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Traer Conjugation: How To Conjugate To Bring In Spanish

Traer means to bring, to wear and to carry in Spanish. The conjugation of traer in the present tense is: Yo traigo (I bring), tú traes (you bring), él/ella/usted trae (he/she brings, you bring), nosotros traemos (we bring), vosotros traéis (you bring) and ellos/ellas/ustedes traen (they/you bring).

Traer (to bring) conjugation charts)

Traer is an irregular ER verb. This is because its stem changes in the first-person singular (yo) from when conjugated in the present tense. This page on our website covers regular and irregular Spanish ER verbs in detail.

Conjugation of traer in the present tense

Traer (to bring) conjugated in the present tense

Further down the page we provide conjugation charts with example sentences for traer in the following commonly used Spanish verb tenses.

  • Present tense (presente de indicativo)
  • Progressive present (presente progresivo)
  • Near future (futuro inmediato)
  • Future tense (futuro)
  • Preterite (pretérito)
  • Present perfect indicative (perfecto de indicativo)
  • Imperfect (imperfecto de indicativo)
  • Conditional (potential simple)
  • Present subjunctive (presente de subjuntivo)
  • Imperative (imperativo)

Traer conjugation table

Traer (to bring) conjugation table

The following graphic shows conjugations for traer in the first-person singular (yo) from in twelve verb tenses.

Traer (to bring) conjugated in the first-person singular (yo) form in twelve tenses.

Traer conjugation charts

Present tense (presente de indicativo)

In the present tense, yo traigo translates to “I bring” and “I am bringing”.

yo traigoI bringTraigo el poste. I bring the desert.
tú traesyou bring¿Traes algo a al fiesta?Are you bringing something to the part.
él/ella, usted traehe/she brings, you bringÉl no puede leer porque no trae sus lentes para leer.He can't read because he's not wearing his reading glasses.
nosotros traemoswe bringTraemos los totopos a la cena.We're bringing the tortilla chips to the meal.
vosotros traéisyou bringVosotros traéis las aceituna.You are bringing the olives.
ellos/ellas, ustedes traenthey/you bringNo traen nada porque la tienda ha sido cerrada.They're not bringing anything because the store has been closed.

Progressive present (presente progresivo)

The progressive present is formed by combining the present tense of estar (to be) with the present participle. Yo estoy trayendo translates to “I am bringing”.

yo estoy trayendoI am bringingEstoy trayendo las camarónes.I'm bringing the shrimp.
tú estás trayendoyou are bringing¿Qué estás trayendo, compardre?What are you bringing, buddy?
él/ella/usted está trayendohe/she is (you are) bringingÉl está trayendo todos los ingredientes.He's bringing all the ingredients.
nosotros estamos trayendowe are bringingEstamos trayendo la pizza.We're bringing the pizza.
vosotros estáis trayendoyou are bringingEstáis trayendo los refrescos.You're bringing the soft drinks.
ellos/ellas, ustedes están trayendothey/you are bringingEstán trayendo el helado.They're bringing the ice cream.

Near future (futuro inmediato)

The near future is formed by combining the present tense of ir (to go) with the preposition a and an infinitive. Yo voy a traer translates to “I am going to bring”.

yo voy a traerI am going to bringVoy a traer la ensalada.I'm going to bring the salad.
tú vas a traeryou are going to bringVas a traer la ensalada de papa.You're going to bring the potato salad.
él/ella, usted va a traerhe/she is (you are) going to bringNo va a traer nada.He isn't going to bring anything.
nosotros vamos a traerwe are going to bringVamos a traer el flan.We're gong to bring the flan.
vosotros vais a traeryou are going to bringVais a traer el pastel. You're going to bring the pie.
ellos/ellas, ustedes van a traerthey/you are going to bringVan a traer los cubiertos.They're going to bring the utensils.

Future tense (futuro)

In the future tense, Yo traeré translates to “I will bring”.

yo traeréI will bringYo traeré a mi perro al parque.I'll bring my dog to the park.
tú traerásyou will bringTú traerás tus zapatos nuevos.You'll wear your new shoes.
él/ella, usted traeráhe/she/you will bringElla traerá el plato principal.She'll bring the main dish.
nosotros traeremoswe will bringTraeremos una entrada.We'll bring an appetizer.
vosotros traeréisyou will bring¿Qué traeréis a la fiesta?What will you bring to the party?
ellos/ellas, ustedes traeránthey/you will bringTraerán los regalos por los niños.They'll bring the gifts for the kids.

