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How to conjugate Cambiar in Spanish

To change

Introduction

Cambiar is the Spanish verb for to change. It is a regular AR verb. Read on below to see how it is conjugated in the 16 major Spanish tenses!

SpanishSpanishEnglish
Infinitivecambiarto change
Past participlecambiadochanged
Gerundcambiandochanging

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Indicative Tenses of Cambiar

Cambiar in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of cambiar 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, "cambio de mi opinión", meaning "I change my mind".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YocambioI change
cambiasyou change
Ella / Él / Ustedcambias/he change, you (formal) change
Nosotras / Nosotroscambiamoswe change
Vosotras / Vosotroscambiáisyou (plural) change
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescambianthey change, you (plural formal) change
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Cambiar in the Indicative Preterite

The Indicative Preterite of cambiar is used to talk about actions completed in the past, at a specific point in time. For example, "cambié de mi opinión", meaning "I changed my mind".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YocambiéI changed
cambiasteyou changed
Ella / Él / Ustedcambiós/he changed, you (formal) changed
Nosotras / Nosotroscambiamoswe changed
Vosotras / Vosotroscambiasteisyou (plural) changed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescambiaronthey changed, you (plural formal) changed
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Cambiar in the Indicative Imperfect

The Indicative Imperfect of cambiar is used to describe regular and repeated actions that happened in the past and descriptions of things you used to do. For example, "cambiaba de mi opinión", meaning "I used to change my mind".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YocambiabaI used to change
cambiabasyou used to change
Ella / Él / Ustedcambiabas/he used to change, you (formal) used to change
Nosotras / Nosotroscambiábamoswe used to change
Vosotras / Vosotroscambiabaisyou (plural) used to change
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescambiabanthey used to change, you (plural formal) used to change
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Cambiar in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of cambiar is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "cambiaré de mi opinión", meaning "I will change my mind".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YocambiaréI will change
cambiarásyou will change
Ella / Él / Ustedcambiarás/he will change, you (formal) will change
Nosotras / Nosotroscambiaremoswe will change
Vosotras / Vosotroscambiaréisyou (plural) will change
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescambiaránthey will change, you (plural formal) will change
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Cambiar in the Indicative Conditional

The Indicative Conditional of cambiar is used to talk about something that may happen in the future, hypothesis and probabilities. For example, "cambiaría de mi opinión", meaning "I would change my mind".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YocambiaríaI would change
cambiaríasyou would change
Ella / Él / Ustedcambiarías/he would change, you (formal) would change
Nosotras / Nosotroscambiaríamoswe would change
Vosotras / Vosotroscambiaríaisyou (plural) would change
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescambiaríanthey would change, you (plural formal) would change
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Cambiar in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of cambiar 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 cambiado de mi opinión", meaning "I have changed my mind".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe cambiadoI have changed
has cambiadoyou have changed
Ella / Él / Ustedha cambiados/he has changed, you (formal) have changed
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos cambiadowe have changed
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis cambiadoyou (plural) have changed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan cambiadothey have changed, you (plural formal) have changed
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Cambiar in the Indicative Past Perfect

The Indicative Past Perfect of cambiar is used to talk about actions that happened before another action in the past. For example, "había cambiado de mi opinión", meaning "I had changed my mind".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía cambiadoI had changed
habías cambiadoyou had changed
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía cambiados/he had changed, you (formal) had changed
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos cambiadowe had changed
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais cambiadoyou (plural) had changed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían cambiadothey had changed, you (plural formal) had changed
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Cambiar in the Indicative Future Perfect

The Indicative Future Perfect of cambiar is used to talk about something that will have happened in the future after something else has already happened. For example, "habré cambiado de mi opinión", meaning "I will have changed my mind".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré cambiadoI will have changed
habrás cambiadoyou will have changed
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá cambiados/he will have changed, you (formal) will have changed
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos cambiadowe will have changed
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis cambiadoyou (plural) will have changed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán cambiadothey will have changed, you (plural formal) will have changed
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Cambiar in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

The Indicative Conditional Perfect of cambiar is used to talk about something that would have happened in the future but didn’t due to another action. For example, "habría cambiado de mi opinión", meaning "I would have changed my mind".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría cambiadoI would have changed
habrías cambiadoyou would have changed
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría cambiados/he would have changed, you (formal) would have changed
Nosotras / Nosotroshabríamos cambiadowe would have changed
Vosotras / Vosotroshabríais cambiadoyou (plural) would have changed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrían cambiadothey would have changed, you (plural formal) would have changed
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Subjunctive Tenses of Cambiar

Cambiar 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, "cambie", meaning "I change".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YocambieI change
cambiesyou change
Ella / Él / Ustedcambies/he change, you (formal) change
Nosotras / Nosotroscambiemoswe change
Vosotras / Vosotroscambiéisyou (plural) change
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescambienthey change, you (plural formal) change
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Cambiar 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, "cambiara", meaning "I changed".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YocambiaraI changed
cambiarasyou changed
Ella / Él / Ustedcambiaras/he changed, you (formal) changed
Nosotras / Nosotroscambiáramoswe changed
Vosotras / Vosotroscambiaraisyou (plural) changed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescambiaranthey changed, you (plural formal) changed
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Cambiar in the Subjunctive Future

The Subjunctive Future is used For example, "cambiare", meaning "I will change".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YocambiareI will change
cambiaresyou will change
Ella / Él / Ustedcambiares/he will change, you (formal) will change
Nosotras / Nosotroscambiáremoswe will change
Vosotras / Vosotroscambiareisyou (plural) will change
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescambiarenthey will change, you (plural formal) will change
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Cambiar 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 cambiado", meaning "I have changed".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya cambiadoI have changed
hayas cambiadoyou have changed
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya cambiados/he has changed, you (formal) have changed
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos cambiadowe have changed
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis cambiadoyou (plural) have changed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan cambiadothey have changed, you (plural formal) have changed
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Cambiar 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 cambiado", meaning "I had changed".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera cambiadoI had changed
hubieras cambiadoyou had changed
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera cambiados/he had changed, you (formal) had changed
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos cambiadowe had changed
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais cambiadoyou (plural) had changed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran cambiadothey had changed, you (plural formal) had changed
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Cambiar in the Subjunctive Future Perfect

The Subjunctive Future Perfect is used For example, "hubiere cambiado", meaning "I will have changed".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere cambiadoI will have changed
hubieres cambiadoyou will have changed
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere cambiados/he will have changed, you (formal) will have changed
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos cambiadowe will have changed
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis cambiadoyou (plural) will have changed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren cambiadothey will have changed, you (plural formal) will have changed
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Imperative Tenses of Cambiar

Cambiar in the Imperative Affirmative

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
cambia(to you) change!
Ella / Él / Ustedcambie(to you formal) change!
Nosotras / Nosotroscambiemos(to we) change!
Vosotras / Vosotroscambiad(to you plural) change!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescambien(to you plural formal) change!
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Cambiar in the Imperative Negative

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
no cambies(to you) don't change!
Ella / Él / Ustedno cambie(to you formal) don't change!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno cambiemos(to we) don't change!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno cambiéis(to you plural) don't change!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno cambien(to you plural formal) don't change!
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Example sentences and usage

  • Sería divertido ver cómo las cosas cambian a través de los años. It would be fun to see how things change over the years.
  • Lo que cambia el mundo es la comunicación, no la información. What changes the world is communication, not information.
  • Aquí tiene su cambio. Here is your change.
  • Si necesitas un cambio de ritmo, ¿por qué no vienes a visitarnos? If you need a change of pace, why don't you come for a visit?
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