The Verb in Spanish for take,
to carry, or to wear is ... llevar
Here's the fully conjugated verb in all the tenses plus practise sentences...

The word, or verb in Spanish for take, to wear or to carry is llevar. To most rapidly and effectively learn this, use a Memory Trigger like the cartoon below....

Spanish for take, carry, wear - llevar

llevar - Spanish for take, to wear, to carry


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Present Participle Past Participle
llevando = taking/carrying/wearing llevado = took/carried/wore

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.

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Verb llevar fully conjugated. The Spanish for take, to wear, to carry


The 7 Simple Tenses of the conjugated Spanish verb llevar - to take, carry , wear

Present Tense - Presente
yo llevo I (am) - take, carry

- taking, carrying, wearing

- do take, carry, wear
llevas you (are)
(inf.sing)
él, ella
-----
usted
lleva he, she, it (is)
-----
you (are)
(form.sing)
nosotros llevamos we (are)
vosotros lleváis you (are)
(inf.pl)
ellos, ellas
ustedes
llevan they (are) (m/f)
-----
you (are)
(form.pl)


Example Spanish sentence of the verb llevar conjugated in the present indicative tense:

O te lo llevas o lo dejas.
You can either take it or leave it. (inf.sing)


Imperfect Indicative Tense
Imperfecto de Indicativo
yo llevaba I (was) - took, carried,
  wore

- taking, carrying,
  wearing

- used to take, carry,
  wear
llevabas you (were)
(inf.sing)
él, ella
usted
llevaba he, she, it (was)
-----
you (were)
(form.sing)
nosotros llevábamos we (were)
vosotros llevabais you (were)
(inf.pl)
ellos, ellas
ustedes
llevaban they (m/f)
you (were)
(form.pl)

Example Spanish sentence of the verb llevar conjugated in the imperfect indicative tense:

Los niños llevaban sus libros en la mano.
The boys were carrying their books in their hand(s).


Preterit Tense - Pretérito
yo llevé I took, carried, wore
llevaste you (inf.sing)
él, ella
usted
llevó he, she, it
you (form.sing)
nosotros llevamos we
vosotros llevasteis you (inf.pl)
ellos, ellas
ustedes
llevaron they (m/f)
you (form.pl)

Example Spanish sentence of the verb llevar conjugated in the preterit tense:

No se llevó el paraguas y vino mojado.
He didn't take his umbrella and came back soaked.


Future Tense - Futuro
yo llevaré I - will take, carry, wear

- will be taking, carrying,
  wearing
llevarás you (inf.sing)
él, ella
usted
llevará he, she, it
you (form.sing)
nosotros llevaremos we
vosotros llevaréis you (inf.pl)
ellos ellas
ustedes
llevarán they (m/f)
you (form.pl)

Example sentence of the verb llevar, Spanish for take, to carry, to wear, conjugated in the future tense:

Voy a la playa, por eso llevaré el bañador y las gafas de sol.
(I)'m going to the beach, that's why (I)’ll be wearing my swimsuit and sunglasses.


Conditional Tense - Potencial Simple
yo llevaría I would take, carry, wear
llevarías you (inf.sing)
él, ella
usted
llevaría he, she, it
you (form.sing)
nosotros llevaríamos we
vosotros llevaríais you (inf.pl)
ellos, ellas
ustedes
llevarían they (m/f)
you (form.pl)

Example sentence of the verb llevar Spanish for take, to carry, to wear, conjugated in the conditional tense:

Le dije a mi tía que llevaríamos una torta como regalo.
I told my aunt that we would bring a cake as a present.


Present Subjunctive Tense - Presente de Subjuntivo
yo lleve I - may take, carry, wear

- may be taking, carrying,
  wearing
lleves you (inf.sing)
él, ella
usted
lleve he, she, it
you (form.sing)
nosotros llevemos we
vosotros llevéis you (inf.pl)
ellos ellas
ustedes
lleven they (m/f)
you (form.pl)

Example Spanish sentence of the verb llevar conjugated in the present subjunctive tense:

No es necesario que me lleves a casa. Llamaré a un taxi.
(It) is not necessary that (you) take me home. I will call a taxi.


Imperfect Subjunctive Tense -ra version - Imperfecto de Subjuntivo
yo llevara (that) I (maybe)
took, carried, wore
(in the past)
llevaras (that) you (inf.sing)
él, ella
usted
llevara (that)
he, she, it
you (form.sing)
nosotros lleváramos (that) we
vosotros llevarais (that) you (inf.pl)
ellos, ellas
ustedes
llevaran (that)
they (m/f)
you (form.pl)

Example Spanish sentence of the verb llevar conjugated in the imperfect subjunctive –ra version tense:

Mi madre insistió en que yo llevara su maleta.
My mother insisted that I carry her suitcase.


