Spanish Verb RECOSTAR: to lean

The Spanish verb recostar means 'to lean ' and is an irregular Spanish AR verb.

To remember this, imagine the ship WRECK COSTA Concordia leans against the rocks!

Recostar changes the stem in the Present, Present Subjunctive and Imperative tenses.
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Read on, below the RECOSTAR verb table...
           to lean: recostar
Imagine the ship WRECK COSTA Concordia leans against the rocks!
Simple Tenses recostar
él, ella, usted
ellos, ellas, ustedes

recuesto recuestas recuesta recostamos recostáis recuestan

recostaba recostabas recostaba recostábamos recostabais recostaban

recosté recostaste recostó recostamos recostasteis recostaron

will lean
recostaré recostarás recostará recostaremos recostaréis recostarán

would lean
recostaría recostarías recostaría recostaríamos recostaríais recostarían

may lean
recueste recuestes recueste recostemos recostéis recuesten
Imperfect Subjunctive
Imperfecto de Subjuntivo

may lean
recostara recostaras recostara recostáramos recostarais recostaran
recostase recostases recostase recostásemos recostaseis recostasen
Imperative Tenses recostar

¡recuesta! ¡recueste! ¡recostemos! ¡recostad! ¡recuesten!
Negative Imperative
Imperativo Negativo

don't lean!
¡no recuestes! ¡no recueste! ¡no recostemos! ¡no recostéis! ¡no recuesten!
Compound Tenses recostar - Past Participle recostado - leant
Present Perfect
Perfecto de Indicativo

have leant
he recostado has recostado ha recostado hemos recostado habéis recostado han recostado
Preterit Perfect
Pretérito Anterior

had leant
hube recostado hubiste recostado hubo recostado hubimos recostado hubisteis recostado hubieron recostado
Past Perfect

had leant
había recostado habías recostado había recostado habíamos recostado habíais recostado habían recostado
Present Perfect Subjunctive
Presente perfecto

have leant
haya recostado hayas recostado haya recostado hayamos recostado hayáis recostado hayan recostado
Future Perfect
Futuro Perfecto

will have leant
habré recostado habrás recostado habrá recostado habremos recostado habréis recostado habrán recostado
Conditional Perfect
Condicional Perfecto

would have leant
habría recostado habrías recostado habría recostado habríamos recostado habríais recostado habrían recostado

may have leant
hubiera recostado hubieras recostado hubiera recostado hubiéramos recostado hubierais recostado hubieran recostado
hubiese recostado hubieses recostado hubiese recostado hubiésemos recostado hubieseis recostado hubiesen recostado
Progressive Tenses: Present Participle recostando - leaning
Present Progressive
Presente Progressivo

am leaning
estoy recostando estás recostando está recostando estamos recostando está recostando están recostando
Preterit Progressive

was leaning
estuve recostando estuviste recostando estuvo recostando estuvimos recostando estuvisteis recostando estuvieron recostando
Imperfect Progressive

had been leaning
estaba recostando estabas recostando estaba recostando estábamos recostando estabais recostando estaban recostando
Future Progressive
Futuro Perfecto

will be leaning
estaré recostando estarás recostando estará recostando estaremos recostando estaréis recostando estarán recostando
Conditional Progressive
Condicional perfecto

would've been leaning
estaría recostando estarías recostando estabría recostando estaríamos recostando estaríais recostando estarían recostando
Subjunctive Progressive

may've been leaning
que ~ recostando que ~ recostando que ~ recostando que ~ recostando que ~ recostando que ~ recostando
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Spanish for lean is recostar recostar can also mean: to rest, to lay down, to lay back.
recostarse (vr): to lie down.

Spanish for lean is recostar recostar en la mesa: to lean on the table.
recostarse en la alfombra: to lie down on the carpet/rug.
recostarse en la arena: to lie down in/on the sand.

Spanish for lean is recostar Tiene la cabeza recostada en mi hombro: She is leaning her head against my shoulder.

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 recostás
Imperativo:  ¡recostá!


  • The Spanish verb for lean recostar is an Irregular AR verb.
  • Learn to conjugate recostar 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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