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How to conjugate Decidir in Spanish

To decide Regular IR Verb

Introduction

Decidir is the Spanish verb for "to decide". It is a regular IR verb. Read on below to see how it is conjugated in the 18 major Spanish tenses!

SpanishEnglish
Infinitivedecidirto decide
Past participledecididodecided
Gerunddecidiendodeciding
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Indicative Tenses of Decidir

Decidir in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of decidir 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, "decido", meaning "I decide".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodecidoI decide
decidesyou decide
Ella / Él / Usteddecides/he decide, you (formal) decide
Nosotras / Nosotrosdecidimoswe decide
Vosotras / Vosotrosdecidísyou (plural) decide
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdecidenthey decide, you (plural formal) decide
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Decidir in the Indicative Preterite

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodecidíI decided
decidisteyou decided
Ella / Él / Usteddecidiós/he decided, you (formal) decided
Nosotras / Nosotrosdecidimoswe decided
Vosotras / Vosotrosdecidisteisyou (plural) decided
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdecidieronthey decided, you (plural formal) decided
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Decidir in the Indicative Imperfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodecidíaI used to decide
decidíasyou used to decide
Ella / Él / Usteddecidías/he used to decide, you (formal) used to decide
Nosotras / Nosotrosdecidíamoswe used to decide
Vosotras / Vosotrosdecidíaisyou (plural) used to decide
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdecidíanthey used to decide, you (plural formal) used to decide
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Decidir in the Indicative Present Continuous

The Indicative Present Continuous of decidir is used to talk about something that is happening continuosly or right now. For example, "estoy decidiendo", meaning "I am deciding".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoestoy decidiendoI am deciding
estás decidiendoyou are deciding
Ella / Él / Ustedestá decidiendos/he is deciding, you (formal) are deciding
Nosotras / Nosotrosestamos decidiendowe are deciding
Vosotras / Vosotrosestáis decidiendoyou (plural) are deciding
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesestán decidiendothey are deciding, you (plural formal) are deciding
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Decidir in the Indicative Informal Future

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yovoy a decidirI am going to decide
vas a decidiryou are going to decide
Ella / Él / Ustedva a decidirs/he is going to decide, you (formal) are going to decide
Nosotras / Nosotrosvamos a decidirwe are going to decide
Vosotras / Vosotrosvais a decidiryou (plural) are going to decide
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvan a decidirthey are going to decide, you (plural formal) are going to decide
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Decidir in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of decidir is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "decidiré", meaning "I will decide".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodecidiréI will decide
decidirásyou will decide
Ella / Él / Usteddecidirás/he will decide, you (formal) will decide
Nosotras / Nosotrosdecidiremoswe will decide
Vosotras / Vosotrosdecidiréisyou (plural) will decide
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdecidiránthey will decide, you (plural formal) will decide
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Decidir in the Indicative Conditional

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodecidiríaI would decide
decidiríasyou would decide
Ella / Él / Usteddecidirías/he would decide, you (formal) would decide
Nosotras / Nosotrosdecidiríamoswe would decide
Vosotras / Vosotrosdecidiríaisyou (plural) would decide
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdecidiríanthey would decide, you (plural formal) would decide
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Decidir in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of decidir 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 decidido", meaning "I have decided".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe decididoI have decided
has decididoyou have decided
Ella / Él / Ustedha decididos/he has decided, you (formal) have decided
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos decididowe have decided
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis decididoyou (plural) have decided
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan decididothey have decided, you (plural formal) have decided
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Decidir in the Indicative Past Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía decididoI had decided
habías decididoyou had decided
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía decididos/he had decided, you (formal) had decided
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos decididowe had decided
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais decididoyou (plural) had decided
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían decididothey had decided, you (plural formal) had decided
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Decidir in the Indicative Future Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré decididoI will have decided
habrás decididoyou will have decided
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá decididos/he will have decided, you (formal) will have decided
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos decididowe will have decided
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis decididoyou (plural) will have decided
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán decididothey will have decided, you (plural formal) will have decided
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Decidir in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría decididoI would have decided
habrías decididoyou would have decided
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría decididos/he would have decided, you (formal) would have decided
Nosotras / Nosotroshabríamos decididowe would have decided
Vosotras / Vosotroshabríais decididoyou (plural) would have decided
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrían decididothey would have decided, you (plural formal) would have decided
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Subjunctive Tenses of Decidir

Decidir 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, "decida", meaning "I decide".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodecidaI decide
decidasyou decide
Ella / Él / Usteddecidas/he decide, you (formal) decide
Nosotras / Nosotrosdecidamoswe decide
Vosotras / Vosotrosdecidáisyou (plural) decide
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdecidanthey decide, you (plural formal) decide
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Decidir 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, "decidiera", meaning "I decided".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodecidieraI decided
decidierasyou decided
Ella / Él / Usteddecidieras/he decided, you (formal) decided
Nosotras / Nosotrosdecidiéramoswe decided
Vosotras / Vosotrosdecidieraisyou (plural) decided
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdecidieranthey decided, you (plural formal) decided
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Decidir 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, "decidiere", meaning "I will decide".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodecidiereI will decide
decidieresyou will decide
Ella / Él / Usteddecidieres/he will decide, you (formal) will decide
Nosotras / Nosotrosdecidiéremoswe will decide
Vosotras / Vosotrosdecidiereisyou (plural) will decide
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdecidierenthey will decide, you (plural formal) will decide
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Decidir 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 decidido", meaning "I have decided".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya decididoI have decided
hayas decididoyou have decided
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya decididos/he has decided, you (formal) have decided
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos decididowe have decided
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis decididoyou (plural) have decided
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan decididothey have decided, you (plural formal) have decided
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Decidir 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 decidido", meaning "I had decided".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera decididoI had decided
hubieras decididoyou had decided
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera decididos/he had decided, you (formal) had decided
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos decididowe had decided
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais decididoyou (plural) had decided
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran decididothey had decided, you (plural formal) had decided
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Decidir 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 decidido", meaning "I will have decided".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere decididoI will have decided
hubieres decididoyou will have decided
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere decididos/he will have decided, you (formal) will have decided
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos decididowe will have decided
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis decididoyou (plural) will have decided
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren decididothey will have decided, you (plural formal) will have decided
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Imperative Tenses of Decidir

Decidir in the Imperative Affirmative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
decide(to you) decide!
Ella / Él / Usteddecida(to you formal) decide!
Nosotras / Nosotrosdecidamoslet's decide!
Vosotras / Vosotrosdecidid(to you plural) decide!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdecidan(to you plural formal) decide!
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Decidir in the Imperative Negative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
no decidas(to you) don't decide!
Ella / Él / Ustedno decida(to you formal) don't decide!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno decidamoslet's not decide!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno decidáis(to you plural) don't decide!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno decidan(to you plural formal) don't decide!
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