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How to conjugate Despedir in Spanish

To dismiss, to fire (e.g. an employee) Irregular Verb

Introduction

Despedir is the Spanish verb for "to dismiss, to fire (e.g. an employee)". It is an irregular verb. Read on below to see how it is conjugated in the 18 major Spanish tenses!

Similar verbs to despedir include: descartar.

SpanishEnglish
Infinitivedespedirto dismiss, to fire (e.g. an employee)
Past participledespedidodismissed
Gerunddespidiendodismissing
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Indicative Tenses of Despedir

Despedir in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of despedir 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, "despido", meaning "I dismiss".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yodespido I dismiss
Túdespides you dismiss
Ella / Él / Usteddespide s/he dismisses, you (formal) dismisses
Nosotras / Nosotrosdespedimoswe dismiss
Vosotras / Vosotrosdespedísyou (plural) dismiss
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdespiden they dismiss, you (plural formal) dismiss

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Despedir in the Indicative Preterite

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodespedíI dismissed
Túdespedisteyou dismissed
Ella / Él / Usteddespidió s/he dismissed, you (formal) dismissed
Nosotras / Nosotrosdespedimoswe dismissed
Vosotras / Vosotrosdespedisteisyou (plural) dismissed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdespidieron they dismissed, you (plural formal) dismissed

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Despedir in the Indicative Imperfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodespedíaI used to dismiss
Túdespedíasyou used to dismiss
Ella / Él / Usteddespedías/he used to dismiss, you (formal) used to dismiss
Nosotras / Nosotrosdespedíamoswe used to dismiss
Vosotras / Vosotrosdespedíaisyou (plural) used to dismiss
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdespedíanthey used to dismiss, you (plural formal) used to dismiss
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Despedir in the Indicative Present Continuous

The Indicative Present Continuous of despedir is used to talk about something that is happening continuously or right now. For example, "estoy despidiendo", meaning "I am dismissing".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoestoy despidiendo I am dismissing
Túestás despidiendo you are dismissing
Ella / Él / Ustedestá despidiendo s/he is dismissing, you (formal) are dismissing
Nosotras / Nosotrosestamos despidiendo we are dismissing
Vosotras / Vosotrosestáis despidiendo you (plural) are dismissing
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesestán despidiendo they are dismissing, you (plural formal) are dismissing

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Despedir in the Indicative Informal Future

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yovoy a despedirI am going to dismiss
Túvas a despediryou are going to dismiss
Ella / Él / Ustedva a despedirs/he is going to dismiss, you (formal) are going to dismiss
Nosotras / Nosotrosvamos a despedirwe are going to dismiss
Vosotras / Vosotrosvais a despediryou (plural) are going to dismiss
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvan a despedirthey are going to dismiss, you (plural formal) are going to dismiss
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Despedir in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of despedir is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "despediré", meaning "I will dismiss".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodespediréI will dismiss
Túdespedirásyou will dismiss
Ella / Él / Usteddespedirás/he will dismiss, you (formal) will dismiss
Nosotras / Nosotrosdespediremoswe will dismiss
Vosotras / Vosotrosdespediréisyou (plural) will dismiss
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdespediránthey will dismiss, you (plural formal) will dismiss
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Despedir in the Indicative Conditional

