# Llevar Conjugation: Present, Preterite, Imperfect & Subjunctive Tenses In Spanish

In Spanish, the conjugation of the verb Llevar usually means “to take” or “to carry,” although it may also have several different meanings. Llevar is a regular form of the -ar verb group, so it is conjugated in the same pattern as other regular verbs like cut, fix, and eat. In this article, you can find the conjugations of leading in the present, past, conditional, and future indicative moods, the present and past subjunctive moods, the imperative mood, as well as other verb forms.

Llevar is a verb that has several different meanings. Let me give you a few examples:

• to take
• to carry
• to wear
• to be or spend time
• to be older than

Moreover, Llevar can also be used as a reflexive or reciprocal verb, carry, which has different meanings:

• to get along
• to take away or steal

Here are some similar verbs to Llevar with:

• coger
• sacar
• tomar
• portar
• traer
• vestir
• vestirse

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Infinitive:-}}$$ llevar

Translation In English: to carry, to take, to bring, to wear

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Past\ participle:-}}$$ llevado

Translation In English: carried

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Gerund:-}}$$ llevando

Translation In English: carrying

## Indicative Tenses of Conjugation of Spanish verb Llevar

### Conjugation of Spanish verb Llevar in Indicative Present

The Present Indicative of Llevar is used when talking about situations, events, and thoughts that are currently taking place or which are going to take place soon. In addition, it is also used when talking about facts and truths.

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Yo:-}}$$llevo

Translation In English: I carry

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Tú:-}}$$llevas

Translation In English: you carry

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Ella / Él / Usted:-}}$$lleva

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

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Nosotras / Nosotros:-}}$$llevamos

Translation In English: we carry

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Vosotras / Vosotros:-}}$$lleváis

Translation In English: you (plural) carry

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes:-}}$$llevan

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

### Conjugation of Spanish verb Llevar in Indicative Preterite

Indicative Preterite of Llevar is used to refer to an action that was completed in the past, at a specific point in time.

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Yo:-}}$$llevé

Translation In English: I carried

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Tú:-}}$$llevaste

Translation In English: you carried

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Ella / Él / Usted:-}}$$llevó

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

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Nosotras / Nosotros:-}}$$llevamos

Translation In English: we carried

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Vosotras / Vosotros:-}}$$llevasteis

Translation In English: you (plural) carried

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes:-}}$$llevaron

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

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### Conjugation of Spanish verb Llevar in Indicative Imperfect

This Indicative Imperfect of Llevar is used to describe regular and repeated actions that occurred in the past and descriptions of things that you used to do when you were younger.

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Yo:-}}$$llevaba

Translation In English: I used to carry

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Tú:-}}$$llevabas

Translation In English: you used to carry

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Ella / Él / Usted:-}}$$llevaba

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

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Nosotras / Nosotros:-}}$$llevábamos

Translation In English: we used to carry

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Vosotras / Vosotros:-}}$$llevabais

Translation In English: you (plural) used to carry

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes:-}}$$llevaban

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

### Conjugation of Spanish verb Llevar in Indicative Present Continuous

The indicative present continuous can be used in order to speak about something that is happening continuously or at the present time.

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Yo:-}}$$estoy llevando

Translation In English: I am carrying

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Tú:-}}$$estás llevando

Translation In English: you are carrying

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Ella / Él / Usted:-}}$$está llevando

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

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Nosotras / Nosotros:-}}$$estamos llevando

Translation In English: we are carrying

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Vosotras / Vosotros:-}}$$estáis llevando

Translation In English: you (plural) are carrying

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes:-}}$$están llevando

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

### Conjugation of Spanish verb Llevar in Indicative Informal Future

Usually, the Informal Future Indicative of Llevar is going to be used to discuss a future event, especially a future event that will occur soon.

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Yo:-}}$$voy a llevar

Translation In English: I am going to carry

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Tú:-}}$$vas a llevar

Translation In English: you are going to carry

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Ella / Él / Usted:-}}$$va a llevar

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

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Nosotras / Nosotros:-}}$$vamos a llevar

Translation In English: we are going to carry

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Vosotras / Vosotros:-}}$$vais a llevar

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

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes:-}}$$van a llevar

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

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### Conjugation of Spanish verb Llevar in Indicative Future

When using the Indicative Future of Llevar, we are discussing something that is going to occur in the future.

