Spanish Verb PROTEGER: to protect

The Spanish verb proteger means 'to protect' and is an irregular Spanish ER verb.

To remember this, imagine you protect the child PROTÉGÉ!

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           to protect: proteger
Imagine you protect the child PROTÉGÉ!
Simple Tenses - Spanish Verb proteger
él, ella, usted
ellos, ellas, ustedes

protejo proteges protege protegemos protegéis protegen

protegía protegías protegía protegíamos protegíais protegían

protegí protegiste protegió protegimos protegisteis protegieron

will protect
protegeré protegerás protegerá protegeremos protegeréis protegerán

would protect
protegería protegerías protegería protegeríamos protegeríais protegerían

may protect
proteja protejas proteja protejamos protejáis protejan
Imperfect Subjunctive
Imperfecto de Subj.

might protect
protegiera protegieras protegiera protegiéramos protegiereis protegieran
protegiese protegieses protegiese protegiésemos protegieseis protegiesen
Imperatives   Spanish Verb proteger - to protect

¡protege! ¡proteja! ¡protejamos! ¡protejed! ¡protejan!
Negative Imperative
Imperativo Negativo

don't protect!
¡no protejas! ¡no proteja! ¡no protejamos! ¡no protejáis! ¡no protejan!
Compound Tenses of the Spanish Verb PROTEGER  Past Participle: protegido - protectedn
Present Perfect
Perfecto de Indicativo

have protected
he protegido has protegido ha protegido hemos protegido habéis protegido han protegido
Preterit Perfect
Pretérito Anterior

had protected
hube protegido hubiste protegido hubo protegido hubimos protegido hubisteis protegido hubieron protegido
Past Perfect

had protected
había protegido habías protegido había protegido habíamos protegido habíais protegido habían protegido
Present Perfect Subj
Presente Perfecto Subj

may have protected
haya protegido hayas protegido haya protegido hayamos protegido hayáis protegido hayan protegido
Future Perfect
Futuro Perfecto

will have protected
habré protegido habrás protegido habrá protegido habremos protegido habréis protegido habrán protegido
Conditional Perfect
Condicional Perfecto

would have protected
habría protegido habrías protegido habría protegido habríamos protegido habríais protegido habrían protegido
Pluperfect Subjunctive
Pluscuamperf. de sbj

might have protected
hubiera protegido hubieras protegido hubiera protegido hubiéramos protegido hubierais protegido hubieran protegido
hubiese protegido hubieses protegido hubiese protegido hubiésemos protegido hubieseis protegido hubiesen protegido
Progressive Tenses PROTEGER  Present Participle: protegiendo - protecting
Present Progressive
Presente Progressivo

am protecting
estoy protegiendo estás protegiendo está protegiendo estamos protegiendo está protegiendo están protegiendo
Preterit Progressive
Pretérito Prog

was protecting
estuve protegiendo estuviste protegiendo estuvo protegiendo estuvimos protegiendo estuvisteis protegiendo estuvieron protegiendo
Imperfect Progressive
Imperfecto Prog

had been protecting
estaba protegiendo estabas protegiendo estaba protegiendo estábamos protegiendo estabais protegiendo estaban protegiendo
Future Progressive
Futuro Perfecto Prog

will be protecting
estaré protegiendo estarás protegiendo estará protegiendo estaremos protegiendo estaréis protegiendo estarán protegiendo
Conditional Progressive
Condicional perf. prog.

would have been ~ing
estaría protegiendo estarías protegiendo estabría protegiendo estaríamos protegiendo estaríais protegiendo estarían protegiendo
Subjunctive Progressive
Subjuntivo Progressivo

may have been ~ing
que ~ protegiendo que ~ protegiendo que ~ protegiendo que ~ protegiendo que ~ protegiendo que ~ protegiendo
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Spanish verb proteger - protect proteger can also mean: to patronize, to champion.
protegerse : to protect oneself.
proteger a la bebé / su amigo : to protect the baby / his friend. (use preposition a before a person).
proteger la patria / la casa : to protect one's country / the house. (no preposition before a thing)

Spanish to protect is proteger la protección (nf): protection.
la Protección Civil (nf): civil defense organization.
protegido, a (nm/f or adj): protégé, protected.
protector, a (nm/f or adj): gumshield, protector, protective.

Spanish for protect is proteger protegerse el pelo en un moño: to put one's hair up in a bun.
Sociedad Protectora de Animales: Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).
protegerse de la lluvia: to shelter from the rain.

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 ER verbs, the conjugations remain the same as for except for the addition of accents in the following tenses:
Presente:      vos protegés
Imperativo:  ¡protegé!

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