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How to conjugate Traer in Spanish

To bring, to get, to carry Irregular

Introduction

Traer is the Spanish verb for to bring, to get, to carry. It is an irregular verb. Read on below to see how it is conjugated in the 16 major Spanish tenses!

SpanishSpanishEnglish
Infinitivetraerto bring, to get, to carry
Past participletraídobrought
Gerundtrayendobringing

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Indicative Tenses of Traer

Traer in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of traer 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, "traigo", meaning "I bring".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YotraigoI bring
traesyou bring
Ella / Él / Ustedtraes/he bring, you (formal) bring
Nosotras / Nosotrostraemoswe bring
Vosotras / Vosotrostraéisyou (plural) bring
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedestraenthey bring, you (plural formal) bring
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Traer in the Indicative Preterite

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YotrajeI brought
trajisteyou brought
Ella / Él / Ustedtrajos/he brought, you (formal) brought
Nosotras / Nosotrostrajimoswe brought
Vosotras / Vosotrostrajisteisyou (plural) brought
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedestrajeronthey brought, you (plural formal) brought
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Traer in the Indicative Imperfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YotraíaI used to bring
traíasyou used to bring
Ella / Él / Ustedtraías/he used to bring, you (formal) used to bring
Nosotras / Nosotrostraíamoswe used to bring
Vosotras / Vosotrostraíaisyou (plural) used to bring
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedestraíanthey used to bring, you (plural formal) used to bring
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Traer in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of traer is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "traeré", meaning "I will bring".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YotraeréI will bring
traerásyou will bring
Ella / Él / Ustedtraerás/he will bring, you (formal) will bring
Nosotras / Nosotrostraeremoswe will bring
Vosotras / Vosotrostraeréisyou (plural) will bring
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedestraeránthey will bring, you (plural formal) will bring
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Traer in the Indicative Conditional

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YotraeríaI would bring
traeríasyou would bring
Ella / Él / Ustedtraerías/he would bring, you (formal) would bring
Nosotras / Nosotrostraeríamoswe would bring
Vosotras / Vosotrostraeríaisyou (plural) would bring
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedestraeríanthey would bring, you (plural formal) would bring
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Traer in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of traer 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 traído", meaning "I have brought".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe traídoI have brought
has traídoyou have brought
Ella / Él / Ustedha traídos/he has brought, you (formal) have brought
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos traídowe have brought
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis traídoyou (plural) have brought
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan traídothey have brought, you (plural formal) have brought
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Traer in the Indicative Past Perfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía traídoI had brought
habías traídoyou had brought
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía traídos/he had brought, you (formal) had brought
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos traídowe had brought
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais traídoyou (plural) had brought
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían traídothey had brought, you (plural formal) had brought
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Traer in the Indicative Future Perfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré traídoI will have brought
habrás traídoyou will have brought
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá traídos/he will have brought, you (formal) will have brought
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos traídowe will have brought
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis traídoyou (plural) will have brought
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán traídothey will have brought, you (plural formal) will have brought
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Traer in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría traídoI would have brought
habrías traídoyou would have brought
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría traídos/he would have brought, you (formal) would have brought
Nosotras / Nosotroshabríamos traídowe would have brought
Vosotras / Vosotroshabríais traídoyou (plural) would have brought
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrían traídothey would have brought, you (plural formal) would have brought
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Subjunctive Tenses of Traer

Traer 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, "traiga", meaning "I bring".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YotraigaI bring
traigasyou bring
Ella / Él / Ustedtraigas/he bring, you (formal) bring
Nosotras / Nosotrostraigamoswe bring
Vosotras / Vosotrostraigáisyou (plural) bring
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedestraiganthey bring, you (plural formal) bring
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Traer 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, "trajera", meaning "I brought".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YotrajeraI brought
trajerasyou brought
Ella / Él / Ustedtrajeras/he brought, you (formal) brought
Nosotras / Nosotrostrajéramoswe brought
Vosotras / Vosotrostrajeraisyou (plural) brought
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedestrajeranthey brought, you (plural formal) brought
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Traer in the Subjunctive Future

The Subjunctive Future is used For example, "trajere", meaning "I will bring".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YotrajereI will bring
trajeresyou will bring
Ella / Él / Ustedtrajeres/he will bring, you (formal) will bring
Nosotras / Nosotrostrajéremoswe will bring
Vosotras / Vosotrostrajereisyou (plural) will bring
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedestrajerenthey will bring, you (plural formal) will bring
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Traer 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 traído", meaning "I have brought".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya traídoI have brought
hayas traídoyou have brought
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya traídos/he has brought, you (formal) have brought
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos traídowe have brought
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis traídoyou (plural) have brought
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan traídothey have brought, you (plural formal) have brought
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Traer 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 traído", meaning "I had brought".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera traídoI had brought
hubieras traídoyou had brought
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera traídos/he had brought, you (formal) had brought
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos traídowe had brought
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais traídoyou (plural) had brought
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran traídothey had brought, you (plural formal) had brought
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Traer in the Subjunctive Future Perfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere traídoI will have brought
hubieres traídoyou will have brought
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere traídos/he will have brought, you (formal) will have brought
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos traídowe will have brought
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis traídoyou (plural) will have brought
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren traídothey will have brought, you (plural formal) will have brought
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Imperative Tenses of Traer

Traer in the Imperative Affirmative

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
trae(to you) bring!
Ella / Él / Ustedtraiga(to you formal) bring!
Nosotras / Nosotrostraigamos(to we) bring!
Vosotras / Vosotrostraed(to you plural) bring!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedestraigan(to you plural formal) bring!
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Traer in the Imperative Negative

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
no traigas(to you) don't bring!
Ella / Él / Ustedno traiga(to you formal) don't bring!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno traigamos(to we) don't bring!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno traigáis(to you plural) don't bring!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno traigan(to you plural formal) don't bring!
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Example sentences and usage

  • Yo le traeré la factura inmediatamente. I'll bring you the bill immediately.
  • Tu corbata va bien con tu traje. Your tie blends well with your suit.
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