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How to conjugate Emplear in Spanish

To employ, to use Regular AR Verb

Introduction

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

Similar verbs to emplear include: usar, utilizar.

SpanishEnglish
Infinitiveemplearto employ, to use
Past participleempleadoemployed
Gerundempleandoemploying
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Indicative Tenses of Emplear

Emplear in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of emplear 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, "empleo", meaning "I employ".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoempleoI employ
empleasyou employ
Ella / Él / Ustedempleas/he employ, you (formal) employ
Nosotras / Nosotrosempleamoswe employ
Vosotras / Vosotrosempleáisyou (plural) employ
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesempleanthey employ, you (plural formal) employ
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Emplear in the Indicative Preterite

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoempleéI employed
empleasteyou employed
Ella / Él / Ustedempleós/he employed, you (formal) employed
Nosotras / Nosotrosempleamoswe employed
Vosotras / Vosotrosempleasteisyou (plural) employed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesemplearonthey employed, you (plural formal) employed
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Emplear in the Indicative Imperfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoempleabaI used to employ
empleabasyou used to employ
Ella / Él / Ustedempleabas/he used to employ, you (formal) used to employ
Nosotras / Nosotrosempleábamoswe used to employ
Vosotras / Vosotrosempleabaisyou (plural) used to employ
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesempleabanthey used to employ, you (plural formal) used to employ
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Emplear in the Indicative Present Continuous

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoestoy empleandoI am employing
estás empleandoyou are employing
Ella / Él / Ustedestá empleandos/he is employing, you (formal) are employing
Nosotras / Nosotrosestamos empleandowe are employing
Vosotras / Vosotrosestáis empleandoyou (plural) are employing
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesestán empleandothey are employing, you (plural formal) are employing
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Emplear in the Indicative Informal Future

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yovoy a emplearI am going to employ
vas a emplearyou are going to employ
Ella / Él / Ustedva a emplears/he is going to employ, you (formal) are going to employ
Nosotras / Nosotrosvamos a emplearwe are going to employ
Vosotras / Vosotrosvais a emplearyou (plural) are going to employ
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvan a emplearthey are going to employ, you (plural formal) are going to employ
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Emplear in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of emplear is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "emplearé", meaning "I will employ".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoemplearéI will employ
emplearásyou will employ
Ella / Él / Ustedemplearás/he will employ, you (formal) will employ
Nosotras / Nosotrosemplearemoswe will employ
Vosotras / Vosotrosemplearéisyou (plural) will employ
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesemplearánthey will employ, you (plural formal) will employ
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Emplear in the Indicative Conditional

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoemplearíaI would employ
emplearíasyou would employ
Ella / Él / Ustedemplearías/he would employ, you (formal) would employ
Nosotras / Nosotrosemplearíamoswe would employ
Vosotras / Vosotrosemplearíaisyou (plural) would employ
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesemplearíanthey would employ, you (plural formal) would employ
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Emplear in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of emplear 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 empleado", meaning "I have employed".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe empleadoI have employed
has empleadoyou have employed
Ella / Él / Ustedha empleados/he has employed, you (formal) have employed
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos empleadowe have employed
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis empleadoyou (plural) have employed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan empleadothey have employed, you (plural formal) have employed
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Emplear in the Indicative Past Perfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía empleadoI had employed
habías empleadoyou had employed
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía empleados/he had employed, you (formal) had employed
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos empleadowe had employed
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais empleadoyou (plural) had employed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían empleadothey had employed, you (plural formal) had employed
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Emplear in the Indicative Future Perfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré empleadoI will have employed
habrás empleadoyou will have employed
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá empleados/he will have employed, you (formal) will have employed
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos empleadowe will have employed
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis empleadoyou (plural) will have employed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán empleadothey will have employed, you (plural formal) will have employed
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Emplear in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría empleadoI would have employed
habrías empleadoyou would have employed
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría empleados/he would have employed, you (formal) would have employed
Nosotras / Nosotroshabríamos empleadowe would have employed
Vosotras / Vosotroshabríais empleadoyou (plural) would have employed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrían empleadothey would have employed, you (plural formal) would have employed
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Subjunctive Tenses of Emplear

Emplear 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, "emplee", meaning "I employ".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoempleeI employ
empleesyou employ
Ella / Él / Ustedemplees/he employ, you (formal) employ
Nosotras / Nosotrosempleemoswe employ
Vosotras / Vosotrosempleéisyou (plural) employ
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesempleenthey employ, you (plural formal) employ
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Emplear 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, "empleara", meaning "I employed".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoemplearaI employed
emplearasyou employed
Ella / Él / Ustedemplearas/he employed, you (formal) employed
Nosotras / Nosotrosempleáramoswe employed
Vosotras / Vosotrosemplearaisyou (plural) employed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesemplearanthey employed, you (plural formal) employed
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Emplear 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, "empleare", meaning "I will employ".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoempleareI will employ
emplearesyou will employ
Ella / Él / Ustedempleares/he will employ, you (formal) will employ
Nosotras / Nosotrosempleáremoswe will employ
Vosotras / Vosotrosempleareisyou (plural) will employ
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesemplearenthey will employ, you (plural formal) will employ
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Emplear 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 empleado", meaning "I have employed".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya empleadoI have employed
hayas empleadoyou have employed
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya empleados/he has employed, you (formal) have employed
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos empleadowe have employed
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis empleadoyou (plural) have employed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan empleadothey have employed, you (plural formal) have employed
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Emplear 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 empleado", meaning "I had employed".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera empleadoI had employed
hubieras empleadoyou had employed
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera empleados/he had employed, you (formal) had employed
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos empleadowe had employed
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais empleadoyou (plural) had employed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran empleadothey had employed, you (plural formal) had employed
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Emplear 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 empleado", meaning "I will have employed".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere empleadoI will have employed
hubieres empleadoyou will have employed
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere empleados/he will have employed, you (formal) will have employed
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos empleadowe will have employed
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis empleadoyou (plural) will have employed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren empleadothey will have employed, you (plural formal) will have employed
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Imperative Tenses of Emplear

Emplear in the Imperative Affirmative

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
emplea(to you) employ!
Ella / Él / Ustedemplee(to you formal) employ!
Nosotras / Nosotrosempleemoslet's employ!
Vosotras / Vosotrosemplead(to you plural) employ!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesempleen(to you plural formal) employ!
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Emplear in the Imperative Negative

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
no emplees(to you) don't employ!
Ella / Él / Ustedno emplee(to you formal) don't employ!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno empleemoslet's not employ!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno empleéis(to you plural) don't employ!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno empleen(to you plural formal) don't employ!
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