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How to conjugate Hablar in Spanish

To talk, to speak

Introduction

Hablar is the Spanish verb meaning "to speak/ to talk". It is a regular AR verb, and so follows all AR conjugation rules.

Similar verbs to hablar include: charlar (to chat), comentar (to talk), chismear (to gossip), .

SpanishSpanishEnglish
Infinitivehablarto talk, to speak
Past participlehabladotalked
Gerundhablandotalking

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Indicative Tenses of Hablar

Hablar in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of hablar 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, "hablo con mi marido", meaning "I talk to my husband".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YohabloI talk
hablasyou talk
Ella / Él / Ustedhablas/he talk, you (formal) talk
Nosotras / Nosotroshablamoswe talk
Vosotras / Vosotroshabláisyou (plural) talk
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshablanthey talk, you (plural formal) talk
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Hablar in the Indicative Preterite

The Indicative Preterite of hablar is used to talk about actions completed in the past, at a specific point in time. For example, "hablé con mi marido", meaning "I talked to my husband".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YohabléI talked
hablasteyou talked
Ella / Él / Ustedhablós/he talked, you (formal) talked
Nosotras / Nosotroshablamoswe talked
Vosotras / Vosotroshablasteisyou (plural) talked
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshablaronthey talked, you (plural formal) talked
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Hablar in the Indicative Imperfect

The Indicative Imperfect of hablar is used to describe regular and repeated actions that happened in the past and descriptions of things you used to do. For example, "hablaba con mi marido", meaning "I used to talk to my husband".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YohablabaI used to talk
hablabasyou used to talk
Ella / Él / Ustedhablabas/he used to talk, you (formal) used to talk
Nosotras / Nosotroshablábamoswe used to talk
Vosotras / Vosotroshablabaisyou (plural) used to talk
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshablabanthey used to talk, you (plural formal) used to talk
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Hablar in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of hablar is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "hablaré con mi marido", meaning "I will talk to my husband".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YohablaréI will talk
hablarásyou will talk
Ella / Él / Ustedhablarás/he will talk, you (formal) will talk
Nosotras / Nosotroshablaremoswe will talk
Vosotras / Vosotroshablaréisyou (plural) will talk
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshablaránthey will talk, you (plural formal) will talk
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Hablar in the Indicative Conditional

The Indicative Conditional of hablar is used to talk about something that may happen in the future, hypothesis and probabilities. For example, "hablaría con mi marido", meaning "I would talk to my husband".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YohablaríaI would talk
hablaríasyou would talk
Ella / Él / Ustedhablarías/he would talk, you (formal) would talk
Nosotras / Nosotroshablaríamoswe would talk
Vosotras / Vosotroshablaríaisyou (plural) would talk
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshablaríanthey would talk, you (plural formal) would talk
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Hablar in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of hablar 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 hablado con mi marido", meaning "I have talked to my husband".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe habladoI have talked
has habladoyou have talked
Ella / Él / Ustedha hablados/he has talked, you (formal) have talked
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos habladowe have talked
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis habladoyou (plural) have talked
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan habladothey have talked, you (plural formal) have talked
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Hablar in the Indicative Past Perfect

The Indicative Past Perfect of hablar is used to talk about actions that happened before another action in the past. For example, "había hablado con mi marido", meaning "I had talked to my husband".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía habladoI had talked
habías habladoyou had talked
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía hablados/he had talked, you (formal) had talked
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos habladowe had talked
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais habladoyou (plural) had talked
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían habladothey had talked, you (plural formal) had talked
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Hablar in the Indicative Future Perfect

The Indicative Future Perfect of hablar is used to talk about something that will have happened in the future after something else has already happened. For example, "habré hablado con mi marido", meaning "I will have talked to my husband".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré habladoI will have talked
habrás habladoyou will have talked
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá hablados/he will have talked, you (formal) will have talked
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos habladowe will have talked
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis habladoyou (plural) will have talked
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán habladothey will have talked, you (plural formal) will have talked
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Hablar in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

