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Contar Commands

Engage with the narrative power of contar Commands in the Imperative mood which is essential for telling stories or counting numbers in Spanish. Unlock its storytelling potential. Narrate and count with confidence by exploring Spanish conjugation. Tell your tales more effectively on our contar conjugation page.

Verb Meaning(s): to count, to tell

Verb Chart: Contar Commands




let’s count


(Juana, Juan)

cuenta; no cuentes

count; don’t count


(informal Spain)

contad; no contéis

(you all) count; (you all) don’t count


(Sra./Dr. García)


(you) count



(you all) count

*Only Tú, and Vosotros change in the negative form. The other conjugations are the same in the negative.

Contar Commands Practice

Multiple Choice

Positive Commands

Negative Commands

Spanish Commands

Contar Commands Sentence Examples

1. Tú: Cuenta hasta diez antes de responder enojado.
Count to ten before responding angrily.
2. Tú: No cuentes tus secretos a gente que no confías.
Do not tell your secrets to people you do not trust.
3. Ud.: Cuente con nosotros para cualquier ayuda que necesite.
Count on us for any help you need.
4. Ud.: No cuente con resultados inmediatos sin esfuerzo.
Do not count on immediate results without effort.
5. Nosotros: Contemos las estrellas en la noche clara.
Let’s count the stars on a clear night.
6. Nosotros: No contemos con que todo se solucionará sin actuar.
Let’s not count on that everything will resolve itself without action.
7. Vosotros: Contad historias de miedo en la fogata.
Tell scary stories around the campfire.
8. Vosotros: No contéis con que siempre estaré disponible.
Do not count on that I will always be available.
9. Uds.: Cuenten sus bendiciones cada día.
Count your blessings every day.
10. Uds.: No cuenten con ganar la lotería para resolver sus problemas financieros.
Do not count on winning the lottery to solve your financial problems.