Condicional Perfecto

The condicional perfecto is a tense in the Spanish language used to describe events that should, or could, have taken place in the past, but did not do so. Él calcula que habría pagado más de mil pesos en total. He estimates he would have spent more than a thousand in total. El incidente habría […]

Futuro Perfecto

The futuro perfecto is a lesser-used tense in the Spanish language, which indicates that actions will have been completed by a point in the future. Whereas the futuro simple indicates an intention to do something in the future, the futuro perfecto indicates that something will be complete, and therefore in the past, by a point […]

Pretérito Perfecto de Subjuntivo

The pretérito perfecto de subjuntivo is a Spanish tense which is used when the speaker is indicating doubt, uncertainty or personal opinion that they hold now, about an action or event that has happened in the past. As with all forms of the subjunctive, a trigger phrase must be used, indicating that the speaker is […]

Pretérito Pluscuamperfecto de Subjuntivo

The Pretérito Pluscuamperfecto de Subjuntivo is an advanced form of the Spanish subjunctive. Its use is similar to the Pretérito Pluscuamperfecto de Indicativo, as it also refers to thoughts, events or actions which took place before the point being referred to, which is itself in the past. The difference is that being a subjunctive form, […]

Pretérito Imperfecto de Subjuntivo

The Spanish imperfecto de subjuntivo is an advanced form of the subjuntivo, used to express doubt, uncertainty or subjectivity that was held in the past, about events that were still to come at the point being referenced. Conjugating the Imperfecto de Subjuntivo Unusually, the Subjuntivo Imperfecto has two conjugations for each person – which on […]

Presente de Subjuntivo

The Spanish presente de subjuntivo is the most commonly used subjunctive tense. Although English does possess a subjunctive conjugation, it is very rarely used in comparison to languages such as Spanish, Italian and French where it is much more common. The purpose of the subjunctive is to express doubt, subjective opinion, polite commands, uncertainty, and […]

Preterito Pluscuamperfecto

The Preterito Pluscuamperfecto is a Spanish tense used to reference events which were in the past at the time of another event, also in the past. Now When the speaker is speaking The time being referred to… Imperfecto / Pretérito Indefinido Previous event Pretérito Pluscuamperfecto Conjugating the Preterito Pluscuamperfecto The pretérito pluscuampefecto is conjugated in […]

Pretérito Perfecto

The Spanish Pretérito Perfecto Compuesto is a common tense, used to described actions which started in the past but which may still be ongoing. It has directly equivalent tenses in many western European languages, including English, however in much of Spain the tense is used in a different way. Rather than referring to past actions […]

Futuro Simple

The Spanish future tense is used to describe action which “will” or “shall” occur in the future, and also to express probability in the present. Conjugating the Spanish Future Tense To conjugate the Spanish future tense, take the verb infinitive and add the following endings: -é -ás -á -emos -éis -en These apply to AR, […]

Condicional Simple

The Spanish conditional tense (condicional simple) is used to adjust an indicative statement to introduce doubt, a hypothetical, wonder or curiosity. Translated to English, the conditional form of a Spanish verb takes the place of could, would, and should. Conjugating the Spanish Condicional Tense The tense is one of the easiest to conjugate. Simply take […]