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How to conjugate Hablar in Spanish

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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), .

SpanishEnglish
Infinitivehablarto speak, to talk
Past participlehabladospoken
Gerundhablandospeaking
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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 speak to my husband".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YohabloI speak
TĂșhablasyou speak
Ella / Él / Ustedhablas/he speaks, you (formal) speaks
Nosotras / Nosotroshablamoswe speak
Vosotras / VosotroshablĂĄisyou (plural) speak
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshablanthey speak, you (plural formal) speak
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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 spoke to my husband".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YohabléI spoke
TĂșhablasteyou spoke
Ella / Él / Ustedhablós/he spoke, you (formal) spoke
Nosotras / Nosotroshablamoswe spoke
Vosotras / Vosotroshablasteisyou (plural) spoke
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshablaronthey spoke, you (plural formal) spoke
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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 speak to my husband".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YohablabaI used to speak
TĂșhablabasyou used to speak
Ella / Él / Ustedhablabas/he used to speak, you (formal) used to speak
Nosotras / NosotroshablĂĄbamoswe used to speak
Vosotras / Vosotroshablabaisyou (plural) used to speak
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshablabanthey used to speak, you (plural formal) used to speak
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Hablar in the Indicative Present Continuous

The Indicative Present Continuous of hablar is used to talk about something that is happening continuously or right now. For example, "estoy hablando con mi marido", meaning "I am speaking to my husband".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoestoy hablandoI am speaking
TĂșestĂĄs hablandoyou are speaking
Ella / Él / Ustedestá hablandos/he is speaking, you (formal) are speaking
Nosotras / Nosotrosestamos hablandowe are speaking
Vosotras / VosotrosestĂĄis hablandoyou (plural) are speaking
Ellas / Ellos / UstedesestĂĄn hablandothey are speaking, you (plural formal) are speaking
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Hablar in the Indicative Informal Future

