Spanish Verb ANCLAR: to anchor

The Spanish verb anclar means 'to anchor ' and is a regular Spanish AR verb.

To remember this, imagine you anchor your ANKLE!

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Read on, below the ANCLAR verb table...
           to anchor: anclar
Imagine you anchor your ANKLE!
Simple Tenses anclar
él, ella, usted
ellos, ellas, ustedes

anclo anclas ancla anclamos ancláis anclan

anclaba anclabas anclaba anclábamos anclabais anclaban

anclé anclaste ancló anclamos anclasteis anclaron

will anchor
anclaré anclarás anclará anclaremos anclaréis anclarán

would anchor
anclaría anclarías anclaría anclaríamos anclaríais anclarían

may anchor
ancle ancles ancle anclemos ancléis anclen
Imperfect Subjunctive
Imperfecto de Subjuntivo

may anchor
anclara anclaras anclara ancláramos anclarais anclaran
anclase anclases anclase anclásemos anclaseis anclasen
Imperative Tenses anclar

¡ancla! ¡ancle! ¡anclemos! ¡anclad! ¡anclen!
Negative Imperative
Imperativo Negativo

don't anchor!
¡no ancles! ¡no ancle! ¡no anclemos! ¡no ancléis! ¡no anclen!
Compound Tenses anclar - Past Participle anclado - anchored
Present Perfect
Perfecto de Indicativo

have anchored
he anclado has anclado ha anclado hemos anclado habéis anclado han anclado
Preterit Perfect
Pretérito Anterior

had anchored
hube anclado hubiste anclado hubo anclado hubimos anclado hubisteis anclado hubieron anclado
Past Perfect

had anchored
había anclado habías anclado había anclado habíamos anclado habíais anclado habían anclado
Present Perfect Subjunctive
Presente perfecto

have anchored
haya anclado hayas anclado haya anclado hayamos anclado hayáis anclado hayan anclado
Future Perfect
Futuro Perfecto

will have anchored
habré anclado habrás anclado habrá anclado habremos anclado habréis anclado habrán anclado
Conditional Perfect
Condicional Perfecto

would have anchored
habría anclado habrías anclado habría anclado habríamos anclado habríais anclado habrían anclado

may have anchored
hubiera anclado hubieras anclado hubiera anclado hubiéramos anclado hubierais anclado hubieran anclado
hubiese anclado hubieses anclado hubiese anclado hubiésemos anclado hubieseis anclado hubiesen anclado
Progressive Tenses: Present Participle anclando - anchoring
Present Progressive
Presente Progressivo

am anchoring
estoy anclando estás anclando está anclando estamos anclando está anclando están anclando
Preterit Progressive

was anchoring
estuve anclando estuviste anclando estuvo anclando estuvimos anclando estuvisteis anclando estuvieron anclando
Imperfect Progressive

had been anchoring
estaba anclando estabas anclando estaba anclando estábamos anclando estabais anclando estaban anclando
Future Progressive
Futuro Perfecto

will be anchoring
estaré anclando estarás anclando estará anclando estaremos anclando estaréis anclando estarán anclando
Conditional Progressive
Condicional perfecto

would've been anchoring
estaría anclando estarías anclando estabría anclando estaríamos anclando estaríais anclando estarían anclando
Subjunctive Progressive

may've been anchoring
que ~ anclando que ~ anclando que ~ anclando que ~ anclando que ~ anclando que ~ anclando
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Spanish for anchor is anclar anclar or anclar can also mean: to drop anchor, to moor; to secure, to fix.
anclarse (vr): to cling to (fig).

Spanish for anchor is anclar la ancla (nf): anchor.
el ancladero (nm): anchorage.
el anclaje (nm): (act of) anchoring; mooring.

Spanish for anchor is anclar estar anclado a/en algo: to be anchored to/in something.

you informal vos replaces - you, informal, singular -
- in Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and also in some countries of Central America.
Sometimes it also replaces the formal singular 'Usted'.
In regular AR verbs, the conjugations remain the same as for except for the addition of accents in the following tenses:
Presente:  vos anclás
Imperativo:  ¡anclá!


  • The Spanish verb for anchor anclar is an Regular AR verb.
  • Learn to conjugate anclar and it will reinforce this regular pattern.
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  • The same applies to the various patterns. Each month we feature a daily verb from one of the major pattern groups.
  • Repeating these tables aloud 10 times throughout the day will better embed the patterns into your subconscious, and your long term memory.
  • Reciting aloud is a great way for you to practice your pronunciation, and helps you to memorize the conjugations.

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