
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesrían they laugh, you (plural formal) laugh

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Reír 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, "riera", meaning "I laughed".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoriera I laughed
rieras you laughed
Ella / Él / Ustedriera s/he laughed, you (formal) laughed
Nosotras / Nosotrosriéramos we laughed
Vosotras / Vosotrosrierais you (plural) laughed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesrieran they laughed, you (plural formal) laughed

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Reír 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, "riere", meaning "I will laugh".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoriere I will laugh
rieres you will laugh
Ella / Él / Ustedriere s/he will laugh, you (formal) will laugh
Nosotras / Nosotrosriéremos we will laugh
Vosotras / Vosotrosriereis you (plural) will laugh
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesrieren they will laugh, you (plural formal) will laugh

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Reír 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 reído", meaning "I have laughed".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya reído I have laughed
hayas reído you have laughed
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya reído s/he has laughed, you (formal) have laughed
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos reído we have laughed
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis reído you (plural) have laughed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan reído they have laughed, you (plural formal) have laughed

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Reír 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 reído", meaning "I had laughed".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera reído I had laughed
hubieras reído you had laughed
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera reído s/he had laughed, you (formal) had laughed
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos reído we had laughed
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais reído you (plural) had laughed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran reído they had laughed, you (plural formal) had laughed

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Reír 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 reído", meaning "I will have laughed".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere reído I will have laughed
hubieres reído you will have laughed
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere reído s/he will have laughed, you (formal) will have laughed
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos reído we will have laughed
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis reído you (plural) will have laughed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren reído they will have laughed, you (plural formal) will have laughed

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Imperative Tenses of Reír

Reír in the Imperative Affirmative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
ríe (to you) laugh!
Ella / Él / Ustedría (to you formal) laugh!
Nosotras / Nosotrosriamos let's laugh!
Vosotras / Vosotrosreíd (to you plural) laugh!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesrían (to you plural formal) laugh!

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Reír in the Imperative Negative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
no rías (to you) don't laugh!
Ella / Él / Ustedno ría (to you formal) don't laugh!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno riamos let's not laugh!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno riais (to you plural) don't laugh!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno rían (to you plural formal) don't laugh!

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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