Spanish Verb COSTAR: to cost

The Spanish verb costar means 'to cost ' and is an irregular Spanish AR verb.

To remember this, imagine the movie star saying to the CO-STAR, "That's going to cost you a dollar if you spill that on my COASTER again!"

Costar changes the stem in the Present, Present Subjunctive and Imperative tenses.
During December a new irregular -AR verb is featured each day to enable you to consolidate an irregular AR verb family. You will learn other verbs with similar patterns such as volar, encontrar, volar, probar, and others.

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Read on, below the COSTAR verb table...
           to cost: costar
Imagine the movie star saying to his CO-STAR,
"That's going to cost you a lot if you spill that on my COASTAR again!"
Simple Tenses costar
él, ella, usted
ellos, ellas, ustedes

cuesto cuestas cuesta costamos costáis cuestan

costaba costabas costaba costábamos costabais costaban

costé costaste costó costamos costasteis costaron

will cost
costaré costarás costará costaremos costaréis costarán

would cost
costaría costarías costaría costaríamos costaríais costarían

may cost
cueste cuestes cueste costemos costéis cuesten
Imperfect Subjunctive
Imperfecto de Subjuntivo

may cost
costara costaras costara costáramos costarais costaran
costase costases costase costásemos costaseis costasen
Imperative Tenses costar

¡cuesta! ¡cueste! ¡costemos! ¡costad! ¡cuesten!
Negative Imperative
Imperativo Negativo

don't cost!
¡no cuestes! ¡no cueste! ¡no costemos! ¡no costéis! ¡no cuesten!
Compound Tenses costar - Past Participle costado - cost
Present Perfect
Perfecto de Indicativo

have cost
he costado has costado ha costado hemos costado habéis costado han costado
Preterit Perfect
Pretérito Anterior

had cost
hube costado hubiste costado hubo costado hubimos costado hubisteis costado hubieron costado
Past Perfect

had cost
había costado habías costado había costado habíamos costado habíais costado habían costado
Present Perfect Subjunctive
Presente perfecto

have cost
haya costado hayas costado haya costado hayamos costado hayáis costado hayan costado
Future Perfect
Futuro Perfecto

will have cost
habré costado habrás costado habrá costado habremos costado habréis costado habrán costado
Conditional Perfect
Condicional Perfecto

would have cost
habría costado habrías costado habría costado habríamos costado habríais costado habrían costado

may have cost
hubiera costado hubieras costado hubiera costado hubiéramos costado hubierais costado hubieran costado
hubiese costado hubieses costado hubiese costado hubiésemos costado hubieseis costado hubiesen costado
Progressive Tenses: Present Participle costando - costing
Present Progressive
Presente Progressivo

am costing
estoy costando estás costando está costando estamos costando está costando están costando
Preterit Progressive

was costing
estuve costando estuviste costando estuvo costando estuvimos costando estuvisteis costando estuvieron costando
Imperfect Progressive

had been costing
estaba costando estabas costando estaba costando estábamos costando estabais costando estaban costando
Future Progressive
Futuro Perfecto

will be costing
estaré costando estarás costando estará costando estaremos costando estaréis costando estarán costando
Conditional Progressive
Condicional perfecto

would've been costing
estaría costando estarías costando estabría costando estaríamos costando estaríais costando estarían costando
Subjunctive Progressive

may've been costing
que ~ costando que ~ costando que ~ costando que ~ costando que ~ costando que ~ costando
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Spanish for cost is costar costar can also mean: to be priced at.
costar el doble: double cost / twice the price.
costar más/menos: to cost more / less.
costar un ojo de la cara: to cost an arm and a leg.

Spanish for cost is costar el costo: cost.
al costo: at cost price.
de bajo costo: low-cost, budget.
el costo de (la) vida: cost of living.

Spanish for cost is costar ¿Cuánto cuesta? How much does/will it cost?
¿Cuánto me cuesta? How much will it cost me?
Cueste lo que cueste: Cost what it may.

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 irregular AR verbs, the conjugations remain the same as for except for the addition of accents in the following tenses:
Presente:  vos costás
Imperativo:  ¡costá!


  • The Spanish verb for cost costar is an Irregular AR verb.
  • Learn to conjugate costar and it will reinforce this irregular pattern.
  • Do a series of verbs every day for a month and you will have a solid knowledge of the verbs' conjugation patterns. Keep doing them with a new one every day from the Spanish Verbs List.
  • 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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