Conjugation Of Tocar Verb; The sense of touch is very powerful. It lets us know whether something is hot, cold, wet, or dry. For some people, this is how they see the world.

‘To touch’ in Spanish is tocar (pronounced toh-kar). Play can mean many things as well; it can mean ‘to play music’, or ‘to play an instrument’. In this article, you will learn how to conjugate this verb in the indicative preterite, imperfect, and present tenses.

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When talking about things that happened just once, the preterite tense is often called the short-term past. Tocar is regular in this tense, but yo, has a -c to -qu shift.

The indicative imperfect tense is used to talk about things that happened regularly in the past. It is sometimes called the long term. Playing is regular in this tense.

Note: In the indicative imperfect tense, tocar has the same conjugation as yo and the third person singular.

Tocar Conjugation
Tocar Conjugation

Similar verbs to tocar include conmover.

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

Translation In English: to play (an instrument), to touch

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

Translation In English: played

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

Translation In English: playing

Indicative Tenses of Tocar (Verb) Conjugation

Tocar (Verb) Conjugation in the Indicative Present

Using the Present Indicative of tocar, we can refer to situations, events or thoughts that are happening right now or in the near future. It can also be used to express facts and truths.

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

Translation In English: I play

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Tú:-}}\) tocas

Translation In English: you play

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

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

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

Translation In English: we play

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

Translation In English: you (plural) play

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

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

Tocar (Verb) Conjugation in the Indicative Preterite

Indicative preterite of tocar is used by the speaker to express actions performed in the past at a specific point in time.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Yo:-}}\) toqué

Translation In English: I played

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

Translation In English: you played

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

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

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

Translation In English: we played

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

Translation In English: you (plural) played

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

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

Tocar (Verb) Conjugation in the Indicative Imperfect

Tocar is an Indicative Imperfect used to describe regular and repeated actions in the past and to describe things you used to do.

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

Translation In English: I used to play

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

Translation In English: you used to play

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

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

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

Translation In English: we used to play

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

Translation In English: you (plural) used to play

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

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

Tocar (Verb) Conjugation in the Indicative Present Continuous

There is an Indicative Present Continuous of tocar that is applied to show that something is happening continuously or right now.

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

Translation In English: I am playing

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

Translation In English: you are playing

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

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

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

Translation In English: we are playing

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

Translation In English: you (plural) are playing

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

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

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Tocar (Verb) Conjugation in the Indicative Informal Future

Indicative Informal Future of tocar refers to something that will happen in the future, especially in the near future.

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

Translation In English: I am going to play

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

Translation In English: you are going to play

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

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

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

Translation In English: we are going to play

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

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

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

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

Tocar (Verb) Conjugation in the Indicative Future

It is evident that the Indicative Future of tocar is used when talking about events that will occur in the future.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Yo:-}}\) tocaré

Translation In English: I will play

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

Translation In English: you will play

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

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

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

Translation In English: we will play

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

Translation In English: you (plural) will play

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

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

Tocar (Verb) Conjugation in the Indicative Conditional

Indicative Conditional tocar refers to something that may occur in the future, a hypothesis or a probability.

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

Translation In English: I would play

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

Translation In English: you would play

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

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

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

Translation In English: we would play

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

Translation In English: you (plural) would play

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

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

Tocar (Verb) Conjugation in the Indicative Present Perfect

An Indicative Present Perfect for tocar is used to describe actions that started recently (in the past) and are still happening now or things that have been done recently.

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

Translation In English: I have played

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

Translation In English: you have played

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

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

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

Translation In English: we have played

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

Translation In English: you (plural) have played

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

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

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Tocar (Verb) Conjugation in the Indicative Past Perfect

An Indicative Past Perfect is used to talk about the actions that took place before another action was taken in the past.

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

Translation In English: I had played

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

Translation In English: you had played

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

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

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

Translation In English: we had played

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

Translation In English: you (plural) had played

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

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

Tocar (Verb) Conjugation in the Indicative Future Perfect

The Indicative Future Perfect of touching is used in order to talk about something that is going to happen in the future after something else already happened.