The Indicative Informal Future of hablar is used to talk about something that will happen in the future, especially in the near future. For example, "voy a hablar con mi marido", meaning "I am going to speak to my husband".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yovoy a hablarI am going to speak
TĂșvas a hablaryou are going to speak
Ella / Él / Ustedva a hablars/he is going to speak, you (formal) are going to speak
Nosotras / Nosotrosvamos a hablarwe are going to speak
Vosotras / Vosotrosvais a hablaryou (plural) are going to speak
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvan a hablarthey are going to speak, you (plural formal) are going to speak
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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 speak to my husband".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YohablaréI will speak
TĂșhablarĂĄsyou will speak
Ella / Él / Ustedhablarás/he will speak, you (formal) will speak
Nosotras / Nosotroshablaremoswe will speak
Vosotras / Vosotroshablaréisyou (plural) will speak
Ellas / Ellos / UstedeshablarĂĄnthey will speak, you (plural formal) will speak
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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, "hablarĂ­a con mi marido", meaning "I would speak to my husband".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YohablarĂ­aI would speak
TĂșhablarĂ­asyou would speak
Ella / Él / Ustedhablarías/he would speak, you (formal) would speak
Nosotras / NosotroshablarĂ­amoswe would speak
Vosotras / VosotroshablarĂ­aisyou (plural) would speak
Ellas / Ellos / UstedeshablarĂ­anthey would speak, you (plural formal) would speak
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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 spoken to my husband".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe habladoI have spoken
TĂșhas habladoyou have spoken
Ella / Él / Ustedha hablados/he has spoken, you (formal) have spoken
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos habladowe have spoken
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis habladoyou (plural) have spoken
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan habladothey have spoken, you (plural formal) have spoken
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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, "habĂ­a hablado con mi marido", meaning "I had spoken to my husband".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YohabĂ­a habladoI had spoken
TĂșhabĂ­as habladoyou had spoken
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía hablados/he had spoken, you (formal) had spoken
Nosotras / NosotroshabĂ­amos habladowe had spoken
Vosotras / VosotroshabĂ­ais habladoyou (plural) had spoken
Ellas / Ellos / UstedeshabĂ­an habladothey had spoken, you (plural formal) had spoken
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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 spoken to my husband".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré habladoI will have spoken
TĂșhabrĂĄs habladoyou will have spoken
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá hablados/he will have spoken, you (formal) will have spoken
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos habladowe will have spoken
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis habladoyou (plural) will have spoken
Ellas / Ellos / UstedeshabrĂĄn habladothey will have spoken, you (plural formal) will have spoken
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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 past but didn’t due to another action. For example, "habría hablado con mi marido", meaning "I would have spoken to my husband".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YohabrĂ­a habladoI would have spoken
TĂșhabrĂ­as habladoyou would have spoken
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría hablados/he would have spoken, you (formal) would have spoken
Nosotras / NosotroshabrĂ­amos habladowe would have spoken
Vosotras / VosotroshabrĂ­ais habladoyou (plural) would have spoken
Ellas / Ellos / UstedeshabrĂ­an habladothey would have spoken, you (plural formal) would have spoken
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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 speak".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YohableI speak
TĂșhablesyou speak
Ella / Él / Ustedhables/he speaks, you (formal) speaks
Nosotras / Nosotroshablemoswe speak
Vosotras / Vosotroshabléisyou (plural) speak
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshablenthey speak, you (plural formal) speak
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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 spoke".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YohablaraI spoke
TĂșhablarasyou spoke
Ella / Él / Ustedhablaras/he spoke, you (formal) spoke
Nosotras / NosotroshablĂĄramoswe spoke
Vosotras / Vosotroshablaraisyou (plural) spoke
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshablaranthey spoke, you (plural formal) spoke
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Hablar 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, "hablare", meaning "I will speak".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YohablareI will speak
TĂșhablaresyou will speak
Ella / Él / Ustedhablares/he will speak, you (formal) will speak
Nosotras / NosotroshablĂĄremoswe will speak
Vosotras / Vosotroshablareisyou (plural) will speak
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshablarenthey will speak, you (plural formal) will speak
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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 spoken".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya habladoI have spoken
TĂșhayas habladoyou have spoken
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya hablados/he has spoken, you (formal) have spoken
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos habladowe have spoken
Vosotras / VosotroshayĂĄis habladoyou (plural) have spoken
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan habladothey have spoken, you (plural formal) have spoken
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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 spoken".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera habladoI had spoken
TĂșhubieras habladoyou had spoken
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera hablados/he had spoken, you (formal) had spoken
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos habladowe had spoken
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais habladoyou (plural) had spoken
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran habladothey had spoken, you (plural formal) had spoken
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Hablar 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 hablado", meaning "I will have spoken".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere habladoI will have spoken
TĂșhubieres habladoyou will have spoken
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere hablados/he will have spoken, you (formal) will have spoken
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos habladowe will have spoken
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis habladoyou (plural) will have spoken
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren habladothey will have spoken, you (plural formal) will have spoken
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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) speak!".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
TĂșhabla(to you) speak!
Ella / Él / Ustedhable(to you formal) speak!
Nosotras / Nosotroshablemoslet's speak!
Vosotras / Vosotroshablad(to you plural) speak!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshablen(to you plural formal) speak!
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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 speak!".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
TĂșno hables(to you) don't speak!
Ella / Él / Ustedno hable(to you formal) don't speak!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno hablemoslet's not speak!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno habléis(to you plural) don't speak!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno hablen(to you plural formal) don't speak!
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Example sentences and usage

  • Mi mamĂĄ no habla muy bien inglĂ©s. My mom doesn't speak English very well.
  • Kumi no hablĂł sobre su club. Kumi did not talk about her club.
  • ÂĄMĂ­rame cuando te hablo! Look at me when I talk to you!
  • Ésta es la ciudad de la que te hablĂ©. This is the town I told you about.
  • Ve y habla con mi compañero. Go and speak to my colleague.
  • Hablas bien en inglĂ©s, Âżno es cierto? You can speak English well, can you not?
  • Hablemos seriamente de tu futuro. Let's have a serious talk about your future.
  • TĂș habla primero, yo despuĂ©s. You speak first; I will speak after.
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