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How to conjugate Defender in Spanish

To defend Irregular Verb

Introduction

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

SpanishEnglish
Infinitivedefenderto defend
Past participledefendidodefended
Gerunddefendiendodefending
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Indicative Tenses of Defender

Defender in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of defender 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, "defiendo", meaning "I defend".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yodefiendo I defend
defiendes you defend
Ella / Él / Usteddefiende s/he defend, you (formal) defend
Nosotras / Nosotrosdefendemoswe defend
Vosotras / Vosotrosdefendéisyou (plural) defend
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdefienden they defend, you (plural formal) defend

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Defender in the Indicative Preterite

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodefendíI defended
defendisteyou defended
Ella / Él / Usteddefendiós/he defended, you (formal) defended
Nosotras / Nosotrosdefendimoswe defended
Vosotras / Vosotrosdefendisteisyou (plural) defended
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdefendieronthey defended, you (plural formal) defended
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Defender in the Indicative Imperfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodefendíaI used to defend
defendíasyou used to defend
Ella / Él / Usteddefendías/he used to defend, you (formal) used to defend
Nosotras / Nosotrosdefendíamoswe used to defend
Vosotras / Vosotrosdefendíaisyou (plural) used to defend
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdefendíanthey used to defend, you (plural formal) used to defend
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Defender in the Indicative Present Continuous

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoestoy defendiendoI am defending
estás defendiendoyou are defending
Ella / Él / Ustedestá defendiendos/he is defending, you (formal) are defending
Nosotras / Nosotrosestamos defendiendowe are defending
Vosotras / Vosotrosestáis defendiendoyou (plural) are defending
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesestán defendiendothey are defending, you (plural formal) are defending
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Defender in the Indicative Informal Future

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yovoy a defenderI am going to defend
vas a defenderyou are going to defend
Ella / Él / Ustedva a defenders/he is going to defend, you (formal) are going to defend
Nosotras / Nosotrosvamos a defenderwe are going to defend
Vosotras / Vosotrosvais a defenderyou (plural) are going to defend
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvan a defenderthey are going to defend, you (plural formal) are going to defend
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Defender in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of defender is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "defenderé", meaning "I will defend".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodefenderéI will defend
defenderásyou will defend
Ella / Él / Usteddefenderás/he will defend, you (formal) will defend
Nosotras / Nosotrosdefenderemoswe will defend
Vosotras / Vosotrosdefenderéisyou (plural) will defend
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdefenderánthey will defend, you (plural formal) will defend
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Defender in the Indicative Conditional

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodefenderíaI would defend
defenderíasyou would defend
Ella / Él / Usteddefenderías/he would defend, you (formal) would defend
Nosotras / Nosotrosdefenderíamoswe would defend
Vosotras / Vosotrosdefenderíaisyou (plural) would defend
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdefenderíanthey would defend, you (plural formal) would defend
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Defender in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of defender 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 defendido", meaning "I have defended".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe defendidoI have defended
has defendidoyou have defended
Ella / Él / Ustedha defendidos/he has defended, you (formal) have defended
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos defendidowe have defended
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis defendidoyou (plural) have defended
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan defendidothey have defended, you (plural formal) have defended
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Defender in the Indicative Past Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía defendidoI had defended
habías defendidoyou had defended
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía defendidos/he had defended, you (formal) had defended
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos defendidowe had defended
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais defendidoyou (plural) had defended
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían defendidothey had defended, you (plural formal) had defended
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Defender in the Indicative Future Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré defendidoI will have defended
habrás defendidoyou will have defended
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá defendidos/he will have defended, you (formal) will have defended
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos defendidowe will have defended
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis defendidoyou (plural) will have defended
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán defendidothey will have defended, you (plural formal) will have defended
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Defender in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría defendidoI would have defended
habrías defendidoyou would have defended
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría defendidos/he would have defended, you (formal) would have defended
Nosotras / Nosotroshabríamos defendidowe would have defended
Vosotras / Vosotroshabríais defendidoyou (plural) would have defended
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrían defendidothey would have defended, you (plural formal) would have defended
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Subjunctive Tenses of Defender

Defender 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, "defienda", meaning "I defend".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yodefienda I defend
defiendas you defend
Ella / Él / Usteddefienda s/he defend, you (formal) defend
Nosotras / Nosotrosdefendamoswe defend
Vosotras / Vosotrosdefendáisyou (plural) defend
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdefiendan they defend, you (plural formal) defend

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Defender 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, "defendiera", meaning "I defended".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodefendieraI defended
defendierasyou defended
Ella / Él / Usteddefendieras/he defended, you (formal) defended
Nosotras / Nosotrosdefendiéramoswe defended
Vosotras / Vosotrosdefendieraisyou (plural) defended
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdefendieranthey defended, you (plural formal) defended
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Defender 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, "defendiere", meaning "I will defend".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodefendiereI will defend
defendieresyou will defend
Ella / Él / Usteddefendieres/he will defend, you (formal) will defend
Nosotras / Nosotrosdefendiéremoswe will defend
Vosotras / Vosotrosdefendiereisyou (plural) will defend
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdefendierenthey will defend, you (plural formal) will defend
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Defender 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 defendido", meaning "I have defended".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya defendidoI have defended
hayas defendidoyou have defended
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya defendidos/he has defended, you (formal) have defended
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos defendidowe have defended
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis defendidoyou (plural) have defended
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan defendidothey have defended, you (plural formal) have defended
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Defender 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 defendido", meaning "I had defended".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera defendidoI had defended
hubieras defendidoyou had defended
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera defendidos/he had defended, you (formal) had defended
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos defendidowe had defended
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais defendidoyou (plural) had defended
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran defendidothey had defended, you (plural formal) had defended
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Defender 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 defendido", meaning "I will have defended".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere defendidoI will have defended
hubieres defendidoyou will have defended
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere defendidos/he will have defended, you (formal) will have defended
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos defendidowe will have defended
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis defendidoyou (plural) will have defended
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren defendidothey will have defended, you (plural formal) will have defended
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Imperative Tenses of Defender

Defender in the Imperative Affirmative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
defiende (to you) defend!
Ella / Él / Usteddefienda (to you formal) defend!
Nosotras / Nosotrosdefendamoslet's defend!
Vosotras / Vosotrosdefended(to you plural) defend!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdefiendan (to you plural formal) defend!

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Defender in the Imperative Negative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
no defiendas (to you) don't defend!
Ella / Él / Ustedno defienda (to you formal) don't defend!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno defendamoslet's not defend!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno defendáis(to you plural) don't defend!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno defiendan (to you plural formal) don't defend!

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