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

Translation In English: I will have played

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

Translation In English: you will have played

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

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

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

Translation In English: we will have played

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

Translation In English: you (plural) will have played

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

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

Tocar (Verb) Conjugation in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

The Indicative Conditional Perfect of tocar is used to talk about something that would have happened in the future but didn’t due to another action.

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

Translation In English: I would have played

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

Translation In English: you would have played

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

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

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

Translation In English: we would have played

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

Translation In English: you (plural) would have played

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

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

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Subjunctive Tenses of Tocar (Verb) Conjugation

Tocar (Verb) Conjugation in the Subjunctive Present

The Subjunctive Present is used to describe situations of uncertainty or emotions such as wishes, desires, or hopes. Due to the uncertainty of the events being discussed, it differs from the indicative mood.

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

Translation In English: I play

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Tú:-}}\) toques

Translation In English: you play

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

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

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

Translation In English: we play

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

Translation In English: you (plural) play

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

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

Tocar (Verb) Conjugation in the Subjunctive Imperfect

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

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

Translation In English: I played

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

Translation In English: you played

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

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

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

Translation In English: we played

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

Translation In English: you (plural) played

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

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

Tocar (Verb) Conjugation in the Subjunctive Future

The subjunctive future is used to talk about hypothetical situations and actions that may occur in the future.

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

Translation In English: I will play

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

Translation In English: you will play

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

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

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

Translation In English: we will play

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

Translation In English: you (plural) will play

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

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

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Tocar (Verb) Conjugation in the Subjunctive Present Perfect

Subjunctive Present Perfect is used to talk about past actions that are still relevant to the present, as well as an action that will take place by a certain date in the future.

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

Translation In English: I have played

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

Translation In English: you have played

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

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

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

Translation In English: we have played

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

Translation In English: you (plural) have played

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

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

Tocar (Verb) Conjugation in the Subjunctive Past Perfect

Subjunctive Past Perfect is used to describe hypothetical situations or actions that occurred before other actions/events in the past.

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

Translation In English: I had played

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

Translation In English: you had played

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

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

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

Translation In English: we had played

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

Translation In English: you (plural) had played

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

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

Tocar (Verb) Conjugation in the Subjunctive Future Perfect

The Subjunctive Future Perfect is used to describe something that would have happened if a hypothetical situation were to happen in the future.

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

Translation In English: I will have played

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

Translation In English: you will have played

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

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

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

Translation In English: we will have played

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

Translation In English: you (plural) will have played

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

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

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Imperative Tenses of Tocar (Verb) Conjugation

Tocar (Verb) Conjugation in the Imperative Positive

Affirmative imperatives are used to give orders and instructions, to tell someone what they need to do.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Tú:-}}\) toca

Translation In English: (to you) play!

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

Translation In English: (to you formal) play!

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

Translation In English: let’s play!

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

Translation In English: (to you plural) play!

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

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

Tocar (Verb) Conjugation in the Imperative Negative

An Imperative Negative is used to order or command someone not to do something.

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

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

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

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

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

Translation In English: let’s not play!

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

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

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

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

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FAQs

What is tocar mean?

The core meaning of the Spanish verb tocar is “to touch.” In fact, both words come from the Latin verb toccare.

What is the verb for tocar?

The verb tocar means “to touch” in English. Also, tocar un instrumento means, “to play an instrument.” Being one of the 5 senses, or cinco sentidos, as well as the verb that is used with instruments, tocar is very common and so it’s important to add it to your vocabulary early on.

Does tocar mean instrument?

In Spanish, when you want to say that someone is “playing” a musical instrument you have to use the verb tocar: Pedro toca la guitarra. Pedro plays the guitar.

Is tocar to touch?

To literally touch something. The first use of tocar is the most natural translation of the English verb ‘to touch’.

What’s the difference between tocar and jugar in Spanish?

‘Jugar’ is the literal translation of the verb ‘to play’. However, when we are talking about the music we always need to use the verb ‘tocar’. Furthermore, ‘tocar’ has many other uses whereas ‘jugar’ is used exactly as ‘to play’.

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