spanish-verb-preguntar-ask (a question)

Spanish Verb PREGUNTAR: to ask (a question)

The Spanish verb preguntar means 'to ask (a question) ' and is a regular Spanish AR verb.

To remember this, imagine whenever you ask a question of your German friend GUNTAR you say, "PRAY GUNTAR, could you do me a favour old boy?"

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 bañar, flipar, molar, pelar, and others.

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Read on, below the PREGUNTAR verb table...
           to ask: preguntar
Imagine whenever you ask a question of your German friend GUNTAR you say, "PRAY GUNTAR,
could you do me a favour old boy?"
Simple Tenses preguntar
él, ella, usted
ellos, ellas, ustedes

pregunto preguntas pregunta preguntamos preguntáis preguntan

preguntaba preguntabas preguntaba preguntábamos preguntabais preguntaban

pregunté preguntaste preguntó preguntamos preguntasteis preguntaron

will ask
preguntaré preguntarás preguntará preguntaremos preguntaréis preguntarán

would ask
preguntaría preguntarías preguntaría preguntaríamos preguntaríais preguntarían

may ask
pregunte preguntes pregunte preguntemos preguntéis pregunten
Imperfect Subjunctive
Imperfecto de Subjuntivo

may ask
preguntara preguntaras preguntara preguntáramos preguntarais preguntaran
preguntase preguntases preguntase preguntásemos preguntaseis preguntasen
Imperative Tenses preguntar

¡pregunta! ¡pregunte! ¡preguntemos! ¡preguntad! ¡pregunten!
Negative Imperative
Imperativo Negativo

don't ask!
¡no preguntes! ¡no pregunte! ¡no preguntemos! ¡no preguntéis! ¡no pregunten!
Compound Tenses preguntar - Past Participle preguntado - asked
Present Perfect
Perfecto de Indicativo

have asked
he preguntado has preguntado ha preguntado hemos preguntado habéis preguntado han preguntado
Preterit Perfect
Pretérito Anterior

had asked
hube preguntado hubiste preguntado hubo preguntado hubimos preguntado hubisteis preguntado hubieron preguntado
Past Perfect

had asked
había preguntado habías preguntado había preguntado habíamos preguntado habíais preguntado habían preguntado
Present Perfect Subjunctive
Presente perfecto

have asked
haya preguntado hayas preguntado haya preguntado hayamos preguntado hayáis preguntado hayan preguntado
Future Perfect
Futuro Perfecto

will have asked
habré preguntado habrás preguntado habrá preguntado habremos preguntado habréis preguntado habrán preguntado
Conditional Perfect
Condicional Perfecto

would have asked
habría preguntado habrías preguntado habría preguntado habríamos preguntado habríais preguntado habrían preguntado

may have asked
hubiera preguntado hubieras preguntado hubiera preguntado hubiéramos preguntado hubierais preguntado hubieran preguntado
hubiese preguntado hubieses preguntado hubiese preguntado hubiésemos preguntado hubieseis preguntado hubiesen preguntado
Progressive Tenses: Present Participle preguntando - asking
Present Progressive
Presente Progressivo

am asking
estoy preguntando estás preguntando está preguntando estamos preguntando está preguntando están preguntando
Preterit Progressive

was asking
estuve preguntando estuviste preguntando estuvo preguntando estuvimos preguntando estuvisteis preguntando estuvieron preguntando
Imperfect Progressive

had been asking
estaba preguntando estabas preguntando estaba preguntando estábamos preguntando estabais preguntando estaban preguntando
Future Progressive
Futuro Perfecto

will be asking
estaré preguntando estarás preguntando estará preguntando estaremos preguntando estaréis preguntando estarán preguntando
Conditional Progressive
Condicional perfecto

would've been asking
estaría preguntando estarías preguntando estabría preguntando estaríamos preguntando estaríais preguntando estarían preguntando
Subjunctive Progressive

may've been asking
que ~ preguntando que ~ preguntando que ~ preguntando que ~ preguntando que ~ preguntando que ~ preguntando
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Spanish for ask is preguntar preguntar can also mean: to inquire.
preguntar a alguien :: to ask someone.
preguntar por :: to ask for.
preguntar si :: to ask if.
preguntar sobre :: to ask about.
preguntarse (vr): to ask oneself, to wonder.

Spanish for ask is preguntar la pregunta (nf ): question; issue, point.
el preguntón /la preguntona (nm/f): nosy parker, nosy person, busybody.
preguntón/ona (adj): nosy, inquisitive.

Spanish for ask is preguntar Preguntas y respuestas: Questions and answers.

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 preguntás
Imperativo:  ¡preguntá!


  • The Spanish verb for ask preguntar is an Regular AR verb.
  • Learn to conjugate preguntar 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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