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How to conjugate Acostarse in Spanish

Acostarse in Spanish means to go to bed, to lie down. 

Acostarse is an irregular verb. That means this verb doesn’t follow the traditional conjugation patterns in all verb tenses. It’s important to pay attention to the irregular tenses. 

Something important that we must remember about acostarse is that it is a reflexive verb

Reflexive Verbs are verbs in which the subject and the object of the verb are the same. In other words, the person that performs the action receives the action. 

To review how to conjugate reflexive verbs check out my video:

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When you conjugate a reflexive verb you must use reflexive pronouns.

The reflexive pronoun will go in front of the conjugated verb or attached to the end of an infinitive. 

Subject pronounReflexive Pronoun
yome
te
él/ella/Ud.se
nosotros (as)nos
vosotros (as)os
ellos/ellas/Uds.se

To review how to conjugate reflexive verbs check out my video: https://youtu.be/3XQ6-OQ07IE 

To see reflexive verbs in action check out my daily routine video: https://youtu.be/fIvq1HrkrnM 

Acostarse in the Present Tense

The present tense is used to talk about actions or events happening now. 

The verb acostarse is irregular in the present tense. 

The verb acostarse is what we call an -ar verb. -ar verbs are verbs that end in -ar. Regular -ar verbs are conjugated by following 2 major rules. 

  1. Take off the -ar
  2. Replace with a new ending depending on who performs the action. 

To review -ar verbs watch my -ar verbs video: 

ar, How to Conjugate ar verbs in Spanish

Just in case you need to review conjugation of -er and -ir verbs, Click for Page

Something important that we must remember about acostarse is that it is a reflexive verb

Reflexive Verbs are verbs in which the subject and the object of the verb are the same. In other words, the person that performs the action receives the action. 

To review how to conjugate reflexive verbs check out my video: https://youtu.be/3XQ6-OQ07IE 

When you conjugate a reflexive verb you must use reflexive pronouns.

The reflexive pronoun will go in front of the conjugated verb or attached to the end of an infinitive. 

Below you will find the conjugations of the verb acostarse in the indicative present tense:

Subject pronounReflexive Pronoun
yome
te
él/ella/Ud.se
nosotros (as)nos
vosotros (as)os
ellos/ellas/Uds.se

To see reflexive verbs in action check out my daily routine video: https://youtu.be/fIvq1HrkrnM 

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome acuestoI put myself to bed
te acuestasyou put yourself to bed
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) se acuestahe/she puts himself/herself to bed, you (formal) put yourself to bed.
Nosotros (as)nos acostamoswe put ourselves to bed
Vosotros (as)os acostáisyou (plural) Spain put yourself to bed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)se acuestanthey put themselves to bed, you (plural) put yourself to bed

Examples: 

Yo me acuesto en mi cama.I put myself to bed 
Nosotros nos acostamos con los niños en la camaWe put ourselves to bed with the kids
Ellas se acuestan en sus propias camasThey put themselves to their own beds

Acostarse in the Preterite Tense

The preterite is used to talk about actions that have already been completed. These actions have a clear beginning or ending. The preterite tense is often used with phrases that give a specific time frame.  More on the Preterite Tense Here

Things to remember: 

  1. The preterite is NOT used to describe actions or events that are repeated or continuous in the past. That means that those actions do not have a clear beginning or end. 
  2. The preterite is NOT used to describe people in the past.

The verb acostarse is regular  in the preterite. 

Something important that we must remember about acostarse is that it is a reflexive verb

Reflexive Verbs are verbs in which the subject and the object of the verb are the same. In other words, the person that performs the action receives the action. 

To review how to conjugate reflexive verbs check out my video:https://youtu.be/3XQ6-OQ07IE 

When you conjugate a reflexive verb you must use reflexive pronouns.

The reflexive pronoun will go in front of the conjugated verb or attached to the end of an infinitive. 

Subject pronounReflexive Pronoun
yome
te
él/ella/Ud.se
nosotros (as)nos
vosotros (as)os
ellos/ellas/Uds.se

To see reflexive verbs in action check out my daily routine video: https://youtu.be/fIvq1HrkrnM 

Below you will find the conjugations of the verb acostarse in the preterite tense:

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome acostéI put myself bed
te acostasteyou put yourself to bed
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) se acostóhe/she puts himself/herself to bed, you (formal) put yourself to bed.
Nosotros (as)nos acostamoswe put ourselves to bed
Vosotros (as)os acostasteisyou (plural) Spain put yourself to bed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)se acostaronthey put themselves to bed, you (plural) put yourself to bed

Below are some expressions that are often used when using the preterite:

la semana pasadalast week
el mes pasadolast month
el fin de semana pasadolast weekend
el año pasadolast year
ayer yesterday 
anteayerthe day before yesterday
anoche last night

Examples: 

Ayer yo me acosté tarde Yesterday I put myself to bed very late. 
Nosotros nos acostamos en la cama a ver televisión Last night, we put ourselves to bed to watch tv
Anoche ellos se acostaron en la cama de huéspedes.Last night,  they put themselves to bed in the guest bedroom  

Acostarse in the Imperfect Tense

The imperfect is a form of past tense. It is primarily used to talk about continuous, repeated, usual or habitual actions in the past. It can also be used to talk about what someone or something was like in the past, what someone used to be or used to do. The imperfect is used when actions don’t have a specific beginning or end. 

The verb acostarse is regular in the imperfect tense. 

The verb acostarse is what we call an -ar verb. -ar verbs are verbs that end in -ar. Regular -ar verbs are conjugated by following 2 major rules. 

