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How to conjugate Dejar in Spanish

To leave, to let / allow

Introduction

Dejar is the Spanish verb meaning "to leave (put), to let, to allow and to put". Dejar is a regular AR verb, so it follows all the AR conjugation rules for all tenses. It can be used to talk about leaving something in a place, to forget something "Dejé mi móvil en tu casa" (I left my phone in your house). Furthermore, it is commonly used in everyday life to ask someone to allow you to do something. For example: Déjame hacer el café (Let me make the coffee) or to lend something e.g. ¿Me dejarías tu chaqueta? (Will you lend me your coat?)

SpanishSpanishEnglish
Infinitivedejarto leave, to let / allow
Past participledejadoleft
Gerunddejandoleaving

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Indicative Tenses of Dejar

Dejar in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of dejar 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, "dejo la casa", meaning "I leave the house".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodejoI leave
dejasyou leave
Ella / Él / Usteddejas/he leave, you (formal) leave
Nosotras / Nosotrosdejamoswe leave
Vosotras / Vosotrosdejáisyou (plural) leave
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdejanthey leave, you (plural formal) leave
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Dejar in the Indicative Preterite

The Indicative Preterite of dejar is used to talk about actions completed in the past, at a specific point in time. For example, "dejé la casa", meaning "I left the house".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodejéI left
dejasteyou left
Ella / Él / Usteddejós/he left, you (formal) left
Nosotras / Nosotrosdejamoswe left
Vosotras / Vosotrosdejasteisyou (plural) left
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdejaronthey left, you (plural formal) left
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Dejar in the Indicative Imperfect

The Indicative Imperfect of dejar is used to describe regular and repeated actions that happened in the past and descriptions of things you used to do. For example, "dejaba la casa", meaning "I used to leave the house".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodejabaI used to leave
dejabasyou used to leave
Ella / Él / Usteddejabas/he used to leave, you (formal) used to leave
Nosotras / Nosotrosdejábamoswe used to leave
Vosotras / Vosotrosdejabaisyou (plural) used to leave
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdejabanthey used to leave, you (plural formal) used to leave
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Dejar in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of dejar is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "dejaré la casa", meaning "I will leave the house".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodejaréI will leave
dejarásyou will leave
Ella / Él / Usteddejarás/he will leave, you (formal) will leave
Nosotras / Nosotrosdejaremoswe will leave
Vosotras / Vosotrosdejaréisyou (plural) will leave
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdejaránthey will leave, you (plural formal) will leave
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Dejar in the Indicative Conditional

The Indicative Conditional of dejar is used to talk about something that may happen in the future, hypothesis and probabilities. For example, "dejaría la casa", meaning "I would leave the house".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodejaríaI would leave
dejaríasyou would leave
Ella / Él / Usteddejarías/he would leave, you (formal) would leave
Nosotras / Nosotrosdejaríamoswe would leave
Vosotras / Vosotrosdejaríaisyou (plural) would leave
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdejaríanthey would leave, you (plural formal) would leave
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Dejar in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of dejar 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 dejado la casa", meaning "I have left the house".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe dejadoI have left
has dejadoyou have left
Ella / Él / Ustedha dejados/he has left, you (formal) have left
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos dejadowe have left
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis dejadoyou (plural) have left
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan dejadothey have left, you (plural formal) have left
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Dejar in the Indicative Past Perfect

The Indicative Past Perfect of dejar is used to talk about actions that happened before another action in the past. For example, "había dejado la casa", meaning "I had left the house".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía dejadoI had left
habías dejadoyou had left
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía dejados/he had left, you (formal) had left
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos dejadowe had left
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais dejadoyou (plural) had left
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían dejadothey had left, you (plural formal) had left
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Dejar in the Indicative Future Perfect

