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How to conjugate Actuar in Spanish

To act, to perform Irregular Verb

Introduction

Actuar is the Spanish verb for "to act, to perform". It is an irregular verb. Read on below to see how it is conjugated in the 18 major Spanish tenses!

Similar verbs to actuar include: accionar, obrar, desempeñar, realizar, rendir.

SpanishEnglish
Infinitiveactuarto act, to perform
Past participleactuadoacted
Gerundactuandoacting
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Indicative Tenses of Actuar

Actuar in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of actuar is used to talk about situations, events or thoughts that are happening now or in the near future. It is also used to talk about facts and truths. For example, "actĂșo", meaning "I act".

In Spanish, the Indicative Present is known as "El Presente".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoactĂșo I act
TĂșactĂșas you act
Ella / Él / UstedactĂșa s/he acts, you (formal) acts
Nosotras / Nosotrosactuamoswe act
Vosotras / VosotrosactuĂĄisyou (plural) act
Ellas / Ellos / UstedesactĂșan they act, you (plural formal) act

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Actuar in the Indicative Preterite

The Indicative Preterite of actuar is used to talk about actions completed in the past, at a specific point in time. For example, "actué", meaning "I acted".

In Spanish, the Indicative Preterite is known as "El Pretérito Indefinido".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoactuéI acted
TĂșactuasteyou acted
Ella / Él / Ustedactuós/he acted, you (formal) acted
Nosotras / Nosotrosactuamoswe acted
Vosotras / Vosotrosactuasteisyou (plural) acted
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesactuaronthey acted, you (plural formal) acted
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Actuar in the Indicative Imperfect

The Indicative Imperfect of actuar is used to describe regular and repeated actions that happened in the past and descriptions of things you used to do. For example, "actuaba", meaning "I used to act".

In Spanish, the Indicative Imperfect is known as "El Pretérito Imperfecto".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoactuabaI used to act
TĂșactuabasyou used to act
Ella / Él / Ustedactuabas/he used to act, you (formal) used to act
Nosotras / NosotrosactuĂĄbamoswe used to act
Vosotras / Vosotrosactuabaisyou (plural) used to act
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesactuabanthey used to act, you (plural formal) used to act
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Actuar in the Indicative Present Continuous

The Indicative Present Continuous of actuar is used to talk about something that is happening continuously or right now. For example, "estoy actuando", meaning "I am acting".

In Spanish, the Indicative Present Continuous is known as "El Presente Progresivo".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoestoy actuandoI am acting
TĂșestĂĄs actuandoyou are acting
Ella / Él / Ustedestá actuandos/he is acting, you (formal) are acting
Nosotras / Nosotrosestamos actuandowe are acting
Vosotras / VosotrosestĂĄis actuandoyou (plural) are acting
Ellas / Ellos / UstedesestĂĄn actuandothey are acting, you (plural formal) are acting
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Actuar in the Indicative Informal Future

The Indicative Informal Future of actuar is used to talk about something that will happen in the future, especially in the near future. For example, "voy a actuar", meaning "I am going to act".

In Spanish, the Indicative Informal Future is known as "El Futuro PrĂłximo".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yovoy a actuarI am going to act
TĂșvas a actuaryou are going to act
Ella / Él / Ustedva a actuars/he is going to act, you (formal) are going to act
Nosotras / Nosotrosvamos a actuarwe are going to act
Vosotras / Vosotrosvais a actuaryou (plural) are going to act
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvan a actuarthey are going to act, you (plural formal) are going to act
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Actuar in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of actuar is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "actuaré", meaning "I will act".

In Spanish, the Indicative Future is known as "El Futuro Simple".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoactuaréI will act
TĂșactuarĂĄsyou will act
Ella / Él / Ustedactuarás/he will act, you (formal) will act
Nosotras / Nosotrosactuaremoswe will act
Vosotras / Vosotrosactuaréisyou (plural) will act
Ellas / Ellos / UstedesactuarĂĄnthey will act, you (plural formal) will act
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Actuar in the Indicative Conditional

The Indicative Conditional of actuar is used to talk about something that may happen in the future, hypothesis and probabilities. For example, "actuarĂ­a", meaning "I would act".