  1. Take off the -ar
  2. Replace with a new ending depending on who performs the action. 

To review how to conjugate -ar verbs in the imperfect watch my video: Click for Video 

To review how to conjugate -er and -ir verbs in the imperfect watch my video: Click for Video 

Something important that we must remember about acostarse is that it is a reflexive verb

Reflexive Verbs are verbs in which the subject and the object of the verb are the same. In other words, the person that performs the action receives the action. 

To review how to conjugate reflexive verbs check out my video:https://youtu.be/3XQ6-OQ07IE 

When you conjugate a reflexive verb you must use reflexive pronouns.

The reflexive pronoun will go in front of the conjugated verb or attached to the end of an infinitive. 

Subject pronounReflexive Pronoun
yome
te
él/ella/Ud.se
nosotros (as)nos
vosotros (as)os
ellos/ellas/Uds.se

To see reflexive verbs in action check out my daily routine video: https://youtu.be/fIvq1HrkrnM 

Below you will find the conjugations of the verb acostarse in the imperfect tense:

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome acostabaI used to put myself to bed
te acostabasyou used to put yourself to bed
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) se acostabahe/she used to put himself/herself  to bed, you (formal) used to put yourself  to bed
Nosotros (as)nos acostábamoswe used to put ourselves to bed
Vosotros (as)os acostabaisyou (plural) Spain used to put yourself to bed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)se acostabanthey used to put themselves to bed, you (plural) used to put yourself to bed

Below are some expressions that are often used when using the Imperfect:

a menudooften
usualmenteusually
todos los díasevery day
todos los mesesevery month
todos los añosevery year
casi siemprealmost always
a vecessometimes
de niño/niñaas a child …
siempre always
normalmente normally

Examples: 

De niña me acostaba con mi abuela todos los días.As a child, I used to put myself to bed with my grandmother every day.
Nosotros nos acostábamos todos los días a las 8 p.m.Every day we used to put ourselves to bed at 8 p.m.d
Usualmente ellas se acostaban con los perros en su camaUsually they used to put themselves to bed with the dogs 

Acostarse in the Future Tense

The future is used to talk about an action or event that will happen in the future. 

The verb acostarse is regular in the future tense. 

To form the future tense of regular -ar, -er and -ir verbs add the following endings to the verb in the infinitive (verbs that have not been conjugated and end in -ar, -er, -ir). The verb acostarse is in its purest form (it has not been conjugated) it’s in the infinitive.  

The verb acostarse is what we call an -ar verb. -ar verbs are verbs that end in -ar. To conjugate acostarse in the future, follow these two rules: 

  1. Find the infinitive of the verb (verbs that have not been conjugated and end in -ar, -er, -ir). In this case acostarse.
  2. Then attach the ending to the end of the infinitive. The ending depends on who is performing the action. 
Yoé
ás
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) á
Nosotros (as)emos
Vosotros (as)éis
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)án

Something important that we must remember about acostarse is that it is a reflexive verb

Reflexive Verbs are verbs in which the subject and the object of the verb are the same. In other words, the person that performs the action receives the action. 

To review how to conjugate reflexive verbs check out my video:https://youtu.be/3XQ6-OQ07IE 

When you conjugate a reflexive verb you must use reflexive pronouns.

The reflexive pronoun will go in front of the conjugated verb or attached to the end of an infinitive. 

Subject pronounReflexive Pronoun
yome
te
él/ella/Ud.se
nosotros (as)nos
vosotros (as)os
ellos/ellas/Uds.se

To see reflexive verbs in action check out my daily routine video: https://youtu.be/fIvq1HrkrnM 

Below you will find the conjugations of the verb acostarse using the future tense:

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome acostaréI will put myself to bed
te acostarásyou will put yourself  to bed
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) se acostaráhe/she will put himself/herself  to bed, you (formal) will put yourself to bed
Nosotros (as)nos acostaremoswe will put ourselves to bed
Vosotros (as)os acostaréisyou (plural) Spain will put yourself to bed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)se acostaránthey will put to themselves bed, you (plural) will put yourself to bed

Examples: 

Yo me acostaré con los niños esta noche.I will put myself to bed with the kids
Nosotros nos acostaremos en camas separadasWe will put ourselves to bed in separate beds
Ellas siempre se acostarán tempranoThey will always put themselves to bed early

Acostarse in the Informal Future Tense

The informal future is used to talk about an action or event that is going to take place in the near future. To form the informal future, you must use the correct form of the verb ir (to go) + a + the verb in the infinitive. 

The verb acostarse is regular in the informal future tense. 

Follow this rule:

  1. Ir (conjugated) + a + infinitive (verb that ends in -ar, -er, -ir and has not been conjugated).  Example : Yo me voy a acostar 

The conjugation of the verb ir (to go) in the present tense are:

Yovoy
vas
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) va
Nosotros (as)vamos
Vosotros (as)vais
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)van

To review how to conjugate the informal future watch my video: Click for Video 

Something important that we must remember about acostarse is that it is a reflexive verb

Reflexive Verbs are verbs in which the subject and the object of the verb are the same. In other words, the person that performs the action receives the action. 

To review how to conjugate reflexive verbs check out my video:https://youtu.be/3XQ6-OQ07IE 

When you conjugate a reflexive verb you must use reflexive pronouns.

The reflexive pronoun will go in front of the conjugated verb or attached to the end of an infinitive. 

