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How to conjugate Formar in Spanish

To form Regular AR Verb

Introduction

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

SpanishEnglish
Infinitiveformarto form
Past participleformadoformed
Gerundformandoforming
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Indicative Tenses of Formar

Formar in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of formar 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, "formo", meaning "I form".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoformoI form
TĂşformasyou form
Ella / Él / Ustedformas/he form, you (formal) form
Nosotras / Nosotrosformamoswe form
Vosotras / Vosotrosformáisyou (plural) form
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesformanthey form, you (plural formal) form
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Formar in the Indicative Preterite

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoforméI formed
TĂşformasteyou formed
Ella / Él / Ustedformós/he formed, you (formal) formed
Nosotras / Nosotrosformamoswe formed
Vosotras / Vosotrosformasteisyou (plural) formed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesformaronthey formed, you (plural formal) formed
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Formar in the Indicative Imperfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoformabaI used to form
TĂşformabasyou used to form
Ella / Él / Ustedformabas/he used to form, you (formal) used to form
Nosotras / Nosotrosformábamoswe used to form
Vosotras / Vosotrosformabaisyou (plural) used to form
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesformabanthey used to form, you (plural formal) used to form
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Formar in the Indicative Present Continuous

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoestoy formandoI am forming
Túestás formandoyou are forming
Ella / Él / Ustedestá formandos/he is forming, you (formal) are forming
Nosotras / Nosotrosestamos formandowe are forming
Vosotras / Vosotrosestáis formandoyou (plural) are forming
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesestán formandothey are forming, you (plural formal) are forming
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Formar in the Indicative Informal Future

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yovoy a formarI am going to form
TĂşvas a formaryou are going to form
Ella / Él / Ustedva a formars/he is going to form, you (formal) are going to form
Nosotras / Nosotrosvamos a formarwe are going to form
Vosotras / Vosotrosvais a formaryou (plural) are going to form
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvan a formarthey are going to form, you (plural formal) are going to form
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Formar in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of formar is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "formaré", meaning "I will form".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoformaréI will form
Túformarásyou will form
Ella / Él / Ustedformarás/he will form, you (formal) will form
Nosotras / Nosotrosformaremoswe will form
Vosotras / Vosotrosformaréisyou (plural) will form
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesformaránthey will form, you (plural formal) will form
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Formar in the Indicative Conditional

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoformarĂ­aI would form
TĂşformarĂ­asyou would form
Ella / Él / Ustedformarías/he would form, you (formal) would form
Nosotras / NosotrosformarĂ­amoswe would form
Vosotras / VosotrosformarĂ­aisyou (plural) would form
Ellas / Ellos / UstedesformarĂ­anthey would form, you (plural formal) would form
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Formar in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of formar 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 formado", meaning "I have formed".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe formadoI have formed
TĂşhas formadoyou have formed
Ella / Él / Ustedha formados/he has formed, you (formal) have formed
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos formadowe have formed
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis formadoyou (plural) have formed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan formadothey have formed, you (plural formal) have formed
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Formar in the Indicative Past Perfect

The Indicative Past Perfect of formar is used to talk about actions that happened before another action in the past. For example, "habĂ­a formado", meaning "I had formed".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YohabĂ­a formadoI had formed
TĂşhabĂ­as formadoyou had formed
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía formados/he had formed, you (formal) had formed
Nosotras / NosotroshabĂ­amos formadowe had formed
Vosotras / VosotroshabĂ­ais formadoyou (plural) had formed
Ellas / Ellos / UstedeshabĂ­an formadothey had formed, you (plural formal) had formed
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Formar in the Indicative Future Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré formadoI will have formed
Túhabrás formadoyou will have formed
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá formados/he will have formed, you (formal) will have formed
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos formadowe will have formed
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis formadoyou (plural) will have formed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán formadothey will have formed, you (plural formal) will have formed
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Formar in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YohabrĂ­a formadoI would have formed
TĂşhabrĂ­as formadoyou would have formed
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría formados/he would have formed, you (formal) would have formed
Nosotras / NosotroshabrĂ­amos formadowe would have formed
Vosotras / VosotroshabrĂ­ais formadoyou (plural) would have formed
Ellas / Ellos / UstedeshabrĂ­an formadothey would have formed, you (plural formal) would have formed
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Subjunctive Tenses of Formar

Formar 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, "forme", meaning "I form".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoformeI form
TĂşformesyou form
Ella / Él / Ustedformes/he form, you (formal) form
Nosotras / Nosotrosformemoswe form
Vosotras / Vosotrosforméisyou (plural) form
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesformenthey form, you (plural formal) form
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Formar 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, "formara", meaning "I formed".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoformaraI formed
TĂşformarasyou formed
Ella / Él / Ustedformaras/he formed, you (formal) formed
Nosotras / Nosotrosformáramoswe formed
Vosotras / Vosotrosformaraisyou (plural) formed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesformaranthey formed, you (plural formal) formed
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Formar 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, "formare", meaning "I will form".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoformareI will form
TĂşformaresyou will form
Ella / Él / Ustedformares/he will form, you (formal) will form
Nosotras / Nosotrosformáremoswe will form
Vosotras / Vosotrosformareisyou (plural) will form
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesformarenthey will form, you (plural formal) will form
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Formar 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 formado", meaning "I have formed".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya formadoI have formed
TĂşhayas formadoyou have formed
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya formados/he has formed, you (formal) have formed
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos formadowe have formed
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis formadoyou (plural) have formed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan formadothey have formed, you (plural formal) have formed
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Formar 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 formado", meaning "I had formed".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera formadoI had formed
TĂşhubieras formadoyou had formed
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera formados/he had formed, you (formal) had formed
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos formadowe had formed
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais formadoyou (plural) had formed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran formadothey had formed, you (plural formal) had formed
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Formar 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 formado", meaning "I will have formed".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere formadoI will have formed
TĂşhubieres formadoyou will have formed
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere formados/he will have formed, you (formal) will have formed
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos formadowe will have formed
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis formadoyou (plural) will have formed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren formadothey will have formed, you (plural formal) will have formed
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Imperative Tenses of Formar

Formar in the Imperative Affirmative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
TĂşforma(to you) form!
Ella / Él / Ustedforme(to you formal) form!
Nosotras / Nosotrosformemoslet's form!
Vosotras / Vosotrosformad(to you plural) form!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesformen(to you plural formal) form!
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Formar in the Imperative Negative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
TĂşno formes(to you) don't form!
Ella / Él / Ustedno forme(to you formal) don't form!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno formemoslet's not form!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno forméis(to you plural) don't form!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno formen(to you plural formal) don't form!
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Example sentences and usage

  • Estás en mejor forma que yo. You're in better shape than I am.
  • Debes dejar de actuar de forma tan tonta. You must put an end to your foolish behavior.
  • Nuestros planes para el verano están tomando forma. Our plans for the summer are taking shape.
  • Hacer matemáticas es la Ăşnica forma socialmente aceptable de masturbarse en pĂşblico. Doing math is the only socially acceptable way to masturbate in public.
  • La Ăşnica forma en la Tierra de multiplicar la felicidad es dividirla. The only way on Earth to multiply happiness is to divide it.
  • Debes dejar de actuar de forma tan tonta. You must put an end to your foolish behavior.
  • Ahora formas parte de la Ă©lite. You are now among the elite.
  • Tu reloj se parece al mĂ­o en la forma y el color. Your watch is similar to mine in shape and color.
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