Nadar conjugation

The Spanish verb “nadar” translates to “to swim” in English. It refers to the action of moving through water by using one’s arms and legs, typically for recreation, exercise, or sport. Here are some examples of how “nadar” is used:

  1. Basic Usage:
    • Me gusta nadar en el mar. (I like to swim in the sea.)
    • Los niños aprenden a nadar en la piscina. (Children learn to swim in the pool.)
  2. Sports and Recreation:
    • Nadé en la competencia de natación. (I swam in the swimming competition.)
    • ¿Quieres ir a nadar al lago mañana? (Do you want to go swimming in the lake tomorrow?)
  3. Metaphorical Meaning: (in some expressions)
    • Nadar y guardar la ropa. (To be cautious in one’s life.)
    • Nunca se enfada con su jefe, en el trabajo sabe nadar y guardar la ropa. (He never gets mad at his boss. He is very cautious at work.)

“Nadar” is a regular verb in Spanish, and its conjugation follows standard patterns in different tenses and moods. It is an essential verb for expressing activities related to water and physical exercise.

Conjugation of the verb “nadar” in various tenses

Present Indicative of nadar

  • Yo nado (I swim)
  • Tú nadas (You swim)
  • Él/Ella/Usted nada (He/She swims)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras nadamos (We swim)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras nadáis (You all swim – informal, used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes nadan (They/You all swim)

Preterite (Past Simple) Indicative of nadar

  • Yo nadé (I swam)
  • Tú nadaste (You swam)
  • Él/Ella/Usted nadó (He/She/You swam)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras nadamos (We swam)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras nadasteis (You all swam – informal, used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes nadaron (They/You all swam)

Imperfect Indicative of nadar

  • Yo nadaba (I used to swim)
  • Tú nadabas (You used to swim)
  • Él/Ella/Usted nadaba (He/She/You used to swim)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras nadábamos (We used to swim)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras nadabais (You all used to swim – informal, used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes nadaban (They/You all used to swim)

Future Indicative of nadar

  • Yo nadaré (I will swim)
  • Tú nadarás (You will swim)
  • Él/Ella/Usted nadará (He/She/You will swim)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras nadaremos (We will swim)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras nadaréis (You all will swim – informal, used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes nadarán (They/You all will swim)

Conditional of nadar

  • Yo nadaría (I would swim)
  • Tú nadarías (You would swim)
  • Él/Ella/Usted nadaría (He/She/You would swim)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras nadaríamos (We would swim)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras nadaríais (You all would swim – informal, used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes nadarían (They/You all would swim)

Present Subjunctive of nadar

  • Yo nade (That I swim)
  • Tú nades (That you swim)
  • Él/Ella/Usted nade (That he/she/you swim)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras nademos (That we swim)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras nadéis (That you all swim – informal, used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes naden (That they/you all swim)

Imperfect Subjunctive of nadar

  • Yo nadara/nadase (If I swam)
  • Tú nadaras/nadases (If you swam)
  • Él/Ella/Usted nadara/nadase (If he/she/you swam)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras nadáramos/nadásemos (If we swam)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras nadarais/nadaseis (If you all swam – informal, used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes nadaran/nadasen (If they/you all swam)

Imperative of nadar

  • (Tú) Nada (Swim – singular, informal)
  • (Él/Ella/Usted) Nade (Swim – singular, formal)
  • (Nosotros/Nosotras) Nademos (Let’s swim)
  • (Vosotros/Vosotras) Nadad (Swim – plural, informal, used in Spain)
  • (Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes) Naden (Swim – plural, formal)