Irregular imperative: verbs ending in -gar

In the imperative, verbs ending in -gar are irregular with the pronouns usted, nosotros/as and ustedes, adding a -u- after the -g-. These are the conjugations:

Apagar en
(tú) apaga
(usted) apague
(nosotros/as) apaguemos
(vosotros/as) apagad
(ustedes) apaguen

Llegar en
(tú) llega
(usted) llegue
(nosotros/as) lleguemos
(vosotros/as) llegad
(ustedes) lleguen

Cargar en
(tú) carga
(usted) cargue
(nosotros/as) carguemos
(vosotros/as) cargad
(ustedes) carguen

Apague la luz, por favor.

Turn off the light, please.

Carguen las maletas.

Carry the suitcases.

Other verbs that follow this pattern are pagar (to pay), obligar (to oblige), entregar (to deliver) and pegar (to stick)

Note: some verbs ending in -gar have a second irregularity in their root.

Jugar → Jueguen en el jardín.

To play They play in the garden.

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