Subject pronounReflexive Pronoun
yome
te
él/ella/Ud.se
nosotros (as)nos
vosotros (as)os
ellos/ellas/Uds.se

To see reflexive verbs in action check out my daily routine video: https://youtu.be/fIvq1HrkrnM 

Below you will find the conjugations of the verb acostarse using the informal future:

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome voy a acostarI will put myself to bed
te vas a acostaryou will put yourself to bed
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) se va a acostarhe/she will put himself/herself to bed, you (formal) will put yourself to bed
Nosotros (as)nos vamos a acostarwe will put ourselves to bed
Vosotros (as)os vais a acostaryou (plural) Spain will put yourself to bed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)se van a acostar they will put themselves to bed, you (plural) will put yourself  to bed

Examples: 

Yo me voy a acostar en la cama con mi hija I will put my myself to bed with my daughter
Nosotros nos vamos a acostar temprano.We will put ourselves to bed early.
Ellas se van a acostar tarde en los fines de semanaThey will put themselves to bed late during the weekends. 

Acostarse in the Present Progressive Tense.

The present progressive is used to talk about actions or events happening now. In other words, we use the present progressive to talk about actions that are in the process of happening at the current moment. 

The verb acostarse  is regular in the present progressive tense. 

The present progressive is formed by using the correct form of the verb estar (to be) plus the present participle (-ing form of a verb). 

To form the present participle of a verb:

  1. Find the verb in the infinitive (verb that ends in -ar, -er, -ir)
  2. Remove the ending (-ar, -er, -ir).
  3. Add -ando for -ar verbs
  4. Add -iendo for -er and –ir verbs

Let’s apply it to acostarse:

  1. Find the verb in the infinitive (verb that ends in -ar, -er, -ir)  = (acostarse)
  2. Remove the ending (-ar, -er, -ir) = (acost)
  3. Add -ando for -ar verbs  = (acostando)

The present participle of acostarse is acostando

The conjugations of the verb estar in the present tense are:

Yoestoy
estás
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) está
Nosotros (as)estamos
Vosotros (as)estáis
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)están

The present participle of the verb acostarse is: acostando

To review the present progressive and present participles in Spanish, watch my Present Progressive Video:Click for Video 

Just in case you need to review the verb estar, watch my Estar video: Click for Video 

Something important that we must remember about acostarse is that it is a reflexive verb

Reflexive Verbs are verbs in which the subject and the object of the verb are the same. In other words, the person that performs the action receives the action. 

To review how to conjugate reflexive verbs check out my video:https://youtu.be/3XQ6-OQ07IE 

When you conjugate a reflexive verb you must use reflexive pronouns.

The reflexive pronoun will go in front of the conjugated verb or attached to the end of an infinitive. 

Subject pronounReflexive Pronoun
yome
te
él/ella/Ud.se
nosotros (as)nos
vosotros (as)os
ellos/ellas/Uds.se

To see reflexive verbs in action check out my daily routine video: https://youtu.be/fIvq1HrkrnM 

Below you will find the conjugations of the verb acostarse using the present progressive:

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome estoy acostandoI am putting myself to bed
te estás acostandoyou are putting yourself to bed
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) se está acostandohe/she is putting himself/herself to bed, you (formal) are putting yourself to bed
Nosotros (as)nos estamos acostandowe are putting ourselves  to bed
Vosotros (as)os estáis acostandoyou (plural) Spain are putting yourself to bed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)se están acostandothey are putting themselves to bed, you (plural) are putting yourself to bed

Examples: 

Yo me estoy acostando a la media noche todos los días.I am putting myself to bed at midnight every day.
Nosotros  nos estamos acostando alrededor de las 9pm los fines de semanaWe are putting ourselves to bed around 9pm on the weekends
¿Se están acostando los niños?Are the kids putting themselves to bed?

Acostarse in the Conditional Tense

The conditional tense is used to talk about actions or events that may happen in the future. Think of it as a possibility, a hypothesis, a probability. 

The verb acostar is regular in the conditional tense. 

The verb acostarse is what we call an -ar verb. -ar verbs are verbs that end in -ar. To conjugate acostarse in the conditional tense follow these two rules: 

  1. Find the infinitive of the verb (verbs that have not been conjugated and end in -ar, -er, -ir). In this case acostarse.
  2. Then attach the ending to the end of the infinitive. The ending depends on who is performing the action. 

To form the conditional of a verb add the following endings to the infinitive of the verb: 

Yoía
ías
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) ía
Nosotros (as)íamos
Vosotros (as)íais
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)ían

The infinitive of the verb acostarse is acostarse

Something important that we must remember about acostarse is that it is a reflexive verb

Reflexive Verbs are verbs in which the subject and the object of the verb are the same. In other words, the person that performs the action receives the action. 

To review how to conjugate reflexive verbs check out my video:https://youtu.be/3XQ6-OQ07IE 

When you conjugate a reflexive verb you must use reflexive pronouns.

The reflexive pronoun will go in front of the conjugated verb or attached to the end of an infinitive. 

Subject pronounReflexive Pronoun
yome
te
él/ella/Ud.se
nosotros (as)nos
vosotros (as)os
ellos/ellas/Uds.se

To see reflexive verbs in action check out my daily routine video: https://youtu.be/fIvq1HrkrnM 

Below you will find the conjugations of the verb acostarse using the conditional tense:

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome acostaríaI would put myself to bed
te acostaríasyou would put yourself  to bed
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) se acostaríahe/she would put himself/herself to bed, you (formal) would put yourself  to bed
Nosotros (as)nos acostaríamoswe would put ourselves to bed
Vosotros (as)os acostaríaisyou (plural) Spain would put yourself to bed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)se acostaríanthey would put themselves  to bed, you (plural) would put yourself  to bed

Examples: 

Yo me acostaría en esta cama pero está suciaI would put myself to bed here but it’s dirty
Nosotros nos acostaríamos temprano todos los días si los niños nos dejaran We would put ourselves to bed early every day if the kids would let us
Ellas se acostarían en sus propios cuartos si estuvieran abiertosThey would themselves to bed in their own bedrooms if they were open

Acostarse in the Present Perfect Tense

The present perfect is used to talk about actions or events that have started recently (in the past) and are still happening. It can also be used to talk about things that have been done recently or to describe experiences a person has had in their lives. 

