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How to conjugate Despedirse in Spanish

To say goodbye Irregular Verb

Introduction

Despedirse is the Spanish verb for "to say goodbye". It is an irregular reflexive verb. Read on below to see how it is conjugated in the 18 major Spanish tenses!

SpanishEnglish
Infinitivedespedirseto say goodbye
Past participledespedidosaid goodbye
Gerunddespidiendosaying goodbye
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Indicative Tenses of Despedirse

Despedirse in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of despedirse 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, "me despido", meaning "I say goodbye".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome despido I say goodbye
Túte despides you say goodbye
Ella / Él / Ustedse despide s/he says goodbye, you (formal) says goodbye
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos despedimoswe say goodbye
Vosotras / Vosotrosos despedísyou (plural) say goodbye
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse despiden they say goodbye, you (plural formal) say goodbye

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Despedirse in the Indicative Preterite

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome despedíI said goodbye
Túte despedisteyou said goodbye
Ella / Él / Ustedse despidió s/he said goodbye, you (formal) said goodbye
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos despedimoswe said goodbye
Vosotras / Vosotrosos despedisteisyou (plural) said goodbye
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse despidieron they said goodbye, you (plural formal) said goodbye

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Despedirse in the Indicative Imperfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome despedíaI used to say goodbye
Túte despedíasyou used to say goodbye
Ella / Él / Ustedse despedías/he used to say goodbye, you (formal) used to say goodbye
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos despedíamoswe used to say goodbye
Vosotras / Vosotrosos despedíaisyou (plural) used to say goodbye
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse despedíanthey used to say goodbye, you (plural formal) used to say goodbye
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Despedirse in the Indicative Present Continuous

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome estoy despidiendo I am saying goodbye
Túte estás despidiendo you are saying goodbye
Ella / Él / Ustedse está despidiendo s/he is saying goodbye, you (formal) are saying goodbye
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos estamos despidiendo we are saying goodbye
Vosotras / Vosotrosos estáis despidiendo you (plural) are saying goodbye
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse están despidiendo they are saying goodbye, you (plural formal) are saying goodbye

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Despedirse in the Indicative Informal Future

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome voy a despedirI am going to say goodbye
Túte vas a despediryou are going to say goodbye
Ella / Él / Ustedse va a despedirs/he is going to say goodbye, you (formal) are going to say goodbye
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos vamos a despedirwe are going to say goodbye
Vosotras / Vosotrosos vais a despediryou (plural) are going to say goodbye
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse van a despedirthey are going to say goodbye, you (plural formal) are going to say goodbye
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Despedirse in the Indicative Future

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome despediréI will say goodbye
Túte despedirásyou will say goodbye
Ella / Él / Ustedse despedirás/he will say goodbye, you (formal) will say goodbye
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos despediremoswe will say goodbye
Vosotras / Vosotrosos despediréisyou (plural) will say goodbye
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse despediránthey will say goodbye, you (plural formal) will say goodbye
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Despedirse in the Indicative Conditional

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome despediríaI would say goodbye
Túte despediríasyou would say goodbye
Ella / Él / Ustedse despedirías/he would say goodbye, you (formal) would say goodbye
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos despediríamoswe would say goodbye
Vosotras / Vosotrosos despediríaisyou (plural) would say goodbye
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse despediríanthey would say goodbye, you (plural formal) would say goodbye
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Despedirse in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of despedirse 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, "me he despedido", meaning "I have said goodbye".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome he despedidoI have said goodbye
Túte has despedidoyou have said goodbye
Ella / Él / Ustedse ha despedidos/he has said goodbye, you (formal) have said goodbye
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos hemos despedidowe have said goodbye
Vosotras / Vosotrosos habéis despedidoyou (plural) have said goodbye
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse han despedidothey have said goodbye, you (plural formal) have said goodbye
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Despedirse in the Indicative Past Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome había despedidoI had said goodbye
Túte habías despedidoyou had said goodbye
Ella / Él / Ustedse había despedidos/he had said goodbye, you (formal) had said goodbye
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos habíamos despedidowe had said goodbye
Vosotras / Vosotrosos habíais despedidoyou (plural) had said goodbye
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse habían despedidothey had said goodbye, you (plural formal) had said goodbye
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Despedirse in the Indicative Future Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome habré despedidoI will have said goodbye
Túte habrás despedidoyou will have said goodbye
Ella / Él / Ustedse habrá despedidos/he will have said goodbye, you (formal) will have said goodbye
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos habremos despedidowe will have said goodbye
Vosotras / Vosotrosos habréis despedidoyou (plural) will have said goodbye
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse habrán despedidothey will have said goodbye, you (plural formal) will have said goodbye
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Despedirse in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome habría despedidoI would have said goodbye
Túte habrías despedidoyou would have said goodbye
Ella / Él / Ustedse habría despedidos/he would have said goodbye, you (formal) would have said goodbye
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos habríamos despedidowe would have said goodbye
Vosotras / Vosotrosos habríais despedidoyou (plural) would have said goodbye
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse habrían despedidothey would have said goodbye, you (plural formal) would have said goodbye
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Subjunctive Tenses of Despedirse

