Spanish Verb RECOMENDAR: to recommend

The Spanish verb recomendar means 'to recommend ' and is an irregular Spanish AR verb.

To remember this, imagine you RECOMMEND DARth Vadar!

Recomendar changes the stem in the Present, Present Subjunctive and Imperative tenses.
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Read on, below the RECOMENDAR verb table...
           to recommend: recomendar
Imagine you DAR RECOMMEND DARth Vadar!
Simple Tenses recomendar
él, ella, usted
ellos, ellas, ustedes

recomiendo recomiendas recomienda recomendamos recomendáis recomiendan

recomendaba recomendabas recomendaba recomendábamos recomendabais recomendaban

recomendé recomendaste recomendó recomendamos recomendasteis recomendaron

will recommend
recomendaré recomendarás recomendará recomendaremos recomendaréis recomendarán

would recommend
recomendaría recomendarías recomendaría recomendaríamos recomendaríais recomendarían

may recommend
recomiende recomiendes recomiende recomendemos recomendéis recomienden
Imperfect Subjunctive
Imperfecto de Subjuntivo

may recommend
recomendara recomendaras recomendara recomendáramos recomendarais recomendaran
recomendase recomendases recomendase recomendásemos recomendaseis recomendasen
Imperative Tenses recomendar

¡recomienda! ¡recomiende! ¡recomendemos! ¡recomendad! ¡recomienden!
Negative Imperative
Imperativo Negativo

don't recommend!
¡no recomiendes! ¡no recomiende! ¡no recomendemos! ¡no recomendéis! ¡no recomienden!
Compound Tenses recomendar - Past Participle recomendado - recommended
Present Perfect
Perfecto de Indicativo

have recommended
he recomendado has recomendado ha recomendado hemos recomendado habéis recomendado han recomendado
Preterit Perfect
Pretérito Anterior

had recommended
hube recomendado hubiste recomendado hubo recomendado hubimos recomendado hubisteis recomendado hubieron recomendado
Past Perfect

had recommended
había recomendado habías recomendado había recomendado habíamos recomendado habíais recomendado habían recomendado
Present Perfect Subjunctive
Presente perfecto

have recommended
haya recomendado hayas recomendado haya recomendado hayamos recomendado hayáis recomendado hayan recomendado
Future Perfect
Futuro Perfecto

will have recommended
habré recomendado habrás recomendado habrá recomendado habremos recomendado habréis recomendado habrán recomendado
Conditional Perfect
Condicional Perfecto

would have recommended
habría recomendado habrías recomendado habría recomendado habríamos recomendado habríais recomendado habrían recomendado

may have recommended
hubiera recomendado hubieras recomendado hubiera recomendado hubiéramos recomendado hubierais recomendado hubieran recomendado
hubiese recomendado hubieses recomendado hubiese recomendado hubiésemos recomendado hubieseis recomendado hubiesen recomendado
Progressive Tenses: Present Participle recomendando - recommending
Present Progressive
Presente Progressivo

am recommending
estoy recomendando estás recomendando está recomendando estamos recomendando está recomendando están recomendando
Preterit Progressive

was recommending
estuve recomendando estuviste recomendando estuvo recomendando estuvimos recomendando estuvisteis recomendando estuvieron recomendando
Imperfect Progressive

had been recommending
estaba recomendando estabas recomendando estaba recomendando estábamos recomendando estabais recomendando estaban recomendando
Future Progressive
Futuro Perfecto

will be recommending
estaré recomendando estarás recomendando estará recomendando estaremos recomendando estaréis recomendando estarán recomendando
Conditional Progressive
Condicional perfecto

would've been recommending
estaría recomendando estarías recomendando estabría recomendando estaríamos recomendando estaríais recomendando estarían recomendando
Subjunctive Progressive

may've been recommending
que ~ recomendando que ~ recomendando que ~ recomendando que ~ recomendando que ~ recomendando que ~ recomendando
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Spanish for recommend is recomendar recomendar can also mean: to advise, to put forward.
recomendar algo a alguien: to recommend something to someone.
Te lo recomiendo:: I recommend/advise it (to you).

Spanish for recommend is recomendar el recomendado (nm): recommendation.
recomendado/a (pp/adj m/f) recommended, suitable.
No recomendado para niños: Not recommended/suitable for children.
la recomendación (nf): recommendation.
carta de recomendación: letter of recommendation.

Spanish for recommend is recomendar recomendable(adj): recommendable, advisable; be recommended.
(No) es recomendable que ... It is (not) advisable that/to...
Es un libro recomendable: I can recommend the book.
Es un hombre poco recomendable: He's not a very nice man (I don't recommend the man).

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 AR verbs, the conjugations remain the same as for except for the addition of accents in the following tenses:
Presente:  vos recomendás
Imperativo:  ¡recomendá!


  • The Spanish verb for recommend recomendar is an Irregular AR verb.
  • Learn to conjugate recomendar and it will reinforce this irregular 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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