This Spanish verb Jugar conjugation usually means “to play.” Its conjugation is irregular in two ways: -u- in the stem changes to -ue- when stressed. To maintain the standard pronunciation, the -g- in verbs ending in -gar is changed to -gu- when it precedes an -e.

The conjugation of play is unique. There are a few other verbs ending in -ugar that don’t follow its pattern.

Jugar Conjugation
Jugar Conjugation

The translations provided are provided as guides and may vary depending on the context in real life.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Infinitive:-}}\) jugar

Translation In English: to play

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Past\ participle:-}}\) jugado

Translation In English: played

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Gerund:-}}\) jugando

Translation In English: playing

Spanish Verb Jugar Conjugation in Indicative Tenses

Jugar Conjugation in the Indicative Present

A Present Indicative is used to describe situations, events, or thoughts currently occurring or likely to occur. Truths and facts are also discussed.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Yo:-}}\)juego

Translation In English: I play

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Tú:-}}\)juegas

Translation In English: you play

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ella / Él / Usted:-}}\)juega

Translation In English: she/he play, you (formal) play

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Nosotras / Nosotros:-}}\)jugamos

Translation In English: we play

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Vosotras / Vosotros:-}}\)jugáis

Translation In English: you (plural) play

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes:-}}\)juegan

Translation In English: they play, you (plural formal) play

Jugar in the Indicative Preterite

The Indicative Preterite of Jugar is used to speak about actions taken in the past, at a specific point in time.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Yo:-}}\)jugué

Translation In English: I played

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Tú:-}}\)jugaste

Translation In English: you played

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ella / Él / Usted:-}}\)jugó

Translation In English: she/he played, you (formal) played

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Nosotras / Nosotros:-}}\)jugamos

Translation In English: we played

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Vosotras / Vosotros:-}}\)jugasteis

Translation In English: you (plural) played

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes:-}}\)jugaron

Translation In English: they played, you (plural formal) played

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Jugar Conjugation in the Indicative Imperfect

As the Indicative Imperfect of Jugar, regular and repeated actions that occur in the past are described.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Yo:-}}\)jugaba

Translation In English: I used to play

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Tú:-}}\)jugabas

Translation In English: you used to play

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ella / Él / Usted:-}}\)jugaba

Translation In English: she/he used to play, you (formal) used to play

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Nosotras / Nosotros:-}}\)jugábamos

Translation In English: we used to play

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Vosotras / Vosotros:-}}\)jugabais

Translation In English: you (plural) used to play

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes:-}}\)jugaban

Translation In English: they used to play, you (plural formal) used to play

Jugar in the Indicative Present Continuous

Jugar uses the Indicative Present Continuous to describe something that is ongoing or current.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Yo:-}}\)estoy jugando

Translation In English: I am playing

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Tú:-}}\)estás jugando

Translation In English: you are playing

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ella / Él / Usted:-}}\)está jugando

Translation In English: she/he is playing, you (formal) are playing

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Nosotras / Nosotros:-}}\)estamos jugando

Translation In English: we are playing

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Vosotras / Vosotros:-}}\)estáis jugando

Translation In English: you (plural) are playing

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes:-}}\)están jugando

Translation In English: they are playing, you (plural formal) are playing

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Jugar Conjugation in the Indicative Informal Future

It refers to something that will happen in the future, especially in the near future.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Yo:-}}\)voy a jugar

Translation In English: I am going to play

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Tú:-}}\)vas a jugar

Translation In English: you are going to play

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ella / Él / Usted:-}}\)va a jugar

Translation In English: she/he is going to play, you (formal) are going to play

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Nosotras / Nosotros:-}}\)vamos a jugar

Translation In English: we are going to play

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Vosotras / Vosotros:-}}\)vais a jugar

Translation In English: you (plural) are going to play

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes:-}}\)van a jugar

Translation In English: they are going to play, you (plural formal) are going to play

Jugar in the Indicative Future

This type of Jugar is used to talk about future events that may happen and what the outcomes may be.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Yo:-}}\)jugaré

Translation In English: I will play

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Tú:-}}\)jugarás

Translation In English: you will play

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ella / Él / Usted:-}}\)jugará

Translation In English: she/he will play, you (formal) will play

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Nosotras / Nosotros:-}}\)jugaremos

Translation In English: we will play

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Vosotras / Vosotros:-}}\)jugaréis

Translation In English: you (plural) will play

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes:-}}\)jugarán

Translation In English: they will play, you (plural formal) will play

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Jugar Conjugation in the Indicative Conditional

Indicative Conditions are used to describe something that may happen in the future, a hypothesis, and a probability.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Yo:-}}\)jugaría

