Spanish Verb QUEMAR: to burn

The Spanish verb quemar means 'to burn ' and is a regular Spanish AR verb.

To remember this, imagine you burn your fingers and say, OK MA, I shouldn't play with fire!

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 ablandar, acantonar, duchar, olivdar, 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 burn.

Read on, below the QUEMAR verb table...
           to burn: quemar
Imagine you burn your fingers and say, OK MA,
I shouldn't play with fire!
Simple Tenses quemar
él, ella, usted
ellos, ellas, ustedes

quemo quemas quema quemamos quemáis queman

quemaba quemabas quemaba quemábamos quemabais quemaban

quemé quemaste quemó quemamos quemasteis quemaron

will burn
quemaré quemarás quemará quemaremos quemaréis quemarán

would burn
quemaría quemarías quemaría quemaríamos quemaríais quemarían

may burn
queme quemes queme quememos queméis quemen
Imperfect Subjunctive
Imperfecto de Subjuntivo

may burn
quemara quemaras quemara quemáramos quemarais quemaran
quemase quemases quemase quemásemos quemaseis quemasen
Imperative Tenses quemar

¡quema! ¡queme! ¡quememos! ¡quemad! ¡quemen!
Negative Imperative
Imperativo Negativo

don't burn!
¡no quemes! ¡no queme! ¡no quememos! ¡no queméis! ¡no quemen!
Compound Tenses quemar - Past Participle quemado - burned
Present Perfect
Perfecto de Indicativo

have burned
he quemado has quemado ha quemado hemos quemado habéis quemado han quemado
Preterit Perfect
Pretérito Anterior

had burned
hube quemado hubiste quemado hubo quemado hubimos quemado hubisteis quemado hubieron quemado
Past Perfect

had burned
había quemado habías quemado había quemado habíamos quemado habíais quemado habían quemado
Present Perfect Subjunctive
Presente perfecto

have burned
haya quemado hayas quemado haya quemado hayamos quemado hayáis quemado hayan quemado
Future Perfect
Futuro Perfecto

will have burned
habré quemado habrás quemado habrá quemado habremos quemado habréis quemado habrán quemado
Conditional Perfect
Condicional Perfecto

would have burned
habría quemado habrías quemado habría quemado habríamos quemado habríais quemado habrían quemado

may have burned
hubiera quemado hubieras quemado hubiera quemado hubiéramos quemado hubierais quemado hubieran quemado
hubiese quemado hubieses quemado hubiese quemado hubiésemos quemado hubieseis quemado hubiesen quemado
Progressive Tenses: Present Participle quemando - burning
Present Progressive
Presente Progressivo

am burning
estoy quemando estás quemando está quemando estamos quemando está quemando están quemando
Preterit Progressive

was burning
estuve quemando estuviste quemando estuvo quemando estuvimos quemando estuvisteis quemando estuvieron quemando
Imperfect Progressive

had been burning
estaba quemando estabas quemando estaba quemando estábamos quemando estabais quemando estaban quemando
Future Progressive
Futuro Perfecto

will be burning
estaré quemando estarás quemando estará quemando estaremos quemando estaréis quemando estarán quemando
Conditional Progressive
Condicional perfecto

would've been burning
estaría quemando estarías quemando estabría quemando estaríamos quemando estaríais quemando estarían quemando
Subjunctive Progressive

may've been burning
que ~ quemando que ~ quemando que ~ quemando que ~ quemando que ~ quemando que ~ quemando
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Spanish for burn is quemar quemar can also mean: to burn off/up/down; to scald.
quemarse (vr): to burn oneself, to get burnt, to get a suntan.
quemarse a algo: to set fire to something.

Spanish for burn is quemar la quema (nf ): (action of) burning, fire.
el quemado (nm): burn, scald.
quemado (pp/adj): burnt/burned; fed up, over-exposed.
quemable (adj): inflammable.

Spanish for burn is quemar quemar el dinero: to burn through the money, to squander.
quemar etapas: to rush ahead.
quemar a alguien: to make a fool of someone.

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 quemás
Imperativo:  ¡quemá!


  • The Spanish verb for burn quemar is an Regular AR verb.
  • Learn to conjugate quemar 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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