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How to conjugate Lavar in Spanish

To wash Regular AR Verb

Introduction

Lavar is the Spanish verb for "to wash". It is a regular AR verb. Read on below to see how it is conjugated in the 18 major Spanish tenses!

Similar verbs to lavar include: bañar, fregar.

SpanishEnglish
Infinitivelavarto wash
Past participlelavadowashed
Gerundlavandowashing
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Indicative Tenses of Lavar

Lavar in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of lavar 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, "lavo", meaning "I wash".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YolavoI wash
lavasyou wash
Ella / Él / Ustedlavas/he wash, you (formal) wash
Nosotras / Nosotroslavamoswe wash
Vosotras / Vosotroslaváisyou (plural) wash
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeslavanthey wash, you (plural formal) wash
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Lavar in the Indicative Preterite

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YolavéI washed
lavasteyou washed
Ella / Él / Ustedlavós/he washed, you (formal) washed
Nosotras / Nosotroslavamoswe washed
Vosotras / Vosotroslavasteisyou (plural) washed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeslavaronthey washed, you (plural formal) washed
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Lavar in the Indicative Imperfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YolavabaI used to wash
lavabasyou used to wash
Ella / Él / Ustedlavabas/he used to wash, you (formal) used to wash
Nosotras / Nosotroslavábamoswe used to wash
Vosotras / Vosotroslavabaisyou (plural) used to wash
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeslavabanthey used to wash, you (plural formal) used to wash
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Lavar in the Indicative Present Continuous

The Indicative Present Continuous of lavar is used to talk about something that is happening continuosly or right now. For example, "estoy lavando", meaning "I am washing".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoestoy lavandoI am washing
estás lavandoyou are washing
Ella / Él / Ustedestá lavandos/he is washing, you (formal) are washing
Nosotras / Nosotrosestamos lavandowe are washing
Vosotras / Vosotrosestáis lavandoyou (plural) are washing
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesestán lavandothey are washing, you (plural formal) are washing
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Lavar in the Indicative Informal Future

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yovoy a lavarI am going to wash
vas a lavaryou are going to wash
Ella / Él / Ustedva a lavars/he is going to wash, you (formal) are going to wash
Nosotras / Nosotrosvamos a lavarwe are going to wash
Vosotras / Vosotrosvais a lavaryou (plural) are going to wash
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvan a lavarthey are going to wash, you (plural formal) are going to wash
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Lavar in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of lavar is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "lavaré", meaning "I will wash".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YolavaréI will wash
lavarásyou will wash
Ella / Él / Ustedlavarás/he will wash, you (formal) will wash
Nosotras / Nosotroslavaremoswe will wash
Vosotras / Vosotroslavaréisyou (plural) will wash
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeslavaránthey will wash, you (plural formal) will wash
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Lavar in the Indicative Conditional

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YolavaríaI would wash
lavaríasyou would wash
Ella / Él / Ustedlavarías/he would wash, you (formal) would wash
Nosotras / Nosotroslavaríamoswe would wash
Vosotras / Vosotroslavaríaisyou (plural) would wash
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeslavaríanthey would wash, you (plural formal) would wash
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Lavar in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of lavar 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 lavado", meaning "I have washed".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe lavadoI have washed
has lavadoyou have washed
Ella / Él / Ustedha lavados/he has washed, you (formal) have washed
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos lavadowe have washed
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis lavadoyou (plural) have washed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan lavadothey have washed, you (plural formal) have washed
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Lavar in the Indicative Past Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía lavadoI had washed
habías lavadoyou had washed
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía lavados/he had washed, you (formal) had washed
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos lavadowe had washed
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais lavadoyou (plural) had washed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían lavadothey had washed, you (plural formal) had washed
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Lavar in the Indicative Future Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré lavadoI will have washed
habrás lavadoyou will have washed
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá lavados/he will have washed, you (formal) will have washed
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos lavadowe will have washed
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis lavadoyou (plural) will have washed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán lavadothey will have washed, you (plural formal) will have washed
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Lavar in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría lavadoI would have washed
habrías lavadoyou would have washed
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría lavados/he would have washed, you (formal) would have washed
Nosotras / Nosotroshabríamos lavadowe would have washed
Vosotras / Vosotroshabríais lavadoyou (plural) would have washed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrían lavadothey would have washed, you (plural formal) would have washed
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Subjunctive Tenses of Lavar

Lavar 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, "lave", meaning "I wash".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YolaveI wash
lavesyou wash
Ella / Él / Ustedlaves/he wash, you (formal) wash
Nosotras / Nosotroslavemoswe wash
Vosotras / Vosotroslavéisyou (plural) wash
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeslaventhey wash, you (plural formal) wash
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Lavar 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, "lavara", meaning "I washed".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YolavaraI washed
lavarasyou washed
Ella / Él / Ustedlavaras/he washed, you (formal) washed
Nosotras / Nosotroslaváramoswe washed
Vosotras / Vosotroslavaraisyou (plural) washed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeslavaranthey washed, you (plural formal) washed
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Lavar 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, "lavare", meaning "I will wash".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YolavareI will wash
lavaresyou will wash
Ella / Él / Ustedlavares/he will wash, you (formal) will wash
Nosotras / Nosotroslaváremoswe will wash
Vosotras / Vosotroslavareisyou (plural) will wash
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeslavarenthey will wash, you (plural formal) will wash
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Lavar 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 lavado", meaning "I have washed".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya lavadoI have washed
hayas lavadoyou have washed
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya lavados/he has washed, you (formal) have washed
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos lavadowe have washed
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis lavadoyou (plural) have washed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan lavadothey have washed, you (plural formal) have washed
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Lavar 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 lavado", meaning "I had washed".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera lavadoI had washed
hubieras lavadoyou had washed
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera lavados/he had washed, you (formal) had washed
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos lavadowe had washed
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais lavadoyou (plural) had washed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran lavadothey had washed, you (plural formal) had washed
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Lavar 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 lavado", meaning "I will have washed".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere lavadoI will have washed
hubieres lavadoyou will have washed
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere lavados/he will have washed, you (formal) will have washed
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos lavadowe will have washed
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis lavadoyou (plural) will have washed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren lavadothey will have washed, you (plural formal) will have washed
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Imperative Tenses of Lavar

Lavar in the Imperative Affirmative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
lava(to you) wash!
Ella / Él / Ustedlave(to you formal) wash!
Nosotras / Nosotroslavemoslet's wash!
Vosotras / Vosotroslavad(to you plural) wash!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeslaven(to you plural formal) wash!
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Lavar in the Imperative Negative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
no laves(to you) don't wash!
Ella / Él / Ustedno lave(to you formal) don't wash!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno lavemoslet's not wash!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno lavéis(to you plural) don't wash!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno laven(to you plural formal) don't wash!
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