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How to conjugate Calentar in Spanish

To warm (up), to heat (up) Irregular Verb

Introduction

Calentar is the Spanish verb for "to warm (up), to heat (up)". It is an irregular verb. Read on below to see how it is conjugated in the 18 major Spanish tenses!

SpanishEnglish
Infinitivecalentarto warm (up), to heat (up)
Past participlecalentadowarmed
Gerundcalentandowarming
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Indicative Tenses of Calentar

Calentar in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of calentar 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, "caliento", meaning "I warm".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yocaliento I warm
Túcalientas you warm
Ella / Él / Ustedcalienta s/he warms, you (formal) warms
Nosotras / Nosotroscalentamoswe warm
Vosotras / Vosotroscalentáisyou (plural) warm
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescalientan they warm, you (plural formal) warm

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Calentar in the Indicative Preterite

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YocalentéI warmed
Túcalentasteyou warmed
Ella / Él / Ustedcalentós/he warmed, you (formal) warmed
Nosotras / Nosotroscalentamoswe warmed
Vosotras / Vosotroscalentasteisyou (plural) warmed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescalentaronthey warmed, you (plural formal) warmed
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Calentar in the Indicative Imperfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YocalentabaI used to warm
Túcalentabasyou used to warm
Ella / Él / Ustedcalentabas/he used to warm, you (formal) used to warm
Nosotras / Nosotroscalentábamoswe used to warm
Vosotras / Vosotroscalentabaisyou (plural) used to warm
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescalentabanthey used to warm, you (plural formal) used to warm
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Calentar in the Indicative Present Continuous

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoestoy calentandoI am warming
Túestás calentandoyou are warming
Ella / Él / Ustedestá calentandos/he is warming, you (formal) are warming
Nosotras / Nosotrosestamos calentandowe are warming
Vosotras / Vosotrosestáis calentandoyou (plural) are warming
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesestán calentandothey are warming, you (plural formal) are warming
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Calentar in the Indicative Informal Future

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yovoy a calentarI am going to warm
Túvas a calentaryou are going to warm
Ella / Él / Ustedva a calentars/he is going to warm, you (formal) are going to warm
Nosotras / Nosotrosvamos a calentarwe are going to warm
Vosotras / Vosotrosvais a calentaryou (plural) are going to warm
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvan a calentarthey are going to warm, you (plural formal) are going to warm
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Calentar in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of calentar is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "calentaré", meaning "I will warm".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YocalentaréI will warm
Túcalentarásyou will warm
Ella / Él / Ustedcalentarás/he will warm, you (formal) will warm
Nosotras / Nosotroscalentaremoswe will warm
Vosotras / Vosotroscalentaréisyou (plural) will warm
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescalentaránthey will warm, you (plural formal) will warm
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Calentar in the Indicative Conditional

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YocalentaríaI would warm
Túcalentaríasyou would warm
Ella / Él / Ustedcalentarías/he would warm, you (formal) would warm
Nosotras / Nosotroscalentaríamoswe would warm
Vosotras / Vosotroscalentaríaisyou (plural) would warm
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescalentaríanthey would warm, you (plural formal) would warm
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Calentar in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of calentar 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 calentado", meaning "I have warmed".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe calentadoI have warmed
Túhas calentadoyou have warmed
Ella / Él / Ustedha calentados/he has warmed, you (formal) have warmed
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos calentadowe have warmed
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis calentadoyou (plural) have warmed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan calentadothey have warmed, you (plural formal) have warmed
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Calentar in the Indicative Past Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía calentadoI had warmed
Túhabías calentadoyou had warmed
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía calentados/he had warmed, you (formal) had warmed
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos calentadowe had warmed
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais calentadoyou (plural) had warmed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían calentadothey had warmed, you (plural formal) had warmed
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Calentar in the Indicative Future Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré calentadoI will have warmed
Túhabrás calentadoyou will have warmed
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá calentados/he will have warmed, you (formal) will have warmed
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos calentadowe will have warmed
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis calentadoyou (plural) will have warmed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán calentadothey will have warmed, you (plural formal) will have warmed
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Calentar in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría calentadoI would have warmed
Túhabrías calentadoyou would have warmed
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría calentados/he would have warmed, you (formal) would have warmed
Nosotras / Nosotroshabríamos calentadowe would have warmed
Vosotras / Vosotroshabríais calentadoyou (plural) would have warmed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrían calentadothey would have warmed, you (plural formal) would have warmed
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Subjunctive Tenses of Calentar

Calentar 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, "caliente", meaning "I warm".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yocaliente I warm
Túcalientes you warm
Ella / Él / Ustedcaliente s/he warms, you (formal) warms
Nosotras / Nosotroscalentemoswe warm
Vosotras / Vosotroscalentéisyou (plural) warm
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescalienten they warm, you (plural formal) warm

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Calentar 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, "calentara", meaning "I warmed".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YocalentaraI warmed
Túcalentarasyou warmed
Ella / Él / Ustedcalentaras/he warmed, you (formal) warmed
Nosotras / Nosotroscalentáramoswe warmed
Vosotras / Vosotroscalentaraisyou (plural) warmed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescalentaranthey warmed, you (plural formal) warmed
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Calentar 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, "calentare", meaning "I will warm".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YocalentareI will warm
Túcalentaresyou will warm
Ella / Él / Ustedcalentares/he will warm, you (formal) will warm
Nosotras / Nosotroscalentáremoswe will warm
Vosotras / Vosotroscalentareisyou (plural) will warm
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescalentarenthey will warm, you (plural formal) will warm
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Calentar 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 calentado", meaning "I have warmed".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya calentadoI have warmed
Túhayas calentadoyou have warmed
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya calentados/he has warmed, you (formal) have warmed
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos calentadowe have warmed
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis calentadoyou (plural) have warmed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan calentadothey have warmed, you (plural formal) have warmed
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Calentar 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 calentado", meaning "I had warmed".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera calentadoI had warmed
Túhubieras calentadoyou had warmed
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera calentados/he had warmed, you (formal) had warmed
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos calentadowe had warmed
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais calentadoyou (plural) had warmed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran calentadothey had warmed, you (plural formal) had warmed
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Calentar 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 calentado", meaning "I will have warmed".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere calentadoI will have warmed
Túhubieres calentadoyou will have warmed
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere calentados/he will have warmed, you (formal) will have warmed
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos calentadowe will have warmed
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis calentadoyou (plural) will have warmed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren calentadothey will have warmed, you (plural formal) will have warmed
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Imperative Tenses of Calentar

Calentar in the Imperative Affirmative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
Túcalienta (to you) warm!
Ella / Él / Ustedcaliente (to you formal) warm!
Nosotras / Nosotroscalentemoslet's warm!
Vosotras / Vosotroscalentad(to you plural) warm!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescalienten (to you plural formal) warm!

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Calentar in the Imperative Negative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
Túno calientes (to you) don't warm!
Ella / Él / Ustedno caliente (to you formal) don't warm!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno calentemoslet's not warm!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno calentéis(to you plural) don't warm!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno calienten (to you plural formal) don't warm!

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