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How to conjugate bordar in Spanish

bordar in Spanish means to embroider, 

bordar is a regular verb. That means this verb does follow the traditional conjugation patterns in all verb tenses. 

Let’s learn how to conjugate the verb bordar so you can use it comfortably in all tenses. 

bordar in the Present Tense

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

The verb bordar is regular in the present tense. 

The verb bordar 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: 

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YobordoI embroider
bordasyou embroider
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.)bordahe/she embroiderers, you (formal) embroider
Nosotros (as)bordamoswe embroider
Vosotros (as)bordaísyou (plural) Spain embroider
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)bordanthey embroider, you (plural) embroider

bordar 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 bordar is Regular in the preterite. That means it does follow the pattern of regular -ar verbs in the preterite. To review -ar verbs watch my -ar verbs video:  https://youtu.be/Pi5rlDOeOnM 

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YobordéI embroidered
bordasteyou embroidered
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.)bordóhe/she embroidered, you (formal) embroidered
Nosotros (as)bordamoswe embroidered
Vosotros (as)bordasteisyou (plural) Spain embroidered
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)bordaronthey embroidered, you (plural) embroidered

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

bordar 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 bordar is regular in the imperfect tense. 

The verb bordar 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 

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YobordabaI used to embroider
bordabasyou used to embroider
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.)bordabahe/she used to embroider, you (formal) used to embroider
Nosotros (as)bordábamoswe used to embroider
Vosotros (as)bordabaisyou (plural) Spain used to embroider
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)bordabanthey used to embroider, you (plural) used to embroider

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

bordar in the Future Tense

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

The verb bordar 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 bordar is in its purest form (it has not been conjugated) it’s in the infinitive.  

The verb bordar is what we call an -ar verb. -ar verbs are verbs that end in -ar. To conjugate bordar 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 bordar.
  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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YobordaréI will embroider
bordarásyou will embroider
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.)bordaráhe/she will embroider, you (formal) will embroider
Nosotros (as)bordaremoswe will embroider
Vosotros (as)bordaréisyou (plural) Spain will embroider
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)bordaránthey will embroider, you (plural) will embroider

bordar 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 bordar 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 voy a bordar 

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 

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yovoy a bordarI will embroider
vas a bordaryou will embroider
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.)va a bordarhe/she will embroider, you (formal) will embroider
Nosotros (as)vamos a bordarwe will embroider
Vosotros (as)vais a bordaryou (plural) Spain will embroider
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)van a bordarthey will embroider, you (plural) will embroider

bordar 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 bordar 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

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 bordar is: bordando

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 

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoestoy bordandoI am embroidering
estás bordandoyou are embroidering
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.)está bordandohe/she is embroidering, you (formal) are embroidering
Nosotros (as)estamos bordandowe are embroidering
Vosotros (as)estáis bordandoyou (plural) Spain are embroidering
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)están bordandothey are embroidering, you (plural) are embroidering

bordar 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 bordar is regular in the conditional tense. 

The verb bordar is what we call an -ar verb. -ar verbs are verbs that end in -ar. To conjugate bordar 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 bordar.
  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 bordar is bordar

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YobordaríaI would embroider
bordaríasyou would embroider
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.)bordaríahe/she would embroider, you (formal) would embroider
Nosotros (as)bordaríamoswe would embroider
Vosotros (as)bordaríasyou (plural) Spain would embroider
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)bordaríanthey would embroider, you (plural)would embroider

bordar 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 bordar is regular in the conditional tense. 

To form the present perfect tense, 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

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe bordadoI have embroidered
has bordadoyou have embroidered
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.)ha bordadohe/she have embroidered, you (formal) have embroidered
Nosotros (as)hemos bordadowe have embroidered
Vosotros (as)habéis bordadoyou (plural) Spain have embroidered
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)han bordadothey have embroidered, you (plural) have embroidered

bordar 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 bordar 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 bordar

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

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía bordadoI had embroidered
habías bordadoyou had embroidered
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.)había bordadohe/she had embroidered, you (formal) had embroidered
Nosotros (as)habíamos bordadowe had embroidered
Vosotros (as)habíais bordadoyou (plural) Spain had embroidered
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)habíain bordadothey had embroidered, you (plural) had embroidered

bordar 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 bordar 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 bordar. 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