The Indicative Future Perfect of dejar is used to talk about something that will have happened in the future after something else has already happened. For example, "habré dejado la casa", meaning "I will have left the house".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré dejadoI will have left
habrás dejadoyou will have left
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá dejados/he will have left, you (formal) will have left
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos dejadowe will have left
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis dejadoyou (plural) will have left
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán dejadothey will have left, you (plural formal) will have left
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Dejar in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

The Indicative Conditional Perfect of dejar is used to talk about something that would have happened in the future but didn’t due to another action. For example, "habría dejado la casa", meaning "I would have left the house".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría dejadoI would have left
habrías dejadoyou would have left
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría dejados/he would have left, you (formal) would have left
Nosotras / Nosotroshabríamos dejadowe would have left
Vosotras / Vosotroshabríais dejadoyou (plural) would have left
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrían dejadothey would have left, you (plural formal) would have left
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Subjunctive Tenses of Dejar

Dejar 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, "deje", meaning "I leave".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodejeI leave
dejesyou leave
Ella / Él / Usteddejes/he leave, you (formal) leave
Nosotras / Nosotrosdejemoswe leave
Vosotras / Vosotrosdejéisyou (plural) leave
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdejenthey leave, you (plural formal) leave
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Dejar 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, "dejara", meaning "I left".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodejaraI left
dejarasyou left
Ella / Él / Usteddejaras/he left, you (formal) left
Nosotras / Nosotrosdejáramoswe left
Vosotras / Vosotrosdejaraisyou (plural) left
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdejaranthey left, you (plural formal) left
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Dejar in the Subjunctive Future

The Subjunctive Future is used For example, "dejare", meaning "I will leave".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodejareI will leave
dejaresyou will leave
Ella / Él / Usteddejares/he will leave, you (formal) will leave
Nosotras / Nosotrosdejáremoswe will leave
Vosotras / Vosotrosdejareisyou (plural) will leave
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdejarenthey will leave, you (plural formal) will leave
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Dejar 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 dejado", meaning "I have left".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya dejadoI have left
hayas dejadoyou have left
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya dejados/he has left, you (formal) have left
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos dejadowe have left
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis dejadoyou (plural) have left
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan dejadothey have left, you (plural formal) have left
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Dejar 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 dejado", meaning "I had left".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera dejadoI had left
hubieras dejadoyou had left
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera dejados/he had left, you (formal) had left
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos dejadowe had left
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais dejadoyou (plural) had left
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran dejadothey had left, you (plural formal) had left
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Dejar in the Subjunctive Future Perfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere dejadoI will have left
hubieres dejadoyou will have left
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere dejados/he will have left, you (formal) will have left
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos dejadowe will have left
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis dejadoyou (plural) will have left
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren dejadothey will have left, you (plural formal) will have left
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Imperative Tenses of Dejar

Dejar in the Imperative Affirmative

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
deja(to you) leave!
Ella / Él / Usteddeje(to you formal) leave!
Nosotras / Nosotrosdejemos(to we) leave!
Vosotras / Vosotrosdejad(to you plural) leave!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdejen(to you plural formal) leave!
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Dejar in the Imperative Negative

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
no dejes(to you) don't leave!
Ella / Él / Ustedno deje(to you formal) don't leave!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno dejemos(to we) don't leave!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno dejéis(to you plural) don't leave!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno dejen(to you plural formal) don't leave!
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Example sentences and usage

  • ¡Deja de mirarme como una persona "normal"! Stop seeing me as a "normal" person!
  • ¡Deja ya de pedirme bebidas! ¿Por qué no te las pagas tú? Stop asking me for a drink! Go get it yourself.
  • ¿De casualidad sabes dónde dejé mis llaves? Any chance you know where I put my keys?
  • Dejé tu paraguas en el colectivo. I left your umbrella in the bus.
  • Deja tu escritorio como está. Leave your desk as it is.
  • Te aconsejo que dejes de fumar. I advise you to stop smoking.
  • Dejen su sala limpia. Keep your classroom clean.
  • El médico me ha dicho que deje de fumar. The doctor told me to give up smoking.
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