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How to conjugate preparar in Spanish

preparar in Spanish means to prepare, 

preparar 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 preparar so you can use it comfortably in all tenses. 

preparar in the Present Tense

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

The verb preparar is regular in the present tense. 

The verb preparar 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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YopreparoI prepare
preparasyou prepare
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.)preparahe/she prepares, you (formal) prepares
Nosotros (as)preparamoswe prepare
Vosotros (as)preparaísyou (plural) Spain prepare
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)preparanthey prepare, you (plural) prepare

preparar 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 preparar 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 preparar in the preterite tense:

PronounSpanishEnglish
YopreparéI prepared
preparasteyou prepared
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.)preparóhe/she prepared, you (formal) prepared
Nosotros (as)preparamoswe prepared
Vosotros (as)preparasteisyou (plural) Spain prepared
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)prepararonthey prepared, you (plural) prepared

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

preparar 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 preparar is regular in the imperfect tense. 

The verb preparar 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 preparar in the imperfect tense:

PronounSpanishEnglish
YopreparabaI used to prepare
preparabasyou used to prepare
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.)preparabahe/she used to prepare, you (formal) used to prepare
Nosotros (as)preparábamoswe used to prepare
Vosotros (as)preparabaisyou (plural) Spain used to prepare
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)preparabanthey used to prepare, you (plural) used to prepare

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

preparar in the Future Tense

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

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

The verb preparar is what we call an -ar verb. -ar verbs are verbs that end in -ar. To conjugate preparar 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 preparar.
  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 preparar using the future tense:

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoprepararéI will prepare
prepararásyou will prepare
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.)prepararáhe/she will prepare, you (formal) will prepare
Nosotros (as)prepararemoswe will prepare
Vosotros (as)prepararéisyou (plural) Spain will prepare
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)prepararánthey will prepare, you (plural) will prepare

preparar 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 preparar 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 preparar 

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 preparar using the informal future:

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yovoy a prepararI will prepare
vas a prepararyou will prepare
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.)va a prepararhe/she will prepare, you (formal) will prepare
Nosotros (as)vamos a prepararwe will prepare
Vosotros (as)vais a prepararyou (plural) Spain will prepare
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)van a prepararthey will prepare, you (plural) will prepare

preparar 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 preparar 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 preparar is: preparando

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 preparar using the present progressive:

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoestoy preparandoI am preparing
estás preparandoyou are preparing
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.)está preparandohe/she is preparing, you (formal) are preparing
Nosotros (as)estamos preparandowe are preparing
Vosotros (as)estáis preparandoyou (plural) Spain are preparing
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)están preparandothey are preparing, you (plural) are preparing

preparar 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 preparar is regular in the conditional tense. 

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoprepararíaI would prepare
prepararíasyou would prepare
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.)prepararíahe/she would prepare, you (formal) would prepare
Nosotros (as)prepararíamoswe would prepare
Vosotros (as)prepararíasyou (plural) Spain would prepare
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)prepararíanthey would prepare, you (plural)would prepare

preparar 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 preparar 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 preparar in the present perfect:

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe preparadoI have prepared
has preparadoyou have prepared
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.)ha preparadohe/she have prepared, you (formal) have prepared
Nosotros (as)hemos preparadowe have prepared
Vosotros (as)habéis preparadoyou (plural) Spain have prepared
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)han preparadothey have prepared, you (plural) have prepared

preparar 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 preparar 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 preparar

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 preparar in the past perfect:

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía preparadoI had prepared
habías preparadoyou had prepared
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.)había preparadohe/she had prepared, you (formal) had prepared
Nosotros (as)habíamos preparadowe had prepared
Vosotros (as)habíais preparadoyou (plural) Spain had prepared
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)habíain preparadothey had prepared, you (plural) had prepared

preparar 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 preparar 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 preparar. 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 preparar in the future perfect:

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré preparadoI will have prepared
habrás preparadoyou will have prepared
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.)habrá preparadohe/she will have prepared, you (formal) will have prepared
Nosotros (as)habremos preparadowe will have prepared
Vosotros (as)habréis preparadoyou (plural) Spain will have prepared
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)habrán preparadothey will have prepared, you (plural) will have prepared

preparar 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 preparar 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 preparar. 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 preparar in the conditional perfect:

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría preparadoI would have prepared
habrías preparadoyou would have prepared
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.)habría preparadohe/she would have prepared, you (formal) would have prepared
Nosotros (as)habríamos preparadowe would have prepared
Vosotros (as)habríais preparadoyou (plural) Spain will would prepared
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)habrían preparadothey would have prepared, you (plural) would have prepared

preparar 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 preparar 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 preparar in the subjunctive present:

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoprepareI may prepare
preparesyou may prepare
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.)preparehe/she may prepare, you (formal) may prepare
Nosotros (as)preparemoswe may prepare
Vosotros (as)preparéisyou (plural) Spain may prepare
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)preparenthey may prepare, you (plural) may prepare

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoprepararaI might prepare
prepararasyou might prepare
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.)prepararahe/she might prepare, you (formal) might prepare
Nosotros (as)preparáramoswe might prepare
Vosotros (as)prepararaisyou (plural) Spain might prepare
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)prepararanthey might prepare, you (plural) might prepare

OR

PronounSpanishEnglish
YopreparaseI might prepare
preparasesyou might prepare
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.)preparasehe/she might prepare, you (formal) might prepare
Nosotros (as)preparásamoswe might prepare
Vosotros (as)preparasaisyou (plural) Spain might prepare
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)preparasanthey might prepare, you (plural) might prepare

preparar 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 preparar 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 preparar 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 preparar in the subjunctive future:

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoprepararaI will prepare
prepararasyou will prepare
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.)prepararahe/she will prepare, you (formal) will prepare
Nosotros (as)preparáramoswe will prepare
Vosotros (as)prepararaisyou (plural) Spain will prepare
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)prepararanthey will prepare, you (plural) will prepare

preparar 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 preparar 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 preparar is: preparado

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya preparadoI may have prepared
hayas preparadoyou may have prepared
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.)haya preparadohe/she may have prepared, you (formal) may have prepared
Nosotros (as)hayamos preparadowe may have prepared
Vosotros (as)hayáis preparadoyou (plural) Spain may have prepared
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)hayan preparadothey may have prepared, you (plural) may have prepared

preparar 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 preparar 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 preparar:

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

The past participle of the verb preparar is preparado.

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiese preparadoI might have prepared
hubieses preparadoyou might have prepared
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.)hubiese preparadohe/she might have prepared, you (formal) might have prepared
Nosotros (as)hubiésemos preparadowe might have prepared
Vosotros (as)hubieseis preparadoyou (plural) Spain might have prepared
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)hubiesen preparadothey might have prepared, you (plural) might have prepared

OR

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera preparadoI might have prepared
hubieras preparadoyou might have prepared
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.)hubiera preparadohe/she might have prepared, you (formal) might have prepared
Nosotros (as)hubiéramos preparadowe might have prepared
Vosotros (as)hubierais preparadoyou (plural) Spain might have prepared
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)hubieran preparadothey might have prepared, you (plural) might have prepared

preparar 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.

preparar 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 preparar  would be prepara

Let’s see the process:

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
N/AN/AN/A
¡prepara!prepare!
Usted (Ud.)¡prepare!prepare!
Nosotros (as)¡preparemos!prepare!
Vosotros (as)¡preparad!prepare!
Ustedes (Uds.)¡preparen!prepare!

preparar 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.

preparar 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 prepares!Don’t prepare!
Usted (Ud.)¡no prepare!Don’t prepare!
Nosotros (as)¡no preparemos!Don’t prepare!
Vosotros (as)¡no preparéis!Don’t prepare!
Ustedes (Uds.)¡no preparen!Don’t prepare!