The verb acostarse is regular in the conditional tense. 

To form the present perfect, you must use the helping verb “haber” in the present tense. This will let us know who has performed the action. Then, we add the past participle of the verb. 

The conjugations of haber in the present tense are:

Yohe
has
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) ha
Nosotros (as)hemos
Vosotros (as)habéis
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)han

To form the past participle of a verb:

  1. Find the verb in the infinitive (verb that ends in -ar, -er, -ir)
  2. Remove the ending (-ar, -er, -ir).
  3. Add -ado for -ar verbs
  4. Add -ido for -er and –ir verbs

Let’s apply it to acostarse:

  1. Find the verb in the infinitive (verb that ends in -ar, -er, -ir)  = (acostarse)
  2. Remove the ending (-ar, -er, -ir) = (acost)
  3. Add -ado for -ar verbs  = (acostado)

The past participle of the verb acostarse is acostado.

To summarize. Correct form of haber in the present + past participle = present perfect. 

Something important that we must remember about acostarse is that it is a reflexive verb

Reflexive Verbs are verbs in which the subject and the object of the verb are the same. In other words, the person that performs the action receives the action. 

To review how to conjugate reflexive verbs check out my video:https://youtu.be/3XQ6-OQ07IE 

When you conjugate a reflexive verb you must use reflexive pronouns.

The reflexive pronoun will go in front of the conjugated verb or attached to the end of an infinitive. 

Subject pronounReflexive Pronoun
yome
te
él/ella/Ud.se
nosotros (as)nos
vosotros (as)os
ellos/ellas/Uds.se

To see reflexive verbs in action check out my daily routine video: https://youtu.be/fIvq1HrkrnM 

Below you will find the conjugations of the verb acostarse in the present perfect:

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome he acostadoI have put myself to bed
te has acostadoyou have put yourself to bed 
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) se ha acostadohe/she have put himself/herself to bed, you (formal) have put yourself to bed
Nosotros (as)nos hemos acostadowe have put ourselves to bed
Vosotros (as)os habéis acostadoyou (plural) Spain have put yourself to bed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)se han acostadothey have put themselves to bed, you (plural) have put yourself to bed

Examples: 

Yo me he acostado en la cama equivocadaI have put myself to bed in the wrong one  
Nosotros nos hemos acostado muy tarde últimamente Lately we have put ourselves to bed very late.

Acostarse in the Past Perfect Tense (Pretérito Pluscuamperfecto) 

The past perfect is used to talk about actions or events that happened before. It is widely used to describe a series of events and it comes in handy to tell stories. 

The verb acostarse  is regular in the past perfect tense. 

To form the past perfect you must use the verb haber in the imperfect. This will let us know who has performed the action. 

The conjugations of haber in the imperfect tense are:

Yohabía
habías
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) había
Nosotros (as)habíamos
Vosotros (as)habíais
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)habían

Then, we add the past participle of the verb. In this case acostarse

To form the past participle of a verb:

  1. Find the verb in the infinitive (verb that ends in -ar, -er, -ir)
  2. Remove the ending (-ar, -er, -ir).
  3. Add -ado for -ar verbs
  4. Add -ido for -er and –ir verbs

Let’s apply it to acostarse:

  1. Find the verb in the infinitive (verb that ends in -ar, -er, -ir)  = (acostarse)
  2.  Remove the ending (-ar, -er, -ir) = (acost)
  3. Add -ado for -ar verbs  = (acostado)

The past participle of acostar is acostado

To summarize. Use the correct form of haber in the imperfect + past participle = past perfect. 

Something important that we must remember about acostarse is that it is a reflexive verb

Reflexive Verbs are verbs in which the subject and the object of the verb are the same. In other words, the person that performs the action receives the action. 

To review how to conjugate reflexive verbs check out my video:https://youtu.be/3XQ6-OQ07IE 

When you conjugate a reflexive verb you must use reflexive pronouns.

The reflexive pronoun will go in front of the conjugated verb or attached to the end of an infinitive. 

Subject pronounReflexive Pronoun
yome
te
él/ella/Ud.se
nosotros (as)nos
vosotros (as)os
ellos/ellas/Uds.se

To see reflexive verbs in action check out my daily routine video: https://youtu.be/fIvq1HrkrnM 

Below you will find the conjugations of the verb acostarse in the past perfect:

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome había acostadoI had put myself to bed
te habías acostadoyou had put yourself to bed 
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) se había acostadohe/she had put himself/herself to bed, you (formal) had put yourself  to bed
Nosotros (as)nos habíamos acostadowe had put ourselves to bed
Vosotros (as)os habíais acostadoyou (plural) Spain had put yourself to bed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)se habían acostadothey had put themselves to bed, you (plural) had put yourself to bed

Examples: 

Yo me había acostado temprano estos díasThese last days I had put myself to bed early
te habías acostado en el sofáYou had put yourself to bed in the sofa
Él se había acostado en la cama de su mamáHe had put himself to bed in his moms bed

Acostarse in the Future Perfect Tense

The future perfect is used to talk about something that hasn’t happened yet but is predicted to take place. It is used to describe what will have happened in the future.

The verb acostarse is regular in the future perfect tense. 

To form the future perfect you must use the verb haber in the simple future tense. This will let us know who has performed the action. 