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré bordadoI will have embroidered
habrás bordadoyou will have embroidered
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.)habrá bordadohe/she will have embroidered, you (formal) will have embroidered
Nosotros (as)habremos bordadowe will have embroidered
Vosotros (as)habréis bordadoyou (plural) Spain will have embroidered
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)habrán bordadothey will have embroidered, you (plural) will have embroidered

bordar 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 bordar 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 bordar. 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

Below you will find the conjugations of the verb bordar in the conditional perfect:

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría bordadoI would have embroidered
habrías bordadoyou would have embroidered
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.)habría bordadohe/she would have embroidered, you (formal) would have embroidered
Nosotros (as)habríamos bordadowe would have embroidered
Vosotros (as)habríais bordadoyou (plural) Spain will would embroidered
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)habrían bordadothey would have embroidered, you (plural) would have embroidered

bordar 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 bordar is Regular in the subjunctive present form. 

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YobordeI may embroider
bordesyou may embroider
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.)bordehe/she may embroider, you (formal) may embroider
Nosotros (as)bordemoswe may embroider
Vosotros (as)bordéisyou (plural) Spain may embroider
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)bordenthey may embroider, you (plural) may embroider

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YobordaraI might embroider
bordarasyou might embroider
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.)bordarahe/she might embroider, you (formal) might embroider
Nosotros (as)bordáramoswe might embroider
Vosotros (as)bordaraisyou (plural) Spain might embroider
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)bordaranthey might embroider, you (plural) might embroider

OR

PronounSpanishEnglish
YobordaseI might embroider
bordasesyou might embroider
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.)bordasehe/she might embroider, you (formal) might embroider
Nosotros (as)bordásamoswe might embroider
Vosotros (as)bordasaisyou (plural) Spain might embroider
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)bordasanthey might embroider, you (plural) might embroider

bordar 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 bordar 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 bordar 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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YobordaraI will embroider
bordarasyou will embroider
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.)bordarahe/she will embroider, you (formal) will embroider
Nosotros (as)bordáramoswe will embroider
Vosotros (as)bordaraisyou (plural) Spain will embroider
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)bordaranthey will embroider, you (plural) will embroider

bordar 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 bordar 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 bordar is: bordado

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya bordadoI may have embroidered
hayas bordadoyou may have embroidered
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.)haya bordadohe/she may have embroidered, you (formal) may have embroidered
Nosotros (as)hayamos bordadowe may have embroidered
Vosotros (as)hayáis bordadoyou (plural) Spain may have embroidered
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)hayan bordadothey may have embroidered, you (plural) may have embroidered

bordar 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. 

The verb bordar is regular in the subjunctive past perfect tense. 

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 bordar:

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

The past participle of the verb bordar is bordado.

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiese bordadoI might have embroidered
hubieses bordadoyou might have embroidered
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.)hubiese bordadohe/she might have embroidered, you (formal) might have embroidered
Nosotros (as)hubiésemos bordadowe might have embroidered
Vosotros (as)hubieseis bordadoyou (plural) Spain might have embroidered
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)hubiesen bordadothey might have embroidered, you (plural) might have embroidered

OR

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera bordadoI might have embroidered
hubieras bordadoyou might have embroidered
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.)hubiera bordadohe/she might have embroidered, you (formal) might have embroidered
Nosotros (as)hubiéramos bordadowe might have embroidered
Vosotros (as)hubierais bordadoyou (plural) Spain might have embroidered
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)hubieran bordadothey might have embroidered, you (plural) might have embroidered

bordar 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.

bordar is Regular 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 bordar  would be borda

Let’s see the process:

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
N/AN/AN/A
¡borda!embroider!
Usted (Ud.)¡borde!embroider!
Nosotros (as)¡bordemos!embroider!
Vosotros (as)¡bordad!embroider!
Ustedes (Uds.)¡borden!embroider!

bordar 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.

bordar is Regular 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 

PronounSpanishEnglish
N/AN/AN/A
¡no bordes!Don’t embroider!
Usted (Ud.)¡no borde!Don’t embroider!
Nosotros (as)¡no bordemos!Don’t embroider!
Vosotros (as)¡no bordéis!Don’t embroider!
Ustedes (Uds.)¡no borden!Don’t embroider!