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How to conjugate Educar in Spanish

To educate Irregular Verb

Introduction

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

SpanishEnglish
Infinitiveeducarto educate
Past participleeducadoeducated
Gerundeducandoeducating
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Indicative Tenses of Educar

Educar in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of educar 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, "educo", meaning "I educate".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoeducoI educate
educasyou educate
Ella / Él / Ustededucas/he educate, you (formal) educate
Nosotras / Nosotroseducamoswe educate
Vosotras / Vosotroseducáisyou (plural) educate
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeseducanthey educate, you (plural formal) educate
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Educar in the Indicative Preterite

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoeduqué I educated
educasteyou educated
Ella / Él / Ustededucós/he educated, you (formal) educated
Nosotras / Nosotroseducamoswe educated
Vosotras / Vosotroseducasteisyou (plural) educated
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeseducaronthey educated, you (plural formal) educated

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Educar in the Indicative Imperfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoeducabaI used to educate
educabasyou used to educate
Ella / Él / Ustededucabas/he used to educate, you (formal) used to educate
Nosotras / Nosotroseducábamoswe used to educate
Vosotras / Vosotroseducabaisyou (plural) used to educate
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeseducabanthey used to educate, you (plural formal) used to educate
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Educar in the Indicative Present Continuous

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoestoy educandoI am educating
estás educandoyou are educating
Ella / Él / Ustedestá educandos/he is educating, you (formal) are educating
Nosotras / Nosotrosestamos educandowe are educating
Vosotras / Vosotrosestáis educandoyou (plural) are educating
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesestán educandothey are educating, you (plural formal) are educating
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Educar in the Indicative Informal Future

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yovoy a educarI am going to educate
vas a educaryou are going to educate
Ella / Él / Ustedva a educars/he is going to educate, you (formal) are going to educate
Nosotras / Nosotrosvamos a educarwe are going to educate
Vosotras / Vosotrosvais a educaryou (plural) are going to educate
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvan a educarthey are going to educate, you (plural formal) are going to educate
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Educar in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of educar is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "educaré", meaning "I will educate".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoeducaréI will educate
educarásyou will educate
Ella / Él / Ustededucarás/he will educate, you (formal) will educate
Nosotras / Nosotroseducaremoswe will educate
Vosotras / Vosotroseducaréisyou (plural) will educate
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeseducaránthey will educate, you (plural formal) will educate
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Educar in the Indicative Conditional

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoeducaríaI would educate
educaríasyou would educate
Ella / Él / Ustededucarías/he would educate, you (formal) would educate
Nosotras / Nosotroseducaríamoswe would educate
Vosotras / Vosotroseducaríaisyou (plural) would educate
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeseducaríanthey would educate, you (plural formal) would educate
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Educar in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of educar 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 educado", meaning "I have educated".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe educadoI have educated
has educadoyou have educated
Ella / Él / Ustedha educados/he has educated, you (formal) have educated
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos educadowe have educated
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis educadoyou (plural) have educated
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan educadothey have educated, you (plural formal) have educated
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Educar in the Indicative Past Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía educadoI had educated
habías educadoyou had educated
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía educados/he had educated, you (formal) had educated
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos educadowe had educated
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais educadoyou (plural) had educated
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían educadothey had educated, you (plural formal) had educated
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Educar in the Indicative Future Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré educadoI will have educated
habrás educadoyou will have educated
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá educados/he will have educated, you (formal) will have educated
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos educadowe will have educated
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis educadoyou (plural) will have educated
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán educadothey will have educated, you (plural formal) will have educated
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Educar in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría educadoI would have educated
habrías educadoyou would have educated
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría educados/he would have educated, you (formal) would have educated
Nosotras / Nosotroshabríamos educadowe would have educated
Vosotras / Vosotroshabríais educadoyou (plural) would have educated
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrían educadothey would have educated, you (plural formal) would have educated
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Subjunctive Tenses of Educar

Educar 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, "eduque", meaning "I educate".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoeduque I educate
eduques you educate
Ella / Él / Ustededuque s/he educate, you (formal) educate
Nosotras / Nosotroseduquemos we educate
Vosotras / Vosotroseduquéis you (plural) educate
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeseduquen they educate, you (plural formal) educate

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Educar 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, "educara", meaning "I educated".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoeducaraI educated
educarasyou educated
Ella / Él / Ustededucaras/he educated, you (formal) educated
Nosotras / Nosotroseducáramoswe educated
Vosotras / Vosotroseducaraisyou (plural) educated
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeseducaranthey educated, you (plural formal) educated
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Educar 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, "educare", meaning "I will educate".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoeducareI will educate
educaresyou will educate
Ella / Él / Ustededucares/he will educate, you (formal) will educate
Nosotras / Nosotroseducáremoswe will educate
Vosotras / Vosotroseducareisyou (plural) will educate
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeseducarenthey will educate, you (plural formal) will educate
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Educar 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 educado", meaning "I have educated".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya educadoI have educated
hayas educadoyou have educated
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya educados/he has educated, you (formal) have educated
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos educadowe have educated
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis educadoyou (plural) have educated
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan educadothey have educated, you (plural formal) have educated
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Educar 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 educado", meaning "I had educated".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera educadoI had educated
hubieras educadoyou had educated
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera educados/he had educated, you (formal) had educated
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos educadowe had educated
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais educadoyou (plural) had educated
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran educadothey had educated, you (plural formal) had educated
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Educar 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 educado", meaning "I will have educated".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere educadoI will have educated
hubieres educadoyou will have educated
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere educados/he will have educated, you (formal) will have educated
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos educadowe will have educated
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis educadoyou (plural) will have educated
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren educadothey will have educated, you (plural formal) will have educated
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Imperative Tenses of Educar

Educar in the Imperative Affirmative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
educa(to you) educate!
Ella / Él / Ustededuque (to you formal) educate!
Nosotras / Nosotroseduquemos let's educate!
Vosotras / Vosotroseducad(to you plural) educate!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeseduquen (to you plural formal) educate!

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Educar in the Imperative Negative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
no eduques (to you) don't educate!
Ella / Él / Ustedno eduque (to you formal) don't educate!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno eduquemos let's not educate!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno eduquéis (to you plural) don't educate!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno eduquen (to you plural formal) don't educate!

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