Translation In English: I would play

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Tú:-}}\)jugarías

Translation In English: you would play

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ella / Él / Usted:-}}\)jugaría

Translation In English: she/he would play, you (formal) would play

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Nosotras / Nosotros:-}}\)jugaríamos

Translation In English: we would play

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Vosotras / Vosotros:-}}\)jugaríais

Translation In English: you (plural) would play

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes:-}}\)jugarían

Translation In English: they would play, you (plural formal) would play

Jugar in the Indicative Present Perfect

Using the Indicative Present Perfect of jugar, we describe actions that have begun recently (in the past) and are currently happening or have been done recently.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Yo:-}}\)he jugado

Translation In English: I have played

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Tú:-}}\)has jugado

Translation In English: you have played

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ella / Él / Usted:-}}\)ha jugado

Translation In English: she/he has played, you (formal) have played

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Nosotras / Nosotros:-}}\)hemos jugado

Translation In English: we have played

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Vosotras / Vosotros:-}}\)habéis jugado

Translation In English: you (plural) have played

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes:-}}\)han jugado

Translation In English: they have played, you (plural formal) have played

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Jugar Conjugation in the Indicative Past Perfect

Indicative Past Perfect is used to talk about actions that happened before another action.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Yo:-}}\)había jugado

Translation In English: I had played

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Tú:-}}\)habías jugado

Translation In English: you had played

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ella / Él / Usted:-}}\)había jugado

Translation In English: she/he had played, you (formal) had played

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Nosotras / Nosotros:-}}\)habíamos jugado

Translation In English: we had played

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Vosotras / Vosotros:-}}\)habíais jugado

Translation In English: you (plural) had played

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes:-}}\)habían jugado

Translation In English: they had played, you (plural formal) had played

Jugar in the Indicative Future Perfect

Using the indicative future perfect of Jugar, we can talk about what will have happened in the future after something else has already occurred.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Yo:-}}\)habré jugado

Translation In English: I will have played

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Tú:-}}\)habrás jugado

Translation In English: you will have played

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ella / Él / Usted:-}}\)habrá jugado

Translation In English: she/he will have played, you (formal) will have played

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Nosotras / Nosotros:-}}\)habremos jugado

Translation In English: we will have played

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Vosotras / Vosotros:-}}\)habréis jugado

Translation In English: you (plural) will have played

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes:-}}\)habrán jugado

Translation In English: they will have played, you (plural formal) will have played

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Jugar Conjugation in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

Indicative Conditional Perfect is used to describe something that would have happened in the future but didn’t happen due to another action.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Yo:-}}\)habría jugado

Translation In English: I would have played

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Tú:-}}\)habrías jugado

Translation In English: you would have played

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ella / Él / Usted:-}}\)habría jugado

Translation In English: she/he would have played, you (formal) would have played

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Nosotras / Nosotros:-}}\)habríamos jugado

Translation In English: we would have played

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Vosotras / Vosotros:-}}\)habríais jugado

Translation In English: you (plural) would have played

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes:-}}\)habrían jugado

Translation In English: they would have played, you (plural formal) would have played

Spanish Verb Jugar Conjugation in Subjunctive Tenses

Jugar Conjugation in the Subjunctive Present

When talking about feelings such as wishes, desires, and hopes, the Subjunctive Present is used. Due to the uncertainty of the events being discussed, it differs from an indicative mood.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Yo:-}}\)juegue

Translation In English: I play

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Tú:-}}\)juegues

Translation In English: you play

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ella / Él / Usted:-}}\)juegue

Translation In English: she/he play, you (formal) play

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Nosotras / Nosotros:-}}\)juguemos

Translation In English: we play

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Vosotras / Vosotros:-}}\)juguéis

Translation In English: you (plural) play

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes:-}}\)jueguen

Translation In English: they play, you (plural formal) play

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Jugar Conjugation in the Subjunctive Imperfect

It is used to discuss unlikely or uncertain events in the past or to express an opinion (emotional) about them.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Yo:-}}\)jugara

Translation In English: I played

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Tú:-}}\)jugaras

Translation In English: you played

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ella / Él / Usted:-}}\)jugara

Translation In English: she/he played, you (formal) played

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Nosotras / Nosotros:-}}\)jugáramos

Translation In English: we played

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Vosotras / Vosotros:-}}\)jugarais

Translation In English: you (plural) played

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes:-}}\)jugaran

Translation In English: they played, you (plural formal) played

Jugar Conjugation in the Subjunctive Future

When speaking about hypothetical situations, and actions/events that may happen in the future, the subjunctive future is used.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Yo:-}}\)jugare

