Spanish Verb CARECER: to lack

The Spanish verb carecer means 'to lack' and is an irregular Spanish ER verb.

To remember this, imagine being sad when you lack a CARESS 'ERE!

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Read on, below the CARECER verb table...
           to lack: carecer
Imagine being sad when you lack a CARESS 'ERE!
Simple Tenses - Spanish Verb carecer
él, ella, usted
ellos, ellas, ustedes

carezco careces carece carecemos carecéis carecen

carecía carecías carecía carecíamos carecíais carecían

carecí careciste careció carecimos carecisteis carecieron

will lack
careceré carecerás carecerá careceremos careceréis carecerán

would lack
carecería carecerías carecería careceríamos careceríais carecerían

may lack
carezca careczas carezca carezcamos carezcáis carezcan
Imperfect Subjunctive
Imperfecto de Subjuntivo

might lack
careciera carecieras careciera careciéramos careciereis carecieran
careciese carecieses careciese careciésemos carecieseis careciesen
Imperatives   Spanish Verb carecer - to lack

¡carece! ¡carezca! ¡carezcamos! ¡careced! ¡carezcan!
Negative Imperative
Imperativo Negativo

don't lack!
¡no carezcas! ¡no carezca! ¡no carezcamos! ¡no carezcáis! ¡no carezcan!
Compound Tenses of the Spanish Verb CARECER  Past Participle: carecido - lacked
Present Perfect
Perfecto de Indicativo

have lacked
he carecido has carecido ha carecido hemos carecido habéis carecido han carecido
Preterit Perfect
Pretérito Anterior

had lacked
hube carecido hubiste carecido hubo carecido hubimos carecido hubisteis carecido hubieron carecido
Past Perfect

had lacked
había carecido habías carecido había carecido habíamos carecido habíais carecido habían carecido
Present Perfect Subj
Presente perfecto subj

may've lacked
haya carecido hayas carecido haya carecido hayamos carecido hayáis carecido hayan carecido
Future Perfect
Futuro Perfecto

will have lacked
habré carecido habrás carecido habrá carecido habremos carecido habréis carecido habrán carecido
Conditional Perfect
Condicional Perfecto

would've lacked
habría carecido habrías carecido habría carecido habríamos carecido habríais carecido habrían carecido
Pluperfect Subjunctive
Pluscuamperfecto de sbj

might have lacked
hubiera carecido hubieras carecido hubiera carecido hubiéramos carecido hubierais carecido hubieran carecido
hubiese carecido hubieses carecido hubiese carecido hubiésemos carecido hubieseis carecido hubiesen carecido
Progressive Tenses CARECER  Present Participle: careciendo - lacking
Present Progressive
Presente Progressivo

am lacking
estoy careciendo estás careciendo está careciendo estamos careciendo está careciendo están careciendo
Preterit Progressive
Pretérito Prog

was lacking
estuve careciendo estuviste careciendo estuvo careciendo estuvimos careciendo estuvisteis careciendo estuvieron careciendo
Imperfect Progressive
Imperfecto Prog

had been
estaba careciendo estabas careciendo estaba careciendo estábamos careciendo estabais careciendo estaban careciendo
Future Progressive
Futuro Perfecto Prog

will be lacking
estaré careciendo estarás careciendo estará careciendo estaremos careciendo estaréis careciendo estarán careciendo
Conditional Progressive
Condicional perfecto pr

would've been ~ing
estaría careciendo estarías careciendo estabría careciendo estaríamos careciendo estaríais careciendo estarían careciendo
Subjunctive Progressive
Subjuntivo Progressivo

may have been ~ing
que ~ careciendo que ~ careciendo que ~ careciendo que ~ careciendo que ~ careciendo que ~ careciendo
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        USING the SPANISH VERB carecer      

Spanish verb carecer - lack carecer de algo: to lack something, to be without something.
carecer de valor: to lack value, worth.
carecer de sentido del humor: to lack a sense of humour.
carecer de la dirección: to lack direction.

Spanish to lack is carecer la carencia (nf): lack, shortage.
carente (adj): lacking.

Spanish for lack is carecer una historia carente de todo interés: a story lakcing/devoid of any interest.
Sus palabras carecen de todo sentido: His words make no sense.
una carencia de vitamina A: a lack of vitamin A / a vitamin A deficiency.

Spanish verb carecer is to lack 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 ER verbs, the conjugations remain the same as for except for the addition of accents in the following tenses:
Presente:      vos carecés
Imperativo:  ¡carecé!

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