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How to conjugate Escuchar in Spanish

To listen to, to hear

Introduction

Escuchar is the Spanish verb for to listen to, to hear. It is a regular AR verb. Read on below to see how it is conjugated in the 16 major Spanish tenses!

SpanishSpanishEnglish
Infinitiveescucharto listen to, to hear
Past participleescuchadolistened to
Gerundescuchandolistening to

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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 to".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoescuchoI listen to
escuchasyou listen to
Ella / Él / Ustedescuchas/he listen to, you (formal) listen to
Nosotras / Nosotrosescuchamoswe listen to
Vosotras / Vosotrosescucháisyou (plural) listen to
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesescuchanthey listen to, you (plural formal) listen to
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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 to".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoescuchéI listened to
escuchasteyou listened to
Ella / Él / Ustedescuchós/he listened to, you (formal) listened to
Nosotras / Nosotrosescuchamoswe listened to
Vosotras / Vosotrosescuchasteisyou (plural) listened to
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesescucharonthey listened to, you (plural formal) listened to
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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 to".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoescuchabaI used to listen to
escuchabasyou used to listen to
Ella / Él / Ustedescuchabas/he used to listen to, you (formal) used to listen to
Nosotras / Nosotrosescuchábamoswe used to listen to
Vosotras / Vosotrosescuchabaisyou (plural) used to listen to
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesescuchabanthey used to listen to, you (plural formal) used to listen to
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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 to".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoescucharéI will listen to
escucharásyou will listen to
Ella / Él / Ustedescucharás/he will listen to, you (formal) will listen to
Nosotras / Nosotrosescucharemoswe will listen to
Vosotras / Vosotrosescucharéisyou (plural) will listen to
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesescucharánthey will listen to, you (plural formal) will listen to
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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 to".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoescucharíaI would listen to
escucharíasyou would listen to
Ella / Él / Ustedescucharías/he would listen to, you (formal) would listen to
Nosotras / Nosotrosescucharíamoswe would listen to
Vosotras / Vosotrosescucharíaisyou (plural) would listen to
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesescucharíanthey would listen to, you (plural formal) would listen to
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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 to".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe escuchadoI have listened to
has escuchadoyou have listened to
Ella / Él / Ustedha escuchados/he has listened to, you (formal) have listened to
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos escuchadowe have listened to
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis escuchadoyou (plural) have listened to
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan escuchadothey have listened to, you (plural formal) have listened to
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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 to".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía escuchadoI had listened to
habías escuchadoyou had listened to
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía escuchados/he had listened to, you (formal) had listened to
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos escuchadowe had listened to
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais escuchadoyou (plural) had listened to
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían escuchadothey had listened to, you (plural formal) had listened to
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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 to".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré escuchadoI will have listened to
habrás escuchadoyou will have listened to
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá escuchados/he will have listened to, you (formal) will have listened to
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos escuchadowe will have listened to
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis escuchadoyou (plural) will have listened to
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán escuchadothey will have listened to, you (plural formal) will have listened to
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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 future but didn’t due to another action. For example, "habría escuchado", meaning "I would have listened to".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría escuchadoI would have listened to
habrías escuchadoyou would have listened to
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría escuchados/he would have listened to, you (formal) would have listened to
Nosotras / Nosotroshabríamos escuchadowe would have listened to
Vosotras / Vosotroshabríais escuchadoyou (plural) would have listened to
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrían escuchadothey would have listened to, you (plural formal) would have listened to
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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 to".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoescucheI listen to
escuchesyou listen to
Ella / Él / Ustedescuches/he listen to, you (formal) listen to
Nosotras / Nosotrosescuchemoswe listen to
Vosotras / Vosotrosescuchéisyou (plural) listen to
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesescuchenthey listen to, you (plural formal) listen to
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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 to".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoescucharaI listened to
escucharasyou listened to
Ella / Él / Ustedescucharas/he listened to, you (formal) listened to
Nosotras / Nosotrosescucháramoswe listened to
Vosotras / Vosotrosescucharaisyou (plural) listened to
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesescucharanthey listened to, you (plural formal) listened to
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Escuchar in the Subjunctive Future

The Subjunctive Future is used For example, "escuchare", meaning "I will listen to".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoescuchareI will listen to
escucharesyou will listen to
Ella / Él / Ustedescuchares/he will listen to, you (formal) will listen to
Nosotras / Nosotrosescucháremoswe will listen to
Vosotras / Vosotrosescuchareisyou (plural) will listen to
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesescucharenthey will listen to, you (plural formal) will listen to
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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 to".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya escuchadoI have listened to
hayas escuchadoyou have listened to
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya escuchados/he has listened to, you (formal) have listened to
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos escuchadowe have listened to
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis escuchadoyou (plural) have listened to
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan escuchadothey have listened to, you (plural formal) have listened to
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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 to".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera escuchadoI had listened to
hubieras escuchadoyou had listened to
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera escuchados/he had listened to, you (formal) had listened to
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos escuchadowe had listened to
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais escuchadoyou (plural) had listened to
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran escuchadothey had listened to, you (plural formal) had listened to
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Escuchar in the Subjunctive Future Perfect

The Subjunctive Future Perfect is used For example, "hubiere escuchado", meaning "I will have listened to".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere escuchadoI will have listened to
hubieres escuchadoyou will have listened to
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere escuchados/he will have listened to, you (formal) will have listened to
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos escuchadowe will have listened to
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis escuchadoyou (plural) will have listened to
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren escuchadothey will have listened to, you (plural formal) will have listened to
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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! to".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
escucha(to you) listen! to
Ella / Él / Ustedescuche(to you formal) listen! to
Nosotras / Nosotrosescuchemos(to we) listen! to
Vosotras / Vosotrosescuchad(to you plural) listen! to
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesescuchen(to you plural formal) listen! to
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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! to".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
no escuches(to you) don't listen! to
Ella / Él / Ustedno escuche(to you formal) don't listen! to
Nosotras / Nosotrosno escuchemos(to we) don't listen! to
Vosotras / Vosotrosno escuchéis(to you plural) don't listen! to
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno escuchen(to you plural formal) don't listen! to
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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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