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How to conjugate Formar in Spanish

To form

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 16 major Spanish tenses!

SpanishSpanishEnglish
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".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoformoI form
formasyou 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".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoforméI formed
formasteyou 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".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoformabaI used to form
formabasyou 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 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".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoformaréI will form
formarásyou 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, "formaría", meaning "I would form".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoformaríaI would form
formaríasyou would form
Ella / Él / Ustedformarías/he would form, you (formal) would form
Nosotras / Nosotrosformaríamoswe would form
Vosotras / Vosotrosformaríaisyou (plural) would form
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesformaríanthey 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".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe formadoI have formed
has 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, "había formado", meaning "I had formed".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía formadoI had formed
habías formadoyou had formed
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía formados/he had formed, you (formal) had formed
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos formadowe had formed
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais formadoyou (plural) had formed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían 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".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré formadoI will have formed
habrás 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".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría formadoI would have formed
habrías formadoyou would have formed
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría formados/he would have formed, you (formal) would have formed
Nosotras / Nosotroshabríamos formadowe would have formed
Vosotras / Vosotroshabríais formadoyou (plural) would have formed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrían 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".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoformeI form
formesyou 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".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoformaraI formed
formarasyou 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 For example, "formare", meaning "I will form".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoformareI will form
formaresyou 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".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya formadoI have formed
hayas 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".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera formadoI had formed
hubieras 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 For example, "hubiere formado", meaning "I will have formed".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere formadoI will have formed
hubieres 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!".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
forma(to you) form!
Ella / Él / Ustedforme(to you formal) form!
Nosotras / Nosotrosformemos(to we) 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!".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
no formes(to you) don't form!
Ella / Él / Ustedno forme(to you formal) don't form!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno formemos(to we) don't 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 única forma socialmente aceptable de masturbarse en público. Doing math is the only socially acceptable way to masturbate in public.
  • La única 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 élite. You are now among the elite.
  • Tu reloj se parece al mío en la forma y el color. Your watch is similar to mine in shape and color.
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