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How to conjugate Colar in Spanish

To strain, to filter Irregular Verb

Introduction

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

ItemSpanishEnglish
Infinitivecolarto strain, to filter
Past participlecoladostrained
Gerundcolandostraining

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Indicative Tenses of Colar

Colar in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of colar 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, "cuelo", meaning "I strain".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yocuelo I strain
cuelas you strain
Ella / Él / Ustedcuela s/he strains, you (formal) strain
Nosotras / Nosotroscolamoswe strain
Vosotras / Vosotroscoláisyou (plural) strain
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescuelan they strain, you (plural formal) strain

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Colar in the Indicative Preterite

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YocoléI strained
colasteyou strained
Ella / Él / Ustedcolós/he strained, you (formal) strained
Nosotras / Nosotroscolamoswe strained
Vosotras / Vosotroscolasteisyou (plural) strained
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescolaronthey strained, you (plural formal) strained

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Colar in the Indicative Imperfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YocolabaI used to strain
colabasyou used to strain
Ella / Él / Ustedcolabas/he used to strain, you (formal) used to strain
Nosotras / Nosotroscolábamoswe used to strain
Vosotras / Vosotroscolabaisyou (plural) used to strain
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescolabanthey used to strain, you (plural formal) used to strain

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Colar in the Indicative Present Continuous

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoestoy colandoI am straining
estás colandoyou are straining
Ella / Él / Ustedestá colandos/he is straining, you (formal) are straining
Nosotras / Nosotrosestamos colandowe are straining
Vosotras / Vosotrosestáis colandoyou (plural) are straining
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesestán colandothey are straining, you (plural formal) are straining

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Colar in the Indicative Informal Future

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yovoy a colarI am going to strain
vas a colaryou are going to strain
Ella / Él / Ustedva a colars/he is going to strain, you (formal) are going to strain
Nosotras / Nosotrosvamos a colarwe are going to strain
Vosotras / Vosotrosvais a colaryou (plural) are going to strain
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvan a colarthey are going to strain, you (plural formal) are going to strain

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Colar in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of colar is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "colaré", meaning "I will strain".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YocolaréI will strain
colarásyou will strain
Ella / Él / Ustedcolarás/he will strain, you (formal) will strain
Nosotras / Nosotroscolaremoswe will strain
Vosotras / Vosotroscolaréisyou (plural) will strain
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescolaránthey will strain, you (plural formal) will strain

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Colar in the Indicative Conditional

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YocolaríaI would strain
colaríasyou would strain
Ella / Él / Ustedcolarías/he would strain, you (formal) would strain
Nosotras / Nosotroscolaríamoswe would strain
Vosotras / Vosotroscolaríaisyou (plural) would strain
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescolaríanthey would strain, you (plural formal) would strain

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Colar in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of colar 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 colado", meaning "I have strained".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe coladoI have strained
has coladoyou have strained
Ella / Él / Ustedha colados/he has strained, you (formal) have strained
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos coladowe have strained
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis coladoyou (plural) have strained
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan coladothey have strained, you (plural formal) have strained

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Colar in the Indicative Past Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía coladoI had strained
habías coladoyou had strained
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía colados/he had strained, you (formal) had strained
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos coladowe had strained
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais coladoyou (plural) had strained
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían coladothey had strained, you (plural formal) had strained

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Colar in the Indicative Future Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré coladoI will have strained
habrás coladoyou will have strained
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá colados/he will have strained, you (formal) will have strained
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos coladowe will have strained
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis coladoyou (plural) will have strained
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán coladothey will have strained, you (plural formal) will have strained

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Colar in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría coladoI would have strained
habrías coladoyou would have strained
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría colados/he would have strained, you (formal) would have strained
Nosotras / Nosotroshabríamos coladowe would have strained
Vosotras / Vosotroshabríais coladoyou (plural) would have strained
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrían coladothey would have strained, you (plural formal) would have strained

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Subjunctive Tenses of Colar

Colar 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, "cuele", meaning "I strain".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yocuele I strain
cueles you strain
Ella / Él / Ustedcuele s/he strains, you (formal) strain
Nosotras / Nosotroscolemoswe strain
Vosotras / Vosotroscoléisyou (plural) strain
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescuelen they strain, you (plural formal) strain

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Colar 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, "colara", meaning "I strained".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YocolaraI strained
colarasyou strained
Ella / Él / Ustedcolaras/he strained, you (formal) strained
Nosotras / Nosotroscoláramoswe strained
Vosotras / Vosotroscolaraisyou (plural) strained
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescolaranthey strained, you (plural formal) strained

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Colar in the Subjunctive Future

The Subjunctive Future is used to speak about hypothetical situations, and actions/events that may happen in the future. For example, "colare", meaning "I will strain".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YocolareI will strain
colaresyou will strain
Ella / Él / Ustedcolares/he will strain, you (formal) will strain
Nosotras / Nosotroscoláremoswe will strain
Vosotras / Vosotroscolareisyou (plural) will strain
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescolarenthey will strain, you (plural formal) will strain

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Colar 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 colado", meaning "I have strained".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya coladoI have strained
hayas coladoyou have strained
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya colados/he has strained, you (formal) have strained
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos coladowe have strained
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis coladoyou (plural) have strained
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan coladothey have strained, you (plural formal) have strained

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Colar 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 colado", meaning "I had strained".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera coladoI had strained
hubieras coladoyou had strained
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera colados/he had strained, you (formal) had strained
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos coladowe had strained
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais coladoyou (plural) had strained
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran coladothey had strained, you (plural formal) had strained

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Colar 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. For example, "hubiere colado", meaning "I will have strained".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere coladoI will have strained
hubieres coladoyou will have strained
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere colados/he will have strained, you (formal) will have strained
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos coladowe will have strained
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis coladoyou (plural) will have strained
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren coladothey will have strained, you (plural formal) will have strained

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Imperative Tenses of Colar

Colar in the Imperative Affirmative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
cuela (to you) strain!
Ella / Él / Ustedcuele (to you formal) strain!
Nosotras / Nosotroscolemoslet's strain!
Vosotras / Vosotroscolad(to you plural) strain!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescuelen (to you plural formal) strain!

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Colar in the Imperative Negative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
no cueles (to you) don't strain!
Ella / Él / Ustedno cuele (to you formal) don't strain!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno colemoslet's not strain!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno coléis(to you plural) don't strain!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno cuelen (to you plural formal) don't strain!

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