The Indicative Conditional Perfect of hablar is used to talk about something that would have happened in the future but didn’t due to another action. For example, "habría hablado con mi marido", meaning "I would have talked to my husband".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría habladoI would have talked
habrías habladoyou would have talked
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría hablados/he would have talked, you (formal) would have talked
Nosotras / Nosotroshabríamos habladowe would have talked
Vosotras / Vosotroshabríais habladoyou (plural) would have talked
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrían habladothey would have talked, you (plural formal) would have talked
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Subjunctive Tenses of Hablar

Hablar 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, "hable", meaning "I talk".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YohableI talk
hablesyou talk
Ella / Él / Ustedhables/he talk, you (formal) talk
Nosotras / Nosotroshablemoswe talk
Vosotras / Vosotroshabléisyou (plural) talk
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshablenthey talk, you (plural formal) talk
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Hablar 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, "hablara", meaning "I talked".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YohablaraI talked
hablarasyou talked
Ella / Él / Ustedhablaras/he talked, you (formal) talked
Nosotras / Nosotroshabláramoswe talked
Vosotras / Vosotroshablaraisyou (plural) talked
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshablaranthey talked, you (plural formal) talked
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Hablar in the Subjunctive Future

The Subjunctive Future is used For example, "hablare", meaning "I will talk".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YohablareI will talk
hablaresyou will talk
Ella / Él / Ustedhablares/he will talk, you (formal) will talk
Nosotras / Nosotroshabláremoswe will talk
Vosotras / Vosotroshablareisyou (plural) will talk
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshablarenthey will talk, you (plural formal) will talk
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Hablar 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 hablado", meaning "I have talked".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya habladoI have talked
hayas habladoyou have talked
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya hablados/he has talked, you (formal) have talked
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos habladowe have talked
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis habladoyou (plural) have talked
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan habladothey have talked, you (plural formal) have talked
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Hablar 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 hablado", meaning "I had talked".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera habladoI had talked
hubieras habladoyou had talked
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera hablados/he had talked, you (formal) had talked
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos habladowe had talked
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais habladoyou (plural) had talked
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran habladothey had talked, you (plural formal) had talked
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Hablar in the Subjunctive Future Perfect

The Subjunctive Future Perfect is used For example, "hubiere hablado", meaning "I will have talked".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere habladoI will have talked
hubieres habladoyou will have talked
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere hablados/he will have talked, you (formal) will have talked
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos habladowe will have talked
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis habladoyou (plural) will have talked
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren habladothey will have talked, you (plural formal) will have talked
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Imperative Tenses of Hablar

Hablar in the Imperative Affirmative

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
habla(to you) talk!
Ella / Él / Ustedhable(to you formal) talk!
Nosotras / Nosotroshablemos(to we) talk!
Vosotras / Vosotroshablad(to you plural) talk!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshablen(to you plural formal) talk!
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Hablar in the Imperative Negative

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
no hables(to you) don't talk!
Ella / Él / Ustedno hable(to you formal) don't talk!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno hablemos(to we) don't talk!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno habléis(to you plural) don't talk!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno hablen(to you plural formal) don't talk!
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Example sentences and usage

  • Mi mamá no habla muy bien inglés. My mom doesn't speak English very well.
  • Kumi no habló sobre su club. Kumi did not talk about her club.
  • ¡Mírame cuando te hablo! Look at me when I talk to you!
  • Ésta es la ciudad de la que te hablé. This is the town I told you about.
  • Ve y habla con mi compañero. Go and speak to my colleague.
  • Hablas bien en inglés, ¿no es cierto? You can speak English well, can you not?
  • Hablemos seriamente de tu futuro. Let's have a serious talk about your future.
  • Tú habla primero, yo después. You speak first; I will speak after.
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Want to explore other verb conjugations?

Why not check out tocar – to touch, to play (an instrument) or see the complete list of verbs here.

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