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Yo:-}}$$llevaré

Translation In English: I will carry

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Tú:-}}$$llevarás

Translation In English: you will carry

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Ella / Él / Usted:-}}$$llevará

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

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Nosotras / Nosotros:-}}$$llevaremos

Translation In English: we will carry

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Vosotras / Vosotros:-}}$$llevaréis

Translation In English: you (plural) will carry

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes:-}}$$llevarán

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

### Conjugation of Spanish verb Llevar in Indicative Conditional

Llevar’s Indicative Conditional is used to discuss something that might happen in the future, a hypothesis or probability.

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Yo:-}}$$llevaría

Translation In English: I would carry

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Tú:-}}$$llevarías

Translation In English: you would carry

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Ella / Él / Usted:-}}$$llevaría

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

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Nosotras / Nosotros:-}}$$llevaríamos

Translation In English: we would carry

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Vosotras / Vosotros:-}}$$llevaríais

Translation In English: you (plural) would carry

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes:-}}$$llevarían

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

### Conjugation of Spanish verb Llevar in Indicative Present Perfect

Using the Indicative Present Perfect of Llevar, it is possible to describe actions that took place recently (in the past) and are still happening now or things that have been completed recently.

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Yo:-}}$$he llevado

Translation In English: I have carried

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Tú:-}}$$has llevado

Translation In English: you have carried

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Ella / Él / Usted:-}}$$ha llevado

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

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Nosotras / Nosotros:-}}$$hemos llevado

Translation In English: we have carried

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Vosotras / Vosotros:-}}$$habéis llevado

Translation In English: you (plural) have carried

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes:-}}$$han llevado

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

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### Conjugation of Spanish verb Llevar in Indicative Past Perfect

Indicative Past Perfect of Llevar provides a way to refer to actions that took place before another action in the past.

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Yo:-}}$$había llevado

Translation In English: I had carried

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Tú:-}}$$habías llevado

Translation In English: you had carried

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Ella / Él / Usted:-}}$$había llevado

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Nosotras / Nosotros:-}}$$habíamos llevado

Translation In English: we had carried

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Vosotras / Vosotros:-}}$$habíais llevado

Translation In English: you (plural) had carried

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes:-}}$$habían llevado

### Conjugation of Spanish verb Llevar in Indicative Future Perfect

As I mentioned earlier, the Indicative Future Perfect of Llevar can be used to talk about something that will have happened in the future after something else has already happened.

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Yo:-}}$$habré llevado

Translation In English: I will have carried

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Tú:-}}$$habrás llevado

Translation In English: you will have carried

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Ella / Él / Usted:-}}$$habrá llevado

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

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Nosotras / Nosotros:-}}$$habremos llevado

Translation In English: we will have carried

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Vosotras / Vosotros:-}}$$habréis llevado

Translation In English: you (plural) will have carried

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes:-}}$$habrán llevado

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

### Conjugation of Spanish verb Llevar in Indicative Conditional Perfect

This is the indicative conditional perfect form of Llevar, used when we talk about something that would have happened in the future but didn’t because of another action.

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Yo:-}}$$habría llevado

Translation In English: I would have carried

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Tú:-}}$$habrías llevado

Translation In English: you would have carried

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Ella / Él / Usted:-}}$$habría llevado

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

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Nosotras / Nosotros:-}}$$habríamos llevado

Translation In English: we would have carried

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Vosotras / Vosotros:-}}$$habríais llevado

Translation In English: you (plural) would have carried

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes:-}}$$habrían llevado

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

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## Subjunctive Tenses of Spanish verb Llevar

### Conjugation of Spanish verb Llevar in Subjunctive Present

Usually, the Subjunctive Present will be used when there is uncertainty, or when there are feelings such as wishes, desires, or hopes. The difference between the indicative mood and the indicative mood depends primarily on the uncertain nature of the events that are being discussed.

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Yo:-}}$$lleve

Translation In English: I carry

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Tú:-}}$$lleves

Translation In English: you carry

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Ella / Él / Usted:-}}$$lleve

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

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Nosotras / Nosotros:-}}$$llevemos

Translation In English: we carry

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Vosotras / Vosotros:-}}$$llevéis

Translation In English: you (plural) carry

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes:-}}$$lleven

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

### Conjugation of Spanish verb Llevar in Subjunctive Imperfect

The Subjunctive Imperfect is used to speak about unlikely or uncertain events that have happened in the past or to express an opinion (emotional) about what has happened in the past.

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Yo:-}}$$llevara

Translation In English: I carried

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Tú:-}}$$llevaras

Translation In English: you carried

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Ella / Él / Usted:-}}$$llevara

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

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Nosotras / Nosotros:-}}$$lleváramos

Translation In English: we carried

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Vosotras / Vosotros:-}}$$llevarais

Translation In English: you (plural) carried

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes:-}}$$llevaran

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

### Conjugation of Spanish verb Llevar in Subjunctive Future

When we talk about the Subjunctive Future, we are talking about hypothetical situations and actions/events that might happen in the future.

