Jugar: Learn to conjugate Jugar in Spanish

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Indicative Tenses of Jugar

Jugar in the indicative present

Jugar in the indicative present is used to discuss current or upcoming situations, events, or thoughts. It is also used to discuss facts and truths. For instance, “juego futbol” means “I play football.”  In Spanish, we refer to the indicative present as “El Presente”.

PRONOUN

SPANISH

ENGLISH

Yo

juego

I play

juegas

you play

Ella / Él / Usted

juega

s/he play, you (formal) play

Nosotras / Nosotros

jugamos

we play

Vosotras / Vosotros

jugáis

you (plural) play

Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes

juegan

they play, you (plural formal) play

 

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Indicative Tenses of Jugar

Jugar in the indicative present

Jugar in the indicative present is used to discuss current or upcoming situations, events, or thoughts. It is also used to discuss facts and truths. For instance, “juego futbol” means “I play football.”  In Spanish, we refer to the indicative present as “El Presente”.

PRONOUN

SPANISH

ENGLISH

Yo

juego

I play

juegas

you play

Ella / Él / Usted

juega

s/he play, you (formal) play

Nosotras / Nosotros

jugamos

we play

Vosotras / Vosotros

jugáis

you (plural) play

Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes

juegan

they play, you (plural formal) play

Jugar in the indicative preterite

The indicative preterite of jugar is used to refer to actions that occurred in the past, at a specific point in time. For instance, “jugué futbol” means “I played football.” In Spanish, we refer to the indicative preterite as “El Pretérito Indefinido”.

PRONOUN

SPANISH

ENGLISH

Yo

jugué

I played

jugaste

you played

Ella / Él / Usted

jugó

s/he played, you (formal) played

Nosotras / Nosotros

jugamos

we played

Vosotras / Vosotros

jugasteis

you (plural) played

Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes

jugaron

they played, you (plural formal) played

Jugar in the indicative imperfect

The Indicative Imperfect of jugar is used to describe regular and repeated past actions, as well as descriptions of things you used to do. For instance, “jugaba futbol” means “I used to play football.” In Spanish, we refer to the indicative imperfect as “El Pretérito Imperfecto”.

PRONOUN

SPANISH

ENGLISH

Yo

jugaba

I used to play

jugabas

you used to play

Ella / Él / Usted

jugaba

s/he used to play, you (formal) used to play

Nosotras / Nosotros

jugábamos

we used to play

Vosotras / Vosotros

jugabais

you (plural) used to play

Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes

jugaban

they used to play, you (plural formal) used to play

Jugar in the indicative present continuous

The indicative present continuous form of jugar is used to talk about something that is happening right now or on a continuous basis. For example, “estoy jugando futbol,” which means “I’m playing football.” In Spanish, we refer to the indicative present continuous as “El Presente Progresivo”.

PRONOUN

SPANISH

ENGLISH

Yo

estoy jugando

I am playing

estás jugando

you are playing

Ella / Él / Usted

está jugando

s/he is playing, you (formal) are playing

Nosotras / Nosotros

estamos jugando

we are playing

Vosotras / Vosotros

estáis jugando

you (plural) are playing

Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes

están jugando

they are playing, you (plural formal) are playing

 Jugar in the indicative future

Jugar in the indicative future is used to discuss something that will occur in the future. For instance, “jugaré futbol” means “I will play football.” In Spanish, we refer to the indicative future as “El Futuro Simple”.

PRONOUN

SPANISH

ENGLISH

Yo

jugaré

I will play

jugarás

you will play

Ella / Él / Usted

jugará

s/he will play, you (formal) will play

Nosotras / Nosotros

jugaremos

we will play

Vosotras / Vosotros

jugaréis

you (plural) will play

Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes

jugarán

they will play, you (plural formal) will play

Subjunctive tenses of Jugar

Jugar in the subjunctive present

The subjunctive present is used to discuss uncertain situations or emotions such as wishes, desires, and hopes. It differs from the indicative mood because the events being discussed are uncertain. For instance, “juegue” means “I play.” In Spanish, we refer to the subjunctive present as “El Presente de Subjuntivo”.

PRONOUN

SPANISH

ENGLISH

Yo

juegue

I play

juegues

you play

Ella / Él / Usted

juegue

s/he play, you (formal) play

Nosotras / Nosotros

juguemos

we play

Vosotras / Vosotros

juguéis

you (plural) play

Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes

jueguen

they play, you (plural formal) play

 Jugar in the subjunctive imperfect

The subjunctive imperfect is used to speak about unlikely or uncertain past events or to express an emotional reaction to something that happened in the past. For instance, “jugara” means “I played.” In Spanish, we refer to the subjunctive imperfect as “El Imperfecto Subjuntivo”.

PRONOUN

SPANISH

ENGLISH

Yo

jugara

I played

jugaras

you played

Ella / Él / Usted

jugara

s/he played, you (formal) played

Nosotras / Nosotros

jugáramos

we played

Vosotras / Vosotros

jugarais

you (plural) played

Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes

jugaran

they played, you (plural formal) played

 Jugar in the subjunctive future

The subjunctive future expresses tentative hypotheses and actions/events that may occur in the future. It should be noted that this is very rarely used in Spanish. For instance, “jugare” means “I will play.” In Spanish, we refer to the subjunctive future as “El Futuro de Subjuntivo”.

PRONOUN

SPANISH

ENGLISH

Yo

jugare

I will play

jugares

you will play

Ella / Él / Usted

jugare

s/he will play, you (formal) will play

Nosotras / Nosotros

jugáremos

we will play

Vosotras / Vosotros

jugareis

you (plural) will play

Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes

jugaren

they will play, you (plural formal) will play

Imperative tenses of Jugar

Jugar in the imperative affirmative

The imperative affirmative is used to give orders and commands, as well as to tell someone what to do. For instance, “juegue” means “play!” In Spanish, we refer to the imperative affirmative as “El Imperativo Afirmativo”.

PRONOUN

SPANISH

ENGLISH

juega

(to you) play!

Ella / Él / Usted

juegue

(to you formal) play!

Nosotras / Nosotros

juguemos

let’s play!

Vosotras / Vosotros

jugad

(to you plural) play!

Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes

jueguen

(to you plural formal) play!

Jugar in the imperative negative

The imperative negative is used to give instructions and commands, as well as to tell someone not to do something. “No juegue,” for example, means “don’t play!” In Spanish, we refer to the imperative negative as “El Imperativo Negativo”.

PRONOUN

SPANISH

ENGLISH

no juegues

(to you) don’t play!

Ella / Él / Usted

no juegue

(to you formal) don’t play!

Nosotras / Nosotros

no juguemos

let’s not play!

Vosotras / Vosotros

no juguéis

(to you plural) don’t play!

Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes

no jueguen

(to you plural formal) don’t play!

This was all about conjugating the Spanish verb Jugar. Keep on practicing it till you learn to speak Spanish fluently.

The verb Jugar: Learn to conjugate Jugar in Spanish

Jugar is a Spanish verb that means ‘to play’. It is an irregular verb. In this post, we will explore how the Spanish verb Jugar is conjugated in Spanish tenses. 

 


SPANISH

 

ENGLISH

Infinitive

jugar

to play

Past participle

jugado

played

Gerund

jugando

playing

 

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