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How to conjugate Descubrir in Spanish

To discover

Introduction

Descubrir is the Spanish verb for to discover. It is a regular IR verb. Read on below to see how it is conjugated in the 16 major Spanish tenses!

SpanishSpanishEnglish
Infinitivedescubrirto discover
Past participledescubiertodiscovered
Gerunddescubriendodiscovering

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Indicative Tenses of Descubrir

Descubrir in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of descubrir 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, "descubro", meaning "I discover".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodescubroI discover
descubresyou discover
Ella / Él / Usteddescubres/he discover, you (formal) discover
Nosotras / Nosotrosdescubrimoswe discover
Vosotras / Vosotrosdescubrísyou (plural) discover
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdescubrenthey discover, you (plural formal) discover
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Descubrir in the Indicative Preterite

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodescubríI discovered
descubristeyou discovered
Ella / Él / Usteddescubriós/he discovered, you (formal) discovered
Nosotras / Nosotrosdescubrimoswe discovered
Vosotras / Vosotrosdescubristeisyou (plural) discovered
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdescubrieronthey discovered, you (plural formal) discovered
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Descubrir in the Indicative Imperfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodescubríaI used to discover
descubríasyou used to discover
Ella / Él / Usteddescubrías/he used to discover, you (formal) used to discover
Nosotras / Nosotrosdescubríamoswe used to discover
Vosotras / Vosotrosdescubríaisyou (plural) used to discover
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdescubríanthey used to discover, you (plural formal) used to discover
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Descubrir in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of descubrir is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "descubriré", meaning "I will discover".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodescubriréI will discover
descubrirásyou will discover
Ella / Él / Usteddescubrirás/he will discover, you (formal) will discover
Nosotras / Nosotrosdescubriremoswe will discover
Vosotras / Vosotrosdescubriréisyou (plural) will discover
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdescubriránthey will discover, you (plural formal) will discover
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Descubrir in the Indicative Conditional

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodescubriríaI would discover
descubriríasyou would discover
Ella / Él / Usteddescubrirías/he would discover, you (formal) would discover
Nosotras / Nosotrosdescubriríamoswe would discover
Vosotras / Vosotrosdescubriríaisyou (plural) would discover
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdescubriríanthey would discover, you (plural formal) would discover
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Descubrir in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of descubrir 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 descubierto", meaning "I have discovered".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe descubiertoI have discovered
has descubiertoyou have discovered
Ella / Él / Ustedha descubiertos/he has discovered, you (formal) have discovered
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos descubiertowe have discovered
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis descubiertoyou (plural) have discovered
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan descubiertothey have discovered, you (plural formal) have discovered
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Descubrir in the Indicative Past Perfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía descubiertoI had discovered
habías descubiertoyou had discovered
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía descubiertos/he had discovered, you (formal) had discovered
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos descubiertowe had discovered
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais descubiertoyou (plural) had discovered
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían descubiertothey had discovered, you (plural formal) had discovered
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Descubrir in the Indicative Future Perfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré descubiertoI will have discovered
habrás descubiertoyou will have discovered
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá descubiertos/he will have discovered, you (formal) will have discovered
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos descubiertowe will have discovered
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis descubiertoyou (plural) will have discovered
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán descubiertothey will have discovered, you (plural formal) will have discovered
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Descubrir in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría descubiertoI would have discovered
habrías descubiertoyou would have discovered
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría descubiertos/he would have discovered, you (formal) would have discovered
Nosotras / Nosotroshabríamos descubiertowe would have discovered
Vosotras / Vosotroshabríais descubiertoyou (plural) would have discovered
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrían descubiertothey would have discovered, you (plural formal) would have discovered
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Subjunctive Tenses of Descubrir

Descubrir 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, "descubra", meaning "I discover".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodescubraI discover
descubrasyou discover
Ella / Él / Usteddescubras/he discover, you (formal) discover
Nosotras / Nosotrosdescubramoswe discover
Vosotras / Vosotrosdescubráisyou (plural) discover
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdescubranthey discover, you (plural formal) discover
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Descubrir 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, "descubriera", meaning "I discovered".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodescubrieraI discovered
descubrierasyou discovered
Ella / Él / Usteddescubrieras/he discovered, you (formal) discovered
Nosotras / Nosotrosdescubriéramoswe discovered
Vosotras / Vosotrosdescubrieraisyou (plural) discovered
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdescubrieranthey discovered, you (plural formal) discovered
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Descubrir in the Subjunctive Future

The Subjunctive Future is used For example, "descubriere", meaning "I will discover".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodescubriereI will discover
descubrieresyou will discover
Ella / Él / Usteddescubrieres/he will discover, you (formal) will discover
Nosotras / Nosotrosdescubriéremoswe will discover
Vosotras / Vosotrosdescubriereisyou (plural) will discover
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdescubrierenthey will discover, you (plural formal) will discover
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Descubrir 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 descubierto", meaning "I have discovered".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya descubiertoI have discovered
hayas descubiertoyou have discovered
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya descubiertos/he has discovered, you (formal) have discovered
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos descubiertowe have discovered
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis descubiertoyou (plural) have discovered
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan descubiertothey have discovered, you (plural formal) have discovered
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Descubrir 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 descubierto", meaning "I had discovered".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera descubiertoI had discovered
hubieras descubiertoyou had discovered
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera descubiertos/he had discovered, you (formal) had discovered
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos descubiertowe had discovered
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais descubiertoyou (plural) had discovered
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran descubiertothey had discovered, you (plural formal) had discovered
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Descubrir in the Subjunctive Future Perfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere descubiertoI will have discovered
hubieres descubiertoyou will have discovered
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere descubiertos/he will have discovered, you (formal) will have discovered
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos descubiertowe will have discovered
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis descubiertoyou (plural) will have discovered
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren descubiertothey will have discovered, you (plural formal) will have discovered
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Imperative Tenses of Descubrir

Descubrir in the Imperative Affirmative

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
descubre(to you) discover!
Ella / Él / Usteddescubra(to you formal) discover!
Nosotras / Nosotrosdescubramos(to we) discover!
Vosotras / Vosotrosdescubrid(to you plural) discover!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdescubran(to you plural formal) discover!
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Descubrir in the Imperative Negative

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
no descubras(to you) don't discover!
Ella / Él / Ustedno descubra(to you formal) don't discover!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno descubramos(to we) don't discover!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno descubráis(to you plural) don't discover!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno descubran(to you plural formal) don't discover!
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Example sentences and usage

  • Estarás en problemas si tu novia descubre la verdad. You'll get into trouble if your girlfriend finds out the truth.
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