Spanish Verb PREVENIR: to prevent, to warn

The Spanish verb prevenir means 'to prevent ' and is an irregular Spanish IR verb.

To remember this, imagine she warns us to PREVENT HERE any problems!

Prevenir like venir makes numerous conjugation changes, so be aware and practise them.
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Read on, below the PREVENIR verb table...
           to prevent: prevenir
Imagine she warns us to PREVENT HERE
any problems!
Simple Tenses - Spanish Verb prevenir
él, ella, usted
ellos, ellas, ustedes

prevengo previenes previene prevenimos prevenís previenen

prevenía prevenías prevenía preveníamos preveníais prevenían

previne previniste previno previnimos previnisteis previnieron

will prevent
prevendré prevendrás prevendrá prevendremos prevendréis prevendrán

would prevent
prevendría prevendrías prevendría prevendríamos prevendríais prevendrían

may prevent
prevenga prevengas prevenga prevengamos prevengáis prevengan
Imperfect Subjunctive
Imperfecto de Subj.

might prevent
previniera previnieras previniera previniéramos previnierais previnieran
previniese previnieses previniese previniésemos previnieseis previniesen
Imperatives   Spanish Verb prevenir - to prevent

¡preven! ¡prevenga! ¡prevengamos! ¡prevenid! ¡prevengan!
Negative Imperative
Imperativo Negativo

don't prevent!
¡no prevengas! ¡no prevenga! ¡no prevengamos! ¡no prevengáis! ¡no prevengan!
Compound Tenses of the Spanish Verb PREVENIR  Past Participle: prevenido - have prevent
Present Perfect
Perfecto de Indicativo

have prevented
he prevenido has prevenido ha prevenido hemos prevenido habéis prevenido han prevenido
Preterit Perfect
Pretérito Anterior

had prevented
hube prevenido hubiste prevenido hubo prevenido hubimos prevenido hubisteis prevenido hubieron prevenido
Past Perfect

had prevented
había prevenido habías prevenido había prevenido habíamos prevenido habíais prevenido habían prevenido
Present Perfect Subj
Presente Perfecto Subj

may have prevented
haya prevenido hayas prevenido haya prevenido hayamos prevenido hayáis prevenido hayan prevenido
Future Perfect
Futuro Perfecto

will have prevented
habré prevenido habrás prevenido habrá prevenido habremos prevenido habréis prevenido habrán prevenido
Conditional Perfect
Condicional Perfecto

would have prevented
habría prevenido habrías prevenido habría prevenido habríamos prevenido habríais prevenido habrían prevenido
Pluperfect Subjunctive
Pluscuamperf. de sbj

might have prevented
hubiera prevenido hubieras prevenido hubiera prevenido hubiéramos prevenido hubierais prevenido hubieran prevenido
hubiese prevenido hubieses prevenido hubiese prevenido hubiésemos prevenido hubieseis prevenido hubiesen prevenido
Progressive Tenses PREVENIR  Present Participle: previniendo - preventing
Present Progressive
Presente Progressivo

am preventing
estoy previniendo estás previniendo está previniendo estamos previniendo estáis previniendo están previniendo
Preterit Progressive
Pretérito Prog

was preventing
estuve previniendo estuviste previniendo estuvo previniendo estuvimos previniendo estuvisteis previniendo estuvieron previniendo
Imperfect Progressive
Imperfecto Prog

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

will be preventing
estaré previniendo estarás previniendo estará previniendo estaremos previniendo estaréis previniendo estarán previniendo
Conditional Progressive
Condicional perf. prog.

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

may've been
que ~ previniendo que ~ previniendo que ~ previniendo que ~ previniendo que ~ previniendo que ~ previniendo
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Spanish verb prevenir - prevent prevenir can also mean: to warn.
prevenirse contra algo: to take preventative measures/precautions against something; to be warned.
prevenido/a (pp/adj): warned, prepared, ready.
estar prevenido/a: to be well-prepared/well-organised.

Spanish to prevent is prevenir preventivo/a (adj m/f): preventative, preventive.
la prevención (nf): prevention, precaution.
la prevención de la delincuencia: crime prevention.

Spanish for prevent is prevenir Más vale/mejor es prevenir que curar: Prevention is better than cure.
Más vale/mejor es prevenir que lamentar: It's better to be safe than sorry (preventing is better than crying).
Para prevenidos no hay acasos: For the well-prepared there are no maybes. (Baltasar Gracián)

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 IR verbs, the conjugations remain the same as for except for the addition of accents in the following tenses:
Presente:      vos prevenís
Imperativo:  ¡prevení!

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