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How to conjugate Devolver in Spanish

To give back, to return (something) Irregular Verb

Introduction

Devolver is the Spanish verb for "to give back, to return (something)". It is an irregular verb. Read on below to see how it is conjugated in the 18 major Spanish tenses!

SpanishEnglish
Infinitivedevolverto give back, to return (something)
Past participledevueltogiven back
Gerunddevolviendogiving back
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Indicative Tenses of Devolver

Devolver in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of devolver 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, "devuelvo", meaning "I give back".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yodevuelvo I give back
TĂșdevuelves you give back
Ella / Él / Usteddevuelve s/he gives back, you (formal) gives back
Nosotras / Nosotrosdevolvemoswe give back
Vosotras / Vosotrosdevolvéisyou (plural) give back
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdevuelven they give back, you (plural formal) give back

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Devolver in the Indicative Preterite

The Indicative Preterite of devolver is used to talk about actions completed in the past, at a specific point in time. For example, "devolvĂ­", meaning "I gave back".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodevolvĂ­I gave back
TĂșdevolvisteyou gave back
Ella / Él / Usteddevolviós/he gave back, you (formal) gave back
Nosotras / Nosotrosdevolvimoswe gave back
Vosotras / Vosotrosdevolvisteisyou (plural) gave back
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdevolvieronthey gave back, you (plural formal) gave back
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Devolver in the Indicative Imperfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodevolvĂ­aI used to give back
TĂșdevolvĂ­asyou used to give back
Ella / Él / Usteddevolvías/he used to give back, you (formal) used to give back
Nosotras / NosotrosdevolvĂ­amoswe used to give back
Vosotras / VosotrosdevolvĂ­aisyou (plural) used to give back
Ellas / Ellos / UstedesdevolvĂ­anthey used to give back, you (plural formal) used to give back
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Devolver in the Indicative Present Continuous

The Indicative Present Continuous of devolver is used to talk about something that is happening continuously or right now. For example, "estoy devolviendo", meaning "I am giving back".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoestoy devolviendoI am giving back
TĂșestĂĄs devolviendoyou are giving back
Ella / Él / Ustedestá devolviendos/he is giving back, you (formal) are giving back
Nosotras / Nosotrosestamos devolviendowe are giving back
Vosotras / VosotrosestĂĄis devolviendoyou (plural) are giving back
Ellas / Ellos / UstedesestĂĄn devolviendothey are giving back, you (plural formal) are giving back
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Devolver in the Indicative Informal Future

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yovoy a devolverI am going to give back
TĂșvas a devolveryou are going to give back
Ella / Él / Ustedva a devolvers/he is going to give back, you (formal) are going to give back
Nosotras / Nosotrosvamos a devolverwe are going to give back
Vosotras / Vosotrosvais a devolveryou (plural) are going to give back
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvan a devolverthey are going to give back, you (plural formal) are going to give back
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Devolver in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of devolver is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "devolveré", meaning "I will give back".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodevolveréI will give back
TĂșdevolverĂĄsyou will give back
Ella / Él / Usteddevolverás/he will give back, you (formal) will give back
Nosotras / Nosotrosdevolveremoswe will give back
Vosotras / Vosotrosdevolveréisyou (plural) will give back
Ellas / Ellos / UstedesdevolverĂĄnthey will give back, you (plural formal) will give back
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Devolver in the Indicative Conditional

The Indicative Conditional of devolver is used to talk about something that may happen in the future, hypothesis and probabilities. For example, "devolverĂ­a", meaning "I would give back".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodevolverĂ­aI would give back
TĂșdevolverĂ­asyou would give back
Ella / Él / Usteddevolverías/he would give back, you (formal) would give back
Nosotras / NosotrosdevolverĂ­amoswe would give back
Vosotras / VosotrosdevolverĂ­aisyou (plural) would give back
Ellas / Ellos / UstedesdevolverĂ­anthey would give back, you (plural formal) would give back
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Devolver in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of devolver 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 devuelto", meaning "I have given back".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe devuelto I have given back
TĂșhas devuelto you have given back
Ella / Él / Ustedha devuelto s/he has given back, you (formal) have given back
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos devuelto we have given back
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis devuelto you (plural) have given back
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan devuelto they have given back, you (plural formal) have given back

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Devolver in the Indicative Past Perfect

