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How to conjugate Dormir in Spanish

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Introduction

Dormir is the Spanish verb for "to sleep". It is an irregular verb. Read on below to see how it is conjugated in the 18 major Spanish tenses!

Similar verbs to dormir include: dormirse.

SpanishEnglish
Infinitivedormirto sleep
Past participledormidoslept
Gerunddurmiendosleeping
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Indicative Tenses of Dormir

Dormir in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of dormir 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, "duermo", meaning "I sleep".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoduermo I sleep
duermes you sleep
Ella / Él / Ustedduerme s/he sleep, you (formal) sleep
Nosotras / Nosotrosdormimoswe sleep
Vosotras / Vosotrosdormísyou (plural) sleep
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesduermen they sleep, you (plural formal) sleep

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Dormir in the Indicative Preterite

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodormíI slept
dormisteyou slept
Ella / Él / Usteddurmió s/he slept, you (formal) slept
Nosotras / Nosotrosdormimoswe slept
Vosotras / Vosotrosdormisteisyou (plural) slept
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdurmieron they slept, you (plural formal) slept

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Dormir in the Indicative Imperfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodormíaI used to sleep
dormíasyou used to sleep
Ella / Él / Usteddormías/he used to sleep, you (formal) used to sleep
Nosotras / Nosotrosdormíamoswe used to sleep
Vosotras / Vosotrosdormíaisyou (plural) used to sleep
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdormíanthey used to sleep, you (plural formal) used to sleep
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Dormir in the Indicative Present Continuous

The Indicative Present Continuous of dormir is used to talk about something that is happening continuosly or right now. For example, "estoy durmiendo", meaning "I am sleeping".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoestoy durmiendo I am sleeping
estás durmiendo you are sleeping
Ella / Él / Ustedestá durmiendo s/he is sleeping, you (formal) are sleeping
Nosotras / Nosotrosestamos durmiendo we are sleeping
Vosotras / Vosotrosestáis durmiendo you (plural) are sleeping
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesestán durmiendo they are sleeping, you (plural formal) are sleeping

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Dormir in the Indicative Informal Future

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yovoy a dormirI am going to sleep
vas a dormiryou are going to sleep
Ella / Él / Ustedva a dormirs/he is going to sleep, you (formal) are going to sleep
Nosotras / Nosotrosvamos a dormirwe are going to sleep
Vosotras / Vosotrosvais a dormiryou (plural) are going to sleep
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvan a dormirthey are going to sleep, you (plural formal) are going to sleep
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Dormir in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of dormir is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "dormiré", meaning "I will sleep".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodormiréI will sleep
dormirásyou will sleep
Ella / Él / Usteddormirás/he will sleep, you (formal) will sleep
Nosotras / Nosotrosdormiremoswe will sleep
Vosotras / Vosotrosdormiréisyou (plural) will sleep
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdormiránthey will sleep, you (plural formal) will sleep
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Dormir in the Indicative Conditional

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodormiríaI would sleep
dormiríasyou would sleep
Ella / Él / Usteddormirías/he would sleep, you (formal) would sleep
Nosotras / Nosotrosdormiríamoswe would sleep
Vosotras / Vosotrosdormiríaisyou (plural) would sleep
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdormiríanthey would sleep, you (plural formal) would sleep
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Dormir in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of dormir 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 dormido", meaning "I have slept".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe dormidoI have slept
has dormidoyou have slept
Ella / Él / Ustedha dormidos/he has slept, you (formal) have slept
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos dormidowe have slept
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis dormidoyou (plural) have slept
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan dormidothey have slept, you (plural formal) have slept
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Dormir in the Indicative Past Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía dormidoI had slept
habías dormidoyou had slept
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía dormidos/he had slept, you (formal) had slept
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos dormidowe had slept
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais dormidoyou (plural) had slept
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían dormidothey had slept, you (plural formal) had slept
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Dormir in the Indicative Future Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré dormidoI will have slept
habrás dormidoyou will have slept
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá dormidos/he will have slept, you (formal) will have slept
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos dormidowe will have slept
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis dormidoyou (plural) will have slept
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán dormidothey will have slept, you (plural formal) will have slept
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Dormir in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría dormidoI would have slept
habrías dormidoyou would have slept
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría dormidos/he would have slept, you (formal) would have slept
Nosotras / Nosotroshabríamos dormidowe would have slept
Vosotras / Vosotroshabríais dormidoyou (plural) would have slept
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrían dormidothey would have slept, you (plural formal) would have slept
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Subjunctive Tenses of Dormir

Dormir 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, "duerma", meaning "I sleep".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoduerma I sleep
duermas you sleep
Ella / Él / Ustedduerma s/he sleep, you (formal) sleep
Nosotras / Nosotrosdurmamos we sleep
Vosotras / Vosotrosdurmáis you (plural) sleep
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesduerman they sleep, you (plural formal) sleep

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Dormir 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, "durmiera", meaning "I slept".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yodurmiera I slept
durmieras you slept
Ella / Él / Usteddurmiera s/he slept, you (formal) slept
Nosotras / Nosotrosdurmiéramos we slept
Vosotras / Vosotrosdurmierais you (plural) slept
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdurmieran they slept, you (plural formal) slept

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Dormir 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, "durmiere", meaning "I will sleep".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yodurmiere I will sleep
durmieres you will sleep
Ella / Él / Usteddurmiere s/he will sleep, you (formal) will sleep
Nosotras / Nosotrosdurmiéremos we will sleep
Vosotras / Vosotrosdurmiereis you (plural) will sleep
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesdurmieren they will sleep, you (plural formal) will sleep

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Dormir 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 dormido", meaning "I have slept".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya dormidoI have slept
hayas dormidoyou have slept
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya dormidos/he has slept, you (formal) have slept
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos dormidowe have slept
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis dormidoyou (plural) have slept
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan dormidothey have slept, you (plural formal) have slept
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Dormir 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 dormido", meaning "I had slept".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera dormidoI had slept
hubieras dormidoyou had slept
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera dormidos/he had slept, you (formal) had slept
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos dormidowe had slept
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais dormidoyou (plural) had slept
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran dormidothey had slept, you (plural formal) had slept
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Dormir 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 dormido", meaning "I will have slept".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere dormidoI will have slept
hubieres dormidoyou will have slept
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere dormidos/he will have slept, you (formal) will have slept
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos dormidowe will have slept
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis dormidoyou (plural) will have slept
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren dormidothey will have slept, you (plural formal) will have slept
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Imperative Tenses of Dormir

Dormir in the Imperative Affirmative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
duerme (to you) sleep!
Ella / Él / Ustedduerma (to you formal) sleep!
Nosotras / Nosotrosdurmamos let's sleep!
Vosotras / Vosotrosdormid(to you plural) sleep!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesduerman (to you plural formal) sleep!

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Dormir in the Imperative Negative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
no duermas (to you) don't sleep!
Ella / Él / Ustedno duerma (to you formal) don't sleep!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno durmamos let's not sleep!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno durmáis (to you plural) don't sleep!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno duerman (to you plural formal) don't sleep!

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