Spanish Verb MERECER: to deserve

The Spanish verb merecer means 'to deserve' and is an irregular Spanish ER verb.

To remember this, imagine MARY'S HAIR deserves MERIT!

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           to deserve: merecer
Imagine MARY'S HAIR deserves MERIT!
Simple Tenses - Spanish Verb merecer
él, ella, usted
ellos, ellas, ustedes

merezco mereces merece merecemos merecéis merecen

merecía merecías merecía merecíamos merecíais merecían

merecí mereciste mereció merecimos merecisteis merecieron

will deserve
mereceré merecerás merecerá mereceremos mereceréis merecerán

would deserve
merecería merecerías merecería mereceríamos mereceríais merecerían

may deserve
merezca mereczas merezca merezcamos merezcáis merezcan
Imperfect Subjunctive
Imperfecto de Subjuntivo

might deserve
mereciera merecieras mereciera mereciéramos mereciereis merecieran
mereciese merecieses mereciese mereciésemos merecieseis mereciesen
Imperatives   Spanish Verb merecer - to deserve

merece! merezca! merezcamos! mereced! merezcan!
Negative Imperative
Imperativo Negativo

don't deserve!
no merezcas! no merezca! no merezcamos! no merezcáis! no merezcan!
Compound Tenses of the Spanish Verb MERECER  Past Participle: merecido - deserved
Present Perfect
Perfecto de Indicativo

have deserved
he merecido has merecido ha merecido hemos merecido habéis merecido han merecido
Preterit Perfect
Pretérito Anterior

had deserved
hube merecido hubiste merecido hubo merecido hubimos merecido hubisteis merecido hubieron merecido
Past Perfect

had deserved
había merecido habías merecido había merecido habíamos merecido habíais merecido habían merecido
Present Perfect Subj
Presente perfecto subj

may've deserved
haya merecido hayas merecido haya merecido hayamos merecido hayáis merecido hayan merecido
Future Perfect
Futuro Perfecto

will have deserved
habré merecido habrás merecido habrá merecido habremos merecido habréis merecido habrán merecido
Conditional Perfect
Condicional Perfecto

would've deserved
habría merecido habrías merecido habría merecido habríamos merecido habríais merecido habrían merecido
Pluperfect Subjunctive
Pluscuamperfecto de sbj

might have deserved
hubiera merecido hubieras merecido hubiera merecido hubiéramos merecido hubierais merecido hubieran merecido
hubiese merecido hubieses merecido hubiese merecido hubiésemos merecido hubieseis merecido hubiesen merecido
Progressive Tenses MERECER  Present Participle: mereciendo - deserving
Present Progressive
Presente Progressivo

am deserving
estoy mereciendo estás mereciendo está mereciendo estamos mereciendo está mereciendo están mereciendo
Preterit Progressive
Pretérito Prog

was deserving
estuve mereciendo estuviste mereciendo estuvo mereciendo estuvimos mereciendo estuvisteis mereciendo estuvieron mereciendo
Imperfect Progressive
Imperfecto Prog

had been
estaba mereciendo estabas mereciendo estaba mereciendo estábamos mereciendo estabais mereciendo estaban mereciendo
Future Progressive
Futuro Perfecto Prog

will be deserving
estaré mereciendo estarás mereciendo estará mereciendo estaremos mereciendo estaréis mereciendo estarán mereciendo
Conditional Progressive
Condicional perfecto pr

would've been ~ing
estaría mereciendo estarías mereciendo estabría mereciendo estaríamos mereciendo estaríais mereciendo estarían mereciendo
Subjunctive Progressive
Subjuntivo Progressivo

may have been ~ing
que ~ mereciendo que ~ mereciendo que ~ mereciendo que ~ mereciendo que ~ mereciendo que ~ mereciendo
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        USING the SPANISH VERB merecer      

Spanish verb merecer - deserve merecer + inf: to deserve to + inf.
merecerse: to deserve.

Spanish to deserve is merecer merecedor, ora de algo (adj): worthy/deserving of something.
el merecido (nm): due.
el merecimiento (nm): merit.
el merecidamente (adv): deservedly, well-deserved.

Spanish for deserve is merecer Te lo tienes bien merecido: It serves you right.
Se merece que la asciendan: She deserves to be promoted.
No es merecedor de tu cariño: He is unworthy of your affection.
en merecimiento a su gran labor: in recognition of his/her/your (form) great work.

Spanish verb merecer is to deserve 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 ER verbs, the conjugations remain the same as for except for the addition of accents in the following tenses:
Presente:      vos merecés
Imperativo:  ¡merecé!

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