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How to conjugate Colocar in Spanish

To place, to locate, to put Irregular Verb

Introduction

Colocar is the Spanish verb for "to place, to locate, to put". It is an irregular verb. Read on below to see how it is conjugated in the 18 major Spanish tenses!

Similar verbs to colocar include: meter, poner, posar, situar, localizar, ubicar, echar.

SpanishEnglish
Infinitivecolocarto place, to locate, to put
Past participlecolocadoplaced
Gerundcolocandoplacing
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Indicative Tenses of Colocar

Colocar in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of colocar 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, "coloco", meaning "I place".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YocolocoI place
TĂșcolocasyou place
Ella / Él / Ustedcolocas/he places, you (formal) places
Nosotras / Nosotroscolocamoswe place
Vosotras / VosotroscolocĂĄisyou (plural) place
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescolocanthey place, you (plural formal) place
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Colocar in the Indicative Preterite

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yocoloqué I placed
TĂșcolocasteyou placed
Ella / Él / Ustedcolocós/he placed, you (formal) placed
Nosotras / Nosotroscolocamoswe placed
Vosotras / Vosotroscolocasteisyou (plural) placed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescolocaronthey placed, you (plural formal) placed

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Colocar in the Indicative Imperfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YocolocabaI used to place
TĂșcolocabasyou used to place
Ella / Él / Ustedcolocabas/he used to place, you (formal) used to place
Nosotras / NosotroscolocĂĄbamoswe used to place
Vosotras / Vosotroscolocabaisyou (plural) used to place
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescolocabanthey used to place, you (plural formal) used to place
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Colocar in the Indicative Present Continuous

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoestoy colocandoI am placing
TĂșestĂĄs colocandoyou are placing
Ella / Él / Ustedestá colocandos/he is placing, you (formal) are placing
Nosotras / Nosotrosestamos colocandowe are placing
Vosotras / VosotrosestĂĄis colocandoyou (plural) are placing
Ellas / Ellos / UstedesestĂĄn colocandothey are placing, you (plural formal) are placing
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Colocar in the Indicative Informal Future

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yovoy a colocarI am going to place
TĂșvas a colocaryou are going to place
Ella / Él / Ustedva a colocars/he is going to place, you (formal) are going to place
Nosotras / Nosotrosvamos a colocarwe are going to place
Vosotras / Vosotrosvais a colocaryou (plural) are going to place
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvan a colocarthey are going to place, you (plural formal) are going to place
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Colocar in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of colocar is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "colocaré", meaning "I will place".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YocolocaréI will place
TĂșcolocarĂĄsyou will place
Ella / Él / Ustedcolocarás/he will place, you (formal) will place
Nosotras / Nosotroscolocaremoswe will place
Vosotras / Vosotroscolocaréisyou (plural) will place
Ellas / Ellos / UstedescolocarĂĄnthey will place, you (plural formal) will place
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Colocar in the Indicative Conditional

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YocolocarĂ­aI would place
TĂșcolocarĂ­asyou would place
Ella / Él / Ustedcolocarías/he would place, you (formal) would place
Nosotras / NosotroscolocarĂ­amoswe would place
Vosotras / VosotroscolocarĂ­aisyou (plural) would place
Ellas / Ellos / UstedescolocarĂ­anthey would place, you (plural formal) would place
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Colocar in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of colocar 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 colocado", meaning "I have placed".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe colocadoI have placed
TĂșhas colocadoyou have placed
Ella / Él / Ustedha colocados/he has placed, you (formal) have placed
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos colocadowe have placed
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis colocadoyou (plural) have placed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan colocadothey have placed, you (plural formal) have placed
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Colocar in the Indicative Past Perfect

The Indicative Past Perfect of colocar is used to talk about actions that happened before another action in the past. For example, "habĂ­a colocado", meaning "I had placed".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YohabĂ­a colocadoI had placed
TĂșhabĂ­as colocadoyou had placed
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía colocados/he had placed, you (formal) had placed
Nosotras / NosotroshabĂ­amos colocadowe had placed
Vosotras / VosotroshabĂ­ais colocadoyou (plural) had placed
Ellas / Ellos / UstedeshabĂ­an colocadothey had placed, you (plural formal) had placed
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Colocar in the Indicative Future Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré colocadoI will have placed
TĂșhabrĂĄs colocadoyou will have placed
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá colocados/he will have placed, you (formal) will have placed
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos colocadowe will have placed
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis colocadoyou (plural) will have placed
Ellas / Ellos / UstedeshabrĂĄn colocadothey will have placed, you (plural formal) will have placed
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Colocar in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YohabrĂ­a colocadoI would have placed
TĂșhabrĂ­as colocadoyou would have placed
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría colocados/he would have placed, you (formal) would have placed
Nosotras / NosotroshabrĂ­amos colocadowe would have placed
Vosotras / VosotroshabrĂ­ais colocadoyou (plural) would have placed
Ellas / Ellos / UstedeshabrĂ­an colocadothey would have placed, you (plural formal) would have placed
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Subjunctive Tenses of Colocar

Colocar 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, "coloque", meaning "I place".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yocoloque I place
TĂșcoloques you place
Ella / Él / Ustedcoloque s/he places, you (formal) places
Nosotras / Nosotroscoloquemos we place
Vosotras / Vosotroscoloquéis you (plural) place
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescoloquen they place, you (plural formal) place

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Colocar 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, "colocara", meaning "I placed".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YocolocaraI placed
TĂșcolocarasyou placed
Ella / Él / Ustedcolocaras/he placed, you (formal) placed
Nosotras / NosotroscolocĂĄramoswe placed
Vosotras / Vosotroscolocaraisyou (plural) placed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescolocaranthey placed, you (plural formal) placed
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Colocar 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, "colocare", meaning "I will place".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YocolocareI will place
TĂșcolocaresyou will place
Ella / Él / Ustedcolocares/he will place, you (formal) will place
Nosotras / NosotroscolocĂĄremoswe will place
Vosotras / Vosotroscolocareisyou (plural) will place
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescolocarenthey will place, you (plural formal) will place
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Colocar 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 colocado", meaning "I have placed".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya colocadoI have placed
TĂșhayas colocadoyou have placed
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya colocados/he has placed, you (formal) have placed
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos colocadowe have placed
Vosotras / VosotroshayĂĄis colocadoyou (plural) have placed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan colocadothey have placed, you (plural formal) have placed
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Colocar 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 colocado", meaning "I had placed".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera colocadoI had placed
TĂșhubieras colocadoyou had placed
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera colocados/he had placed, you (formal) had placed
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos colocadowe had placed
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais colocadoyou (plural) had placed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran colocadothey had placed, you (plural formal) had placed
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Colocar 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 colocado", meaning "I will have placed".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere colocadoI will have placed
TĂșhubieres colocadoyou will have placed
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere colocados/he will have placed, you (formal) will have placed
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos colocadowe will have placed
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis colocadoyou (plural) will have placed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren colocadothey will have placed, you (plural formal) will have placed
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Imperative Tenses of Colocar

Colocar in the Imperative Affirmative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
TĂșcoloca(to you) place!
Ella / Él / Ustedcoloque (to you formal) place!
Nosotras / Nosotroscoloquemos let's place!
Vosotras / Vosotroscolocad(to you plural) place!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescoloquen (to you plural formal) place!

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Colocar in the Imperative Negative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
TĂșno coloques (to you) don't place!
Ella / Él / Ustedno coloque (to you formal) don't place!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno coloquemos let's not place!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno coloquéis (to you plural) don't place!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno coloquen (to you plural formal) don't place!

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