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How to conjugate Adoptar in Spanish

To adopt Regular AR Verb

Introduction

Adoptar is the Spanish verb for "to adopt". It is a regular AR verb. Read on below to see how it is conjugated in the 18 major Spanish tenses!

SpanishEnglish
Infinitiveadoptarto adopt
Past participleadoptadoadopted
Gerundadoptandoadopting
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Indicative Tenses of Adoptar

Adoptar in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of adoptar 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, "adopto", meaning "I adopt".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoadoptoI adopt
adoptasyou adopt
Ella / Él / Ustedadoptas/he adopt, you (formal) adopt
Nosotras / Nosotrosadoptamoswe adopt
Vosotras / Vosotrosadoptáisyou (plural) adopt
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesadoptanthey adopt, you (plural formal) adopt
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Adoptar in the Indicative Preterite

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoadoptéI adopted
adoptasteyou adopted
Ella / Él / Ustedadoptós/he adopted, you (formal) adopted
Nosotras / Nosotrosadoptamoswe adopted
Vosotras / Vosotrosadoptasteisyou (plural) adopted
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesadoptaronthey adopted, you (plural formal) adopted
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Adoptar in the Indicative Imperfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoadoptabaI used to adopt
adoptabasyou used to adopt
Ella / Él / Ustedadoptabas/he used to adopt, you (formal) used to adopt
Nosotras / Nosotrosadoptábamoswe used to adopt
Vosotras / Vosotrosadoptabaisyou (plural) used to adopt
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesadoptabanthey used to adopt, you (plural formal) used to adopt
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Adoptar in the Indicative Present Continuous

The Indicative Present Continuous of adoptar is used to talk about something that is happening continuosly or right now. For example, "estoy adoptando", meaning "I am adopting".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoestoy adoptandoI am adopting
estás adoptandoyou are adopting
Ella / Él / Ustedestá adoptandos/he is adopting, you (formal) are adopting
Nosotras / Nosotrosestamos adoptandowe are adopting
Vosotras / Vosotrosestáis adoptandoyou (plural) are adopting
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesestán adoptandothey are adopting, you (plural formal) are adopting
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Adoptar in the Indicative Informal Future

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yovoy a adoptarI am going to adopt
vas a adoptaryou are going to adopt
Ella / Él / Ustedva a adoptars/he is going to adopt, you (formal) are going to adopt
Nosotras / Nosotrosvamos a adoptarwe are going to adopt
Vosotras / Vosotrosvais a adoptaryou (plural) are going to adopt
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvan a adoptarthey are going to adopt, you (plural formal) are going to adopt
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Adoptar in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of adoptar is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "adoptaré", meaning "I will adopt".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoadoptaréI will adopt
adoptarásyou will adopt
Ella / Él / Ustedadoptarás/he will adopt, you (formal) will adopt
Nosotras / Nosotrosadoptaremoswe will adopt
Vosotras / Vosotrosadoptaréisyou (plural) will adopt
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesadoptaránthey will adopt, you (plural formal) will adopt
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Adoptar in the Indicative Conditional

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoadoptaríaI would adopt
adoptaríasyou would adopt
Ella / Él / Ustedadoptarías/he would adopt, you (formal) would adopt
Nosotras / Nosotrosadoptaríamoswe would adopt
Vosotras / Vosotrosadoptaríaisyou (plural) would adopt
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesadoptaríanthey would adopt, you (plural formal) would adopt
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Adoptar in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of adoptar 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 adoptado", meaning "I have adopted".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe adoptadoI have adopted
has adoptadoyou have adopted
Ella / Él / Ustedha adoptados/he has adopted, you (formal) have adopted
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos adoptadowe have adopted
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis adoptadoyou (plural) have adopted
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan adoptadothey have adopted, you (plural formal) have adopted
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Adoptar in the Indicative Past Perfect