The conjugations of haber in the future tense are:

Yohabré
habrás
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) habrá
Nosotros (as)habremos
Vosotros (as)habréis
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)habrán

Then, we add the past participle of the verb. In this case acostarse. To form the past participle, you simply add the appropriate ending to the stem of the verb. 

To form the past participle of a verb:

  1. Find the verb in the infinitive (verb that ends in -ar, -er, -ir)
  2. Remove the ending (-ar, -er, -ir).
  3. Add -ado for -ar verbs
  4. Add -ido for -er and –ir verbs

Let’s apply it to acostarse:

  1. Find the verb in the infinitive (verb that ends in -ar, -er, -ir)  = (acostarse)
  2. Remove the ending (-ar, -er, -ir) = (acost)
  3. Add -ado for -ar verbs  = (acostado)

The past participle of acostar is acostado

To summarize. Correct form of haber in the simple future tense + past participle = future perfect. 

Something important that we must remember about acostarse is that it is a reflexive verb

Reflexive Verbs are verbs in which the subject and the object of the verb are the same. In other words, the person that performs the action receives the action. 

To review how to conjugate reflexive verbs check out my video:https://youtu.be/3XQ6-OQ07IE 

When you conjugate a reflexive verb you must use reflexive pronouns.

The reflexive pronoun will go in front of the conjugated verb or attached to the end of an infinitive. 

Subject pronounReflexive Pronoun
yome
te
él/ella/Ud.se
nosotros (as)nos
vosotros (as)os
ellos/ellas/Uds.se

To see reflexive verbs in action check out my daily routine video: https://youtu.be/fIvq1HrkrnM 

Below you will find the conjugations of the verb acostarse in the future perfect:

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome habré acostadoI will have put myself  to bed
te habrás acostadoyou will have put yourself to bed 
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) se habrá acostadohe/she will have put himself/herself  to bed, you (formal) will have put yourself to bed
Nosotros (as)nos habremos acostadowe will have put ourselves to bed
Vosotros (as)os habréis acostadoyou (plural) Spain will have  put yourself to bed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)se habrán acostadothey will have put themselves to bed, you (plural) will have put yourself to bed

Examples: 

Mañana a esta hora ya me habré acostado Tomorrow at this time, I will have put myself to bed
Pedro se habrá acostado con su esposa a dormirPedro will have put himself to bed with his wife

Acostarse in the Conditional Perfect Tense

The conditional perfect is used to talk about an action or event that would have happened in the past but didn’t take place due to another action happening. It is used to express possibility in the past. Basically think of it as actions that could or would have taken place if … 

The verb acostarse is regular in the conditional perfect tense. 

To form the conditional perfect you must use the verb haber in the conditional. This will let us know who has performed the action.

The conjugations of haber in the conditional tense are:

Yohabría
habrías
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) habría
Nosotros (as)habríamos
Vosotros (as)habríais
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)habrían

 Then, we add the past participle of the verb. In this case acostarse. To form the past participle, you simply add the appropriate ending to the stem of the verb. 

To form the past participle of a verb:

  1. Find the verb in the infinitive (verb that ends in -ar, -er, -ir)
  2. Remove the ending (-ar, -er, -ir).
  3. Add -ado for -ar verbs
  4. Add -ido for -er and –ir verbs

Let’s apply it to acostarse:

  1. Find the verb in the infinitive (verb that ends in -ar, -er, -ir)  = (acostarse)
  2. Remove the ending (-ar, -er, -ir) = (acost)
  3. Add -ado for -ar verbs  = (acostado)

The past participle of acostarse is acostado

Something important that we must remember about acostarse is that it is a reflexive verb

Reflexive Verbs are verbs in which the subject and the object of the verb are the same. In other words, the person that performs the action receives the action. 

To review how to conjugate reflexive verbs check out my video:https://youtu.be/3XQ6-OQ07IE 

When you conjugate a reflexive verb you must use reflexive pronouns.

The reflexive pronoun will go in front of the conjugated verb or attached to the end of an infinitive. 

Subject pronounReflexive Pronoun
yome
te
él/ella/Ud.se
nosotros (as)nos
vosotros (as)os
ellos/ellas/Uds.se

To see reflexive verbs in action check out my daily routine video: https://youtu.be/fIvq1HrkrnM 

Below you will find the conjugations of the verb acostarse in the future perfect:

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome habría acostadoI would have put myself to bed
te habrías acostadoyou would have put yourself to bed
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) se habría acostadohe/she would have put himself/herself to bed, you (formal) would have put yourself to bed
Nosotros (as)nos habríamos acostadowe would have put ourselves to bed
Vosotros (as)os habríais acostadoyou (plural) Spain will would put yourself to bed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)se habrían acostadothey would have put themselves to bed, you (plural) would have put yourself to bed

Examples: 

Yo me habría acostado con el perro en su cama sino tuviera alergia a los animalesI would have put myself to bed with the dog  if I had no allergies to animals
Ellos se habrían acostado con la bebe si tuvieran suficiente espacioThey would have put themselves to bed with the baby if they had enough space

Acostarse in the Subjunctive Present Tense

The Subjunctive present is used to talk about situations of uncertainty. For example emotions such as wishes, desires and hopes. The main difference between the subjunctive and the indicative mode is that the subjunctive is uncertain, hypothetical or not real. 

The verb acostarse is irregular in the subjunctive present form. 

Acostarse in the present tense is not only an -ar verb but it is also a stem changing verb

Stem changing verbs have a change not only in the ending but also on the stem. In this case acostar is a o → ue stem changing verb. That means that the o in the stem changes to ue in all forms except for nosotros and vosotros. 

