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How to conjugate Detectar in Spanish

To detect Regular AR Verb

Introduction

Detectar is the Spanish verb for "to detect". It is a regular AR verb. Read on below to see how it is conjugated in the 18 major Spanish tenses!

ItemSpanishEnglish
Infinitivedetectarto detect
Past participledetectadodetected
Gerunddetectandodetecting

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Indicative Tenses of Detectar

Detectar in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of detectar 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, "detecto", meaning "I detect".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodetectoI detect
detectasyou detect
Ella / Él / Usteddetectas/he detects, you (formal) detect
Nosotras / Nosotrosdetectamoswe detect
Vosotras / Vosotrosdetectáisyou (plural) detect
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdetectanthey detect, you (plural formal) detect

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Detectar in the Indicative Preterite

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodetectéI detected
detectasteyou detected
Ella / Él / Usteddetectós/he detected, you (formal) detected
Nosotras / Nosotrosdetectamoswe detected
Vosotras / Vosotrosdetectasteisyou (plural) detected
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdetectaronthey detected, you (plural formal) detected

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Detectar in the Indicative Imperfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodetectabaI used to detect
detectabasyou used to detect
Ella / Él / Usteddetectabas/he used to detect, you (formal) used to detect
Nosotras / Nosotrosdetectábamoswe used to detect
Vosotras / Vosotrosdetectabaisyou (plural) used to detect
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdetectabanthey used to detect, you (plural formal) used to detect

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Detectar in the Indicative Present Continuous

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoestoy detectandoI am detecting
estás detectandoyou are detecting
Ella / Él / Ustedestá detectandos/he is detecting, you (formal) are detecting
Nosotras / Nosotrosestamos detectandowe are detecting
Vosotras / Vosotrosestáis detectandoyou (plural) are detecting
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesestán detectandothey are detecting, you (plural formal) are detecting

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Detectar in the Indicative Informal Future

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yovoy a detectarI am going to detect
vas a detectaryou are going to detect
Ella / Él / Ustedva a detectars/he is going to detect, you (formal) are going to detect
Nosotras / Nosotrosvamos a detectarwe are going to detect
Vosotras / Vosotrosvais a detectaryou (plural) are going to detect
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvan a detectarthey are going to detect, you (plural formal) are going to detect

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Detectar in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of detectar is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "detectaré", meaning "I will detect".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodetectaréI will detect
detectarásyou will detect
Ella / Él / Usteddetectarás/he will detect, you (formal) will detect
Nosotras / Nosotrosdetectaremoswe will detect
Vosotras / Vosotrosdetectaréisyou (plural) will detect
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdetectaránthey will detect, you (plural formal) will detect

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Detectar in the Indicative Conditional

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodetectaríaI would detect
detectaríasyou would detect
Ella / Él / Usteddetectarías/he would detect, you (formal) would detect
Nosotras / Nosotrosdetectaríamoswe would detect
Vosotras / Vosotrosdetectaríaisyou (plural) would detect
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdetectaríanthey would detect, you (plural formal) would detect

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Detectar in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of detectar 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 detectado", meaning "I have detected".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe detectadoI have detected
has detectadoyou have detected
Ella / Él / Ustedha detectados/he has detected, you (formal) have detected
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos detectadowe have detected
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis detectadoyou (plural) have detected
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan detectadothey have detected, you (plural formal) have detected

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Detectar in the Indicative Past Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía detectadoI had detected
habías detectadoyou had detected
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía detectados/he had detected, you (formal) had detected
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos detectadowe had detected
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais detectadoyou (plural) had detected
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían detectadothey had detected, you (plural formal) had detected

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Detectar in the Indicative Future Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré detectadoI will have detected
habrás detectadoyou will have detected
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá detectados/he will have detected, you (formal) will have detected
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos detectadowe will have detected
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis detectadoyou (plural) will have detected
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán detectadothey will have detected, you (plural formal) will have detected

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Detectar in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría detectadoI would have detected
habrías detectadoyou would have detected
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría detectados/he would have detected, you (formal) would have detected
Nosotras / Nosotroshabríamos detectadowe would have detected
Vosotras / Vosotroshabríais detectadoyou (plural) would have detected
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrían detectadothey would have detected, you (plural formal) would have detected

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Subjunctive Tenses of Detectar

Detectar 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, "detecte", meaning "I detect".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodetecteI detect
detectesyou detect
Ella / Él / Usteddetectes/he detects, you (formal) detect
Nosotras / Nosotrosdetectemoswe detect
Vosotras / Vosotrosdetectéisyou (plural) detect
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdetectenthey detect, you (plural formal) detect

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Detectar 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, "detectara", meaning "I detected".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodetectaraI detected
detectarasyou detected
Ella / Él / Usteddetectaras/he detected, you (formal) detected
Nosotras / Nosotrosdetectáramoswe detected
Vosotras / Vosotrosdetectaraisyou (plural) detected
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdetectaranthey detected, you (plural formal) detected

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Detectar in the Subjunctive Future

The Subjunctive Future is used to speak about hypothetical situations, and actions/events that may happen in the future. For example, "detectare", meaning "I will detect".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodetectareI will detect
detectaresyou will detect
Ella / Él / Usteddetectares/he will detect, you (formal) will detect
Nosotras / Nosotrosdetectáremoswe will detect
Vosotras / Vosotrosdetectareisyou (plural) will detect
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdetectarenthey will detect, you (plural formal) will detect

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Detectar 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 detectado", meaning "I have detected".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya detectadoI have detected
hayas detectadoyou have detected
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya detectados/he has detected, you (formal) have detected
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos detectadowe have detected
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis detectadoyou (plural) have detected
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan detectadothey have detected, you (plural formal) have detected

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Detectar 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 detectado", meaning "I had detected".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera detectadoI had detected
hubieras detectadoyou had detected
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera detectados/he had detected, you (formal) had detected
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos detectadowe had detected
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais detectadoyou (plural) had detected
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran detectadothey had detected, you (plural formal) had detected

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Detectar 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. For example, "hubiere detectado", meaning "I will have detected".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere detectadoI will have detected
hubieres detectadoyou will have detected
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere detectados/he will have detected, you (formal) will have detected
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos detectadowe will have detected
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis detectadoyou (plural) will have detected
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren detectadothey will have detected, you (plural formal) will have detected

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Imperative Tenses of Detectar

Detectar in the Imperative Affirmative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
detecta(to you) detect!
Ella / Él / Usteddetecte(to you formal) detect!
Nosotras / Nosotrosdetectemoslet's detect!
Vosotras / Vosotrosdetectad(to you plural) detect!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdetecten(to you plural formal) detect!

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Detectar in the Imperative Negative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
no detectes(to you) don't detect!
Ella / Él / Ustedno detecte(to you formal) don't detect!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno detectemoslet's not detect!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno detectéis(to you plural) don't detect!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno detecten(to you plural formal) don't detect!

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