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Yo:-}}$$llevare

Translation In English: I will carry

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Tú:-}}$$llevares

Translation In English: you will carry

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Ella / Él / Usted:-}}$$llevare

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

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Nosotras / Nosotros:-}}$$lleváremos

Translation In English: we will carry

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Vosotras / Vosotros:-}}$$llevareis

Translation In English: you (plural) will carry

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes:-}}$$llevaren

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

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### Conjugation of Spanish verb Llevar in Subjunctive Present Perfect

The Subjunctive Present Perfect is a way to describe an action that has already occurred and can still be related to the present day as well as to speak about an action that will have occurred by a certain date in the future.

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Yo:-}}$$haya llevado

Translation In English: I have carried

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Tú:-}}$$hayas llevado

Translation In English: you have carried

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Ella / Él / Usted:-}}$$haya llevado

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

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Nosotras / Nosotros:-}}$$hayamos llevado

Translation In English: we have carried

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Vosotras / Vosotros:-}}$$hayáis llevado

Translation In English: you (plural) have carried

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes:-}}$$hayan llevado

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

### Conjugation of Spanish verb Llevar in Subjunctive Past Perfect

Subjunctive Past Perfect is used to describe hypothetical situations, as well as past actions or events that occurred prior to other past actions or events.

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Yo:-}}$$hubiera llevado

Translation In English: I had carried

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Tú:-}}$$hubieras llevado

Translation In English: you had carried

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Ella / Él / Usted:-}}$$hubiera llevado

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Nosotras / Nosotros:-}}$$hubiéramos llevado

Translation In English: we had carried

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Vosotras / Vosotros:-}}$$hubierais llevado

Translation In English: you (plural) had carried

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes:-}}$$hubieran llevado

### Conjugation of Spanish verb Llevar in Subjunctive Future Perfect

When you use the subjunctive future perfect, you are speaking about something that will happen in the future if a hypothetical situation occurs in the future.

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Yo:-}}$$hubiere llevado

Translation In English: I will have carried

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Tú:-}}$$hubieres llevado

Translation In English: you will have carried

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Ella / Él / Usted:-}}$$hubiere llevado

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

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Nosotras / Nosotros:-}}$$hubiéremos llevado

Translation In English: we will have carried

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Vosotras / Vosotros:-}}$$hubiereis llevado

Translation In English: you (plural) will have carried

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes:-}}$$hubieren llevado

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

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## Imperative Tenses of Spanish verb Llevar

### Conjugation of Spanish verb Llevar in Imperative Positive

Affirmative Imperatives are used to give orders and commands to people, to tell them what they should do.

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Yo:-}}$$- –

(\mathbf{\color{red}{Tú:-}}\)lleva

Translation In English: (to you) carry!

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Ella / Él / Usted:-}}$$lleve

Translation In English: (to you formal) carry!

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Nosotras / Nosotros:-}}$$llevemos

Translation In English: let’s carry!

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Vosotras / Vosotros:-}}$$llevad

Translation In English: (to you plural) carry!

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes:-}}$$lleven

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

### Conjugation of Spanish verb Llevar in Imperative Negative

In order to give an order or command or to tell someone not to do something, a negative imperative is used.

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Yo:-}}$$- –

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Tú:-}}$$no lleves

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

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Ella / Él / Usted:-}}$$no lleve

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

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Nosotras / Nosotros:-}}$$no llevemos

Translation In English: let’s not carry!

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Vosotras / Vosotros:-}}$$no llevéis

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

$$\mathbf{\color{red}{Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes:-}}$$no lleven

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

## FAQs

Is llevar to wear?

It’s the act of getting dressed, of putting it on your body. Then once it’s on your body you say “Llevo una camiseta” or “I’m wearing a tee shirt” because you are no longer putting it on your body you are, from a Spanish perspective, carrying it around on your body. Some things don’t translate word for word.

Is llevar reflexive?

Llevarse is the Spanish verb for “to take away.” This verb is a pronominal verb, in that it makes use of a reflexive pronoun (me, te, se, nos).

Is llevar irregular in the preterite?

The preterite tense is used to talk about things that happened once in the immediate past. Llevar is regular in this tense.

Does llevar mean to wear or to carry?

In a majority of the instances, ‘llevar’ does mean in some way ‘to carry’. It is also often associated with the meaning ‘to take’ even though in Spanish there is another verb, tomar, which explicitly means ‘to take’ as in ‘yo tomo el autobús’ or ‘I take the bus’.