To review stem changing verbs o → ue watch my video: https://youtu.be/LB3GJOqNAMw

To review stem changing verbs e → ie watch my video: https://youtu.be/GDEzvOkyml8 

To review stem changing verbs e →i watch my video: https://youtu.be/QJrPv-whYy8 

To form the subjunctive present of most verbs, you must take off the -o endings of the yo form of the present simple and then add a new ending based on who is performing the action.

Subjunctive present endings for -ar:

Yoe
es
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) e
Nosotros (as)emos
Vosotros (as)éis
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)en

Subjunctive present endings for -er and -ir verbs: 

Yoa
as
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) as
Nosotros (as)amos
Vosotros (as)áis
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)an

Keep in mind that the verb acostarse is irregular in the subjunctive present and it is  a stem changing verb. The o in the stem changes to ue in all forms except for nosotros and vosotros 

Something important that we must remember about acostarse is that it is a reflexive verb

Reflexive Verbs are verbs in which the subject and the object of the verb are the same. In other words, the person that performs the action receives the action. 

To review how to conjugate reflexive verbs check out my video:https://youtu.be/3XQ6-OQ07IE 

When you conjugate a reflexive verb you must use reflexive pronouns.

The reflexive pronoun will go in front of the conjugated verb or attached to the end of an infinitive. 

Subject pronounReflexive Pronoun
yome
te
él/ella/Ud.se
nosotros (as)nos
vosotros (as)os
ellos/ellas/Uds.se

To see reflexive verbs in action check out my daily routine video: https://youtu.be/fIvq1HrkrnM 

Below you will find the conjugations of the verb acostarse in the subjunctive present:

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome acuesteI may put myself to bed
te acuestesyou may put yourself to bed
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) se acuestehe/she may put himself/herself to bed, you (formal) may put yourself bed
Nosotros (as)nos acostemoswe may put ourselves bed
Vosotros (as)os acostéisyou (plural) Spain may put yourself bed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)se acuestenthey may put themselves bed, you (plural) may put yourself bed

Examples: 

Quizás Juana se acueste aquí.Perhaps, Juana may put herself to bed here
Es posible que ellos se acuesten muy tarde hoyIt’s possible they may put themselves to bed very late today

Acostarse in the Subjunctive Imperfect Tense

The subjunctive imperfect is used to talk about situations of uncertainty in the past. For example emotions such as wishes, desires and hopes in the past. It is also used to express politeness or deference, primarily when making a request. 

The verb acostarse is regular in the subjunctive imperfect tense. 

To form the subjunctive imperfect find the ellos/ellas form of the verb in the preterite, take off -aron or -ieron and add a new ending. 

Subjunctive Imperfect endings for -ar verbs like acostarse the endings are:

Yoara
aras
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) ara
Nosotros (as)áramos
Vosotros (as)arais
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)aran

You can also use the endings below as alternative endings and the meaning doesn’t change. Keep in mind the ones above are more common

Yoase
ases
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) ase
Nosotros (as)ásemos
Vosotros (as)aseis
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)asen

Subjunctive Imperfect endings for -er & -ir verbs like he endings are:

Yoiera
ieras
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) iera
Nosotros (as)iéramos
Vosotros (as)ierais
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)ieran

You can also use the endings below as alternative endings and the meaning doesn’t change. Keep in mind the ones above are more common:

Yoiese
ieses
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) iese
Nosotros (as)iésemos
Vosotros (as)ieseis
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)iesen

Here are the steps in action:

  1. Acostarse
  1. The third person of the preterite (ellos/ellas) would be: Acostarse – acostaron
  1. Now remove -aron and you are left with acost
  1. Then, add a new ending.

Something important that we must remember about acostarse is that it is a reflexive verb

Reflexive Verbs are verbs in which the subject and the object of the verb are the same. In other words, the person that performs the action receives the action. 

To review how to conjugate reflexive verbs check out my video:https://youtu.be/3XQ6-OQ07IE 

When you conjugate a reflexive verb you must use reflexive pronouns.

The reflexive pronoun will go in front of the conjugated verb or attached to the end of an infinitive. 

Subject pronounReflexive Pronoun
yome
te
él/ella/Ud.se
nosotros (as)nos
vosotros (as)os
ellos/ellas/Uds.se

To see reflexive verbs in action check out my daily routine video: https://youtu.be/fIvq1HrkrnM 

Below you will find the conjugations of the verb acostarse in the subjunctive imperfect:

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome acostaraI might put myself to bed
te acostarasyou might  put yourself  to bed
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) se acostarahe/she might put himself/herself to bed, you (formal) might put yourself to bed
Nosotros (as)nos acostáramos we might put ourselves to bed
Vosotros (as)os acostaraisyou (plural) Spain might  put yourself to bed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)se acostaranthey might put themselves to bed, you (plural) might  put yourself to bed

OR

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome acostaseI might put myself to bed
te acostasesyou might put yourself to bed
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) se acostasehe/she might put himself/herself to bed, you (formal) might put yourself to bed
Nosotros (as)nos acostásemoswe might put ourselves to bed
Vosotros (as)os acostaseisyou (plural) Spain might put yourself to bed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)se acostasenthey might put themselves to bed, you (plural) might put yourself to bed

Examples: 

Mi mamá esperó a que me acostasé con ella My mom waited for me to put myself to bed with her
¿Sería incómodo si nos acostáramos aquí?Would it be uncomfortable if we put ourselves to bed here?

Acostarse in the Subjunctive Future Tense

The subjunctive future is used to describe an event or action or a possible or hypothetical situation. It can also be used to describe something you wished or hoped would happen in the future. This tense is rarely used in Spanish but it doesn’t hurt to learn it.

The verb acostarse is regular in the subjunctive future tense. 