In Spanish, the Indicative Conditional is known as "El Condicional Simple".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoactuarĂ­aI would act
TĂșactuarĂ­asyou would act
Ella / Él / Ustedactuarías/he would act, you (formal) would act
Nosotras / NosotrosactuarĂ­amoswe would act
Vosotras / VosotrosactuarĂ­aisyou (plural) would act
Ellas / Ellos / UstedesactuarĂ­anthey would act, you (plural formal) would act
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Actuar in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of actuar is used to describe actions that started recently (in the past) and are still happening now or things that have been done recently. For example, "he actuado", meaning "I have acted".

In Spanish, the Indicative Present Perfect is known as "El Pretérito Perfecto".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe actuadoI have acted
TĂșhas actuadoyou have acted
Ella / Él / Ustedha actuados/he has acted, you (formal) have acted
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos actuadowe have acted
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis actuadoyou (plural) have acted
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan actuadothey have acted, you (plural formal) have acted
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Actuar in the Indicative Past Perfect

The Indicative Past Perfect of actuar is used to talk about actions that happened before another action in the past. For example, "habĂ­a actuado", meaning "I had acted".

In Spanish, the Indicative Past Perfect is known as "El Pretérito Pluscuamperfecto".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YohabĂ­a actuadoI had acted
TĂșhabĂ­as actuadoyou had acted
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía actuados/he had acted, you (formal) had acted
Nosotras / NosotroshabĂ­amos actuadowe had acted
Vosotras / VosotroshabĂ­ais actuadoyou (plural) had acted
Ellas / Ellos / UstedeshabĂ­an actuadothey had acted, you (plural formal) had acted
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Actuar in the Indicative Future Perfect

The Indicative Future Perfect of actuar is used to talk about something that will have happened in the future after something else has already happened. For example, "habré actuado", meaning "I will have acted".

In Spanish, the Indicative Future Perfect is known as "El Futuro Perfecto".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré actuadoI will have acted
TĂșhabrĂĄs actuadoyou will have acted
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá actuados/he will have acted, you (formal) will have acted
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos actuadowe will have acted
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis actuadoyou (plural) will have acted
Ellas / Ellos / UstedeshabrĂĄn actuadothey will have acted, you (plural formal) will have acted
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Actuar in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

The Indicative Conditional Perfect of actuar is used to talk about something that would have happened in the past but didn’t due to another action. For example, "habría actuado", meaning "I would have acted".

In Spanish, the Indicative Conditional Perfect is known as "El Condicional Perfecto".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YohabrĂ­a actuadoI would have acted
TĂșhabrĂ­as actuadoyou would have acted
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría actuados/he would have acted, you (formal) would have acted
Nosotras / NosotroshabrĂ­amos actuadowe would have acted
Vosotras / VosotroshabrĂ­ais actuadoyou (plural) would have acted
Ellas / Ellos / UstedeshabrĂ­an actuadothey would have acted, you (plural formal) would have acted
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Subjunctive Tenses of Actuar

Actuar in the Subjunctive Present

The Subjunctive Present is used to talk about situations of uncertainty, or emotions such as wishes, desires and hopes. It differs from the indicative mood due to the uncertainty of the events which are being spoken about. For example, "actĂșe", meaning "I act".

In Spanish, the Subjunctive Present is known as "El Presente de Subjuntivo".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoactĂșe I act
TĂșactĂșes you act
Ella / Él / UstedactĂșe s/he acts, you (formal) acts
Nosotras / Nosotrosactuemoswe act
Vosotras / Vosotrosactuéisyou (plural) act
Ellas / Ellos / UstedesactĂșen they act, you (plural formal) act

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Actuar in the Subjunctive Imperfect

The Subjunctive Imperfect is used to speak about unlikely or uncertain events in the past or to cast an opinion (emotional) about something that happened in the past. For example, "actuara", meaning "I acted".

