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How to conjugate Encontrarse in Spanish

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Encontrarse is the Spanish verb for "to find (oneself)". It is an irregular reflexive verb, and one of the most popular 100 Spanish verbs. Read on below to see how it is conjugated in the 18 major Spanish tenses!

ItemSpanishEnglish
Infinitiveencontrarseto find (oneself)
Past participleencontradofound
Gerundencontrandofinding

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Indicative Tenses of Encontrarse

Encontrarse in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of encontrarse 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, "me encuentro", meaning "I find".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome encuentro I find
te encuentras you find
Ella / Él / Ustedse encuentra s/he finds, you (formal) find
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos encontramoswe find
Vosotras / Vosotrosos encontráisyou (plural) find
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse encuentran they find, you (plural formal) find

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Encontrarse in the Indicative Preterite

The Indicative Preterite of encontrarse is used to talk about actions completed in the past, at a specific point in time. For example, "me encontré", meaning "I found".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome encontréI found
te encontrasteyou found
Ella / Él / Ustedse encontrós/he found, you (formal) found
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos encontramoswe found
Vosotras / Vosotrosos encontrasteisyou (plural) found
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse encontraronthey found, you (plural formal) found

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Encontrarse in the Indicative Imperfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome encontrabaI used to find
te encontrabasyou used to find
Ella / Él / Ustedse encontrabas/he used to find, you (formal) used to find
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos encontrábamoswe used to find
Vosotras / Vosotrosos encontrabaisyou (plural) used to find
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse encontrabanthey used to find, you (plural formal) used to find

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Encontrarse in the Indicative Present Continuous

The Indicative Present Continuous of encontrarse is used to talk about something that is happening continuously or right now. For example, "me estoy encontrando", meaning "I am finding".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome estoy encontrandoI am finding
te estás encontrandoyou are finding
Ella / Él / Ustedse está encontrandos/he is finding, you (formal) are finding
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos estamos encontrandowe are finding
Vosotras / Vosotrosos estáis encontrandoyou (plural) are finding
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse están encontrandothey are finding, you (plural formal) are finding

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Encontrarse in the Indicative Informal Future

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome voy a encontrarI am going to find
te vas a encontraryou are going to find
Ella / Él / Ustedse va a encontrars/he is going to find, you (formal) are going to find
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos vamos a encontrarwe are going to find
Vosotras / Vosotrosos vais a encontraryou (plural) are going to find
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse van a encontrarthey are going to find, you (plural formal) are going to find

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Encontrarse in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of encontrarse is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "me encontraré", meaning "I will find".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome encontraréI will find
te encontrarásyou will find
Ella / Él / Ustedse encontrarás/he will find, you (formal) will find
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos encontraremoswe will find
Vosotras / Vosotrosos encontraréisyou (plural) will find
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse encontraránthey will find, you (plural formal) will find

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Encontrarse in the Indicative Conditional

The Indicative Conditional of encontrarse is used to talk about something that may happen in the future, hypothesis and probabilities. For example, "me encontraría", meaning "I would find".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome encontraríaI would find
te encontraríasyou would find
Ella / Él / Ustedse encontrarías/he would find, you (formal) would find
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos encontraríamoswe would find
Vosotras / Vosotrosos encontraríaisyou (plural) would find
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse encontraríanthey would find, you (plural formal) would find

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Encontrarse in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of encontrarse 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, "me he encontrado", meaning "I have found".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome he encontradoI have found
te has encontradoyou have found
Ella / Él / Ustedse ha encontrados/he has found, you (formal) have found
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos hemos encontradowe have found
Vosotras / Vosotrosos habéis encontradoyou (plural) have found
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse han encontradothey have found, you (plural formal) have found

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Encontrarse in the Indicative Past Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome había encontradoI had found
te habías encontradoyou had found
Ella / Él / Ustedse había encontrados/he had found, you (formal) had found
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos habíamos encontradowe had found
Vosotras / Vosotrosos habíais encontradoyou (plural) had found
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse habían encontradothey had found, you (plural formal) had found

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Encontrarse in the Indicative Future Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome habré encontradoI will have found
te habrás encontradoyou will have found
Ella / Él / Ustedse habrá encontrados/he will have found, you (formal) will have found
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos habremos encontradowe will have found
Vosotras / Vosotrosos habréis encontradoyou (plural) will have found
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse habrán encontradothey will have found, you (plural formal) will have found

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Encontrarse in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome habría encontradoI would have found
te habrías encontradoyou would have found
Ella / Él / Ustedse habría encontrados/he would have found, you (formal) would have found
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos habríamos encontradowe would have found
Vosotras / Vosotrosos habríais encontradoyou (plural) would have found
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse habrían encontradothey would have found, you (plural formal) would have found

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Subjunctive Tenses of Encontrarse

Encontrarse 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, "me encuentre", meaning "I find".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome encuentre I find
te encuentres you find
Ella / Él / Ustedse encuentre s/he finds, you (formal) find
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos encontremoswe find
Vosotras / Vosotrosos encontréisyou (plural) find
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse encuentren they find, you (plural formal) find

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Encontrarse 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, "me encontrara", meaning "I found".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome encontraraI found
te encontrarasyou found
Ella / Él / Ustedse encontraras/he found, you (formal) found
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos encontráramoswe found
Vosotras / Vosotrosos encontraraisyou (plural) found
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse encontraranthey found, you (plural formal) found

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Encontrarse 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, "me encontrare", meaning "I will find".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome encontrareI will find
te encontraresyou will find
Ella / Él / Ustedse encontrares/he will find, you (formal) will find
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos encontráremoswe will find
Vosotras / Vosotrosos encontrareisyou (plural) will find
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse encontrarenthey will find, you (plural formal) will find

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Encontrarse 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, "me haya encontrado", meaning "I have found".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome haya encontradoI have found
te hayas encontradoyou have found
Ella / Él / Ustedse haya encontrados/he has found, you (formal) have found
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos hayamos encontradowe have found
Vosotras / Vosotrosos hayáis encontradoyou (plural) have found
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse hayan encontradothey have found, you (plural formal) have found

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Encontrarse 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, "me hubiera encontrado", meaning "I had found".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome hubiera encontradoI had found
te hubieras encontradoyou had found
Ella / Él / Ustedse hubiera encontrados/he had found, you (formal) had found
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos hubiéramos encontradowe had found
Vosotras / Vosotrosos hubierais encontradoyou (plural) had found
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse hubieran encontradothey had found, you (plural formal) had found

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Encontrarse 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, "me hubiere encontrado", meaning "I will have found".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome hubiere encontradoI will have found
te hubieres encontradoyou will have found
Ella / Él / Ustedse hubiere encontrados/he will have found, you (formal) will have found
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos hubiéremos encontradowe will have found
Vosotras / Vosotrosos hubiereis encontradoyou (plural) will have found
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse hubieren encontradothey will have found, you (plural formal) will have found

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Imperative Tenses of Encontrarse

Encontrarse in the Imperative Affirmative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
encuéntrate (to you) find!
Ella / Él / Ustedencuéntrese (to you formal) find!
Nosotras / Nosotrosencontrémonoslet's find!
Vosotras / Vosotrosencontraos(to you plural) find!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesencuéntrense (to you plural formal) find!

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Encontrarse in the Imperative Negative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
no te encuentres (to you) don't find!
Ella / Él / Ustedno se encuentre (to you formal) don't find!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno nos encontremoslet's not find!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno os encontréis(to you plural) don't find!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno se encuentren (to you plural formal) don't find!

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