To form the future subjunctive simply add the following endings to the verb in the infinitive (the most pure form of the verb. Verbs in the infinitive have not been conjugated (they end in -ar, -er & -ir)).

Subjunctive Future endings for -ar verbs like acostarse the endings are:

Yoe
es
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) e
Nosotros (as)emos (accent on á of the stem)
Vosotros (as)eis
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)en

Subjunctive Future endings for -er verbs the endings are:

Yoiere
ieres
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) iere
Nosotros (as)iéremos
Vosotros (as)iereis
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)ieran

Subjunctive Future endings for -ir verbs the endings are:

Yoiere
ieres
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) iere
Nosotros (as)iéremos
Vosotros (as)iereis
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)ieren

Something important that we must remember about acostarse is that it is a reflexive verb

Reflexive Verbs are verbs in which the subject and the object of the verb are the same. In other words, the person that performs the action receives the action. 

To review how to conjugate reflexive verbs check out my video:https://youtu.be/3XQ6-OQ07IE 

When you conjugate a reflexive verb you must use reflexive pronouns.

The reflexive pronoun will go in front of the conjugated verb or attached to the end of an infinitive. 

Subject pronounReflexive Pronoun
yome
te
él/ella/Ud.se
nosotros (as)nos
vosotros (as)os
ellos/ellas/Uds.se

To see reflexive verbs in action check out my daily routine video: https://youtu.be/fIvq1HrkrnM 

Below you will find the conjugations of the verb acostarse in the subjunctive future:

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome acostareI will put myself  to bed
te acostaresyou will put yourself to bed
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) se acostarehe/she will put himself/herself to bed, you (formal) will put yourself to bed
Nosotros (as)nos acostáremos we will put ourselves to bed
Vosotros (as)Os acostareisyou (plural) Spain will put yourself to bed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)Se acostarenthey will put themselves to bed, you (plural) will put yourself to bed

Example:

El día que me acostare temprano entre semana será genialThe day I will put myself to bed early during the week will be amazing.

Acostarse in the Subjunctive Present Perfect Tense

The subjunctive present perfect is used to describe actions that are connected to the present. It is also used to talk about actions that will have happened by a certain time in the future. 

The verb acostarse is regular in the subjunctive present perfect tense. 

To form the subjunctive present perfect you must use the present subjunctive of the verb haber  + the past participle of the verb

Here are the conjugations of the verb haber in the present subjunctive:

Yohaya
hayas
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) haya
Nosotros (as)hayamos
Vosotros (as)hayáis
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)hayan

The past participle of the verb acostarse is: acostado

Something important that we must remember about acostarse is that it is a reflexive verb

Reflexive Verbs are verbs in which the subject and the object of the verb are the same. In other words, the person that performs the action receives the action. 

To review how to conjugate reflexive verbs check out my video:https://youtu.be/3XQ6-OQ07IE 

When you conjugate a reflexive verb you must use reflexive pronouns.

The reflexive pronoun will go in front of the conjugated verb or attached to the end of an infinitive. 

Subject pronounReflexive Pronoun
yome
te
él/ella/Ud.se
nosotros (as)nos
vosotros (as)os
ellos/ellas/Uds.se

To see reflexive verbs in action check out my daily routine video: https://youtu.be/fIvq1HrkrnM

Now, let’s put it together . Here are the conjugations of the verb acostarse in the subjunctive present perfect. 

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome haya acostadoI may have put myself  to bed
te hayas acostadoyou may have put yourself to bed
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) se haya acostadohe/she may have put himself/herself  to bed, you (formal) may have put yourself to bed
Nosotros (as)nos hayamos acostadowe may have put ourselves to bed
Vosotros (as)os hayáis acostadoyou (plural) Spain may have put yourself to bed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)se hayan acostadothey may have put themselves to bed, you (plural) may have put yourself to bed

Example:

Es posible que te hayas acostado con el perro en la camaIt’s possible you may have put yourself to bed with the dog
Es posible que ellos se hayan acostado en mi cuartoIt’s possible they may have put themselves to bed in my room

Acostarse in the Subjunctive Past Perfect Tense (Pluscuamperfecto del Subjuntivo)

The subjunctive past perfect is used to talk about hypothetical situations or actions in the past. It can also be used to talk about past actions that preceded other past actions. 

To form the subjunctive past perfect you must use the imperfect subjunctive of the verb haber  + the past participle of the verb

The imperfect subjunctive of haber can be conjugated in two different ways. Having said that, the first conjugations are more commonly used. 

Here are the conjugations of the verb haber in the imperfect subjunctive of the verb haber:

Yohubiera
hubieras
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) hubiera
Nosotros (as)hubiéramos
Vosotros (as)hubierais
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)hubieran

The other conjugations of haber in the imperfect subjunctive are:

Yohubiese
hubieses
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) hubiese
Nosotros (as)hubiésemos
Vosotros (as)hubieseis
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)hubiesen

To form the past participle of a verb:

  1. Find the verb in the infinitive (verb that ends in -ar, -er, -ir)
  2. Remove the ending (-ar, -er, -ir).
  3. Add -ado for -ar verbs
  4. Add -ido for -er and –ir verbs

Let’s apply it to acostarse:

  1. Find the verb in the infinitive (verb that ends in -ar, -er, -ir)  = (acostarse)
  2. Remove the ending (-ar, -er, -ir) = (acost)
  3. Add -ado for -ar verbs  = (acostado)

The past participle of the verb acostarse is acostado.

Something important that we must remember about acostarse is that it is a reflexive verb

Reflexive Verbs are verbs in which the subject and the object of the verb are the same. In other words, the person that performs the action receives the action. 