Preterite (pretérito)

The preterite tense is used to express past actions which occurred at a specified time. Yo traje translates to “I brought”.

yo trajeI broughtTraje el jugo de uva. I brought the grape juice.
tú trajisteyou broughtTrajiste el salmón marroquí.You brought the Moroccan salmon.
él/ella, usted trajohe/she/you broughtUsted trajo las galletas con chispas de chocolate.You brought the chocolate chip cookies.
nosotros trajimoswe broughtTrajimos el ron et la tequilla. We brought the rum and tequilla.
vosotros trajisteisyou broughtVosotros trajisteis las entradas.You brought the appertizers.
ellos/ellas, ustedes trajeronthey/you brougtEllos no trajeron nada.They didn't bring anything.

Present perfect indicative (perfecto de indicativo)

The present perfect combines the present tense of haber (to have) with the past participle. Yo he traído translates to “I have brought”.

yo he traídoI have broughtHe traído los postres.I've brought the deserts.
tú has traídoyou have brought¿Has traído algo delicioso?Have you brought anything delicious?
él/ella, usted ha traídohe/she/you have (has) broughtElla ha traído el pastel. She's brought the cake.
nosotros hemos traídowe have broughtHemos traído las toallas de papel.We've brought the paper towels.
vosotros habéis traídoyou have broughtHabéis traído los productos de limpieza.You've brought the cleaning supplies.
ellos/ellas, ustedes han traídothey/you have broughtEllos han traído las bolsas de basura.They've brought the garbage bags.

Imperfect (imperfecto de indicativo)

The imperfect tense is used for expressing past actions which occurred at unspecified times. Yo traía translates to “I was bringing”, “I used to bring” and “I brought”.

yo traíaI was bringing (or used to bring, brought)Mi papá traía los champiñónes adobadoes.My dad used to bring the marinated mushrooms.
tú traíasyou were bringing¿Qué traías a las fiestas?What did you used to bring to the parties?
él/ella, usted traíahe/she/you was (were) bringingElla traía un anillo de matrimonio.She used to wear a wedding ring.
nosotros traíamoswe were bringingTraíamos las sillas cuando no llamaste.We were bringing the chairs when you called us.
vosotros traíaisyou were bringingTraíais las tapas españoles.They used to bring the Spanish bar snacks.
ellos/ellas, ustedes traíanthey were bringingUstedes traían los totopos y la salsa.You used to bring the chips and dip.

Conditional (potential simple)

The conditional tense is used to express hypothetical actions. Yo traería translates to “I would bring”.

yo traeríaI would bring (wear or carry)Traería los regalos si hubiera una fiesta.I'd bring the gifts if there were a party.
tú traeríasyou would bringTraerías la ensalada si fuera necesario.You'd bring the salad if it were necessary.
él/ella, usted traeríahe/she/you would bringTraería los lentes si no pudiera ver las letras.He'd wear glasses if he couldn't see the letters.
nosotros traeríamoswe would bringTraeríamos a los niños si estuvieran en clases.We'd bring the kids if they weren't in class.
vosotros traeríaisyou would bringTraeríais las entrades si vinieran a mi casa.You'd bring the appetizers if you were coming to my house.
ellos/ellas, ustedes traeríanthey would bringTraerían los refrescos si la tienda estuviera abierta.They'd bring the soft drinks if the store were open.

Present subjunctive (presente de subjuntivo)

The subjunctive is used to express wishes, emotions and doubts. Yo traiga translates to “I bring.

yo traigaI bring (wear or carry)Es necesario que traiga las bolsas de basura.It's necessary that I bring the trash bags.
tú traigasyou bringQueremos traigas una entrada a la fiesta. We want you to bring an appetizer to the party.
él/ella, usted traigahe/she brings, you bringQuiero que traiga a su hermana.I want you to bring your sister.
nosotros traigamoswe bringEs importante que traigamos los libros.It's important that we bring the books.
vosotros traigáisyou bringNo penasmos que traigáis a los niños.We don't think you're bringing the kids.
ellos/ellas, ustedes traiganthey/you bringExijo que traigan algo a la velada. I demand that you bring something to the evening event.

Imperative (imperativo)

The imperative is used to give commands and make suggestions. We’ve included example sentences under the chart.

  • ¡Trae la pizza! Bring the pizza!
  • ¡Traigamos los refrescos! Let’s bring the soda!
  • ¡No traiga a su perro! Don’t bring your dog!
  • ¡No traigan a los niños! Don’t bring the kids!

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