Spanish Verb CUBRIR: to cover

The Spanish verb cubrir means 'to cover' and is a regular Spanish IR verb.

To remember this, imagine Mother Bear covers the CUB REAR!

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Note: This verb does have an irregular past participle: cubierto.

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           to cover: cubrir
Imagine Mother Bear covers the CUB REAR!
Simple Tenses - Spanish Verb cubrir
él, ella, usted
ellos, ellas, ustedes

cubro cubres cubre cubrimos cubrís cubren

cubría cubrías cubría cubríamos cubríais cubrían

cubrí cubriste cubrió cubrimos cubristeis cubrieron

will cover
cubriré cubrirás cubrirá cubriremos cubriréis cubrirán

would cover
cubriría cubrirías cubriría cubriríamos cubriríais cubrirían

may cover
cubra cubras cubra cubramos cubráis cubran
Imperfect Subjunctive
Imperfecto de Subj.

might cover
cubriera cubrieras cubriera cubriéramos cubrierais cubrieran
cubriese cubrieses cubriese cubriésemos cubrieseis cubriesen
Imperatives   Spanish Verb cubrir - to cover

cubre! cubra! cubramos! cubrid! cubran!
Negative Imperative
Imperativo Negativo

don't cover!
no cubras! no cubra! no cubramos! no cubráis! no cubran!
Compound Tenses of the Spanish Verb CUBRIR  Past Participle: cubierto - covered
Present Perfect
Perfecto de Indicativo

have covered
he cubierto has cubierto ha cubierto hemos cubierto habéis cubierto han cubierto
Preterit Perfect
Pretérito Anterior

had covered
hube cubierto hubiste cubierto hubo cubierto hubimos cubierto hubisteis cubierto hubieron cubierto
Past Perfect

had covered
había cubierto habías cubierto había cubierto habíamos cubierto habíais cubierto habían cubierto
Present Perfect Subj
Presente Perfecto Subj

may have covered
haya cubierto hayas cubierto haya cubierto hayamos cubierto hayáis cubierto hayan cubierto
Future Perfect
Futuro Perfecto

will have covered
habré cubierto habrás cubierto habrá cubierto habremos cubierto habréis cubierto habrán cubierto
Conditional Perfect
Condicional Perfecto

would have covered
habría cubierto habrías cubierto habría cubierto habríamos cubierto habríais cubierto habrían cubierto
Pluperfect Subjunctive
Pluscuamperf. de sbj

might have covered
hubiera cubierto hubieras cubierto hubiera cubierto hubiéramos cubierto hubierais cubierto hubieran cubierto
hubiese cubierto hubieses cubierto hubiese cubierto hubiésemos cubierto hubieseis cubierto hubiesen cubierto
Progressive Tenses CUBRIR  Present Participle: cubriendo - covering
Present Progressive
Presente Progressivo

am covering
estoy cubriendo estás cubriendo está cubriendo estamos cubriendo está cubriendo están cubriendo
Preterit Progressive
Pretérito Prog

was covering
estuve cubriendo estuviste cubriendo estuvo cubriendo estuvimos cubriendo estuvisteis cubriendo estuvieron cubriendo
Imperfect Progressive
Imperfecto Prog

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

will be covering
estaré cubriendo estarás cubriendo estará cubriendo estaremos cubriendo estaréis cubriendo estarán cubriendo
Conditional Progressive
Condicional perf. prog.

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

may've been covering
que ~ cubriendo que ~ cubriendo que ~ cubriendo que ~ cubriendo que ~ cubriendo que ~ cubriendo
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Spanish verb cubrir - cover Cubrir can also mean: to meet (ie a demand); to fill (ie a vacancy)
cubrir algo de algo to cover something with something.
cubrirse (vr): to cover oneself; to take cover.

Spanish to cover is cubrir la cubierta (nf): cover, sleeve (ie of book); tyre; deck.
la cubierta de vuelo (nf): flight deck.
bajo cubieto: under cover.
cubierto/a (adj m/f): cloudy, overcast.

Spanish for cover is cubrir el cubierto (nm): cutlery, place setting, cover charge.
el cubierto (nm): a piece of cutlery, place setting, cover charge.
los cubiertos (nmpl): cutlery (in general).

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 regular IR verbs, the conjugations remain the same as for except for the addition of accents in the following tenses:
Presente:      vos cubrís
Imperativo:  ¡cubrí!

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