The Indicative Past Perfect of devolver is used to talk about actions that happened before another action in the past. For example, "habĂ­a devuelto", meaning "I had given back".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YohabĂ­a devuelto I had given back
TĂșhabĂ­as devuelto you had given back
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía devuelto s/he had given back, you (formal) had given back
Nosotras / NosotroshabĂ­amos devuelto we had given back
Vosotras / VosotroshabĂ­ais devuelto you (plural) had given back
Ellas / Ellos / UstedeshabĂ­an devuelto they had given back, you (plural formal) had given back

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Devolver in the Indicative Future Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré devuelto I will have given back
TĂșhabrĂĄs devuelto you will have given back
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá devuelto s/he will have given back, you (formal) will have given back
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos devuelto we will have given back
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis devuelto you (plural) will have given back
Ellas / Ellos / UstedeshabrĂĄn devuelto they will have given back, you (plural formal) will have given back

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Devolver in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YohabrĂ­a devuelto I would have given back
TĂșhabrĂ­as devuelto you would have given back
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría devuelto s/he would have given back, you (formal) would have given back
Nosotras / NosotroshabrĂ­amos devuelto we would have given back
Vosotras / VosotroshabrĂ­ais devuelto you (plural) would have given back
Ellas / Ellos / UstedeshabrĂ­an devuelto they would have given back, you (plural formal) would have given back

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Subjunctive Tenses of Devolver

Devolver 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, "devuelva", meaning "I give back".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yodevuelva I give back
TĂșdevuelvas you give back
Ella / Él / Usteddevuelva s/he gives back, you (formal) gives back
Nosotras / Nosotrosdevolvamoswe give back
Vosotras / VosotrosdevolvĂĄisyou (plural) give back
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdevuelvan they give back, you (plural formal) give back

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Devolver 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, "devolviera", meaning "I gave back".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodevolvieraI gave back
TĂșdevolvierasyou gave back
Ella / Él / Usteddevolvieras/he gave back, you (formal) gave back
Nosotras / Nosotrosdevolviéramoswe gave back
Vosotras / Vosotrosdevolvieraisyou (plural) gave back
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdevolvieranthey gave back, you (plural formal) gave back
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Devolver 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, "devolviere", meaning "I will give back".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodevolviereI will give back
TĂșdevolvieresyou will give back
Ella / Él / Usteddevolvieres/he will give back, you (formal) will give back
Nosotras / Nosotrosdevolviéremoswe will give back
Vosotras / Vosotrosdevolviereisyou (plural) will give back
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdevolvierenthey will give back, you (plural formal) will give back
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Devolver 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 devuelto", meaning "I have given back".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya devuelto I have given back
TĂșhayas devuelto you have given back
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya devuelto s/he has given back, you (formal) have given back
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos devuelto we have given back
Vosotras / VosotroshayĂĄis devuelto you (plural) have given back
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan devuelto they have given back, you (plural formal) have given back

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Devolver 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 devuelto", meaning "I had given back".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera devuelto I had given back
TĂșhubieras devuelto you had given back
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera devuelto s/he had given back, you (formal) had given back
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos devuelto we had given back
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais devuelto you (plural) had given back
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran devuelto they had given back, you (plural formal) had given back

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Devolver 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 devuelto", meaning "I will have given back".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere devuelto I will have given back
TĂșhubieres devuelto you will have given back
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere devuelto s/he will have given back, you (formal) will have given back
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos devuelto we will have given back
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis devuelto you (plural) will have given back
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren devuelto they will have given back, you (plural formal) will have given back

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Imperative Tenses of Devolver

Devolver in the Imperative Affirmative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
TĂșdevuelve (to you) give! back
Ella / Él / Usteddevuelva (to you formal) give! back
Nosotras / Nosotrosdevolvamoslet's give! back
Vosotras / Vosotrosdevolved(to you plural) give! back
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdevuelvan (to you plural formal) give! back

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Devolver in the Imperative Negative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
TĂșno devuelvas (to you) don't give! back
Ella / Él / Ustedno devuelva (to you formal) don't give! back
Nosotras / Nosotrosno devolvamoslet's not give! back
Vosotras / Vosotrosno devolvĂĄis(to you plural) don't give! back
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno devuelvan (to you plural formal) don't give! back

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