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How to conjugate Dar in Spanish

To give Irregular

Introduction

Dar is the Spanish verb "to give". It is a very versatile verb, with many meanings and uses. For example: "Dame las llaves" - "Give me the keys", "dar las gracias" - "to give thanks", to express fear "Me da miedo" - "It scares me" as well as to perform an action "dar un paseo" - "to go for a walk". In Spain, it can also be used colloquially, to indicate spoiling a movie/ plot. E.g. "Me dio la película" - He spoiled the movie for me

Similar verbs to dar include: regalar (to give gifts).

SpanishSpanishEnglish
Infinitivedarto give
Past participledadogiven
Gerunddandogiving

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Indicative Tenses of Dar

Dar in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of dar 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, "doy regalos a mis hermanos", meaning "I give presents to my siblings".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodoyI give
dasyou give
Ella / Él / Usteddas/he give, you (formal) give
Nosotras / Nosotrosdamoswe give
Vosotras / Vosotrosdaisyou (plural) give
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdanthey give, you (plural formal) give
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Dar in the Indicative Preterite

The Indicative Preterite of dar is used to talk about actions completed in the past, at a specific point in time. For example, "di regalos a mis hermanos", meaning "I gave presents to my siblings".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodiI gave
disteyou gave
Ella / Él / Usteddios/he gave, you (formal) gave
Nosotras / Nosotrosdimoswe gave
Vosotras / Vosotrosdisteisyou (plural) gave
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdieronthey gave, you (plural formal) gave
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Dar in the Indicative Imperfect

The Indicative Imperfect of dar is used to describe regular and repeated actions that happened in the past and descriptions of things you used to do. For example, "daba regalos a mis hermanos", meaning "I used to give presents to my siblings".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodabaI used to give
dabasyou used to give
Ella / Él / Usteddabas/he used to give, you (formal) used to give
Nosotras / Nosotrosdábamoswe used to give
Vosotras / Vosotrosdabaisyou (plural) used to give
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdabanthey used to give, you (plural formal) used to give
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Dar in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of dar is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "daré regalos a mis hermanos", meaning "I will give presents to my siblings".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodaréI will give
darásyou will give
Ella / Él / Usteddarás/he will give, you (formal) will give
Nosotras / Nosotrosdaremoswe will give
Vosotras / Vosotrosdaréisyou (plural) will give
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdaránthey will give, you (plural formal) will give
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Dar in the Indicative Conditional

The Indicative Conditional of dar is used to talk about something that may happen in the future, hypothesis and probabilities. For example, "daría regalos a mis hermanos", meaning "I would give presents to my siblings".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodaríaI would give
daríasyou would give
Ella / Él / Usteddarías/he would give, you (formal) would give
Nosotras / Nosotrosdaríamoswe would give
Vosotras / Vosotrosdaríaisyou (plural) would give
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdaríanthey would give, you (plural formal) would give
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Dar in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of dar 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 dado regalos a mis hermanos", meaning "I have given presents to my siblings".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe dadoI have given
has dadoyou have given
Ella / Él / Ustedha dados/he has given, you (formal) have given
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos dadowe have given
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis dadoyou (plural) have given
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan dadothey have given, you (plural formal) have given
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Dar in the Indicative Past Perfect

The Indicative Past Perfect of dar is used to talk about actions that happened before another action in the past. For example, "había dado regalos a mis hermanos", meaning "I had given presents to my siblings".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía dadoI had given
habías dadoyou had given
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía dados/he had given, you (formal) had given
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos dadowe had given
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais dadoyou (plural) had given
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían dadothey had given, you (plural formal) had given
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Dar in the Indicative Future Perfect

The Indicative Future Perfect of dar is used to talk about something that will have happened in the future after something else has already happened. For example, "habré dado regalos a mis hermanos", meaning "I will have given presents to my siblings".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré dadoI will have given
habrás dadoyou will have given
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá dados/he will have given, you (formal) will have given
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos dadowe will have given
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis dadoyou (plural) will have given
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán dadothey will have given, you (plural formal) will have given
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Dar in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

The Indicative Conditional Perfect of dar is used to talk about something that would have happened in the future but didn’t due to another action. For example, "habría dado regalos a mis hermanos", meaning "I would have given presents to my siblings".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría dadoI would have given
habrías dadoyou would have given
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría dados/he would have given, you (formal) would have given
Nosotras / Nosotroshabríamos dadowe would have given
Vosotras / Vosotroshabríais dadoyou (plural) would have given
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrían dadothey would have given, you (plural formal) would have given
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Subjunctive Tenses of Dar

Dar 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, "dé", meaning "I give".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoI give
desyou give
Ella / Él / Usteds/he give, you (formal) give
Nosotras / Nosotrosdemoswe give
Vosotras / Vosotrosdeisyou (plural) give
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdenthey give, you (plural formal) give
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Dar 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, "diera", meaning "I gave".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodieraI gave
dierasyou gave
Ella / Él / Usteddieras/he gave, you (formal) gave
Nosotras / Nosotrosdiéramoswe gave
Vosotras / Vosotrosdieraisyou (plural) gave
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdieranthey gave, you (plural formal) gave
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Dar in the Subjunctive Future

The Subjunctive Future is used For example, "diere", meaning "I will give".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodiereI will give
dieresyou will give
Ella / Él / Usteddieres/he will give, you (formal) will give
Nosotras / Nosotrosdiéremoswe will give
Vosotras / Vosotrosdiereisyou (plural) will give
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdierenthey will give, you (plural formal) will give
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Dar 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 dado", meaning "I have given".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya dadoI have given
hayas dadoyou have given
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya dados/he has given, you (formal) have given
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos dadowe have given
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis dadoyou (plural) have given
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan dadothey have given, you (plural formal) have given
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Dar 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 dado", meaning "I had given".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera dadoI had given
hubieras dadoyou had given
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera dados/he had given, you (formal) had given
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos dadowe had given
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais dadoyou (plural) had given
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran dadothey had given, you (plural formal) had given
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Dar in the Subjunctive Future Perfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere dadoI will have given
hubieres dadoyou will have given
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere dados/he will have given, you (formal) will have given
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos dadowe will have given
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis dadoyou (plural) will have given
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren dadothey will have given, you (plural formal) will have given
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Imperative Tenses of Dar

Dar in the Imperative Affirmative

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
da(to you) give!
Ella / Él / Usted(to you formal) give!
Nosotras / Nosotrosdemos(to we) give!
Vosotras / Vosotrosdad(to you plural) give!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesden(to you plural formal) give!
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Dar in the Imperative Negative

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
no des(to you) don't give!
Ella / Él / Ustedno deis(to you formal) don't give!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno demos(to we) don't give!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno dé(to you plural) don't give!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno den(to you plural formal) don't give!
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Example sentences and usage

  • Antes de que te des cuenta, saldrás en los periódicos. Next thing you know, you'll be in the papers.
  • Si no os dais prisa, llegaréis tarde a la escuela. Unless you hurry, you will be late for school.
  • ¿Necesitas que te dé algo de dinero? Do you need me to give you some money?
  • Te doy mi palabra. I give you my word.
  • La vida empieza cuando te das cuenta de quién eres realmente. Life begins when we realize who we really are.
  • ¿Cuánto se da de propina en España? How much do you leave for a tip in Spain?
  • Será mejor que te des prisa. You'd better hurry up.
  • ¿A quién se lo diste? Who did you give it to?
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