Translation In English: I will play

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Tú:-}}\)jugares

Translation In English: you will play

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ella / Él / Usted:-}}\)jugare

Translation In English: she/he will play, you (formal) will play

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Nosotras / Nosotros:-}}\)jugáremos

Translation In English: we will play

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Vosotras / Vosotros:-}}\)jugareis

Translation In English: you (plural) will play

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes:-}}\)jugaren

Translation In English: they will play, you (plural formal) will play

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Jugar Conjugation in the Subjunctive Present Perfect

In the Subjunctive Present Perfect, past actions or events are described that are still relevant to the present, and future actions are described by referring to a specific date.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Yo:-}}\)haya jugado

Translation In English: I have played

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Tú:-}}\)hayas jugado

Translation In English: you have played

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ella / Él / Usted:-}}\)haya jugado

Translation In English: she/he has played, you (formal) have played

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Nosotras / Nosotros:-}}\)hayamos jugado

Translation In English: we have played

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Vosotras / Vosotros:-}}\)hayáis jugado

Translation In English: you (plural) have played

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes:-}}\)hayan jugado

Translation In English: they have played, you (plural formal) have played

Jugar Conjugation in the Subjunctive Past Perfect

Subjunctive Past Perfect refers to hypothetical situations and events that occurred before other events/actions.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Yo:-}}\)hubiera jugado

Translation In English: I had played

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Tú:-}}\)hubieras jugado

Translation In English: you had played

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ella / Él / Usted:-}}\)hubiera jugado

Translation In English: she/he had played, you (formal) had played

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Nosotras / Nosotros:-}}\)hubiéramos jugado

Translation In English: we had played

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Vosotras / Vosotros:-}}\)hubierais jugado

Translation In English: you (plural) had played

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes:-}}\)hubieran jugado

Translation In English: they had played, you (plural formal) had played

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Jugar Conjugation in the Subjunctive Future Perfect

When a hypothetical situation occurs, the Subjunctive Future Perfect is used to describe what will have happened.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Yo:-}}\)hubiere jugado

Translation In English: I will have played

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Tú:-}}\)hubieres jugado

Translation In English: you will have played

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ella / Él / Usted:-}}\)hubiere jugado

Translation In English: she/he will have played, you (formal) will have played

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Nosotras / Nosotros:-}}\)hubiéremos jugado

Translation In English: we will have played

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Vosotras / Vosotros:-}}\)hubiereis jugado

Translation In English: you (plural) will have played

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes:-}}\)hubieren jugado

Translation In English: they will have played, you (plural formal) will have played

Spanish Verb Jugar Conjugation in Imperative Tenses

Jugar Conjugation in the Imperative Affirmative

Orders and commands are given using the Imperative Affirmative.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Tú:-}}\)juega

Translation In English: (to you) play!

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ella / Él / Usted:-}}\)juegue

Translation In English: (to you formal) play!

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Nosotras / Nosotros:-}}\)juguemos

Translation In English: let’s play!

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Vosotras / Vosotros:-}}\)jugad

Translation In English: (to you plural) play!

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes:-}}\)jueguen

Translation In English: (to you plural formal) play!

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Jugar Conjugation in the Imperative Negative

Using the Imperative Negative, you can order someone not to follow a certain course of action.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Tú:-}}\)no juegues

Translation In English: (to you) don’t play!

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ella / Él / Usted:-}}\)no juegue

Translation In English: (to you formal) don’t play!

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Nosotras / Nosotros:-}}\)no juguemos

Translation In English: let’s not play!

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Vosotras / Vosotros:-}}\)no juguéis

Translation In English: (to you plural) don’t play!

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes:-}}\)no jueguen

Translation In English: (to you plural formal) don’t play!

FAQs

What is unique about the verb jugar?

Jugar is the only u>ue stem changer. It also has a g>gu spelling change in the command forms and the yo form of the preterite.

Why is jugar irregular?

“Jugar” is an irregular verb. Regular verbs keep their base, but many verbs in Spanish have irregular base forms. This means their bases change when conjugated for certain subjects. An irregular -AR verb, like “jugar”, will change its base when it gets conjugated.

Is jugar always followed by?

It’s because jugar, when used in a general sense (like play tennis, play videogames, etc), needs to have the article before the noun, so when it’s a el it condenses to al. This is to assist pronunciation.

How do you use jugar?

The gerund of the verb jugar is “jugando”. It is typically used in sentences where the active verb is different, but you want to indicate that the action is ongoing and hasn’t ended yet.

What stem change does jugar have?

The verb jugar (to play) is irregular, (u) changes to (ue) in the present tense (with the exception of Nosotros and vosotros). The verb jugar is the only u:ue stem change verb in the Spanish language.

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