Spanish Verb CRUZAR: to cross

The Spanish verb cruzar means 'to cross' and is an irregular Spanish ZAR verb.

To remember this, imagine that Penelope CRUZ crosses the street with a CROSS!

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Read on, below the CRUZAR verb table...
           to cross: cruzar
Imagine that Penelope CRUZ crosses
the street with a CROSS!
Simple Tenses - Spanish Verb cruzar
él, ella, usted
ellos, ellas, ustedes

cruzo cruzas cruza cruzamos cruzáis cruzan

cruzaba cruzabas cruzaba cruzábamos cruzabais cruzaban

crucé cruzaste cruzó cruzamos cruzasteis cruzaron

will cross
cruzaré cruzarás cruzará cruzaremos cruzaréis cruzarán

would cross
cruzaría cruzarías cruzaría cruzaríamos cruzaríais cruzarían

may cross
cruce cruces cruce crucemos crucéis crucen
Imperfect Subjunctive
Imperfecto de Subj.

might cross
cruzara cruzaras cruzara cruzáramos cruzarais cruzaran
cruzase cruzases cruzase cruzásemos cruzaseis cruzasen
Imperatives   Spanish Verb cruzar - to cross

¡cruza! ¡cruce! ¡crucemos! ¡cruzad! ¡crucen!
Negative Imperative
Imperativo Negativo

don't cross!
¡no cruces! ¡no cruce! ¡no ctualicemos! ¡no crucéis! ¡no crucen!
Compound Tenses of the Spanish Verb CRUZAR  Past Participle: cruzado - have crossed
Present Perfect
Perfecto de Indicativo

have crossed
he cruzado has cruzado ha cruzado hemos cruzado habéis cruzado han cruzado
Preterit Perfect
Pretérito Anterior

had crossed
hube cruzado hubiste cruzado hubo cruzado hubimos cruzado hubisteis cruzado hubieron cruzado
Past Perfect

had crossed
había cruzado habías cruzado había cruzado habíamos cruzado habíais cruzado habían cruzado
Present Perfect Subj
Presente Perfecto Subj

may have crossed
haya cruzado hayas cruzado haya cruzado hayamos cruzado hayáis cruzado hayan cruzado
Future Perfect
Futuro Perfecto

will have crossed
habré cruzado habrás cruzado habrá cruzado habremos cruzado habréis cruzado habrán cruzado
Conditional Perfect
Condicional Perfecto

would have crossed
habría cruzado habrías cruzado habría cruzado habríamos cruzado habríais cruzado habrían cruzado
Pluperfect Subjunctive
Pluscuamperf. de sbj

might have crossed
hubiera cruzado hubieras cruzado hubiera cruzado hubiéramos cruzado hubierais cruzado hubieran cruzado
hubiese cruzado hubieses cruzado hubiese cruzado hubiésemos cruzado hubieseis cruzado hubiesen cruzado
Progressive Tenses CRUZAR  Present Participle: cruzando - crossing
Present Progressive
Presente Progressivo

am crossing
estoy cruzando estás cruzando está cruzando estamos cruzando está cruzando están cruzando
Preterit Progressive
Pretérito Prog

was crossing
estuve cruzando estuviste cruzando estuvo cruzando estuvimos cruzando estuvisteis cruzando estuvieron cruzando
Imperfect Progressive
Imperfecto Prog

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

will be crossing
estaré cruzando estarás cruzando estará cruzando estaremos cruzando estaréis cruzando estarán cruzando
Conditional Progressive
Condicional perf. prog.

would have been
estaría cruzando estarías cruzando estabría cruzando estaríamos cruzando estaríais cruzando estarían cruzando
Subjunctive Progressive
Subjuntivo Progressivo

may've been crossing
que ~ cruzando que ~ cruzando que ~ cruzando que ~ cruzando que ~ cruzando que ~ cruzando
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Spanish verb cruzar - to cross cruzar can also mean: to cross, to cross out, to exchange, to traverse.
cruzarse: to intersect, to meet.
cruzar por: to go across. crusado / a (adj): crossed; across; double-breasted.

Spanish to cross is cruzar la cruz (nf): cross; tails.
la Cruz (nf): the cross (religious).
la Cruz Roja: Red Cross.
la cruza (nf): crossbreed (animal, plant).
la cruzada (nf): crusade.

Spanish for to cross is cruzar cruzarse con alguien: to see/pass somebody.
se le cruzó una moto: a motorcycle pulled out in front of him.
hacerse cruces: to make one's blood run cold.
cara o cruz: heads or tails.
¡Qué cruz!: What a pain! (coll)

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 ZAR verbs, the conjugations remain the same as for except for the addition of accents in the following tenses:
Presente:      vos cruzás
Subjuntivo:  vos crucés
Imperativo:  ¡cruzá! ¡No crucés!

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