Imperfect Subjunctive Tense -se version - Imperfecto de Subjuntivo
yo llevase (that) I (maybe)
took, carried, wore
(in the past)
llevases (that) you (inf.sing)
él, ella
usted
llevase (that)
he, she, it
you (form.sing)
nosotros llevásemos (that) we
vosotros llevaseis (that) you (inf.pl)
ellos, ellas
ustedes
llevasen (that)
they (m/f)
you (form.pl)

Example Spanish sentence of the verb llevar conjugated in the imperfect subjunctive –se version tense:

Mi madre insistió en que yo llevase su maleta.
My mother insisted that I carry her suitcase.


The 7 Compound Tenses of llevar, the verb in Spanish for take, to carry, to wear.

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

haber + llevado

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

Example sentence of llevar Spanish for take, to carry, to wear, with the verb conjugated in the present perfect (perfecto de indicativo) tense:

He llevado todos mis hijos al medico.
I have taken all my sons to the doctor.


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

Example sentence of the verb llevar Spanish for take, to carry, to wear, conjugated in the past perfect (pluscuamperfecto de indicativo) tense:

No sabía que habías llevado tu vestido nuevo a la fiesta.
I didn't know that you had worn your new dress to the party.


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

Example Spanish sentence of the verb llevar conjugated in the Future Perfect tense:

¿Habrá llevado Javier la basura afuera?
Has Javier taken the rubbish outside?


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

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


Habría llevado las maletas si no fueran tan pesadas.
I would have carried the suitcases if they were not so heavy.


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

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


"La bruja fue quemada, y cuando el viento se hubo llevado sus cenizas, el cervatillo recuperó su forma de niño."
"The witch was burnt, and when the wind had carried her ashes away, the fawn regained (reverted back to) its shape as a boy."
(Extract from: "Hermanito y Herminita", by The Brothers Grimm.)


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

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


Pueden jugar después que hayan llevado todo el equipaje.
They can play after they've carried all the equipment.


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

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


Si hubieran llevado la camara, pudieran tomado hermosos fotos.
If they had taken the camera, they could have taken beautiful photos.


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

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


Si hubiesen llevado la camara, pudieran tomado hermosos fotos.
If they had taken the camera, they could have taken beautiful photos.


Imperative
Imperativo
Take!
Carry!
Wear!
Don't take!
Don't carry!
Don't wear!
you (inf.sing) ¡lleva! ¡no lleves!
you (form.sing) usted ¡lleve! ¡no lleve!
(Let) us nosotros ¡llevemos! ¡no llevemos!
you (inf.pl) vosotros ¡llevad! ¡no llevéis!
you (form.pl) ustedes ¡lleven! ¡no lleven!

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

¡Llévame!
Carry me!


Notes and other meanings of llevar, the verb in Spanish for take, wear or carry:

Remember that llevar means to take, to carry in the sense of transporting something or someone from one place to another.

llevar also means:

to wear in Spanish...

i.e. to wear clothes, makeup, perfume, jewellery.

Ella lleva puesto los pantalones.
She wears the trousers. / She has the trousers on.

Llevaba un vestido rojo.
She was wearing a red dress.


Also: llevar puesto means to have on, to wear.

Also: vestir = to wear


Another use of the Spanish verb llevar is to mean to have

Lleva barba.
He has a beard. [He wears a beard, he sports a beard].

llevar una caída
to have a fall


llevar can mean to drive, or to ride in Spanish

Te llevaré en mi coche.
I’ll drive you in my car. or I'll take you in my car.
Or more literally...
You (I will) take in my car.


llevar can also be used to mean to lead in Spanish

Llevamos una vida muy ajetreada.
We lead very hectic life.


llevar can mean to follow (e.g. a route)

¿Qué dirección llevas?
Which direction are you following? (inf.sing)


llevar can also mean to conduct, direct, manage (e.g. a business) in Spanish

llevar a cabo
to carry through, to accomplish

llevar los libros
to keep the books (accounting)


llevarse

is Spanish for take away as in to take (away), to carry (off), to get

llevarse bien / mal con alguien
to get along well/badly with someone

Me llevo bien con mi suegra.
I get on well with my mother-in-law.
llevarse algo de alguien
to take something from someone


llevar is also used as the verb in Spanish for take... as in time

Va a llevar una hora.
It is going to take one hour.


llevar is also used as an auxiliary verb in Spanish:
llevar + present participle (gerundio)

Llevan tres años viviendo en Madrid.
They have been living in Madrid for three years.
Lleva una hora llorando.
She's been crying for one hour.


Another useful use of a llevar word is llevadero / llevadera (adj)
which means bearable, tolerable in Spanish.
Of course the word llevadero is masculine adjective, and llevadera is the feminine adjective.


tomar is another verb in Spanish for take...

Tomar also means: to take in other senses, mostly in the sense of 'to catch', 'to grab' or 'to capture'.

Tomo el tren.
I'm taking the train.


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