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodespediríaI would dismiss
Túdespediríasyou would dismiss
Ella / Él / Usteddespedirías/he would dismiss, you (formal) would dismiss
Nosotras / Nosotrosdespediríamoswe would dismiss
Vosotras / Vosotrosdespediríaisyou (plural) would dismiss
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdespediríanthey would dismiss, you (plural formal) would dismiss
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Despedir in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of despedir 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 despedido", meaning "I have dismissed".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe despedidoI have dismissed
Túhas despedidoyou have dismissed
Ella / Él / Ustedha despedidos/he has dismissed, you (formal) have dismissed
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos despedidowe have dismissed
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis despedidoyou (plural) have dismissed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan despedidothey have dismissed, you (plural formal) have dismissed
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Despedir in the Indicative Past Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía despedidoI had dismissed
Túhabías despedidoyou had dismissed
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía despedidos/he had dismissed, you (formal) had dismissed
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos despedidowe had dismissed
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais despedidoyou (plural) had dismissed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían despedidothey had dismissed, you (plural formal) had dismissed
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Despedir in the Indicative Future Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré despedidoI will have dismissed
Túhabrás despedidoyou will have dismissed
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá despedidos/he will have dismissed, you (formal) will have dismissed
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos despedidowe will have dismissed
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis despedidoyou (plural) will have dismissed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán despedidothey will have dismissed, you (plural formal) will have dismissed
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Despedir in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría despedidoI would have dismissed
Túhabrías despedidoyou would have dismissed
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría despedidos/he would have dismissed, you (formal) would have dismissed
Nosotras / Nosotroshabríamos despedidowe would have dismissed
Vosotras / Vosotroshabríais despedidoyou (plural) would have dismissed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrían despedidothey would have dismissed, you (plural formal) would have dismissed
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Subjunctive Tenses of Despedir

Despedir 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, "despida", meaning "I dismiss".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yodespida I dismiss
Túdespidas you dismiss
Ella / Él / Usteddespida s/he dismisses, you (formal) dismisses
Nosotras / Nosotrosdespidamos we dismiss
Vosotras / Vosotrosdespidáis you (plural) dismiss
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdespidan they dismiss, you (plural formal) dismiss

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Despedir 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, "despidiera", meaning "I dismissed".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yodespidiera I dismissed
Túdespidieras you dismissed
Ella / Él / Usteddespidiera s/he dismissed, you (formal) dismissed
Nosotras / Nosotrosdespidiéramos we dismissed
Vosotras / Vosotrosdespidierais you (plural) dismissed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdespidieran they dismissed, you (plural formal) dismissed

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Despedir 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, "despidiere", meaning "I will dismiss".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yodespidiere I will dismiss
Túdespidieres you will dismiss
Ella / Él / Usteddespidiere s/he will dismiss, you (formal) will dismiss
Nosotras / Nosotrosdespidiéremos we will dismiss
Vosotras / Vosotrosdespidiereis you (plural) will dismiss
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdespidieren they will dismiss, you (plural formal) will dismiss

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Despedir 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 despedido", meaning "I have dismissed".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya despedidoI have dismissed
Túhayas despedidoyou have dismissed
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya despedidos/he has dismissed, you (formal) have dismissed
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos despedidowe have dismissed
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis despedidoyou (plural) have dismissed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan despedidothey have dismissed, you (plural formal) have dismissed
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Despedir 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 despedido", meaning "I had dismissed".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera despedidoI had dismissed
Túhubieras despedidoyou had dismissed
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera despedidos/he had dismissed, you (formal) had dismissed
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos despedidowe had dismissed
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais despedidoyou (plural) had dismissed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran despedidothey had dismissed, you (plural formal) had dismissed
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Despedir 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 despedido", meaning "I will have dismissed".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere despedidoI will have dismissed
Túhubieres despedidoyou will have dismissed
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere despedidos/he will have dismissed, you (formal) will have dismissed
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos despedidowe will have dismissed
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis despedidoyou (plural) will have dismissed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren despedidothey will have dismissed, you (plural formal) will have dismissed
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Imperative Tenses of Despedir

Despedir in the Imperative Affirmative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
Túdespide (to you) dismiss!
Ella / Él / Usteddespida (to you formal) dismiss!
Nosotras / Nosotrosdespidamos let's dismiss!
Vosotras / Vosotrosdespedid(to you plural) dismiss!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdespidan (to you plural formal) dismiss!

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Despedir in the Imperative Negative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
Túno despidas (to you) don't dismiss!
Ella / Él / Ustedno despida (to you formal) don't dismiss!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno despidamos let's not dismiss!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno despidáis (to you plural) don't dismiss!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno despidan (to you plural formal) don't dismiss!

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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