Spanish Verb ORAR: to pray

The Spanish verb orar means 'to pray ' and is a regular Spanish AR verb.

To remember this, imagine while praying you have an AURA!

There are over 6500 Spanish -AR verbs which make no changes to the stem in any tense. During February a new regular -AR verb is featured each day to enable you to consolidate the regular AR verb family. You will learn other regular verbs such as explosionar, flipar, molar, ocultar, and others.

I find that the fastest and easiest way to learn and REMEMBER new Spanish words is with memory trigger cartoon pictures. It makes them harder to pray.

Read on, below the ORAR verb table...
           to pray: orar
Imagine while praying you have an AURA!
Simple Tenses orar
él, ella, usted
ellos, ellas, ustedes

oro oras ora oramos oráis oran

oraba orabas oraba orábamos orabais oraban

oré oraste oró oramos orasteis oraron

will pray
oraré orarás orará oraremos oraréis orarán

would pray
oraría orarías oraría oraríamos oraríais orarían

may pray
ore ores ore oremos oréis oren
Imperfect Subjunctive
Imperfecto de Subjuntivo

may pray
orara oraras orara oráramos orarais oraran
orase orases orase orásemos oraseis orasen
Imperative Tenses orar

¡ora! ¡ore! ¡oremos! ¡orad! ¡oren!
Negative Imperative
Imperativo Negativo

don't pray!
¡no ores! ¡no ore! ¡no oremos! ¡no oréis! ¡no oren!
Compound Tenses orar - Past Participle orado - prayed
Present Perfect
Perfecto de Indicativo

have prayed
he orado has orado ha orado hemos orado habéis orado han orado
Preterit Perfect
Pretérito Anterior

had prayed
hube orado hubiste orado hubo orado hubimos orado hubisteis orado hubieron orado
Past Perfect

had prayed
había orado habías orado había orado habíamos orado habíais orado habían orado
Present Perfect Subjunctive
Presente perfecto

have prayed
haya orado hayas orado haya orado hayamos orado hayáis orado hayan orado
Future Perfect
Futuro Perfecto

will have prayed
habré orado habrás orado habrá orado habremos orado habréis orado habrán orado
Conditional Perfect
Condicional Perfecto

would have prayed
habría orado habrías orado habría orado habríamos orado habríais orado habrían orado

may have prayed
hubiera orado hubieras orado hubiera orado hubiéramos orado hubierais orado hubieran orado
hubiese orado hubieses orado hubiese orado hubiésemos orado hubieseis orado hubiesen orado
Progressive Tenses: Present Participle orando - praying
Present Progressive
Presente Progressivo

am praying
estoy orando estás orando está orando estamos orando está orando están orando
Preterit Progressive

was praying
estuve orando estuviste orando estuvo orando estuvimos orando estuvisteis orando estuvieron orando
Imperfect Progressive

had been praying
estaba orando estabas orando estaba orando estábamos orando estabais orando estaban orando
Future Progressive
Futuro Perfecto

will be praying
estaré orando estarás orando estará orando estaremos orando estaréis orando estarán orando
Conditional Progressive
Condicional perfecto

would've been praying
estaría orando estarías orando estabría orando estaríamos orando estaríais orando estarían orando
Subjunctive Progressive

may've been praying
que ~ orando que ~ orando que ~ orando que ~ orando que ~ orando que ~ orando
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Spanish for pray is orar orar can also mean: to make a speech, to speak.
orar por: to pray for.
orar(se) hacer algo: to pray to do something.

Spanish for pray is orar la oración (nf): prayer; speech; sentence, clause.
el orador / la oradora (nm/f): orator, public speaker.

Spanish for pray is orar orante (adj): in/of prayer.
el/la orante (nm/f): worshipper, praying person.

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 orás
Imperativo:  ¡orá!


  • The Spanish verb for pray orar is an Regular AR verb.
  • Learn to conjugate orar and it will reinforce this regular 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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