Spanish for accompany, keep company, to go with, to escort

acompañar - Spanish for accompany


The Spanish for accompany. Here you can learn the conjugations of acompañar, the verb in Spanish for to accompany, each with a sample Spanish sentence in each of the tenses.

Note: acompañar can also mean: to escort, to go with, to keep company.

The word is almost identical to the English so it is easy to memorise it... then learn the conjugations in the various Spanish verb tenses.

One interesting thing that you will notice with the example sentences of the verb acompañar is that it is often accompanied by the 'personal a', which is the word 'a'.

So A often accompanies acompañar. You'll see this in the sample Spanish sentences of the conjugated verb below.

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Present Participle Past Participle
acompañando = accompanying acompañado = accompanied

The past participle is very important as it is used to form the various compound tenses, seven of which are used in modern Spanish conversation and writing. Check out the tenses in the tables below, and then read aloud and learn the sentences. Try them several times.


Verb acompañar fully conjugated. The Spanish for accompany.


The 7 Simple Tenses of the conjugated Spanish verb acompañar - Spanish for accompany

Present Tense - Presente
yo acompaño I (am) - accompany

- accompanying

- do accompany
acompañas you (are)
(inf.sing)
él, ella
-----
usted
acompaña he, she, it (is)
-----
you (are)
(form.sing)
nosotros acompañamos we (are)
vosotros acompañáis you (are)
(inf.pl)
ellos, ellas
ustedes
acompañan they (are) (m/f)
-----
you (are)
(form.pl)


Example Spanish sentence of the verb acompañar, Spanish for accompany, conjugated in the present indicative tense:

Yo acompaño a mi abuela.
I am accompanying/going with my grandmother.


Imperfect Indicative Tense
Imperfecto de Indicativo
yo acompañaba I (was) - accompanied
- accompanying

- used to accompany
acompañabas you (were)
(inf.sing)
él, ella
usted
acompañaba he, she, it (was)
-----
you (were)
(form.sing)
nosotros acompañabamos we (were)
vosotros acompañabais you (were)
(inf.pl)
ellos, ellas
ustedes
acompañaban they (m/f)
you (were)
(form.pl)

Example Spanish sentence of the verb acompañar, Spanish for accompany, conjugated in the imperfect indicative tense:

Él acompañaba a su madre.
He accompanied/went with his mother. / He kept his mother company.


Preterit Tense - Pretérito
yo acompañé I accompanied
acompañaste you (inf.sing)
él, ella
usted
acompañó he, she, it
you (form.sing)
nosotros acompañamos we
vosotros acompañasteis you (inf.pl)
ellos, ellas
ustedes
acompañaron they (m/f)
you (form.pl)

Example Spanish sentence of the verb acompañar, Spanish for accompany, conjugated in the preterit tense:

Nosotros acompañamos a ella hasta la puerta.
We accompanied her as far as the gate/door.


Future Tense - Futuro
yo acompañaré I - will accompany

- will be accompanying
acompañarás you (inf.sing)
él, ella
usted
acompañará he, she, it
you (form.sing)
nosotros acompañaremos we
vosotros acompañaréis you (inf.pl)
ellos ellas
ustedes
acompañarán they (m/f)
you (form.pl)

Example sentence of the verb acompañar, Spanish for accompany - conjugated in the future tense:

Vosotros acompañaréis a ella porque ella tiene miedo de ir sola.
You (inf.pl) will accompany her because she is afraid to go alone/on her own.


Conditional Tense - Potencial Simple
yo acompañaría I would accompany
acompañarías you (inf.sing)
él, ella
usted
acompañaría he, she, it
you (form.sing)
nosotros acompañaríamos we
vosotros acompañaríais you (inf.pl)
ellos, ellas
ustedes
acompañarían they (m/f)
you (form.pl)

Example sentence of the verb acompañar Spanish for accompany, conjugated in the conditional tense:

Él acompañaría a ella en el viaje pero no tiene bastante dinero.
He would accompany/go with her on the trip but he doesn’t have enough money.


