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How to conjugate Dirigir in Spanish

To direct, to lead Irregular

Introduction

Dirigir is the Spanish verb for to direct, to lead. It is an irregular verb. Read on below to see how it is conjugated in the 16 major Spanish tenses!

SpanishSpanishEnglish
Infinitivedirigirto direct, to lead
Past participledirigidodirected
Gerunddirigiendodirecting

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Indicative Tenses of Dirigir

Dirigir in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of dirigir 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, "dirijo", meaning "I direct".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodirijoI direct
dirigesyou direct
Ella / Él / Usteddiriges/he direct, you (formal) direct
Nosotras / Nosotrosdirigimoswe direct
Vosotras / Vosotrosdirigísyou (plural) direct
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdirigenthey direct, you (plural formal) direct
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Dirigir in the Indicative Preterite

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodirigíI directed
dirigisteyou directed
Ella / Él / Usteddirigiós/he directed, you (formal) directed
Nosotras / Nosotrosdirigimoswe directed
Vosotras / Vosotrosdirigisteisyou (plural) directed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdirigieronthey directed, you (plural formal) directed
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Dirigir in the Indicative Imperfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodirigíaI used to direct
dirigíasyou used to direct
Ella / Él / Usteddirigías/he used to direct, you (formal) used to direct
Nosotras / Nosotrosdirigíamoswe used to direct
Vosotras / Vosotrosdirigíaisyou (plural) used to direct
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdirigíanthey used to direct, you (plural formal) used to direct
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Dirigir in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of dirigir is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "dirigiré", meaning "I will direct".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodirigiréI will direct
dirigirásyou will direct
Ella / Él / Usteddirigirás/he will direct, you (formal) will direct
Nosotras / Nosotrosdirigiremoswe will direct
Vosotras / Vosotrosdirigiréisyou (plural) will direct
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdirigiránthey will direct, you (plural formal) will direct
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Dirigir in the Indicative Conditional

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodirigiríaI would direct
dirigiríasyou would direct
Ella / Él / Usteddirigirías/he would direct, you (formal) would direct
Nosotras / Nosotrosdirigiríamoswe would direct
Vosotras / Vosotrosdirigiríaisyou (plural) would direct
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdirigiríanthey would direct, you (plural formal) would direct
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Dirigir in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of dirigir 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 dirigido", meaning "I have directed".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe dirigidoI have directed
has dirigidoyou have directed
Ella / Él / Ustedha dirigidos/he has directed, you (formal) have directed
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos dirigidowe have directed
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis dirigidoyou (plural) have directed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan dirigidothey have directed, you (plural formal) have directed
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Dirigir in the Indicative Past Perfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía dirigidoI had directed
habías dirigidoyou had directed
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía dirigidos/he had directed, you (formal) had directed
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos dirigidowe had directed
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais dirigidoyou (plural) had directed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían dirigidothey had directed, you (plural formal) had directed
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Dirigir in the Indicative Future Perfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré dirigidoI will have directed
habrás dirigidoyou will have directed
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá dirigidos/he will have directed, you (formal) will have directed
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos dirigidowe will have directed
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis dirigidoyou (plural) will have directed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán dirigidothey will have directed, you (plural formal) will have directed
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Dirigir in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría dirigidoI would have directed
habrías dirigidoyou would have directed
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría dirigidos/he would have directed, you (formal) would have directed
Nosotras / Nosotroshabríamos dirigidowe would have directed
Vosotras / Vosotroshabríais dirigidoyou (plural) would have directed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrían dirigidothey would have directed, you (plural formal) would have directed
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Subjunctive Tenses of Dirigir

Dirigir 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, "dirija", meaning "I direct".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodirijaI direct
dirijasyou direct
Ella / Él / Usteddirijas/he direct, you (formal) direct
Nosotras / Nosotrosdirijamoswe direct
Vosotras / Vosotrosdirijáisyou (plural) direct
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdirijanthey direct, you (plural formal) direct
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Dirigir 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, "dirigiera", meaning "I directed".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodirigieraI directed
dirigierasyou directed
Ella / Él / Usteddirigieras/he directed, you (formal) directed
Nosotras / Nosotrosdirigiéramoswe directed
Vosotras / Vosotrosdirigieraisyou (plural) directed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdirigieranthey directed, you (plural formal) directed
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Dirigir in the Subjunctive Future

The Subjunctive Future is used For example, "dirigiere", meaning "I will direct".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodirigiereI will direct
dirigieresyou will direct
Ella / Él / Usteddirigieres/he will direct, you (formal) will direct
Nosotras / Nosotrosdirigiéremoswe will direct
Vosotras / Vosotrosdirigiereisyou (plural) will direct
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdirigierenthey will direct, you (plural formal) will direct
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Dirigir 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 dirigido", meaning "I have directed".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya dirigidoI have directed
hayas dirigidoyou have directed
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya dirigidos/he has directed, you (formal) have directed
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos dirigidowe have directed
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis dirigidoyou (plural) have directed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan dirigidothey have directed, you (plural formal) have directed
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Dirigir 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 dirigido", meaning "I had directed".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera dirigidoI had directed
hubieras dirigidoyou had directed
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera dirigidos/he had directed, you (formal) had directed
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos dirigidowe had directed
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais dirigidoyou (plural) had directed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran dirigidothey had directed, you (plural formal) had directed
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Dirigir in the Subjunctive Future Perfect

The Subjunctive Future Perfect is used For example, "hubiere dirigido", meaning "I will have directed".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere dirigidoI will have directed
hubieres dirigidoyou will have directed
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere dirigidos/he will have directed, you (formal) will have directed
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos dirigidowe will have directed
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis dirigidoyou (plural) will have directed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren dirigidothey will have directed, you (plural formal) will have directed
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Imperative Tenses of Dirigir

Dirigir in the Imperative Affirmative

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
dirige(to you) direct!
Ella / Él / Usteddirija(to you formal) direct!
Nosotras / Nosotrosdirijamos(to we) direct!
Vosotras / Vosotrosdirigid(to you plural) direct!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdirijan(to you plural formal) direct!
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Dirigir in the Imperative Negative

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
no dirijas(to you) don't direct!
Ella / Él / Ustedno dirija(to you formal) don't direct!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno dirijamos(to we) don't direct!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno dirijáis(to you plural) don't direct!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno dirijan(to you plural formal) don't direct!
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