Despedirse 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, "me despida", meaning "I say goodbye".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome despida I say goodbye
Túte despidas you say goodbye
Ella / Él / Ustedse despida s/he says goodbye, you (formal) says goodbye
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos despidamos we say goodbye
Vosotras / Vosotrosos despidáis you (plural) say goodbye
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse despidan they say goodbye, you (plural formal) say goodbye

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Despedirse 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, "me despidiera", meaning "I said goodbye".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome despidiera I said goodbye
Túte despidieras you said goodbye
Ella / Él / Ustedse despidiera s/he said goodbye, you (formal) said goodbye
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos despidiéramos we said goodbye
Vosotras / Vosotrosos despidierais you (plural) said goodbye
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse despidieran they said goodbye, you (plural formal) said goodbye

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Despedirse 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, "me despidiere", meaning "I will say goodbye".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome despidiere I will say goodbye
Túte despidieres you will say goodbye
Ella / Él / Ustedse despidiere s/he will say goodbye, you (formal) will say goodbye
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos despidiéremos we will say goodbye
Vosotras / Vosotrosos despidiereis you (plural) will say goodbye
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse despidieren they will say goodbye, you (plural formal) will say goodbye

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Despedirse 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, "me haya despedido", meaning "I have said goodbye".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome haya despedidoI have said goodbye
Túte hayas despedidoyou have said goodbye
Ella / Él / Ustedse haya despedidos/he has said goodbye, you (formal) have said goodbye
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos hayamos despedidowe have said goodbye
Vosotras / Vosotrosos hayáis despedidoyou (plural) have said goodbye
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse hayan despedidothey have said goodbye, you (plural formal) have said goodbye
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Despedirse 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, "me hubiera despedido", meaning "I had said goodbye".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome hubiera despedidoI had said goodbye
Túte hubieras despedidoyou had said goodbye
Ella / Él / Ustedse hubiera despedidos/he had said goodbye, you (formal) had said goodbye
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos hubiéramos despedidowe had said goodbye
Vosotras / Vosotrosos hubierais despedidoyou (plural) had said goodbye
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse hubieran despedidothey had said goodbye, you (plural formal) had said goodbye
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Despedirse 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, "me hubiere despedido", meaning "I will have said goodbye".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome hubiere despedidoI will have said goodbye
Túte hubieres despedidoyou will have said goodbye
Ella / Él / Ustedse hubiere despedidos/he will have said goodbye, you (formal) will have said goodbye
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos hubiéremos despedidowe will have said goodbye
Vosotras / Vosotrosos hubiereis despedidoyou (plural) will have said goodbye
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse hubieren despedidothey will have said goodbye, you (plural formal) will have said goodbye
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Imperative Tenses of Despedirse

Despedirse in the Imperative Affirmative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
Túdespídete (to you) say! goodbye
Ella / Él / Usteddespídase (to you formal) say! goodbye
Nosotras / Nosotrosdespidámonos let's say! goodbye
Vosotras / Vosotrosdespedíos(to you plural) say! goodbye
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdespídanse (to you plural formal) say! goodbye

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Despedirse in the Imperative Negative

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

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

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

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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