Present Subjunctive Tense - Presente de Subjuntivo
yo acompañe I - may accompany

- may be accompanying
acompañes you (inf.sing)
él, ella
usted
acompañe he, she, it
you (form.sing)
nosotros acompañemos we
vosotros acompañéis you (inf.pl)
ellos ellas
ustedes
acompañen they (m/f)
you (form.pl)

Example Spanish sentence of the verb acompañar, Spanish for accompany, conjugated in the present subjunctive tense:

Espero que ellos acompañen a su hermana.
I hope that they (may) accompany his sister.


Imperfect Subjunctive Tense -ra version - Imperfecto de Subjuntivo
yo acompañara (that) I (maybe)
accompanied
(in the past)
acompañaras (that) you (inf.sing)
él, ella
usted
acompañara (that)
he, she, it
you (form.sing)
nosotros acompañáramos (that) we
vosotros acompañarais (that) you (inf.pl)
ellos, ellas
ustedes
acompañaran (that)
they (m/f)
you (form.pl)

Example Spanish sentence of the verb acompañar, Spanish for accompany, conjugated in the imperfect subjunctive –ra version tense:

Era importante que acompañaras a la persona que estaba en el pasillo.
It was important that you accompanied the person who was in the corridor.


Imperfect Subjunctive Tense -se version - Imperfecto de Subjuntivo
yo acompañase (that) I (maybe)
accompanied
(in the past)
acompañases (that) you (inf.sing)
él, ella
usted
acompañase (that)
he, she, it
you (form.sing)
nosotros acompañásemos (that) we
vosotros acompañaseis (that) you (inf.pl)
ellos, ellas
ustedes
acompañasen (that)
they (m/f)
you (form.pl)

Example Spanish sentence of the verb acompañar, Spanish for accompany, conjugated in the imperfect subjunctive –se version tense:

Era importante que acompañases a la persona que estaba en el pasillo.
It was important that you accompanied the person who was in the corridor.


The 7 Compound Tenses of acompañar, the verb in Spanish for to accompany.

All compound tenses are composed of the conjugated auxiliary verb
haber and the past particple of acompañar.

haber + acompañado

Present Perfect Tense - Perfecto de Indicativo
yo he acompañado I have accompanied
has acompañado you (inf.sing)
él, ella
-----
usted
ha acompañado he, she, it
-----
you (form.sing)
nosotros hemos acompañado we
vosotros habéis acompañado you (inf.pl)
ellos, ellas
ustedes
han acompañado they (m/f)
you (form.pl)

Example sentence of acompañar - Spanish for accompany - with the verb conjugated in the present perfect (perfecto de indicativo) tense:

Nosotros hemos acompañado a él en todos los momentos difíciles.
We have kept him company through all the bad times (in all the bad moments).


Past Perfect Tense
Pluscuamperfecto de Indicativo
yo había acompañado I had accompanied
habías acompañado you (inf.sing)
él, ella
usted
había acompañado he, she, it
you (form.sing)
nosotros habíamos acompañado we
vosotros habíais acompañado you (inf.pl)
ellos, ellas
ustedes
habían acompañado they (m/f)
you (form.pl)

Example sentence of the verb acompañar Spanish for accompany, conjugated in the past perfect (pluscuamperfecto de indicativo) tense:

Vosotros habíais acompañado a ella hasta su casa.
You (inf.pl) had accompanied her to her house.


Future Perfect Tense - Futuro Perfecto
yo habré acompañado I will have accompanied
habrás acompañado you (inf.sing)
él, ella
usted
habrá acompañado he, she, it
you (form.sing)
nosotros habremos acompañado we
vosotros habréis acompañado you (inf.pl)
ellos, ellas
ustedes
habrán acompañado they (m/f)
you (form.pl)

Example Spanish sentence of the verb acompañar, Spanish for accompany, conjugated in the Future Perfect tense:

Habré acompañado a él hasta la parada de autobús.
I will have accompanied him as far as the bus-stop.


Conditional Perfect Tense - Potencial Compuesto
yo habría acompañado I would have accompanied
habrías acompañado you (inf.sing)
él, ella
usted
habría acompañado he, she, it
you (form.sing)
nosotros habríamos acompañado we
vosotros habríais acompañado you (inf.pl)
ellos, ellas
ustedes
habrían acompañado they (m/f)
you (form.pl)

Example Spanish sentence of the verb acompañar conjugated in the Conditional Perfect:


Ellos habrían acompañado a él a tomarse un taxi si…..
They would have accompanied/gone with him to take a taxi if ….


