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How to conjugate Continuar in Spanish

To continue Irregular Verb

Introduction

Continuar is the Spanish verb for "to continue". It is an irregular verb. Read on below to see how it is conjugated in the 18 major Spanish tenses!

Similar verbs to continuar include: durar, proseguir, seguir.

ItemSpanishEnglish
Infinitivecontinuarto continue
Past participlecontinuadocontinued
Gerundcontinuandocontinuing

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Indicative Tenses of Continuar

Continuar in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of continuar 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, "continúo", meaning "I continue".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yocontinúo I continue
continúas you continue
Ella / Él / Ustedcontinúa s/he continues, you (formal) continue
Nosotras / Nosotroscontinuamoswe continue
Vosotras / Vosotroscontinuáisyou (plural) continue
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescontinúan they continue, you (plural formal) continue

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Continuar in the Indicative Preterite

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YocontinuéI continued
continuasteyou continued
Ella / Él / Ustedcontinuós/he continued, you (formal) continued
Nosotras / Nosotroscontinuamoswe continued
Vosotras / Vosotroscontinuasteisyou (plural) continued
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescontinuaronthey continued, you (plural formal) continued

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Continuar in the Indicative Imperfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YocontinuabaI used to continue
continuabasyou used to continue
Ella / Él / Ustedcontinuabas/he used to continue, you (formal) used to continue
Nosotras / Nosotroscontinuábamoswe used to continue
Vosotras / Vosotroscontinuabaisyou (plural) used to continue
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescontinuabanthey used to continue, you (plural formal) used to continue

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Continuar in the Indicative Present Continuous

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoestoy continuandoI am continuing
estás continuandoyou are continuing
Ella / Él / Ustedestá continuandos/he is continuing, you (formal) are continuing
Nosotras / Nosotrosestamos continuandowe are continuing
Vosotras / Vosotrosestáis continuandoyou (plural) are continuing
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesestán continuandothey are continuing, you (plural formal) are continuing

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Continuar in the Indicative Informal Future

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yovoy a continuarI am going to continue
vas a continuaryou are going to continue
Ella / Él / Ustedva a continuars/he is going to continue, you (formal) are going to continue
Nosotras / Nosotrosvamos a continuarwe are going to continue
Vosotras / Vosotrosvais a continuaryou (plural) are going to continue
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvan a continuarthey are going to continue, you (plural formal) are going to continue

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Continuar in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of continuar is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "continuaré", meaning "I will continue".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YocontinuaréI will continue
continuarásyou will continue
Ella / Él / Ustedcontinuarás/he will continue, you (formal) will continue
Nosotras / Nosotroscontinuaremoswe will continue
Vosotras / Vosotroscontinuaréisyou (plural) will continue
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescontinuaránthey will continue, you (plural formal) will continue

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Continuar in the Indicative Conditional

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YocontinuaríaI would continue
continuaríasyou would continue
Ella / Él / Ustedcontinuarías/he would continue, you (formal) would continue
Nosotras / Nosotroscontinuaríamoswe would continue
Vosotras / Vosotroscontinuaríaisyou (plural) would continue
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescontinuaríanthey would continue, you (plural formal) would continue

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Continuar in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of continuar 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 continuado", meaning "I have continued".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe continuadoI have continued
has continuadoyou have continued
Ella / Él / Ustedha continuados/he has continued, you (formal) have continued
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos continuadowe have continued
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis continuadoyou (plural) have continued
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan continuadothey have continued, you (plural formal) have continued

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Continuar in the Indicative Past Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía continuadoI had continued
habías continuadoyou had continued
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía continuados/he had continued, you (formal) had continued
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos continuadowe had continued
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais continuadoyou (plural) had continued
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían continuadothey had continued, you (plural formal) had continued

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Continuar in the Indicative Future Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré continuadoI will have continued
habrás continuadoyou will have continued
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá continuados/he will have continued, you (formal) will have continued
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos continuadowe will have continued
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis continuadoyou (plural) will have continued
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán continuadothey will have continued, you (plural formal) will have continued

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Continuar in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría continuadoI would have continued
habrías continuadoyou would have continued
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría continuados/he would have continued, you (formal) would have continued
Nosotras / Nosotroshabríamos continuadowe would have continued
Vosotras / Vosotroshabríais continuadoyou (plural) would have continued
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrían continuadothey would have continued, you (plural formal) would have continued

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Subjunctive Tenses of Continuar

Continuar 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, "continúe", meaning "I continue".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yocontinúe I continue
continúes you continue
Ella / Él / Ustedcontinúe s/he continues, you (formal) continue
Nosotras / Nosotroscontinuemoswe continue
Vosotras / Vosotroscontinuéisyou (plural) continue
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescontinúen they continue, you (plural formal) continue

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Continuar 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, "continuara", meaning "I continued".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YocontinuaraI continued
continuarasyou continued
Ella / Él / Ustedcontinuaras/he continued, you (formal) continued
Nosotras / Nosotroscontinuáramoswe continued
Vosotras / Vosotroscontinuaraisyou (plural) continued
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescontinuaranthey continued, you (plural formal) continued

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Continuar 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, "continuare", meaning "I will continue".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YocontinuareI will continue
continuaresyou will continue
Ella / Él / Ustedcontinuares/he will continue, you (formal) will continue
Nosotras / Nosotroscontinuáremoswe will continue
Vosotras / Vosotroscontinuareisyou (plural) will continue
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescontinuarenthey will continue, you (plural formal) will continue

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Continuar 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 continuado", meaning "I have continued".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya continuadoI have continued
hayas continuadoyou have continued
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya continuados/he has continued, you (formal) have continued
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos continuadowe have continued
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis continuadoyou (plural) have continued
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan continuadothey have continued, you (plural formal) have continued

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Continuar 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 continuado", meaning "I had continued".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera continuadoI had continued
hubieras continuadoyou had continued
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera continuados/he had continued, you (formal) had continued
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos continuadowe had continued
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais continuadoyou (plural) had continued
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran continuadothey had continued, you (plural formal) had continued

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Continuar 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 continuado", meaning "I will have continued".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere continuadoI will have continued
hubieres continuadoyou will have continued
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere continuados/he will have continued, you (formal) will have continued
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos continuadowe will have continued
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis continuadoyou (plural) will have continued
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren continuadothey will have continued, you (plural formal) will have continued

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Imperative Tenses of Continuar

Continuar in the Imperative Affirmative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
continúa (to you) continue!
Ella / Él / Ustedcontinúe (to you formal) continue!
Nosotras / Nosotroscontinuemoslet's continue!
Vosotras / Vosotroscontinuad(to you plural) continue!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescontinúen (to you plural formal) continue!

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Continuar in the Imperative Negative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
no continúes (to you) don't continue!
Ella / Él / Ustedno continúe (to you formal) don't continue!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno continuemoslet's not continue!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno continuéis(to you plural) don't continue!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno continúen (to you plural formal) don't continue!

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