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How to conjugate Imponer in Spanish

To impose Irregular Verb

Introduction

Imponer is the Spanish verb for "to impose". It is an irregular verb. Read on below to see how it is conjugated in the 18 major Spanish tenses!

SpanishEnglish
Infinitiveimponerto impose
Past participleimpuestoimposed
Gerundimponiendoimposing
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Indicative Tenses of Imponer

Imponer in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of imponer 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, "impongo", meaning "I impose".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoimpongo I impose
Túimponesyou impose
Ella / Él / Ustedimpones/he imposes, you (formal) imposes
Nosotras / Nosotrosimponemoswe impose
Vosotras / Vosotrosimponéisyou (plural) impose
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesimponenthey impose, you (plural formal) impose

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Imponer in the Indicative Preterite

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoimpuse I imposed
Túimpusiste you imposed
Ella / Él / Ustedimpuso s/he imposed, you (formal) imposed
Nosotras / Nosotrosimpusimos we imposed
Vosotras / Vosotrosimpusisteis you (plural) imposed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesimpusieron they imposed, you (plural formal) imposed

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Imponer in the Indicative Imperfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoimponíaI used to impose
Túimponíasyou used to impose
Ella / Él / Ustedimponías/he used to impose, you (formal) used to impose
Nosotras / Nosotrosimponíamoswe used to impose
Vosotras / Vosotrosimponíaisyou (plural) used to impose
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesimponíanthey used to impose, you (plural formal) used to impose
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Imponer in the Indicative Present Continuous

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoestoy imponiendoI am imposing
Túestás imponiendoyou are imposing
Ella / Él / Ustedestá imponiendos/he is imposing, you (formal) are imposing
Nosotras / Nosotrosestamos imponiendowe are imposing
Vosotras / Vosotrosestáis imponiendoyou (plural) are imposing
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesestán imponiendothey are imposing, you (plural formal) are imposing
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Imponer in the Indicative Informal Future

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yovoy a imponerI am going to impose
Túvas a imponeryou are going to impose
Ella / Él / Ustedva a imponers/he is going to impose, you (formal) are going to impose
Nosotras / Nosotrosvamos a imponerwe are going to impose
Vosotras / Vosotrosvais a imponeryou (plural) are going to impose
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvan a imponerthey are going to impose, you (plural formal) are going to impose
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Imponer in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of imponer is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "impondré", meaning "I will impose".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoimpondré I will impose
Túimpondrás you will impose
Ella / Él / Ustedimpondrá s/he will impose, you (formal) will impose
Nosotras / Nosotrosimpondremos we will impose
Vosotras / Vosotrosimpondréis you (plural) will impose
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesimpondrán they will impose, you (plural formal) will impose

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Imponer in the Indicative Conditional

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoimpondría I would impose
Túimpondrías you would impose
Ella / Él / Ustedimpondría s/he would impose, you (formal) would impose
Nosotras / Nosotrosimpondríamos we would impose
Vosotras / Vosotrosimpondríais you (plural) would impose
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesimpondrían they would impose, you (plural formal) would impose

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Imponer in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of imponer 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 impuesto", meaning "I have imposed".

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

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

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Imponer in the Indicative Past Perfect

The Indicative Past Perfect of imponer is used to talk about actions that happened before another action in the past. For example, "había impuesto", meaning "I had imposed".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía impuesto I had imposed
Túhabías impuesto you had imposed
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía impuesto s/he had imposed, you (formal) had imposed
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos impuesto we had imposed
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais impuesto you (plural) had imposed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían impuesto they had imposed, you (plural formal) had imposed

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Imponer in the Indicative Future Perfect

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

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

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

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Imponer in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría impuesto I would have imposed
Túhabrías impuesto you would have imposed
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría impuesto s/he would have imposed, you (formal) would have imposed
Nosotras / Nosotroshabríamos impuesto we would have imposed
Vosotras / Vosotroshabríais impuesto you (plural) would have imposed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrían impuesto they would have imposed, you (plural formal) would have imposed

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Subjunctive Tenses of Imponer

Imponer 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, "imponga", meaning "I impose".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoimponga I impose
Túimpongas you impose
Ella / Él / Ustedimponga s/he imposes, you (formal) imposes
Nosotras / Nosotrosimpongamos we impose
Vosotras / Vosotrosimpongáis you (plural) impose
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesimpongan they impose, you (plural formal) impose

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Imponer 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, "impusiera", meaning "I imposed".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoimpusiera I imposed
Túimpusieras you imposed
Ella / Él / Ustedimpusiera s/he imposed, you (formal) imposed
Nosotras / Nosotrosimpusiéramos we imposed
Vosotras / Vosotrosimpusierais you (plural) imposed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesimpusieran they imposed, you (plural formal) imposed

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Imponer 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, "impusiere", meaning "I will impose".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoimpusiere I will impose
Túimpusieres you will impose
Ella / Él / Ustedimpusiere s/he will impose, you (formal) will impose
Nosotras / Nosotrosimpusiéremos we will impose
Vosotras / Vosotrosimpusiereis you (plural) will impose
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesimpusieren they will impose, you (plural formal) will impose

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Imponer 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 impuesto", meaning "I have imposed".

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

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

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Imponer 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 impuesto", meaning "I had imposed".

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

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

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Imponer 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 impuesto", meaning "I will have imposed".

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

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

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Imperative Tenses of Imponer

Imponer in the Imperative Affirmative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
Túimpón (to you) impose!
Ella / Él / Ustedimponga (to you formal) impose!
Nosotras / Nosotrosimpongamos let's impose!
Vosotras / Vosotrosimponed(to you plural) impose!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesimpongan (to you plural formal) impose!

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Imponer in the Imperative Negative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
Túno impongas (to you) don't impose!
Ella / Él / Ustedno imponga (to you formal) don't impose!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno impongamos let's not impose!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno impongáis (to you plural) don't impose!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno impongan (to you plural formal) don't impose!

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