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How to conjugate Despertarse in Spanish

To wake (oneself), to awaken (oneself) Irregular Verb

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Despertarse is the Spanish verb for "to wake (oneself), to awaken (oneself)". It is an irregular reflexive verb. Read on below to see how it is conjugated in the 18 major Spanish tenses!

SpanishEnglish
Infinitivedespertarseto wake (oneself), to awaken (oneself)
Past participledespertadowoken
Gerunddespertandowaking
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Indicative Tenses of Despertarse

Despertarse in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of despertarse 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 despierto", meaning "I wake".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome despierto I wake
Túte despiertas you wake
Ella / Él / Ustedse despierta s/he wakes, you (formal) wakes
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos despertamoswe wake
Vosotras / Vosotrosos despertáisyou (plural) wake
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse despiertan they wake, you (plural formal) wake

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Despertarse in the Indicative Preterite

The Indicative Preterite of despertarse is used to talk about actions completed in the past, at a specific point in time. For example, "me desperté", meaning "I woke".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome despertéI woke
Túte despertasteyou woke
Ella / Él / Ustedse despertós/he woke, you (formal) woke
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos despertamoswe woke
Vosotras / Vosotrosos despertasteisyou (plural) woke
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse despertaronthey woke, you (plural formal) woke
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Despertarse in the Indicative Imperfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome despertabaI used to wake
Túte despertabasyou used to wake
Ella / Él / Ustedse despertabas/he used to wake, you (formal) used to wake
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos despertábamoswe used to wake
Vosotras / Vosotrosos despertabaisyou (plural) used to wake
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse despertabanthey used to wake, you (plural formal) used to wake
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Despertarse in the Indicative Present Continuous

The Indicative Present Continuous of despertarse is used to talk about something that is happening continuously or right now. For example, "me estoy despertando", meaning "I am waking".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome estoy despertandoI am waking
Túte estás despertandoyou are waking
Ella / Él / Ustedse está despertandos/he is waking, you (formal) are waking
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos estamos despertandowe are waking
Vosotras / Vosotrosos estáis despertandoyou (plural) are waking
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse están despertandothey are waking, you (plural formal) are waking
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Despertarse in the Indicative Informal Future

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome voy a despertarI am going to wake
Túte vas a despertaryou are going to wake
Ella / Él / Ustedse va a despertars/he is going to wake, you (formal) are going to wake
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos vamos a despertarwe are going to wake
Vosotras / Vosotrosos vais a despertaryou (plural) are going to wake
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse van a despertarthey are going to wake, you (plural formal) are going to wake
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Despertarse in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of despertarse is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "me despertaré", meaning "I will wake".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome despertaréI will wake
Túte despertarásyou will wake
Ella / Él / Ustedse despertarás/he will wake, you (formal) will wake
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos despertaremoswe will wake
Vosotras / Vosotrosos despertaréisyou (plural) will wake
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse despertaránthey will wake, you (plural formal) will wake
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Despertarse in the Indicative Conditional

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome despertaríaI would wake
Túte despertaríasyou would wake
Ella / Él / Ustedse despertarías/he would wake, you (formal) would wake
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos despertaríamoswe would wake
Vosotras / Vosotrosos despertaríaisyou (plural) would wake
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse despertaríanthey would wake, you (plural formal) would wake
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Despertarse in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of despertarse 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 despertado", meaning "I have woken".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome he despertadoI have woken
Túte has despertadoyou have woken
Ella / Él / Ustedse ha despertados/he has woken, you (formal) have woken
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos hemos despertadowe have woken
Vosotras / Vosotrosos habéis despertadoyou (plural) have woken
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse han despertadothey have woken, you (plural formal) have woken
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Despertarse in the Indicative Past Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome había despertadoI had woken
Túte habías despertadoyou had woken
Ella / Él / Ustedse había despertados/he had woken, you (formal) had woken
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos habíamos despertadowe had woken
Vosotras / Vosotrosos habíais despertadoyou (plural) had woken
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse habían despertadothey had woken, you (plural formal) had woken
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Despertarse in the Indicative Future Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome habré despertadoI will have woken
Túte habrás despertadoyou will have woken
Ella / Él / Ustedse habrá despertados/he will have woken, you (formal) will have woken
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos habremos despertadowe will have woken
Vosotras / Vosotrosos habréis despertadoyou (plural) will have woken
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse habrán despertadothey will have woken, you (plural formal) will have woken
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Despertarse in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome habría despertadoI would have woken
Túte habrías despertadoyou would have woken
Ella / Él / Ustedse habría despertados/he would have woken, you (formal) would have woken
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos habríamos despertadowe would have woken
Vosotras / Vosotrosos habríais despertadoyou (plural) would have woken
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse habrían despertadothey would have woken, you (plural formal) would have woken
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Subjunctive Tenses of Despertarse

Despertarse 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 despierte", meaning "I wake".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome despierte I wake
Túte despiertes you wake
Ella / Él / Ustedse despierte s/he wakes, you (formal) wakes
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos despertemoswe wake
Vosotras / Vosotrosos despertéisyou (plural) wake
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse despierten they wake, you (plural formal) wake

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Despertarse 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 despertara", meaning "I woke".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome despertaraI woke
Túte despertarasyou woke
Ella / Él / Ustedse despertaras/he woke, you (formal) woke
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos despertáramoswe woke
Vosotras / Vosotrosos despertaraisyou (plural) woke
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse despertaranthey woke, you (plural formal) woke
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Despertarse 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 despertare", meaning "I will wake".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome despertareI will wake
Túte despertaresyou will wake
Ella / Él / Ustedse despertares/he will wake, you (formal) will wake
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos despertáremoswe will wake
Vosotras / Vosotrosos despertareisyou (plural) will wake
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse despertarenthey will wake, you (plural formal) will wake
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Despertarse 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 despertado", meaning "I have woken".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome haya despertadoI have woken
Túte hayas despertadoyou have woken
Ella / Él / Ustedse haya despertados/he has woken, you (formal) have woken
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos hayamos despertadowe have woken
Vosotras / Vosotrosos hayáis despertadoyou (plural) have woken
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse hayan despertadothey have woken, you (plural formal) have woken
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Despertarse 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 despertado", meaning "I had woken".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome hubiera despertadoI had woken
Túte hubieras despertadoyou had woken
Ella / Él / Ustedse hubiera despertados/he had woken, you (formal) had woken
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos hubiéramos despertadowe had woken
Vosotras / Vosotrosos hubierais despertadoyou (plural) had woken
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse hubieran despertadothey had woken, you (plural formal) had woken
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Despertarse 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 despertado", meaning "I will have woken".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome hubiere despertadoI will have woken
Túte hubieres despertadoyou will have woken
Ella / Él / Ustedse hubiere despertados/he will have woken, you (formal) will have woken
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos hubiéremos despertadowe will have woken
Vosotras / Vosotrosos hubiereis despertadoyou (plural) will have woken
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse hubieren despertadothey will have woken, you (plural formal) will have woken
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Imperative Tenses of Despertarse

Despertarse in the Imperative Affirmative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
Túdespiértate (to you) wake!
Ella / Él / Usteddespiértese (to you formal) wake!
Nosotras / Nosotrosdespertémonoslet's wake!
Vosotras / Vosotrosdespertaos(to you plural) wake!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdespiértense (to you plural formal) wake!

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Despertarse in the Imperative Negative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
Túno te despiertes (to you) don't wake!
Ella / Él / Ustedno se despierte (to you formal) don't wake!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno nos despertemoslet's not wake!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno os despertéis(to you plural) don't wake!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno se despierten (to you plural formal) don't wake!

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