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How to conjugate Adquirir in Spanish

To acquire, to purchase Irregular Verb

Introduction

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

SpanishEnglish
Infinitiveadquirirto acquire, to purchase
Past participleadquiridoacquired
Gerundadquiriendoacquiring
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Indicative Tenses of Adquirir

Adquirir in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of adquirir 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, "adquiero", meaning "I acquire".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoadquiero I acquire
Túadquieres you acquire
Ella / Él / Ustedadquiere s/he acquires, you (formal) acquires
Nosotras / Nosotrosadquirimoswe acquire
Vosotras / Vosotrosadquirísyou (plural) acquire
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesadquieren they acquire, you (plural formal) acquire

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Adquirir in the Indicative Preterite

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoadquiríI acquired
Túadquiristeyou acquired
Ella / Él / Ustedadquiriós/he acquired, you (formal) acquired
Nosotras / Nosotrosadquirimoswe acquired
Vosotras / Vosotrosadquiristeisyou (plural) acquired
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesadquirieronthey acquired, you (plural formal) acquired
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Adquirir in the Indicative Imperfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoadquiríaI used to acquire
Túadquiríasyou used to acquire
Ella / Él / Ustedadquirías/he used to acquire, you (formal) used to acquire
Nosotras / Nosotrosadquiríamoswe used to acquire
Vosotras / Vosotrosadquiríaisyou (plural) used to acquire
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesadquiríanthey used to acquire, you (plural formal) used to acquire
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Adquirir in the Indicative Present Continuous

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoestoy adquiriendoI am acquiring
Túestás adquiriendoyou are acquiring
Ella / Él / Ustedestá adquiriendos/he is acquiring, you (formal) are acquiring
Nosotras / Nosotrosestamos adquiriendowe are acquiring
Vosotras / Vosotrosestáis adquiriendoyou (plural) are acquiring
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesestán adquiriendothey are acquiring, you (plural formal) are acquiring
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Adquirir in the Indicative Informal Future

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yovoy a adquirirI am going to acquire
Túvas a adquiriryou are going to acquire
Ella / Él / Ustedva a adquirirs/he is going to acquire, you (formal) are going to acquire
Nosotras / Nosotrosvamos a adquirirwe are going to acquire
Vosotras / Vosotrosvais a adquiriryou (plural) are going to acquire
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvan a adquirirthey are going to acquire, you (plural formal) are going to acquire
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Adquirir in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of adquirir is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "adquiriré", meaning "I will acquire".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoadquiriréI will acquire
Túadquirirásyou will acquire
Ella / Él / Ustedadquirirás/he will acquire, you (formal) will acquire
Nosotras / Nosotrosadquiriremoswe will acquire
Vosotras / Vosotrosadquiriréisyou (plural) will acquire
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesadquiriránthey will acquire, you (plural formal) will acquire
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Adquirir in the Indicative Conditional

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoadquiriríaI would acquire
Túadquiriríasyou would acquire
Ella / Él / Ustedadquirirías/he would acquire, you (formal) would acquire
Nosotras / Nosotrosadquiriríamoswe would acquire
Vosotras / Vosotrosadquiriríaisyou (plural) would acquire
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesadquiriríanthey would acquire, you (plural formal) would acquire
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Adquirir in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of adquirir 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 adquirido", meaning "I have acquired".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe adquiridoI have acquired
Túhas adquiridoyou have acquired
Ella / Él / Ustedha adquiridos/he has acquired, you (formal) have acquired
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos adquiridowe have acquired
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis adquiridoyou (plural) have acquired
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan adquiridothey have acquired, you (plural formal) have acquired
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Adquirir in the Indicative Past Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía adquiridoI had acquired
Túhabías adquiridoyou had acquired
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía adquiridos/he had acquired, you (formal) had acquired
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos adquiridowe had acquired
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais adquiridoyou (plural) had acquired
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían adquiridothey had acquired, you (plural formal) had acquired
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Adquirir in the Indicative Future Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré adquiridoI will have acquired
Túhabrás adquiridoyou will have acquired
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá adquiridos/he will have acquired, you (formal) will have acquired
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos adquiridowe will have acquired
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis adquiridoyou (plural) will have acquired
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán adquiridothey will have acquired, you (plural formal) will have acquired
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Adquirir in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría adquiridoI would have acquired
Túhabrías adquiridoyou would have acquired
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría adquiridos/he would have acquired, you (formal) would have acquired
Nosotras / Nosotroshabríamos adquiridowe would have acquired
Vosotras / Vosotroshabríais adquiridoyou (plural) would have acquired
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrían adquiridothey would have acquired, you (plural formal) would have acquired
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Subjunctive Tenses of Adquirir

Adquirir 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, "adquiera", meaning "I acquire".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoadquiera I acquire
Túadquieras you acquire
Ella / Él / Ustedadquiera s/he acquires, you (formal) acquires
Nosotras / Nosotrosadquiramoswe acquire
Vosotras / Vosotrosadquiráisyou (plural) acquire
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesadquieran they acquire, you (plural formal) acquire

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Adquirir 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, "adquiriera", meaning "I acquired".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoadquirieraI acquired
Túadquirierasyou acquired
Ella / Él / Ustedadquirieras/he acquired, you (formal) acquired
Nosotras / Nosotrosadquiriéramoswe acquired
Vosotras / Vosotrosadquirieraisyou (plural) acquired
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesadquirieranthey acquired, you (plural formal) acquired
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Adquirir 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, "adquiriere", meaning "I will acquire".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoadquiriereI will acquire
Túadquirieresyou will acquire
Ella / Él / Ustedadquirieres/he will acquire, you (formal) will acquire
Nosotras / Nosotrosadquiriéremoswe will acquire
Vosotras / Vosotrosadquiriereisyou (plural) will acquire
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesadquirierenthey will acquire, you (plural formal) will acquire
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Adquirir 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 adquirido", meaning "I have acquired".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya adquiridoI have acquired
Túhayas adquiridoyou have acquired
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya adquiridos/he has acquired, you (formal) have acquired
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos adquiridowe have acquired
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis adquiridoyou (plural) have acquired
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan adquiridothey have acquired, you (plural formal) have acquired
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Adquirir 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 adquirido", meaning "I had acquired".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera adquiridoI had acquired
Túhubieras adquiridoyou had acquired
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera adquiridos/he had acquired, you (formal) had acquired
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos adquiridowe had acquired
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais adquiridoyou (plural) had acquired
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran adquiridothey had acquired, you (plural formal) had acquired
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Adquirir 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 adquirido", meaning "I will have acquired".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere adquiridoI will have acquired
Túhubieres adquiridoyou will have acquired
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere adquiridos/he will have acquired, you (formal) will have acquired
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos adquiridowe will have acquired
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis adquiridoyou (plural) will have acquired
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren adquiridothey will have acquired, you (plural formal) will have acquired
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Imperative Tenses of Adquirir

Adquirir in the Imperative Affirmative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
Túadquiere (to you) acquire!
Ella / Él / Ustedadquiera (to you formal) acquire!
Nosotras / Nosotrosadquiramoslet's acquire!
Vosotras / Vosotrosadquirid(to you plural) acquire!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesadquieran (to you plural formal) acquire!

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Adquirir in the Imperative Negative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
Túno adquieras (to you) don't acquire!
Ella / Él / Ustedno adquiera (to you formal) don't acquire!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno adquiramoslet's not acquire!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno adquiráis(to you plural) don't acquire!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno adquieran (to you plural formal) don't acquire!

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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