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How to conjugate Escuchar in Spanish

To listen Regular AR Verb Top 100

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Escuchar is the Spanish verb for "to listen". It is a regular AR 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!

SpanishEnglish
Infinitiveescucharto listen
Past participleescuchadolistened
Gerundescuchandolistening
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Indicative Tenses of Escuchar

Escuchar in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of escuchar 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, "escucho", meaning "I listen".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoescuchoI listen
Túescuchasyou listen
Ella / Él / Ustedescuchas/he listens, you (formal) listens
Nosotras / Nosotrosescuchamoswe listen
Vosotras / Vosotrosescucháisyou (plural) listen
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesescuchanthey listen, you (plural formal) listen
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Escuchar in the Indicative Preterite

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoescuchéI listened
Túescuchasteyou listened
Ella / Él / Ustedescuchós/he listened, you (formal) listened
Nosotras / Nosotrosescuchamoswe listened
Vosotras / Vosotrosescuchasteisyou (plural) listened
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesescucharonthey listened, you (plural formal) listened
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Escuchar in the Indicative Imperfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoescuchabaI used to listen
Túescuchabasyou used to listen
Ella / Él / Ustedescuchabas/he used to listen, you (formal) used to listen
Nosotras / Nosotrosescuchábamoswe used to listen
Vosotras / Vosotrosescuchabaisyou (plural) used to listen
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesescuchabanthey used to listen, you (plural formal) used to listen
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Escuchar in the Indicative Present Continuous

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoestoy escuchandoI am listening
Túestás escuchandoyou are listening
Ella / Él / Ustedestá escuchandos/he is listening, you (formal) are listening
Nosotras / Nosotrosestamos escuchandowe are listening
Vosotras / Vosotrosestáis escuchandoyou (plural) are listening
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesestán escuchandothey are listening, you (plural formal) are listening
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Escuchar in the Indicative Informal Future

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yovoy a escucharI am going to listen
Túvas a escucharyou are going to listen
Ella / Él / Ustedva a escuchars/he is going to listen, you (formal) are going to listen
Nosotras / Nosotrosvamos a escucharwe are going to listen
Vosotras / Vosotrosvais a escucharyou (plural) are going to listen
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvan a escucharthey are going to listen, you (plural formal) are going to listen
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Escuchar in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of escuchar is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "escucharé", meaning "I will listen".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoescucharéI will listen
Túescucharásyou will listen
Ella / Él / Ustedescucharás/he will listen, you (formal) will listen
Nosotras / Nosotrosescucharemoswe will listen
Vosotras / Vosotrosescucharéisyou (plural) will listen
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesescucharánthey will listen, you (plural formal) will listen
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Escuchar in the Indicative Conditional

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoescucharíaI would listen
Túescucharíasyou would listen
Ella / Él / Ustedescucharías/he would listen, you (formal) would listen
Nosotras / Nosotrosescucharíamoswe would listen
Vosotras / Vosotrosescucharíaisyou (plural) would listen
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesescucharíanthey would listen, you (plural formal) would listen
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Escuchar in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of escuchar 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 escuchado", meaning "I have listened".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe escuchadoI have listened
Túhas escuchadoyou have listened
Ella / Él / Ustedha escuchados/he has listened, you (formal) have listened
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos escuchadowe have listened
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis escuchadoyou (plural) have listened
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan escuchadothey have listened, you (plural formal) have listened
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Escuchar in the Indicative Past Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía escuchadoI had listened
Túhabías escuchadoyou had listened
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía escuchados/he had listened, you (formal) had listened
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos escuchadowe had listened
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais escuchadoyou (plural) had listened
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían escuchadothey had listened, you (plural formal) had listened
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Escuchar in the Indicative Future Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré escuchadoI will have listened
Túhabrás escuchadoyou will have listened
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá escuchados/he will have listened, you (formal) will have listened
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos escuchadowe will have listened
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis escuchadoyou (plural) will have listened
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán escuchadothey will have listened, you (plural formal) will have listened
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Escuchar in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría escuchadoI would have listened
Túhabrías escuchadoyou would have listened
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría escuchados/he would have listened, you (formal) would have listened
Nosotras / Nosotroshabríamos escuchadowe would have listened
Vosotras / Vosotroshabríais escuchadoyou (plural) would have listened
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrían escuchadothey would have listened, you (plural formal) would have listened
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Subjunctive Tenses of Escuchar

Escuchar 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, "escuche", meaning "I listen".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoescucheI listen
Túescuchesyou listen
Ella / Él / Ustedescuches/he listens, you (formal) listens
Nosotras / Nosotrosescuchemoswe listen
Vosotras / Vosotrosescuchéisyou (plural) listen
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesescuchenthey listen, you (plural formal) listen
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Escuchar 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, "escuchara", meaning "I listened".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoescucharaI listened
Túescucharasyou listened
Ella / Él / Ustedescucharas/he listened, you (formal) listened
Nosotras / Nosotrosescucháramoswe listened
Vosotras / Vosotrosescucharaisyou (plural) listened
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesescucharanthey listened, you (plural formal) listened
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Escuchar 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, "escuchare", meaning "I will listen".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoescuchareI will listen
Túescucharesyou will listen
Ella / Él / Ustedescuchares/he will listen, you (formal) will listen
Nosotras / Nosotrosescucháremoswe will listen
Vosotras / Vosotrosescuchareisyou (plural) will listen
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesescucharenthey will listen, you (plural formal) will listen
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Escuchar 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 escuchado", meaning "I have listened".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya escuchadoI have listened
Túhayas escuchadoyou have listened
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya escuchados/he has listened, you (formal) have listened
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos escuchadowe have listened
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis escuchadoyou (plural) have listened
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan escuchadothey have listened, you (plural formal) have listened
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Escuchar 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 escuchado", meaning "I had listened".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera escuchadoI had listened
Túhubieras escuchadoyou had listened
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera escuchados/he had listened, you (formal) had listened
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos escuchadowe had listened
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais escuchadoyou (plural) had listened
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran escuchadothey had listened, you (plural formal) had listened
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Escuchar 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 escuchado", meaning "I will have listened".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere escuchadoI will have listened
Túhubieres escuchadoyou will have listened
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere escuchados/he will have listened, you (formal) will have listened
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos escuchadowe will have listened
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis escuchadoyou (plural) will have listened
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren escuchadothey will have listened, you (plural formal) will have listened
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Imperative Tenses of Escuchar

Escuchar in the Imperative Affirmative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
Túescucha(to you) listen!
Ella / Él / Ustedescuche(to you formal) listen!
Nosotras / Nosotrosescuchemoslet's listen!
Vosotras / Vosotrosescuchad(to you plural) listen!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesescuchen(to you plural formal) listen!
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Escuchar in the Imperative Negative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
Túno escuches(to you) don't listen!
Ella / Él / Ustedno escuche(to you formal) don't listen!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno escuchemoslet's not listen!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno escuchéis(to you plural) don't listen!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno escuchen(to you plural formal) don't listen!
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Example sentences and usage

  • No le escuches, está diciendo insensateces. Don't listen to him, he's talking nonsense.
  • Tú siempre oyes pero no escuchas. You are always hearing but not listening.
  • ¿No la escuchaste hablando francés? Didn't you hear her speaking French?
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