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How to conjugate Cenar in Spanish

To dine Regular AR Verb

Introduction

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

SpanishEnglish
Infinitivecenarto dine
Past participlecenadodined
Gerundcenandodining
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Indicative Tenses of Cenar

Cenar in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of cenar 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, "ceno", meaning "I dine".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YocenoI dine
Túcenasyou dine
Ella / Él / Ustedcenas/he dines, you (formal) dines
Nosotras / Nosotroscenamoswe dine
Vosotras / Vosotroscenáisyou (plural) dine
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescenanthey dine, you (plural formal) dine
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Cenar in the Indicative Preterite

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YocenéI dined
Túcenasteyou dined
Ella / Él / Ustedcenós/he dined, you (formal) dined
Nosotras / Nosotroscenamoswe dined
Vosotras / Vosotroscenasteisyou (plural) dined
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescenaronthey dined, you (plural formal) dined
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Cenar in the Indicative Imperfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YocenabaI used to dine
Túcenabasyou used to dine
Ella / Él / Ustedcenabas/he used to dine, you (formal) used to dine
Nosotras / Nosotroscenábamoswe used to dine
Vosotras / Vosotroscenabaisyou (plural) used to dine
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescenabanthey used to dine, you (plural formal) used to dine
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Cenar in the Indicative Present Continuous

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoestoy cenandoI am dining
Túestás cenandoyou are dining
Ella / Él / Ustedestá cenandos/he is dining, you (formal) are dining
Nosotras / Nosotrosestamos cenandowe are dining
Vosotras / Vosotrosestáis cenandoyou (plural) are dining
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesestán cenandothey are dining, you (plural formal) are dining
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Cenar in the Indicative Informal Future

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yovoy a cenarI am going to dine
Túvas a cenaryou are going to dine
Ella / Él / Ustedva a cenars/he is going to dine, you (formal) are going to dine
Nosotras / Nosotrosvamos a cenarwe are going to dine
Vosotras / Vosotrosvais a cenaryou (plural) are going to dine
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvan a cenarthey are going to dine, you (plural formal) are going to dine
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Cenar in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of cenar is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "cenaré", meaning "I will dine".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YocenaréI will dine
Túcenarásyou will dine
Ella / Él / Ustedcenarás/he will dine, you (formal) will dine
Nosotras / Nosotroscenaremoswe will dine
Vosotras / Vosotroscenaréisyou (plural) will dine
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescenaránthey will dine, you (plural formal) will dine
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Cenar in the Indicative Conditional

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YocenaríaI would dine
Túcenaríasyou would dine
Ella / Él / Ustedcenarías/he would dine, you (formal) would dine
Nosotras / Nosotroscenaríamoswe would dine
Vosotras / Vosotroscenaríaisyou (plural) would dine
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescenaríanthey would dine, you (plural formal) would dine
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Cenar in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of cenar 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 cenado", meaning "I have dined".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe cenadoI have dined
Túhas cenadoyou have dined
Ella / Él / Ustedha cenados/he has dined, you (formal) have dined
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos cenadowe have dined
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis cenadoyou (plural) have dined
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan cenadothey have dined, you (plural formal) have dined
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Cenar in the Indicative Past Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía cenadoI had dined
Túhabías cenadoyou had dined
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía cenados/he had dined, you (formal) had dined
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos cenadowe had dined
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais cenadoyou (plural) had dined
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían cenadothey had dined, you (plural formal) had dined
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Cenar in the Indicative Future Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré cenadoI will have dined
Túhabrás cenadoyou will have dined
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá cenados/he will have dined, you (formal) will have dined
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos cenadowe will have dined
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis cenadoyou (plural) will have dined
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán cenadothey will have dined, you (plural formal) will have dined
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Cenar in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría cenadoI would have dined
Túhabrías cenadoyou would have dined
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría cenados/he would have dined, you (formal) would have dined
Nosotras / Nosotroshabríamos cenadowe would have dined
Vosotras / Vosotroshabríais cenadoyou (plural) would have dined
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrían cenadothey would have dined, you (plural formal) would have dined
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Subjunctive Tenses of Cenar

Cenar 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, "cene", meaning "I dine".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoceneI dine
Túcenesyou dine
Ella / Él / Ustedcenes/he dines, you (formal) dines
Nosotras / Nosotroscenemoswe dine
Vosotras / Vosotroscenéisyou (plural) dine
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescenenthey dine, you (plural formal) dine
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Cenar 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, "cenara", meaning "I dined".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YocenaraI dined
Túcenarasyou dined
Ella / Él / Ustedcenaras/he dined, you (formal) dined
Nosotras / Nosotroscenáramoswe dined
Vosotras / Vosotroscenaraisyou (plural) dined
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescenaranthey dined, you (plural formal) dined
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Cenar 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, "cenare", meaning "I will dine".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YocenareI will dine
Túcenaresyou will dine
Ella / Él / Ustedcenares/he will dine, you (formal) will dine
Nosotras / Nosotroscenáremoswe will dine
Vosotras / Vosotroscenareisyou (plural) will dine
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescenarenthey will dine, you (plural formal) will dine
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Cenar 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 cenado", meaning "I have dined".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya cenadoI have dined
Túhayas cenadoyou have dined
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya cenados/he has dined, you (formal) have dined
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos cenadowe have dined
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis cenadoyou (plural) have dined
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan cenadothey have dined, you (plural formal) have dined
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Cenar 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 cenado", meaning "I had dined".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera cenadoI had dined
Túhubieras cenadoyou had dined
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera cenados/he had dined, you (formal) had dined
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos cenadowe had dined
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais cenadoyou (plural) had dined
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran cenadothey had dined, you (plural formal) had dined
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Cenar 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 cenado", meaning "I will have dined".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere cenadoI will have dined
Túhubieres cenadoyou will have dined
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere cenados/he will have dined, you (formal) will have dined
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos cenadowe will have dined
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis cenadoyou (plural) will have dined
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren cenadothey will have dined, you (plural formal) will have dined
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Imperative Tenses of Cenar

Cenar in the Imperative Affirmative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
Túcena(to you) dine!
Ella / Él / Ustedcene(to you formal) dine!
Nosotras / Nosotroscenemoslet's dine!
Vosotras / Vosotroscenad(to you plural) dine!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescenen(to you plural formal) dine!
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Cenar in the Imperative Negative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
Túno cenes(to you) don't dine!
Ella / Él / Ustedno cene(to you formal) don't dine!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno cenemoslet's not dine!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno cenéis(to you plural) don't dine!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno cenen(to you plural formal) don't dine!
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