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How to conjugate Haber in Spanish

To have (auxiliary) Irregular Verb

Introduction

Haber is the Spanish verb meaning "to have". It is a very unique verb in that it is used in compound tenses as an auxiliary, meaning that is comes before the main verb in the sentence and is used to set the main verbs' tense or mood. For example: He estado (I have been), hemos comido (we have eaten). It is also very commonly used as an impersonal verb, to say "there is / there are". For example: Hay mucho chocolate en el armario. (There is a lot of chocolate in the press).

SpanishEnglish
Infinitivehaberto have (auxiliary)
Past participlehabidohad
Gerundhabiendohaving
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Indicative Tenses of Haber

Haber in the Indicative Present

As an auxiliary verb, haber in the indicative present is used to form the "indicative present perfect" tense. For example, "he escrito la carta", meaning "I have written the letter".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe I have
TĂşhas you have
Ella / Él / Ustedha s/he has , you (formal) have
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos we have
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéisyou (plural) have
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan they have , you (plural formal) have

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Haber in the Indicative Preterite

Because haber is an auxiliary verb used to form compound conjugations, it is not used in this tense. We just show the conjugations below for reference.

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohube I had
TĂşhubiste you had
Ella / Él / Ustedhubo s/he had, you (formal) had
Nosotras / Nosotroshubimos we had
Vosotras / Vosotroshubisteis you (plural) had
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieron they had, you (plural formal) had

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Haber in the Indicative Imperfect

As an auxiliary verb, haber in the indicative imperfect is used to form the "indicative past perfect" tense. For example, "habĂ­a escrito la carta", meaning "I had written the letter".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YohabĂ­aI had
TĂşhabĂ­asyou had
Ella / Él / Ustedhabías/he had
Nosotras / NosotroshabĂ­amoswe had
Vosotras / VosotroshabĂ­aisyou (plural) had
Ellas / Ellos / UstedeshabĂ­anthey had
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Haber in the Indicative Present Continuous

Because haber is an auxiliary verb used to form compound conjugations, it is not used in this tense.

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Haber in the Indicative Informal Future

Because haber is an auxiliary verb used to form compound conjugations, it is not used in this tense.

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Haber in the Indicative Future

As an auxiliary verb, haber in the indicative future is used to form the "indicative future perfect" tense. For example, "habré escrito la carta", meaning "I will have written the letter".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré I will have
Túhabrás you will have
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá s/he will have, you (formal) will have
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos we will have
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis you (plural) will have
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán they will have, you (plural formal) will have

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Haber in the Indicative Conditional

As an auxiliary verb, haber in the indicative conditional is used to form the "indicative conditional perfect" tense. For example, "habrĂ­a escrito la carta", meaning "I would have written the letter".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YohabrĂ­a I would have
TĂşhabrĂ­as you would have
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría s/he would have, you (formal) would have
Nosotras / NosotroshabrĂ­amos we would have
Vosotras / VosotroshabrĂ­ais you (plural) would have
Ellas / Ellos / UstedeshabrĂ­an they would have, you (plural formal) would have

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Haber in the Indicative Present Perfect

Because haber is an auxiliary verb used to form compound conjugations, it is not used in this tense. We just show the conjugations below for reference.

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe habidoI have had
TĂşhas habidoyou have had
Ella / Él / Ustedha habidos/he has had, you (formal) have had
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos habidowe have had
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis habidoyou (plural) have had
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan habidothey have had, you (plural formal) have had
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Haber in the Indicative Past Perfect

Because haber is an auxiliary verb used to form compound conjugations, it is not used in this tense. We just show the conjugations below for reference.

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YohabĂ­a habidoI had had
TĂşhabĂ­as habidoyou had had
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía habidos/he had had, you (formal) had had
Nosotras / NosotroshabĂ­amos habidowe had had
Vosotras / VosotroshabĂ­ais habidoyou (plural) had had
Ellas / Ellos / UstedeshabĂ­an habidothey had had, you (plural formal) had had
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Haber in the Indicative Future Perfect

Because haber is an auxiliary verb used to form compound conjugations, it is not used in this tense. We just show the conjugations below for reference.

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré habidoI will have had
Túhabrás habidoyou will have had
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá habidos/he will have had, you (formal) will have had
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos habidowe will have had
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis habidoyou (plural) will have had
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán habidothey will have had, you (plural formal) will have had
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Haber in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

Because haber is an auxiliary verb used to form compound conjugations, it is not used in this tense. We just show the conjugations below for reference.

