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How to conjugate Faltar in Spanish

To lack, to fail, to fall short (of) Regular AR Verb

Introduction

Faltar is the Spanish verb for "to lack, to fail, to fall short (of)". It is a regular AR verb. Read on below to see how it is conjugated in the 18 major Spanish tenses!

Similar verbs to faltar include: carecer, fallar, fracasar, reprobar.

SpanishEnglish
Infinitivefaltarto lack, to fail, to fall short (of)
Past participlefaltadolacked
Gerundfaltandolacking
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Indicative Tenses of Faltar

Faltar in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of faltar 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, "falto", meaning "I lack".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YofaltoI lack
Túfaltasyou lack
Ella / Él / Ustedfaltas/he lacks, you (formal) lacks
Nosotras / Nosotrosfaltamoswe lack
Vosotras / Vosotrosfaltáisyou (plural) lack
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesfaltanthey lack, you (plural formal) lack
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Faltar in the Indicative Preterite

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YofaltéI lacked
Túfaltasteyou lacked
Ella / Él / Ustedfaltós/he lacked, you (formal) lacked
Nosotras / Nosotrosfaltamoswe lacked
Vosotras / Vosotrosfaltasteisyou (plural) lacked
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesfaltaronthey lacked, you (plural formal) lacked
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Faltar in the Indicative Imperfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YofaltabaI used to lack
Túfaltabasyou used to lack
Ella / Él / Ustedfaltabas/he used to lack, you (formal) used to lack
Nosotras / Nosotrosfaltábamoswe used to lack
Vosotras / Vosotrosfaltabaisyou (plural) used to lack
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesfaltabanthey used to lack, you (plural formal) used to lack
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Faltar in the Indicative Present Continuous

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoestoy faltandoI am lacking
Túestás faltandoyou are lacking
Ella / Él / Ustedestá faltandos/he is lacking, you (formal) are lacking
Nosotras / Nosotrosestamos faltandowe are lacking
Vosotras / Vosotrosestáis faltandoyou (plural) are lacking
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesestán faltandothey are lacking, you (plural formal) are lacking
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Faltar in the Indicative Informal Future

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yovoy a faltarI am going to lack
Túvas a faltaryou are going to lack
Ella / Él / Ustedva a faltars/he is going to lack, you (formal) are going to lack
Nosotras / Nosotrosvamos a faltarwe are going to lack
Vosotras / Vosotrosvais a faltaryou (plural) are going to lack
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvan a faltarthey are going to lack, you (plural formal) are going to lack
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Faltar in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of faltar is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "faltaré", meaning "I will lack".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YofaltaréI will lack
Túfaltarásyou will lack
Ella / Él / Ustedfaltarás/he will lack, you (formal) will lack
Nosotras / Nosotrosfaltaremoswe will lack
Vosotras / Vosotrosfaltaréisyou (plural) will lack
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesfaltaránthey will lack, you (plural formal) will lack
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Faltar in the Indicative Conditional

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YofaltaríaI would lack
Túfaltaríasyou would lack
Ella / Él / Ustedfaltarías/he would lack, you (formal) would lack
Nosotras / Nosotrosfaltaríamoswe would lack
Vosotras / Vosotrosfaltaríaisyou (plural) would lack
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesfaltaríanthey would lack, you (plural formal) would lack
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Faltar in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of faltar 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 faltado", meaning "I have lacked".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe faltadoI have lacked
Túhas faltadoyou have lacked
Ella / Él / Ustedha faltados/he has lacked, you (formal) have lacked
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos faltadowe have lacked
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis faltadoyou (plural) have lacked
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan faltadothey have lacked, you (plural formal) have lacked
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Faltar in the Indicative Past Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía faltadoI had lacked
Túhabías faltadoyou had lacked
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía faltados/he had lacked, you (formal) had lacked
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos faltadowe had lacked
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais faltadoyou (plural) had lacked
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían faltadothey had lacked, you (plural formal) had lacked
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Faltar in the Indicative Future Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré faltadoI will have lacked
Túhabrás faltadoyou will have lacked
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá faltados/he will have lacked, you (formal) will have lacked
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos faltadowe will have lacked
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis faltadoyou (plural) will have lacked
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán faltadothey will have lacked, you (plural formal) will have lacked
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Faltar in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría faltadoI would have lacked
Túhabrías faltadoyou would have lacked
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría faltados/he would have lacked, you (formal) would have lacked
Nosotras / Nosotroshabríamos faltadowe would have lacked
Vosotras / Vosotroshabríais faltadoyou (plural) would have lacked
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrían faltadothey would have lacked, you (plural formal) would have lacked
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Subjunctive Tenses of Faltar

Faltar 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, "falte", meaning "I lack".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YofalteI lack
Túfaltesyou lack
Ella / Él / Ustedfaltes/he lacks, you (formal) lacks
Nosotras / Nosotrosfaltemoswe lack
Vosotras / Vosotrosfaltéisyou (plural) lack
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesfaltenthey lack, you (plural formal) lack
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Faltar 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, "faltara", meaning "I lacked".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YofaltaraI lacked
Túfaltarasyou lacked
Ella / Él / Ustedfaltaras/he lacked, you (formal) lacked
Nosotras / Nosotrosfaltáramoswe lacked
Vosotras / Vosotrosfaltaraisyou (plural) lacked
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesfaltaranthey lacked, you (plural formal) lacked
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Faltar 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, "faltare", meaning "I will lack".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YofaltareI will lack
Túfaltaresyou will lack
Ella / Él / Ustedfaltares/he will lack, you (formal) will lack
Nosotras / Nosotrosfaltáremoswe will lack
Vosotras / Vosotrosfaltareisyou (plural) will lack
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesfaltarenthey will lack, you (plural formal) will lack
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Faltar 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 faltado", meaning "I have lacked".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya faltadoI have lacked
Túhayas faltadoyou have lacked
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya faltados/he has lacked, you (formal) have lacked
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos faltadowe have lacked
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis faltadoyou (plural) have lacked
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan faltadothey have lacked, you (plural formal) have lacked
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Faltar 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 faltado", meaning "I had lacked".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera faltadoI had lacked
Túhubieras faltadoyou had lacked
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera faltados/he had lacked, you (formal) had lacked
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos faltadowe had lacked
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais faltadoyou (plural) had lacked
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran faltadothey had lacked, you (plural formal) had lacked
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Faltar 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 faltado", meaning "I will have lacked".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere faltadoI will have lacked
Túhubieres faltadoyou will have lacked
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere faltados/he will have lacked, you (formal) will have lacked
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos faltadowe will have lacked
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis faltadoyou (plural) will have lacked
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren faltadothey will have lacked, you (plural formal) will have lacked
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Imperative Tenses of Faltar

Faltar in the Imperative Affirmative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
Túfalta(to you) lack!
Ella / Él / Ustedfalte(to you formal) lack!
Nosotras / Nosotrosfaltemoslet's lack!
Vosotras / Vosotrosfaltad(to you plural) lack!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesfalten(to you plural formal) lack!
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Faltar in the Imperative Negative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
Túno faltes(to you) don't lack!
Ella / Él / Ustedno falte(to you formal) don't lack!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno faltemoslet's not lack!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno faltéis(to you plural) don't lack!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno falten(to you plural formal) don't lack!
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