“Cuidar” verb conjugations in Spanish

The Spanish verb “cuidar” translates to “to take care of” or “to care for” in English. It is used to express the action of looking after someone or something, ensuring their well-being, health, or safety. “Cuidar” can refer to taking care of people, animals, belongings, or even a garden, depending on the context. It implies responsibility and attentiveness to the needs of the person or thing being cared for.

Conjugation of the Spanish verb “cuidar” (to take care of) in the main tenses

Present Indicative of cuidar

  • Yo cuido (I take care of)
  • Tú cuidas (You take care of, informal singular)
  • Él/Ella cuida (He/She takes care of)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras cuidamos (We take care of)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras cuidáis (You all take care of, informal plural – used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas cuidan (They take care of)

Preterite (Past Simple) Indicative of cuidar

  • Yo cuidé (I took care of)
  • Tú cuidaste (You took care of, informal singular)
  • Él/Ella cuidó (He/She took care of)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras cuidamos (We took care of)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras cuidasteis (You all took care of, informal plural – used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas cuidaron (They took care of)

Imperfect Indicative of cuidar

  • Yo cuidaba (I used to take care of, I was taking care of)
  • Tú cuidabas (You used to take care of, You were taking care of, informal singular)
  • Él/Ella cuidaba (He/She used to take care of, He/She was taking care of)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras cuidábamos (We used to take care of, We were taking care of)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras cuidabais (You all used to take care of, You all were taking care of, informal plural – used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas cuidaban (They used to take care of, They were taking care of)

Future Indicative of cuidar

  • Yo cuidaré (I will take care of)
  • Tú cuidarás (You will take care of, informal singular)
  • Él/Ella cuidará (He/She will take care of)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras cuidaremos (We will take care of)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras cuidaréis (You all will take care of, informal plural – used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas cuidarán (They will take care of)

Conditional of cuidar

  • Yo cuidaría (I would take care of)
  • Tú cuidarías (You would take care of, informal singular)
  • Él/Ella cuidaría (He/She would take care of)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras cuidaríamos (We would take care of)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras cuidaríais (You all would take care of, informal plural – used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas cuidarían (They would take care of)

Present Subjunctive of cuidar

  • Yo cuide (That I take care of)
  • Tú cuides (That you take care of, informal singular)
  • Él/Ella cuide (That he/she takes care of)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras cuidemos (That we take care of)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras cuidéis (That you all take care of, informal plural – used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas cuiden (That they take care of)

Imperfect Subjunctive of cuidar

  • Yo cuidara (If I took care of)
  • Tú cuidaras (If you took care of, informal singular)
  • Él/Ella cuidara (If he/she took care of)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras cuidáramos (If we took care of)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras cuidarais (If you all took care of, informal plural – used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas cuidaran (If they took care of)

Imperative of cuidar

  • Tú cuida (Take care of, informal singular)
  • Él/Ella cuide (Take care of, formal singular)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras cuidemos (Let’s take care of)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras cuidad (Take care of, informal plural – used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas cuiden (Take care of, formal plural)

Please note that “cuidar” is a regular -ar verb in Spanish, and its conjugation follows the standard patterns for this type of verb.