Preterit Perfect Tense
Pretérito Perfecto or Anterior
(used mostly in formal writing)
yo hube acompañado I had accompanied
hubiste acompañado you (inf.sing)
él, ella
usted
hubo acompañado he, she, it
you (form.sing)
nosotros hubimos acompañado we
vosotros hubisteis acompañado you (inf.pl)
ellos, ellas
ustedes
hubieron acompañado they (m/f)
you (form.pl)

Example sentence of the verb acompañar, the verb in Spanish for to accompany conjugated in the Preterit Perfect Tense (Also known as pretérito anterior - past anterior):


Si tú hubieras acompañado a tu padre, esto no habría ocurrido.
If you had gone with your father, this would not have happened.


Present Perfect Subjunctive Tense
Perfecto de Subjuntivo
yo haya acompañado I (may) have accompanied
hayas acompañado you (inf.sing)
él, ella
usted
haya acompañado he, she, it
you (form.sing)
nosotros hayamos acompañado we
vosotros hayáis acompañado you (inf.pl)
ellos, ellas
ustedes
hayan acompañado they (m/f)
you (form.pl)

Example Spanish sentence of the verb acompañar conjugated in the Present Perfect Subjunctive Tense:


Es posible que hayamos acompañado a ella a la fiesta.
It’s possible that we may have accompanied her to the party.


Pluperfect Subjunctive Tense -ra version - Pluscuamperfecto de Subjuntivo
yo hubiera acompañado I (may) had accompanied
hubieras acompañado you (inf.sing)
él, ella
usted
hubiera acompañado he, she, it
you (form.sing)
nosotros hubiéramos acompañado we
vosotros hubierais acompañado you (inf.pl)
ellos, ellas
ustedes
hubieran acompañado they (m/f)
you (form.pl)

Example Spanish sentence of the verb acompañar conjugated in the Pluperfect Subjunctive Tense -ra version - Pluscuamperfecto de Subjuntivo:


Esperé que hubieras acompañado a tu primo a la reunión.
I hoped that you had accompanied your cousin to the meeting.


Pluperfect Subjunctive Tense -se version - Pluscuamperfecto de Subjuntivo
yo hubiese acompañado I (may) had accompanied
hubieses acompañado you (inf.sing)
él, ella
usted
hubiese acompañado he, she, it
you (form.sing)
nosotros hubiésemos acompañado we
vosotros hubieseis acompañado you (inf.pl)
ellos, ellas
ustedes
hubiesen acompañado they (m/f)
you (form.pl)

Example Spanish sentence of the verb acompañar conjugated in the Pluperfect Subjunctive Tense -se version:


Esperé que hubieses acompañado a tu primo a la reunión.
I hoped that you had accompanied your cousin to the meeting.


Imperative
Imperativo
Accompany! Don't accompany!
you (inf.sing) ¡acompaña! ¡no acompañes!
you (form.sing) usted ¡acompañe! ¡no acompañe!
(Let) us nosotros ¡acompañemos! ¡no acompañemos!
you (inf.pl) vosotros ¡ acompañad! ¡no acompañéis!
you (form.pl) ustedes ¡ acompañen! ¡no acompañen!

Note: The Spanish upside down exclamation mark (¡) is required before a command/exclamation and a normal exclamation mark (!) following it.

¡Acompañe a tu abuela hasta la esquina!
Accompany/Go with your grandmother as far as the corner!


Other notes to do with acompañar, the verb in Spanish for accompany:

el acompañador (m) / la acompañador (f)
companion, chaperon, accompanist (e.g.music)


el acompañamiento (m) accompaniment

Él canta sin acompañamiento. He sings unaccompanied.


acompañado (m) / acompañada (f) (adj) = accompanied.

bien / mal acompañado in good/bad company


el compañero (m) / la compañera (f)
companion, friend, mate

el compañero de cuarto (m) / la compañera de cuarto (f)
room-mate

el compañero de juego (m) / la compañera de juego(f)
play-mate


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