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How to conjugate Detener in Spanish

To stop, to arrest, to detain Irregular Verb

Introduction

Detener is the Spanish verb for "to stop, to arrest, to detain". It is an irregular verb. Read on below to see how it is conjugated in the 18 major Spanish tenses!

Similar verbs to detener include: arrestar, detenerse, cesar, parar.

SpanishEnglish
Infinitivedetenerto stop, to arrest, to detain
Past participledetenidostopped
Gerunddeteniendostopping
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Indicative Tenses of Detener

Detener in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of detener 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, "detengo", meaning "I stop".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yodetengo I stop
Túdetienes you stop
Ella / Él / Usteddetiene s/he stops, you (formal) stops
Nosotras / Nosotrosdetenemoswe stop
Vosotras / Vosotrosdetenéisyou (plural) stop
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdetienen they stop, you (plural formal) stop

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Detener in the Indicative Preterite

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yodetuve I stopped
Túdetuviste you stopped
Ella / Él / Usteddetuvo s/he stopped, you (formal) stopped
Nosotras / Nosotrosdetuvimos we stopped
Vosotras / Vosotrosdetuvisteis you (plural) stopped
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdetuvieron they stopped, you (plural formal) stopped

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Detener in the Indicative Imperfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodeteníaI used to stop
Túdeteníasyou used to stop
Ella / Él / Usteddetenías/he used to stop, you (formal) used to stop
Nosotras / Nosotrosdeteníamoswe used to stop
Vosotras / Vosotrosdeteníaisyou (plural) used to stop
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdeteníanthey used to stop, you (plural formal) used to stop
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Detener in the Indicative Present Continuous

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoestoy deteniendoI am stopping
Túestás deteniendoyou are stopping
Ella / Él / Ustedestá deteniendos/he is stopping, you (formal) are stopping
Nosotras / Nosotrosestamos deteniendowe are stopping
Vosotras / Vosotrosestáis deteniendoyou (plural) are stopping
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesestán deteniendothey are stopping, you (plural formal) are stopping
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Detener in the Indicative Informal Future

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yovoy a detenerI am going to stop
Túvas a deteneryou are going to stop
Ella / Él / Ustedva a deteners/he is going to stop, you (formal) are going to stop
Nosotras / Nosotrosvamos a detenerwe are going to stop
Vosotras / Vosotrosvais a deteneryou (plural) are going to stop
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvan a detenerthey are going to stop, you (plural formal) are going to stop
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Detener in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of detener is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "detendré", meaning "I will stop".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yodetendré I will stop
Túdetendrás you will stop
Ella / Él / Usteddetendrá s/he will stop, you (formal) will stop
Nosotras / Nosotrosdetendremos we will stop
Vosotras / Vosotrosdetendréis you (plural) will stop
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdetendrán they will stop, you (plural formal) will stop

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Detener in the Indicative Conditional

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yodetendría I would stop
Túdetendrías you would stop
Ella / Él / Usteddetendría s/he would stop, you (formal) would stop
Nosotras / Nosotrosdetendríamos we would stop
Vosotras / Vosotrosdetendríais you (plural) would stop
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdetendrían they would stop, you (plural formal) would stop

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Detener in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of detener 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 detenido", meaning "I have stopped".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe detenidoI have stopped
Túhas detenidoyou have stopped
Ella / Él / Ustedha detenidos/he has stopped, you (formal) have stopped
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos detenidowe have stopped
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis detenidoyou (plural) have stopped
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan detenidothey have stopped, you (plural formal) have stopped
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Detener in the Indicative Past Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía detenidoI had stopped
Túhabías detenidoyou had stopped
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía detenidos/he had stopped, you (formal) had stopped
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos detenidowe had stopped
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais detenidoyou (plural) had stopped
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían detenidothey had stopped, you (plural formal) had stopped
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Detener in the Indicative Future Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré detenidoI will have stopped
Túhabrás detenidoyou will have stopped
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá detenidos/he will have stopped, you (formal) will have stopped
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos detenidowe will have stopped
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis detenidoyou (plural) will have stopped
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán detenidothey will have stopped, you (plural formal) will have stopped
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Detener in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría detenidoI would have stopped
Túhabrías detenidoyou would have stopped
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría detenidos/he would have stopped, you (formal) would have stopped
Nosotras / Nosotroshabríamos detenidowe would have stopped
Vosotras / Vosotroshabríais detenidoyou (plural) would have stopped
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrían detenidothey would have stopped, you (plural formal) would have stopped
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Subjunctive Tenses of Detener

Detener 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, "detenga", meaning "I stop".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yodetenga I stop
Túdetengas you stop
Ella / Él / Usteddetenga s/he stops, you (formal) stops
Nosotras / Nosotrosdetengamos we stop
Vosotras / Vosotrosdetengáis you (plural) stop
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdetengan they stop, you (plural formal) stop

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Detener 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, "detuviera", meaning "I stopped".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yodetuviera I stopped
Túdetuvieras you stopped
Ella / Él / Usteddetuviera s/he stopped, you (formal) stopped
Nosotras / Nosotrosdetuviéramos we stopped
Vosotras / Vosotrosdetuvierais you (plural) stopped
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdetuvieran they stopped, you (plural formal) stopped

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Detener 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, "detuviere", meaning "I will stop".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yodetuviere I will stop
Túdetuvieres you will stop
Ella / Él / Usteddetuviere s/he will stop, you (formal) will stop
Nosotras / Nosotrosdetuviéremos we will stop
Vosotras / Vosotrosdetuviereis you (plural) will stop
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdetuvieren they will stop, you (plural formal) will stop

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Detener 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 detenido", meaning "I have stopped".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya detenidoI have stopped
Túhayas detenidoyou have stopped
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya detenidos/he has stopped, you (formal) have stopped
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos detenidowe have stopped
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis detenidoyou (plural) have stopped
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan detenidothey have stopped, you (plural formal) have stopped
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Detener 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 detenido", meaning "I had stopped".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera detenidoI had stopped
Túhubieras detenidoyou had stopped
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera detenidos/he had stopped, you (formal) had stopped
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos detenidowe had stopped
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais detenidoyou (plural) had stopped
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran detenidothey had stopped, you (plural formal) had stopped
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Detener 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 detenido", meaning "I will have stopped".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere detenidoI will have stopped
Túhubieres detenidoyou will have stopped
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere detenidos/he will have stopped, you (formal) will have stopped
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos detenidowe will have stopped
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis detenidoyou (plural) will have stopped
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren detenidothey will have stopped, you (plural formal) will have stopped
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Imperative Tenses of Detener

Detener in the Imperative Affirmative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
Túdetén (to you) stop!
Ella / Él / Usteddetenga (to you formal) stop!
Nosotras / Nosotrosdetengamos let's stop!
Vosotras / Vosotrosdetened(to you plural) stop!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdetengan (to you plural formal) stop!

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Detener in the Imperative Negative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
Túno detengas (to you) don't stop!
Ella / Él / Ustedno detenga (to you formal) don't stop!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno detengamos let's not stop!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno detengáis (to you plural) don't stop!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno detengan (to you plural formal) don't stop!

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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