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How to conjugate Dictar in Spanish

To dictate Regular AR Verb

Introduction

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

ItemSpanishEnglish
Infinitivedictarto dictate
Past participledictadodictated
Gerunddictandodictating

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Indicative Tenses of Dictar

Dictar in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of dictar 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, "dicto", meaning "I dictate".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodictoI dictate
dictasyou dictate
Ella / Él / Usteddictas/he dictates, you (formal) dictate
Nosotras / Nosotrosdictamoswe dictate
Vosotras / Vosotrosdictáisyou (plural) dictate
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdictanthey dictate, you (plural formal) dictate

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Dictar in the Indicative Preterite

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodictéI dictated
dictasteyou dictated
Ella / Él / Usteddictós/he dictated, you (formal) dictated
Nosotras / Nosotrosdictamoswe dictated
Vosotras / Vosotrosdictasteisyou (plural) dictated
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdictaronthey dictated, you (plural formal) dictated

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Dictar in the Indicative Imperfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodictabaI used to dictate
dictabasyou used to dictate
Ella / Él / Usteddictabas/he used to dictate, you (formal) used to dictate
Nosotras / Nosotrosdictábamoswe used to dictate
Vosotras / Vosotrosdictabaisyou (plural) used to dictate
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdictabanthey used to dictate, you (plural formal) used to dictate

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Dictar in the Indicative Present Continuous

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoestoy dictandoI am dictating
estás dictandoyou are dictating
Ella / Él / Ustedestá dictandos/he is dictating, you (formal) are dictating
Nosotras / Nosotrosestamos dictandowe are dictating
Vosotras / Vosotrosestáis dictandoyou (plural) are dictating
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesestán dictandothey are dictating, you (plural formal) are dictating

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Dictar in the Indicative Informal Future

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yovoy a dictarI am going to dictate
vas a dictaryou are going to dictate
Ella / Él / Ustedva a dictars/he is going to dictate, you (formal) are going to dictate
Nosotras / Nosotrosvamos a dictarwe are going to dictate
Vosotras / Vosotrosvais a dictaryou (plural) are going to dictate
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvan a dictarthey are going to dictate, you (plural formal) are going to dictate

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Dictar in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of dictar is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "dictaré", meaning "I will dictate".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodictaréI will dictate
dictarásyou will dictate
Ella / Él / Usteddictarás/he will dictate, you (formal) will dictate
Nosotras / Nosotrosdictaremoswe will dictate
Vosotras / Vosotrosdictaréisyou (plural) will dictate
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdictaránthey will dictate, you (plural formal) will dictate

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Dictar in the Indicative Conditional

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodictaríaI would dictate
dictaríasyou would dictate
Ella / Él / Usteddictarías/he would dictate, you (formal) would dictate
Nosotras / Nosotrosdictaríamoswe would dictate
Vosotras / Vosotrosdictaríaisyou (plural) would dictate
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdictaríanthey would dictate, you (plural formal) would dictate

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Dictar in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of dictar 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 dictado", meaning "I have dictated".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe dictadoI have dictated
has dictadoyou have dictated
Ella / Él / Ustedha dictados/he has dictated, you (formal) have dictated
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos dictadowe have dictated
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis dictadoyou (plural) have dictated
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan dictadothey have dictated, you (plural formal) have dictated

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Dictar in the Indicative Past Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía dictadoI had dictated
habías dictadoyou had dictated
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía dictados/he had dictated, you (formal) had dictated
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos dictadowe had dictated
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais dictadoyou (plural) had dictated
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían dictadothey had dictated, you (plural formal) had dictated

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Dictar in the Indicative Future Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré dictadoI will have dictated
habrás dictadoyou will have dictated
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá dictados/he will have dictated, you (formal) will have dictated
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos dictadowe will have dictated
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis dictadoyou (plural) will have dictated
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán dictadothey will have dictated, you (plural formal) will have dictated

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Dictar in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría dictadoI would have dictated
habrías dictadoyou would have dictated
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría dictados/he would have dictated, you (formal) would have dictated
Nosotras / Nosotroshabríamos dictadowe would have dictated
Vosotras / Vosotroshabríais dictadoyou (plural) would have dictated
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrían dictadothey would have dictated, you (plural formal) would have dictated

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Subjunctive Tenses of Dictar

Dictar 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, "dicte", meaning "I dictate".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodicteI dictate
dictesyou dictate
Ella / Él / Usteddictes/he dictates, you (formal) dictate
Nosotras / Nosotrosdictemoswe dictate
Vosotras / Vosotrosdictéisyou (plural) dictate
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdictenthey dictate, you (plural formal) dictate

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Dictar 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, "dictara", meaning "I dictated".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodictaraI dictated
dictarasyou dictated
Ella / Él / Usteddictaras/he dictated, you (formal) dictated
Nosotras / Nosotrosdictáramoswe dictated
Vosotras / Vosotrosdictaraisyou (plural) dictated
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdictaranthey dictated, you (plural formal) dictated

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Dictar 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, "dictare", meaning "I will dictate".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodictareI will dictate
dictaresyou will dictate
Ella / Él / Usteddictares/he will dictate, you (formal) will dictate
Nosotras / Nosotrosdictáremoswe will dictate
Vosotras / Vosotrosdictareisyou (plural) will dictate
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdictarenthey will dictate, you (plural formal) will dictate

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Dictar 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 dictado", meaning "I have dictated".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya dictadoI have dictated
hayas dictadoyou have dictated
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya dictados/he has dictated, you (formal) have dictated
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos dictadowe have dictated
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis dictadoyou (plural) have dictated
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan dictadothey have dictated, you (plural formal) have dictated

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Dictar 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 dictado", meaning "I had dictated".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera dictadoI had dictated
hubieras dictadoyou had dictated
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera dictados/he had dictated, you (formal) had dictated
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos dictadowe had dictated
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais dictadoyou (plural) had dictated
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran dictadothey had dictated, you (plural formal) had dictated

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Dictar 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 dictado", meaning "I will have dictated".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere dictadoI will have dictated
hubieres dictadoyou will have dictated
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere dictados/he will have dictated, you (formal) will have dictated
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos dictadowe will have dictated
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis dictadoyou (plural) will have dictated
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren dictadothey will have dictated, you (plural formal) will have dictated

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Imperative Tenses of Dictar

Dictar in the Imperative Affirmative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
dicta(to you) dictate!
Ella / Él / Usteddicte(to you formal) dictate!
Nosotras / Nosotrosdictemoslet's dictate!
Vosotras / Vosotrosdictad(to you plural) dictate!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdicten(to you plural formal) dictate!

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Dictar in the Imperative Negative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
no dictes(to you) don't dictate!
Ella / Él / Ustedno dicte(to you formal) don't dictate!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno dictemoslet's not dictate!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno dictéis(to you plural) don't dictate!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno dicten(to you plural formal) don't dictate!

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