Spanish Verb PERDER: to lose

The Spanish verb perder means 'to lose' and is an irregular Spanish ER verb.

To remember this, imagine a lady who has lost her earrings says, "I think I lost the PAIR 'DERE!"

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           to lose: perder
Imagine a lady who has lost her ear-rings says,
"I think I lost the PAIR 'DERE."
Simple Tenses - Spanish Verb perder
él, ella, usted
ellos, ellas, ustedes

pierdo pierdes pierde perdemos perdéis pierden

perdía perdías perdía perdíamos perdíais perdían

perdí perdiste perdió perdimos perdisteis perdieron

will lose
perderé perderás perderá perderemos perderéis perderán

would lose
perdería perderías perdería perderíamos perderíais perderían

may lose
pierda pierdas pierda perdamos perdáis pierdan
Imperfect Subjunctive
Imperfecto de Subj.

might lose
perdiera perdieras perdiera perdiéramos perdiereis perdieran
perdiese perdieses perdiese perdiésemos perdieseis perdiesen
Imperatives   Spanish Verb perder - to lose

¡pierde! ¡pierda! ¡perdamos! ¡perded! ¡pierdan!
Negative Imperative
Imperativo Negativo

don't lose!
¡no pierdas! ¡no pierda! ¡no perdamos! ¡no perdáis! ¡no pierdan!
Compound Tenses of the Spanish Verb PERDER  Past Participle: perdido - lost
Present Perfect
Perfecto de Indicativo

have lost
he perdido has perdido ha perdido hemos perdido habéis perdido han perdido
Preterit Perfect
Pretérito Anterior

had lost
hube perdido hubiste perdido hubo perdido hubimos perdido hubisteis perdido hubieron perdido
Past Perfect

had lost
había perdido habías perdido había perdido habíamos perdido habíais perdido habían perdido
Present Perfect Subj
Presente Perfecto Subj

may have lost
haya perdido hayas perdido haya perdido hayamos perdido hayáis perdido hayan perdido
Future Perfect
Futuro Perfecto

will have lost
habré perdido habrás perdido habrá perdido habremos perdido habréis perdido habrán perdido
Conditional Perfect
Condicional Perfecto

would have lost
habría perdido habrías perdido habría perdido habríamos perdido habríais perdido habrían perdido
Pluperfect Subjunctive
Pluscuamperf. de sbj

might have lost
hubiera perdido hubieras perdido hubiera perdido hubiéramos perdido hubierais perdido hubieran perdido
hubiese perdido hubieses perdido hubiese perdido hubiésemos perdido hubieseis perdido hubiesen perdido
Progressive Tenses PERDER  Present Participle: perdiendo - losing
Present Progressive
Presente Progressivo

am losing
estoy perdiendo estás perdiendo está perdiendo estamos perdiendo está perdiendo están perdiendo
Preterit Progressive
Pretérito Prog

was losing
estuve perdiendo estuviste perdiendo estuvo perdiendo estuvimos perdiendo estuvisteis perdiendo estuvieron perdiendo
Imperfect Progressive
Imperfecto Prog

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

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

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

may've been ~ing
que ~ perdiendo que ~ perdiendo que ~ perdiendo que ~ perdiendo que ~ perdiendo que ~ perdiendo
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Spanish verb perder - lose perder can also mean: to miss, to fail, to leak.
perderse : to get lost.

Spanish to lose is perder la perdición (nf): ruin, downfall
la pérdida: loss.
la perdida: loose woman, streetwalker.
perdedor, ora: loser, losing.

Spanish for lose is perder No tiene pérdida: You can't miss it.
Es un buen/mal perdedor: He is a good/bad loser
perdidamente enamorado: hopelessly in love.
Llegas tarde, para no perder la costumbre! You are late, just for a change! (so as not to lose the habit!)

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 ER verbs, the conjugations remain the same as for except for the addition of accents in the following tenses:
Presente:      vos perdés
Imperativo:  ¡perdé!

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