In Spanish, the Subjunctive Imperfect is known as "El Imperfecto Subjuntivo".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoactuaraI acted
TĂșactuarasyou acted
Ella / Él / Ustedactuaras/he acted, you (formal) acted
Nosotras / NosotrosactuĂĄramoswe acted
Vosotras / Vosotrosactuaraisyou (plural) acted
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesactuaranthey acted, you (plural formal) acted
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Actuar in the Subjunctive Future

The Subjunctive Future is used to speak about hypothetical situations, and actions/events that may happen in the future. Note that this is very rarely used in Spanish. For example, "actuare", meaning "I will act".

In Spanish, the Subjunctive Future is known as "El Futuro de Subjuntivo".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoactuareI will act
TĂșactuaresyou will act
Ella / Él / Ustedactuares/he will act, you (formal) will act
Nosotras / NosotrosactuĂĄremoswe will act
Vosotras / Vosotrosactuareisyou (plural) will act
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesactuarenthey will act, you (plural formal) will act
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Actuar in the Subjunctive Present Perfect

The Subjunctive Present Perfect is used to describe past actions or events that are still connected to the present day and to speak about an action that will have happened by a certain time in the future. For example, "haya actuado", meaning "I have acted".

In Spanish, the Subjunctive Present Perfect is known as "El Pretérito Perfecto de Subjuntivo".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya actuadoI have acted
TĂșhayas actuadoyou have acted
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya actuados/he has acted, you (formal) have acted
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos actuadowe have acted
Vosotras / VosotroshayĂĄis actuadoyou (plural) have acted
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan actuadothey have acted, you (plural formal) have acted
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Actuar in the Subjunctive Past Perfect

The Subjunctive Past Perfect is used to speak about hypothetical situations, and actions/events that occurred before other actions/events in the past. For example, "hubiera actuado", meaning "I had acted".

In Spanish, the Subjunctive Past Perfect is known as "El Pretérito Pluscuamperfecto de Subjuntivo".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera actuadoI had acted
TĂșhubieras actuadoyou had acted
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera actuados/he had acted, you (formal) had acted
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos actuadowe had acted
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais actuadoyou (plural) had acted
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran actuadothey had acted, you (plural formal) had acted
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Actuar in the Subjunctive Future Perfect

The Subjunctive Future Perfect is used to speak about something that will have happened if a hypothetical situations occurs in the future. Note that this is very rarely used in Spanish. For example, "hubiere actuado", meaning "I will have acted".

In Spanish, the Subjunctive Future Perfect is known as "El Futuro Perfecto de Subjuntivo".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere actuadoI will have acted
TĂșhubieres actuadoyou will have acted
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere actuados/he will have acted, you (formal) will have acted
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos actuadowe will have acted
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis actuadoyou (plural) will have acted
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren actuadothey will have acted, you (plural formal) will have acted
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Imperative Tenses of Actuar

Actuar in the Imperative Affirmative

The Imperative Affirmative is used to give orders and commands, to tell someone to do something. For example, "actĂșe", meaning "(to you formal) act!".

In Spanish, the Imperative Affirmative is known as "El Imperativo Afirmativo".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
TĂșactĂșa (to you) act!
Ella / Él / UstedactĂșe (to you formal) act!
Nosotras / Nosotrosactuemoslet's act!
Vosotras / Vosotrosactuad(to you plural) act!
Ellas / Ellos / UstedesactĂșen (to you plural formal) act!

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Actuar in the Imperative Negative

The Imperative Negative is used to give orders and commands, telling someone not to do something. For example, "no actĂșe", meaning "(to you formal) don't act!".

In Spanish, the Imperative Negative is known as "El Imperativo Negativo".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
TĂșno actĂșes (to you) don't act!
Ella / Él / Ustedno actĂșe (to you formal) don't act!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno actuemoslet's not act!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno actuéis(to you plural) don't act!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno actĂșen (to you plural formal) don't act!

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