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How to conjugate Detenerse in Spanish

To stop, to arrest, to detain Irregular Verb

Introduction

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

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

SpanishEnglish
Infinitivedetenerseto stop, to arrest, to detain
Past participledetenidostopped
Gerunddeteniendostopping
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Indicative Tenses of Detenerse

Detenerse in the Indicative Present

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome detengo I stop
Túte detienes you stop
Ella / Él / Ustedse detiene s/he stops, you (formal) stops
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos detenemoswe stop
Vosotras / Vosotrosos detenéisyou (plural) stop
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse detienen they stop, you (plural formal) stop

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Detenerse in the Indicative Preterite

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome detuve I stopped
Túte detuviste you stopped
Ella / Él / Ustedse detuvo s/he stopped, you (formal) stopped
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos detuvimos we stopped
Vosotras / Vosotrosos detuvisteis you (plural) stopped
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse detuvieron they stopped, you (plural formal) stopped

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Detenerse in the Indicative Imperfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome deteníaI used to stop
Túte deteníasyou used to stop
Ella / Él / Ustedse detenías/he used to stop, you (formal) used to stop
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos deteníamoswe used to stop
Vosotras / Vosotrosos deteníaisyou (plural) used to stop
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse deteníanthey used to stop, you (plural formal) used to stop
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Detenerse in the Indicative Present Continuous

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome estoy deteniendoI am stopping
Túte estás deteniendoyou are stopping
Ella / Él / Ustedse está deteniendos/he is stopping, you (formal) are stopping
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos estamos deteniendowe are stopping
Vosotras / Vosotrosos estáis deteniendoyou (plural) are stopping
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse están deteniendothey are stopping, you (plural formal) are stopping
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Detenerse in the Indicative Informal Future

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome voy a detenerI am going to stop
Túte vas a deteneryou are going to stop
Ella / Él / Ustedse va a deteners/he is going to stop, you (formal) are going to stop
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos vamos a detenerwe are going to stop
Vosotras / Vosotrosos vais a deteneryou (plural) are going to stop
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse van a detenerthey are going to stop, you (plural formal) are going to stop
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Detenerse in the Indicative Future

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome detendré I will stop
Túte detendrás you will stop
Ella / Él / Ustedse detendrá s/he will stop, you (formal) will stop
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos detendremos we will stop
Vosotras / Vosotrosos detendréis you (plural) will stop
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse detendrán they will stop, you (plural formal) will stop

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Detenerse in the Indicative Conditional

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome detendría I would stop
Túte detendrías you would stop
Ella / Él / Ustedse detendría s/he would stop, you (formal) would stop
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos detendríamos we would stop
Vosotras / Vosotrosos detendríais you (plural) would stop
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse detendrían they would stop, you (plural formal) would stop

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Detenerse in the Indicative Present Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome he detenidoI have stopped
Túte has detenidoyou have stopped
Ella / Él / Ustedse ha detenidos/he has stopped, you (formal) have stopped
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos hemos detenidowe have stopped
Vosotras / Vosotrosos habéis detenidoyou (plural) have stopped
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse han detenidothey have stopped, you (plural formal) have stopped
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Detenerse in the Indicative Past Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome había detenidoI had stopped
Túte habías detenidoyou had stopped
Ella / Él / Ustedse había detenidos/he had stopped, you (formal) had stopped
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos habíamos detenidowe had stopped
Vosotras / Vosotrosos habíais detenidoyou (plural) had stopped
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse habían detenidothey had stopped, you (plural formal) had stopped
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Detenerse in the Indicative Future Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome habré detenidoI will have stopped
Túte habrás detenidoyou will have stopped
Ella / Él / Ustedse habrá detenidos/he will have stopped, you (formal) will have stopped
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos habremos detenidowe will have stopped
Vosotras / Vosotrosos habréis detenidoyou (plural) will have stopped
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse habrán detenidothey will have stopped, you (plural formal) will have stopped
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Detenerse in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome habría detenidoI would have stopped
Túte habrías detenidoyou would have stopped
Ella / Él / Ustedse habría detenidos/he would have stopped, you (formal) would have stopped
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos habríamos detenidowe would have stopped
Vosotras / Vosotrosos habríais detenidoyou (plural) would have stopped
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse habrían detenidothey would have stopped, you (plural formal) would have stopped
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Subjunctive Tenses of Detenerse

Detenerse 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 detenga", meaning "I stop".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome detenga I stop
Túte detengas you stop
Ella / Él / Ustedse detenga s/he stops, you (formal) stops
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos detengamos we stop
Vosotras / Vosotrosos detengáis you (plural) stop
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse detengan they stop, you (plural formal) stop

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Detenerse 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 detuviera", meaning "I stopped".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome detuviera I stopped
Túte detuvieras you stopped
Ella / Él / Ustedse detuviera s/he stopped, you (formal) stopped
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos detuviéramos we stopped
Vosotras / Vosotrosos detuvierais you (plural) stopped
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse detuvieran they stopped, you (plural formal) stopped

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Detenerse 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 detuviere", meaning "I will stop".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome detuviere I will stop
Túte detuvieres you will stop
Ella / Él / Ustedse detuviere s/he will stop, you (formal) will stop
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos detuviéremos we will stop
Vosotras / Vosotrosos detuviereis you (plural) will stop
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse detuvieren they will stop, you (plural formal) will stop

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Detenerse 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 detenido", meaning "I have stopped".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome haya detenidoI have stopped
Túte hayas detenidoyou have stopped
Ella / Él / Ustedse haya detenidos/he has stopped, you (formal) have stopped
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos hayamos detenidowe have stopped
Vosotras / Vosotrosos hayáis detenidoyou (plural) have stopped
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse hayan detenidothey have stopped, you (plural formal) have stopped
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Detenerse 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 detenido", meaning "I had stopped".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome hubiera detenidoI had stopped
Túte hubieras detenidoyou had stopped
Ella / Él / Ustedse hubiera detenidos/he had stopped, you (formal) had stopped
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos hubiéramos detenidowe had stopped
Vosotras / Vosotrosos hubierais detenidoyou (plural) had stopped
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse hubieran detenidothey had stopped, you (plural formal) had stopped
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Detenerse 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 detenido", meaning "I will have stopped".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome hubiere detenidoI will have stopped
Túte hubieres detenidoyou will have stopped
Ella / Él / Ustedse hubiere detenidos/he will have stopped, you (formal) will have stopped
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos hubiéremos detenidowe will have stopped
Vosotras / Vosotrosos hubiereis detenidoyou (plural) will have stopped
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse hubieren detenidothey will have stopped, you (plural formal) will have stopped
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Imperative Tenses of Detenerse

Detenerse in the Imperative Affirmative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
Túdetente (to you) stop!
Ella / Él / Usteddeténgase (to you formal) stop!
Nosotras / Nosotrosdetengámonos let's stop!
Vosotras / Vosotrosdeteneos(to you plural) stop!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdeténganse (to you plural formal) stop!

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Detenerse in the Imperative Negative

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

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

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

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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