Spanish Verb RECORDAR: to remember

The Spanish verb recordar means 'to remember ' and is an irregular Spanish AR verb.

To remember this, imagine to remember things it is useful to RECORD them on a RECORDER!

Recordar changes the stem in the Present, Present Subjunctive and Imperative tenses.
During December a new irregular -AR verb is featured each day to enable you to consolidate an irregular AR verb family. You will learn other verbs with similar patterns such as acostar, encontrar, recordar, probar, and others.

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Read on, below the RECORDAR verb table...
           to remember: recordar
Imagine to remember things it is useful to RECORD them on a RECORDER!
Simple Tenses recordar
él, ella, usted
ellos, ellas, ustedes

recuerdo recuerdas recuerda recordamos recordáis recuerdan

recordaba recordabas recordaba recordábamos recordabais recordaban

recordé recordaste recordó recordamos recordasteis recordaron

will remember
recordaré recordarás recordará recordaremos recordaréis recordarán

would remember
recordaría recordarías recordaría recordaríamos recordaríais recordarían

may remember
recuerde recuerdes recuerde recordemos recordéis recuerden
Imperfect Subjunctive
Imperfecto de Subjuntivo

may remember
recordara recordaras recordara recordáramos recordarais recordaran
recordase recordases recordase recordásemos recordaseis recordasen
Imperative Tenses recordar

¡recuerda! ¡recuerde! ¡recordemos! ¡recordad! ¡recuerden!
Negative Imperative
Imperativo Negativo

don't remember!
¡no recuerdes! ¡no recuerde! ¡no recordemos! ¡no recordéis! ¡no recuerden!
Compound Tenses recordar - Past Participle recordado - remembered
Present Perfect
Perfecto de Indicativo

have remembered
he recordado has recordado ha recordado hemos recordado habéis recordado han recordado
Preterit Perfect
Pretérito Anterior

had remembered
hube recordado hubiste recordado hubo recordado hubimos recordado hubisteis recordado hubieron recordado
Past Perfect

had remembered
había recordado habías recordado había recordado habíamos recordado habíais recordado habían recordado
Present Perfect Subjunctive
Presente perfecto

have remembered
haya recordado hayas recordado haya recordado hayamos recordado hayáis recordado hayan recordado
Future Perfect
Futuro Perfecto

will have remembered
habré recordado habrás recordado habrá recordado habremos recordado habréis recordado habrán recordado
Conditional Perfect
Condicional Perfecto

would have remembered
habría recordado habrías recordado habría recordado habríamos recordado habríais recordado habrían recordado

may have remembered
hubiera recordado hubieras recordado hubiera recordado hubiéramos recordado hubierais recordado hubieran recordado
hubiese recordado hubieses recordado hubiese recordado hubiésemos recordado hubieseis recordado hubiesen recordado
Progressive Tenses: Present Participle recordando - remembering
Present Progressive
Presente Progressivo

am remembering
estoy recordando estás recordando está recordando estamos recordando está recordando están recordando
Preterit Progressive

was remembering
estuve recordando estuviste recordando estuvo recordando estuvimos recordando estuvisteis recordando estuvieron recordando
Imperfect Progressive

had been remembering
estaba recordando estabas recordando estaba recordando estábamos recordando estabais recordando estaban recordando
Future Progressive
Futuro Perfecto

will be remembering
estaré recordando estarás recordando estará recordando estaremos recordando estaréis recordando estarán recordando
Conditional Progressive
Condicional perfecto

would've been remembering
estaría recordando estarías recordando estabría recordando estaríamos recordando estaríais recordando estarían recordando
Subjunctive Progressive

may've been remembering
que ~ recordando que ~ recordando que ~ recordando que ~ recordando que ~ recordando que ~ recordando
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Spanish for remember is recordar recordar can also mean: to recall.
recordarle a alguien/algo que + subjunctive: to remind someone about something.
recordarse de algo/alguien (vr): to remember something /someone.

Spanish for remember is recordar el recuerdo (nm): memory; souvenir, memento, heirloom.
los recuerdos (nmpl): regards, greetings; best wishes.
darle recuerdos: to give/pass on regards/greetings.

Spanish for remember is recordar No me recuerdo: I don't remember.
Si mal no recuerdo: If' i remember rightly.
Siempre me recuerdo a los tiempos viejos: I always remember the old times (days).

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 recordás
Imperativo:  ¡recordá!


  • The Spanish verb for remember recordar is an Irregular AR verb.
  • Learn to conjugate recordar 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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