spanish-verb-rapar-shave (off)

Spanish Verb RAPAR: to shave (off)

The Spanish verb rapar means 'to shave (off) ' and is a regular Spanish AR verb.

To remember this, imagine the RAPPER shaves his head!

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 bromear, desayunar, lastimar, mirar, and others.

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Read on, below the RAPAR verb table...
           to shave (off): rapar
Imagine the RAPPER shaves his head!
Simple Tenses rapar
él, ella, usted
ellos, ellas, ustedes

rapo rapas rapa rapamos rapáis rapan

rapaba rapabas rapaba rapábamos rapabais rapaban

rapé rapaste rapó rapamos rapasteis raparon

will shave
raparé raparás rapará raparemos raparéis raparán

would shave
raparía raparías raparía raparíamos raparíais raparían

may shave
rape rapes rape rapemos rapéis rapen
Imperfect Subjunctive
Imperfecto de Subjuntivo

may shave
rapara raparas rapara rapáramos raparais raparan
rapase rapases rapase rapásemos rapaseis rapasen
Imperative Tenses rapar

¡rapa! ¡rape! ¡rapemos! ¡rapad! ¡rapen!
Negative Imperative
Imperativo Negativo

don't shave!
¡no rapes! ¡no rape! ¡no rapemos! ¡no rapéis! ¡no rapen!
Compound Tenses rapar - Past Participle rapado - shaven
Present Perfect
Perfecto de Indicativo

have shaven
he rapado has rapado ha rapado hemos rapado habéis rapado han rapado
Preterit Perfect
Pretérito Anterior

had shaven
hube rapado hubiste rapado hubo rapado hubimos rapado hubisteis rapado hubieron rapado
Past Perfect

had shaven
había rapado habías rapado había rapado habíamos rapado habíais rapado habían rapado
Present Perfect Subjunctive
Presente perfecto

have shaven
haya rapado hayas rapado haya rapado hayamos rapado hayáis rapado hayan rapado
Future Perfect
Futuro Perfecto

will have shaven
habré rapado habrás rapado habrá rapado habremos rapado habréis rapado habrán rapado
Conditional Perfect
Condicional Perfecto

would have shaven
habría rapado habrías rapado habría rapado habríamos rapado habríais rapado habrían rapado

may have shaven
hubiera rapado hubieras rapado hubiera rapado hubiéramos rapado hubierais rapado hubieran rapado
hubiese rapado hubieses rapado hubiese rapado hubiésemos rapado hubieseis rapado hubiesen rapado
Progressive Tenses: Present Participle rapando - shaving
Present Progressive
Presente Progressivo

am shaving
estoy rapando estás rapando está rapando estamos rapando está rapando están rapando
Preterit Progressive

was shaving
estuve rapando estuviste rapando estuvo rapando estuvimos rapando estuvisteis rapando estuvieron rapando
Imperfect Progressive

had been shaving
estaba rapando estabas rapando estaba rapando estábamos rapando estabais rapando estaban rapando
Future Progressive
Futuro Perfecto

will be shaving
estaré rapando estarás rapando estará rapando estaremos rapando estaréis rapando estarán rapando
Conditional Progressive
Condicional perfecto

would've been shaving
estaría rapando estarías rapando estabría rapando estaríamos rapando estaríais rapando estarían rapando
Subjunctive Progressive

may've been shaving
que ~ rapando que ~ rapando que ~ rapando que ~ rapando que ~ rapando que ~ rapando
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Spanish for shave is rapar rapar can also mean: to crop, to cut very short.
raparse (vr): to shave off; to shave oneself; to get one's hair cut/shaved off.
rapar el cabello/la cabeza: to shave one's head.
rapar el pelo: to crop/cut one's hair very short.

Spanish for shave is rapar rapado (pp/adj): shaven-headed, close-cropped (hair); number one (length of hair cut).
el rapado (nm) : skinhead.
el rape (nm/adj): shaved head.

Spanish for shave is rapar Note: afeitar(se) (v): to shave (oneself) (beard, face, legs).

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 rapás
Imperativo:  ¡rapá!


  • The Spanish verb for shave rapar is an Regular AR verb.
  • Learn to conjugate rapar 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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