To review how to conjugate reflexive verbs check out my video:https://youtu.be/3XQ6-OQ07IE 

When you conjugate a reflexive verb you must use reflexive pronouns.

The reflexive pronoun will go in front of the conjugated verb or attached to the end of an infinitive. 

Subject pronounReflexive Pronoun
yome
te
él/ella/Ud.se
nosotros (as)nos
vosotros (as)os
ellos/ellas/Uds.se

To see reflexive verbs in action check out my daily routine video: https://youtu.be/fIvq1HrkrnM

Now, let’s put it together . Here are the conjugations of the verb acostarse in the subjunctive past perfect. 

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome hubiese acostado I might have put myself to bed
te hubieses acostadoyou might have put yourself to bed
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) se hubiese acostadohe/she might have put himself/herself to bed, you (formal) might have put yourself to bed
Nosotros (as)nos hubiésemos acostadowe might have put ourselves to bed
Vosotros (as)os hubieseis acostadoyou (plural) Spain might have put yourself to bed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)se hubiesen acostadothey might have put themselves to bed, you (plural) might have put yourself to bed

OR

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome hubiera acostadoI might have put myself to bed
te hubieras acostadoyou might have put yourself to bed
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) se hubiera acostadohe/she might have put himself/herself to bed, you (formal) might have put yourself to bed
Nosotros (as)nos hubiéramos acostadowe might have put ourselves to bed
Vosotros (as)os hubierais acostadoyou (plural) Spain might have put yourself to bed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)se hubieran acostadothey might have put themselves to bed, you (plural) might have put yourself to bed

Example:

Yo me hubiera acostado en la cama con mi abuela si la cama fuera más grandeI might have put myself to bed with my grandmother if the bed was bigger
Desearía que  se hubieran acostado en su propia cuarto.I wish they might have put themselves to bed in their own room.

Acostarse as an Imperative Affirmative Command

The imperative Affirmative commands are used to tell someone or a group of people what to do. We do not give commands in the 1st or 3rd person which is why yo, él, ella, ellos, and ellas have been removed for this tense.

Acostarse is irregular when forming Imperative Affirmative Commands. 

Mostly we will give commands or tell someone we treat as (tú) what to do. Let’s learn how to conjugate that part first. 

To find the Affirmative Informal tú command of a verb follow these steps:

  1. Find the form of the verb in the present tense. 
  2. Take off the “s
  3. That will give you the affirmative informal command of a verb in the tú form. 

Reminders: Stem changing verbs should continue to have the change in the stem.

For example, The affirmative informal tú command of the verb acostarse would be acuéstate!

Let’s see the process:

  1. Find the tú form of the verb in the present tense.  (acuestas)
  2. Take off the “s”.  (acuesta)
  3. That will give you the affirmative informal command of a verb in the tú form.  (acuéstate)

To review how to use Affirmative informal (tú) commands watch my video: Click for Video 

Acostarse  in the present tense is not only an -ar verb but it is also a stem changing verb

Stem changing verbs have a change not only in the ending but also on the stem. In this case acostar is a o → ue stem changing verb. That means that the o in the stem changes to ue in all forms except for nosotros and vosotros. 

To review stem changing verbs o → ue watch my video: https://youtu.be/LB3GJOqNAMw

To review stem changing verbs e → ie watch my video: https://youtu.be/GDEzvOkyml8 

To review stem changing verbs e →i watch my video: https://youtu.be/QJrPv-whYy8 

PronounSpanishEnglish
N/AN/AN/A
¡acuéstate! Put yourself  to bed!
Usted (Ud.) ¡acuéstese!Put yourself to bed!
Nosotros (as)¡acostémonos!Put ourselves to bed!
Vosotros (as)¡acostaos!Put yourself to bed!
Ustedes (Uds.)¡acuéstense!Put yourself to bed!

Examples:

¡Acuéstate en tu cama!Put yourself to bed!
¡Acuéstese rápido!Put yourself to bed quickly!

Acostarse as an Imperative Negative Command

The imperative Negative commands are used to tell someone or a group of people what NOT to do. We do not give commands in the 1st or 3rd person which is why yo, él, ella, ellos, and ellas have been removed for this tense.

Acostarse is irregular when forming Imperative Negative Commands. 

Mostly we will give commands or tell someone we treat as (tú) what to do. Let’s learn how to conjugate that part first. 

To find the Negative Informal tú command of a regular verb follow these steps:

  1. Start with No
  2. Find the yo form of the verb in the present tense. 
  3. Take off the “o
  4. Add -es if it’s an -ar verb or -as if it’s and -er or -ir verb.

To review how to use Negative informal (tú) commands watch my video: Click for Video 

Acostarse in the present tense is not only an -ar verb but it is also a stem changing verb

Stem changing verbs have a change not only in the ending but also on the stem. In this case acostarse is a o → ue stem changing verb. That means that the o in the stem changes to ue in all forms except for nosotros and vosotros. 

To review stem changing verbs o → ue watch my video: https://youtu.be/LB3GJOqNAMw

To review stem changing verbs e → ie watch my video: https://youtu.be/GDEzvOkyml8 

To review stem changing verbs e →i watch my video: https://youtu.be/QJrPv-whYy8 

PronounSpanishEnglish
N/AN/AN/A
¡No te acuestes!Don’t put yourself to bed!
Usted (Ud.) ¡No se acueste!Don’t put yourself to bed!
Nosotros (as)¡No nos acostemos!Don’t put ourselves to bed!
Vosotros (as)¡no os acostéis!Don’t put yourself to bed!
Ustedes (Uds.)¡No se acuesten!Don’t put yourself to bed!

Examples

¡No te acuestes con el perro en la cama! Don’t put yourself to bed with the dog on it!