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YohabrĂ­a habidoI would have had
TĂşhabrĂ­as habidoyou would have had
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría habidos/he would have had, you (formal) would have had
Nosotras / NosotroshabrĂ­amos habidowe would have had
Vosotras / VosotroshabrĂ­ais habidoyou (plural) would have had
Ellas / Ellos / UstedeshabrĂ­an habidothey would have had, you (plural formal) would have had
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Subjunctive Tenses of Haber

Haber in the Subjunctive Present

As an auxiliary verb, haber in the subjunctive present is used to form the "subjunctive present perfect" tense. For example, "haya escrito la carta", meaning "I have written the letter".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya I have
TĂşhayas you have
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya s/he has , you (formal) have
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos we have
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis you (plural) have
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan they have , you (plural formal) have

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Haber in the Subjunctive Imperfect

As an auxiliary verb, haber in the subjunctive imperfect is used to form the "subjunctive past perfect" tense. For example, "hubiera escrito la carta", meaning "I had written the letter".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera I had
TĂşhubieras you had
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera s/he had, you (formal) had
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos we had
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais you (plural) had
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran they had, you (plural formal) had

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Haber in the Subjunctive Future

As an auxiliary verb, haber in the subjunctive future is used to form the "subjunctive future perfect" tense. For example, "hubiere escrito la carta", meaning "I will have written the letter".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere I will have
TĂşhubieres you will have
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere s/he will have, you (formal) will have
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos we will have
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis you (plural) will have
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren they will have, you (plural formal) will have

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Haber in the Subjunctive Present Perfect

Because haber is an auxiliary verb used to form compound conjugations, it is not used in this tense. We just show the conjugations below for reference.

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya habidoI have had
TĂşhayas habidoyou have had
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya habidos/he has had, you (formal) have had
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos habidowe have had
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis habidoyou (plural) have had
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan habidothey have had, you (plural formal) have had
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Haber in the Subjunctive Past Perfect

Because haber is an auxiliary verb used to form compound conjugations, it is not used in this tense. We just show the conjugations below for reference.

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera habidoI had had
TĂşhubieras habidoyou had had
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera habidos/he had had, you (formal) had had
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos habidowe had had
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais habidoyou (plural) had had
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran habidothey had had, you (plural formal) had had
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Haber in the Subjunctive Future Perfect

Because haber is an auxiliary verb used to form compound conjugations, it is not used in this tense. We just show the conjugations below for reference.

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere habidoI will have had
TĂşhubieres habidoyou will have had
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere habidos/he will have had, you (formal) will have had
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos habidowe will have had
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis habidoyou (plural) will have had
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren habidothey will have had, you (plural formal) will have had
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Imperative Tenses of Haber

Haber in the Imperative Affirmative

Because haber is an auxiliary verb used to form compound conjugations, it is not used in this tense. We just show the conjugations below for reference.

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
TĂşhabe(to you) have!
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya (to you formal) have!
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos let's have!
Vosotras / Vosotroshabed(to you plural) have!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan (to you plural formal) have!

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Haber in the Imperative Negative

Because haber is an auxiliary verb used to form compound conjugations, it is not used in this tense. We just show the conjugations below for reference.

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
TĂşno hayas (to you) don't have!
Ella / Él / Ustedno haya (to you formal) don't have!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno hayamos let's not have!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno hayáis (to you plural) don't have!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno hayan (to you plural formal) don't have!

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Example sentences and usage

  • Es la cosa más estĂşpida que he dicho nunca. That's the stupidest thing I've ever said.
  • Siempre me he preguntado cĂłmo será tener hermanos. I've always wondered what it'd be like to have siblings.
  • "ÂżQuĂ© habrá en la cueva? Tengo curiosidad." - "No tengo ni idea." "What's going on in the cave? I'm curious." - "I have no idea."
  • El coste de la vida ha aumentado drásticamente. The cost of life increased drastically.
  • ÂżHas terminado?" "No, de hecho ni siquiera he empezado. Have you finished?" "On the contrary, I have not even begun yet.
  • ÂżQuĂ© ha pasado? Hay agua por todo el apartamento. What happened? There's water all over the apartment.
  • El tiempo ha pasado rapidĂ­simo. Time has passed very fast.
  • Dime quĂ© ha pasado. Tell me what happened.
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