Spanish Verb PAGAR: to pay

The Spanish verb pagar means 'to pay' and is an irregular Spanish AR verb.

To remember this, imagine that when you have to pay you curse, "BUGGER! I thought I'd not have to pay!"

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           to pay: pagar
Imagine that when you have to pay you curse, "BUGGER! I thought I'd not have to pay!"
Simple Tenses - Spanish Verb pagar
él, ella, usted
ellos, ellas, ustedes

pago pagas paga pagamos pagáis pagan

pagaba pagabas pagaba pagábamos pagabais pagaban

pagué pagaste pagó pagamos pagasteis pagaron

will pay
pagaré pagarás pagará pagaremos pagaréis pagarán

would pay
pagaría pagarías pagaría pagaríamos pagaríais pagarían

may pay
pague pagues pague paguemos paguéis paguen
Imperfect Subjunctive
Imperfecto de Subj.

might pay
pagara pagaras pagara pagáramos pagarais pagaran
pagase pagases pagase pagásemos pagaseis pagasen
Imperatives   Spanish Verb pagar - to pay

¡paga! ¡pague! ¡paguemos! ¡pagad! ¡paguen!
Negative Imperative
Imperativo Negativo

don't pay!
¡no pagues! ¡no pague! ¡no paguemos! ¡no pagguéis! ¡no paguen!
Compound Tenses of the Spanish Verb PAGAR  Past Participle: pagado - paid
Present Perfect
Perfecto de Indicativo

have paid
he pagado has pagado ha pagado hemos pagado habéis pagado han pagado
Preterit Perfect
Pretérito Anterior

had paid
hube pagado hubiste pagado hubo pagado hubimos pagado hubisteis pagado hubieron pagado
Past Perfect

had paid
había pagado habías pagado había pagado habíamos pagado habíais pagado habían pagado
Present Perfect Subj
Presente Perfecto Subj

may have paid
haya pagado hayas pagado haya pagado hayamos pagado hayáis pagado hayan pagado
Future Perfect
Futuro Perfecto

will have paid
habré pagado habrás pagado habrá pagado habremos pagado habréis pagado habrán pagado
Conditional Perfect
Condicional Perfecto

would have paid
habría pagado habrías pagado habría pagado habríamos pagado habríais pagado habrían pagado
Pluperfect Subjunctive
Pluscuamperf. de sbj

might have paid
hubiera pagado hubieras pagado hubiera pagado hubiéramos pagado hubierais pagado hubieran pagado
hubiese pagado hubieses pagado hubiese pagado hubiésemos pagado hubieseis pagado hubiesen pagado
Progressive Tenses PAGAR  Present Participle: pagando - paying
Present Progressive
Presente Progressivo

am paying
estoy pagando estás pagando está pagando estamos pagando está pagando están pagando
Preterit Progressive
Pretérito Prog

was paying
estuve pagando estuviste pagando estuvo pagando estuvimos pagando estuvisteis pagando estuvieron pagando
Imperfect Progressive
Imperfecto Prog

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

will be paying
estaré pagando estarás pagando estará pagando estaremos pagando estaréis pagando estarán pagando
Conditional Progressive
Condicional perf. prog.

would have been
estaría pagando estarías pagando estabría pagando estaríamos pagando estaríais pagando estarían pagando
Subjunctive Progressive
Subjuntivo Progressivo

may've been paying
que ~ pagando que ~ pagando que ~ pagando que ~ pagando que ~ pagando que ~ pagando
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        USING the SPANISH VERB PAGAR      

Spanish verb pagar - pay pagar can also mean: to repay.
pagar algo por algo: to pay something for something.
pagar algo con algo: to pay for something with something.

Spanish to pay is pagar la paga (nf): payment.
la paga extraordinaria/extra: extra month's salary.
pagadero/a (adj m/f): payable; reasonable (price).
pagadero en cuotas mensuales : to be paid/payable in monthly installments.

Spanish for pay is pagar el pagador / la pagadora: payer (m/f).
Es mal pagador: He is a bad payer.
¿Qué tal es la paga?: What is the pay like?
¡Que Dios se lo pague! (May) God bless you! (lit. May God pay you!)

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 pagás
Imperativo:  ¡pagá!

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