Spanish Verb OCULTAR: to hide

The Spanish verb ocultar means 'to hide ' and is a regular Spanish AR verb.

To remember this, imagine the OCCULT members hide their secret!

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           to hide: ocultar
Imagine the OCCULT members hide their secret!
Simple Tenses ocultar
él, ella, usted
ellos, ellas, ustedes

oculto ocultas oculta ocultamos ocultáis ocultan

ocultaba ocultabas ocultaba ocultábamos ocultabais ocultaban

oculté ocultaste ocultó ocultamos ocultasteis ocultaron

will hide
ocultaré ocultarás ocultará ocultaremos ocultaréis ocultarán

would hide
ocultaría ocultarías ocultaría ocultaríamos ocultaríais ocultarían

may hide
oculte ocultes oculte ocultemos ocultéis oculten
Imperfect Subjunctive
Imperfecto de Subjuntivo

may hide
ocultara ocultaras ocultara ocultáramos ocultarais ocultaran
ocultase ocultases ocultase ocultásemos ocultaseis ocultasen
Imperative Tenses ocultar

¡oculta! ¡oculte! ¡ocultemos! ¡ocultad! ¡oculten!
Negative Imperative
Imperativo Negativo

don't hide!
¡no ocultes! ¡no oculte! ¡no ocultemos! ¡no ocultéis! ¡no oculten!
Compound Tenses ocultar - Past Participle ocultado - hidden
Present Perfect
Perfecto de Indicativo

have hidden
he ocultado has ocultado ha ocultado hemos ocultado habéis ocultado han ocultado
Preterit Perfect
Pretérito Anterior

had hidden
hube ocultado hubiste ocultado hubo ocultado hubimos ocultado hubisteis ocultado hubieron ocultado
Past Perfect

had hidden
había ocultado habías ocultado había ocultado habíamos ocultado habíais ocultado habían ocultado
Present Perfect Subjunctive
Presente perfecto

have hidden
haya ocultado hayas ocultado haya ocultado hayamos ocultado hayáis ocultado hayan ocultado
Future Perfect
Futuro Perfecto

will have hidden
habré ocultado habrás ocultado habrá ocultado habremos ocultado habréis ocultado habrán ocultado
Conditional Perfect
Condicional Perfecto

would have hidden
habría ocultado habrías ocultado habría ocultado habríamos ocultado habríais ocultado habrían ocultado

may have hidden
hubiera ocultado hubieras ocultado hubiera ocultado hubiéramos ocultado hubierais ocultado hubieran ocultado
hubiese ocultado hubieses ocultado hubiese ocultado hubiésemos ocultado hubieseis ocultado hubiesen ocultado
Progressive Tenses: Present Participle ocultando - hiding
Present Progressive
Presente Progressivo

am hiding
estoy ocultando estás ocultando está ocultando estamos ocultando está ocultando están ocultando
Preterit Progressive

was hiding
estuve ocultando estuviste ocultando estuvo ocultando estuvimos ocultando estuvisteis ocultando estuvieron ocultando
Imperfect Progressive

had been hiding
estaba ocultando estabas ocultando estaba ocultando estábamos ocultando estabais ocultando estaban ocultando
Future Progressive
Futuro Perfecto

will be hiding
estaré ocultando estarás ocultando estará ocultando estaremos ocultando estaréis ocultando estarán ocultando
Conditional Progressive
Condicional perfecto

would've been hiding
estaría ocultando estarías ocultando estabría ocultando estaríamos ocultando estaríais ocultando estarían ocultando
Subjunctive Progressive

may've been hiding
que ~ ocultando que ~ ocultando que ~ ocultando que ~ ocultando que ~ ocultando que ~ ocultando
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Spanish for hide is ocultar ocultar (a/de) can also mean: to conceal, to cover, to keep secret (from).
ocultarse (vr): to hide oneself.
ocultarse a la vista: to keep out of sight.
ocultarse con/tras algo: to hide behind something.

Spanish for hide is ocultar la ocultación (nf): hiding, concealment.
el ocultamiento (nm): hiding, concealment.

Spanish for hide is ocultar ocultamente (adv): secretly, stealthily.
vicio oculto: hidden vice.

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 ocultás
Imperativo:  ¡ocultá!


  • The Spanish verb for hide ocultar is an Regular AR verb.
  • Learn to conjugate ocultar 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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