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How to conjugate Echar in Spanish

To throw, to put, to drop, Regular AR Verb

Introduction

Echar is the Spanish verb for "to throw, to put, to drop, ". It is a regular AR verb. Read on below to see how it is conjugated in the 18 major Spanish tenses!

Similar verbs to echar include: arrojar, lanzar, tirar, asar, colocar, meter, poner, deponer, escurrir, soltar.

SpanishEnglish
Infinitiveecharto throw, to put, to drop,
Past participleechadothrown
Gerundechandothrowing
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Indicative Tenses of Echar

Echar in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of echar 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, "echo", meaning "I throw".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoechoI throw
Túechasyou throw
Ella / Él / Ustedechas/he throws, you (formal) throws
Nosotras / Nosotrosechamoswe throw
Vosotras / Vosotrosecháisyou (plural) throw
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesechanthey throw, you (plural formal) throw
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Echar in the Indicative Preterite

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoechéI threw
Túechasteyou threw
Ella / Él / Ustedechós/he threw, you (formal) threw
Nosotras / Nosotrosechamoswe threw
Vosotras / Vosotrosechasteisyou (plural) threw
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesecharonthey threw, you (plural formal) threw
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Echar in the Indicative Imperfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoechabaI used to throw
Túechabasyou used to throw
Ella / Él / Ustedechabas/he used to throw, you (formal) used to throw
Nosotras / Nosotrosechábamoswe used to throw
Vosotras / Vosotrosechabaisyou (plural) used to throw
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesechabanthey used to throw, you (plural formal) used to throw
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Echar in the Indicative Present Continuous

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoestoy echandoI am throwing
Túestás echandoyou are throwing
Ella / Él / Ustedestá echandos/he is throwing, you (formal) are throwing
Nosotras / Nosotrosestamos echandowe are throwing
Vosotras / Vosotrosestáis echandoyou (plural) are throwing
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesestán echandothey are throwing, you (plural formal) are throwing
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Echar in the Indicative Informal Future

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yovoy a echarI am going to throw
Túvas a echaryou are going to throw
Ella / Él / Ustedva a echars/he is going to throw, you (formal) are going to throw
Nosotras / Nosotrosvamos a echarwe are going to throw
Vosotras / Vosotrosvais a echaryou (plural) are going to throw
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvan a echarthey are going to throw, you (plural formal) are going to throw
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Echar in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of echar is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "echaré", meaning "I will throw".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoecharéI will throw
Túecharásyou will throw
Ella / Él / Ustedecharás/he will throw, you (formal) will throw
Nosotras / Nosotrosecharemoswe will throw
Vosotras / Vosotrosecharéisyou (plural) will throw
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesecharánthey will throw, you (plural formal) will throw
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Echar in the Indicative Conditional

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoecharíaI would throw
Túecharíasyou would throw
Ella / Él / Ustedecharías/he would throw, you (formal) would throw
Nosotras / Nosotrosecharíamoswe would throw
Vosotras / Vosotrosecharíaisyou (plural) would throw
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesecharíanthey would throw, you (plural formal) would throw
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Echar in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of echar 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 echado", meaning "I have thrown".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe echadoI have thrown
Túhas echadoyou have thrown
Ella / Él / Ustedha echados/he has thrown, you (formal) have thrown
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos echadowe have thrown
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis echadoyou (plural) have thrown
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan echadothey have thrown, you (plural formal) have thrown
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Echar in the Indicative Past Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía echadoI had thrown
Túhabías echadoyou had thrown
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía echados/he had thrown, you (formal) had thrown
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos echadowe had thrown
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais echadoyou (plural) had thrown
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían echadothey had thrown, you (plural formal) had thrown
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Echar in the Indicative Future Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré echadoI will have thrown
Túhabrás echadoyou will have thrown
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá echados/he will have thrown, you (formal) will have thrown
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos echadowe will have thrown
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis echadoyou (plural) will have thrown
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán echadothey will have thrown, you (plural formal) will have thrown
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Echar in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría echadoI would have thrown
Túhabrías echadoyou would have thrown
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría echados/he would have thrown, you (formal) would have thrown
Nosotras / Nosotroshabríamos echadowe would have thrown
Vosotras / Vosotroshabríais echadoyou (plural) would have thrown
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrían echadothey would have thrown, you (plural formal) would have thrown
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Subjunctive Tenses of Echar

Echar 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, "eche", meaning "I throw".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoecheI throw
Túechesyou throw
Ella / Él / Ustedeches/he throws, you (formal) throws
Nosotras / Nosotrosechemoswe throw
Vosotras / Vosotrosechéisyou (plural) throw
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesechenthey throw, you (plural formal) throw
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Echar 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, "echara", meaning "I threw".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoecharaI threw
Túecharasyou threw
Ella / Él / Ustedecharas/he threw, you (formal) threw
Nosotras / Nosotrosecháramoswe threw
Vosotras / Vosotrosecharaisyou (plural) threw
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesecharanthey threw, you (plural formal) threw
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Echar 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, "echare", meaning "I will throw".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoechareI will throw
Túecharesyou will throw
Ella / Él / Ustedechares/he will throw, you (formal) will throw
Nosotras / Nosotrosecháremoswe will throw
Vosotras / Vosotrosechareisyou (plural) will throw
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesecharenthey will throw, you (plural formal) will throw
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Echar 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 echado", meaning "I have thrown".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya echadoI have thrown
Túhayas echadoyou have thrown
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya echados/he has thrown, you (formal) have thrown
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos echadowe have thrown
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis echadoyou (plural) have thrown
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan echadothey have thrown, you (plural formal) have thrown
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Echar 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 echado", meaning "I had thrown".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera echadoI had thrown
Túhubieras echadoyou had thrown
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera echados/he had thrown, you (formal) had thrown
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos echadowe had thrown
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais echadoyou (plural) had thrown
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran echadothey had thrown, you (plural formal) had thrown
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Echar 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 echado", meaning "I will have thrown".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere echadoI will have thrown
Túhubieres echadoyou will have thrown
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere echados/he will have thrown, you (formal) will have thrown
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos echadowe will have thrown
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis echadoyou (plural) will have thrown
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren echadothey will have thrown, you (plural formal) will have thrown
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Imperative Tenses of Echar

Echar in the Imperative Affirmative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
Túecha(to you) throw!
Ella / Él / Ustedeche(to you formal) throw!
Nosotras / Nosotrosechemoslet's throw!
Vosotras / Vosotrosechad(to you plural) throw!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesechen(to you plural formal) throw!
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Echar in the Imperative Negative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
Túno eches(to you) don't throw!
Ella / Él / Ustedno eche(to you formal) don't throw!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno echemoslet's not throw!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno echéis(to you plural) don't throw!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno echen(to you plural formal) don't throw!
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