The Indicative Past Perfect of adoptar is used to talk about actions that happened before another action in the past. For example, "había adoptado", meaning "I had adopted".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía adoptadoI had adopted
habías adoptadoyou had adopted
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía adoptados/he had adopted, you (formal) had adopted
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos adoptadowe had adopted
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais adoptadoyou (plural) had adopted
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían adoptadothey had adopted, you (plural formal) had adopted
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Adoptar in the Indicative Future Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré adoptadoI will have adopted
habrás adoptadoyou will have adopted
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá adoptados/he will have adopted, you (formal) will have adopted
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos adoptadowe will have adopted
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis adoptadoyou (plural) will have adopted
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán adoptadothey will have adopted, you (plural formal) will have adopted
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Adoptar in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría adoptadoI would have adopted
habrías adoptadoyou would have adopted
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría adoptados/he would have adopted, you (formal) would have adopted
Nosotras / Nosotroshabríamos adoptadowe would have adopted
Vosotras / Vosotroshabríais adoptadoyou (plural) would have adopted
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrían adoptadothey would have adopted, you (plural formal) would have adopted
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Subjunctive Tenses of Adoptar

Adoptar 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, "adopte", meaning "I adopt".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoadopteI adopt
adoptesyou adopt
Ella / Él / Ustedadoptes/he adopt, you (formal) adopt
Nosotras / Nosotrosadoptemoswe adopt
Vosotras / Vosotrosadoptéisyou (plural) adopt
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesadoptenthey adopt, you (plural formal) adopt
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Adoptar 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, "adoptara", meaning "I adopted".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoadoptaraI adopted
adoptarasyou adopted
Ella / Él / Ustedadoptaras/he adopted, you (formal) adopted
Nosotras / Nosotrosadoptáramoswe adopted
Vosotras / Vosotrosadoptaraisyou (plural) adopted
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesadoptaranthey adopted, you (plural formal) adopted
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Adoptar 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, "adoptare", meaning "I will adopt".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoadoptareI will adopt
adoptaresyou will adopt
Ella / Él / Ustedadoptares/he will adopt, you (formal) will adopt
Nosotras / Nosotrosadoptáremoswe will adopt
Vosotras / Vosotrosadoptareisyou (plural) will adopt
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesadoptarenthey will adopt, you (plural formal) will adopt
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Adoptar 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 adoptado", meaning "I have adopted".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya adoptadoI have adopted
hayas adoptadoyou have adopted
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya adoptados/he has adopted, you (formal) have adopted
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos adoptadowe have adopted
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis adoptadoyou (plural) have adopted
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan adoptadothey have adopted, you (plural formal) have adopted
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Adoptar 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 adoptado", meaning "I had adopted".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera adoptadoI had adopted
hubieras adoptadoyou had adopted
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera adoptados/he had adopted, you (formal) had adopted
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos adoptadowe had adopted
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais adoptadoyou (plural) had adopted
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran adoptadothey had adopted, you (plural formal) had adopted
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Adoptar 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 adoptado", meaning "I will have adopted".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere adoptadoI will have adopted
hubieres adoptadoyou will have adopted
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere adoptados/he will have adopted, you (formal) will have adopted
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos adoptadowe will have adopted
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis adoptadoyou (plural) will have adopted
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren adoptadothey will have adopted, you (plural formal) will have adopted
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Imperative Tenses of Adoptar

Adoptar in the Imperative Affirmative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
adopta(to you) adopt!
Ella / Él / Ustedadopte(to you formal) adopt!
Nosotras / Nosotrosadoptemoslet's adopt!
Vosotras / Vosotrosadoptad(to you plural) adopt!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesadopten(to you plural formal) adopt!
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Adoptar in the Imperative Negative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
no adoptes(to you) don't adopt!
Ella / Él / Ustedno adopte(to you formal) don't adopt!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno adoptemoslet's not adopt!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno adoptéis(to you plural) don't adopt!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno adopten(to you plural formal) don't adopt!
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