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How to conjugate Llamar in Spanish

To call

Introduction

Llamar is the Spanish verb meaning "to call". It can be used to attract the attention of, to communicate with by telephone, to summon (to knock on the door or ring the bell). Don't confuse llamar with llamarse, which changes it's meaning when it becomes reflexive.

SpanishSpanishEnglish
Infinitivellamarto call
Past participlellamadocalled
Gerundllamandocalling

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Indicative Tenses of Llamar

Llamar in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of llamar 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, "llamo a mis amigos", meaning "I call my friends".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YollamoI call
llamasyou call
Ella / Él / Ustedllamas/he call, you (formal) call
Nosotras / Nosotrosllamamoswe call
Vosotras / Vosotrosllamáisyou (plural) call
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesllamanthey call, you (plural formal) call
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Llamar in the Indicative Preterite

The Indicative Preterite of llamar is used to talk about actions completed in the past, at a specific point in time. For example, "llamé a mis amigos", meaning "I called my friends".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YollaméI called
llamasteyou called
Ella / Él / Ustedllamós/he called, you (formal) called
Nosotras / Nosotrosllamamoswe called
Vosotras / Vosotrosllamasteisyou (plural) called
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesllamaronthey called, you (plural formal) called
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Llamar in the Indicative Imperfect

The Indicative Imperfect of llamar is used to describe regular and repeated actions that happened in the past and descriptions of things you used to do. For example, "llamaba a mis amigos", meaning "I used to call my friends".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YollamabaI used to call
llamabasyou used to call
Ella / Él / Ustedllamabas/he used to call, you (formal) used to call
Nosotras / Nosotrosllamábamoswe used to call
Vosotras / Vosotrosllamabaisyou (plural) used to call
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesllamabanthey used to call, you (plural formal) used to call
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Llamar in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of llamar is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "llamaré a mis amigos", meaning "I will call my friends".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YollamaréI will call
llamarásyou will call
Ella / Él / Ustedllamarás/he will call, you (formal) will call
Nosotras / Nosotrosllamaremoswe will call
Vosotras / Vosotrosllamaréisyou (plural) will call
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesllamaránthey will call, you (plural formal) will call
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Llamar in the Indicative Conditional

The Indicative Conditional of llamar is used to talk about something that may happen in the future, hypothesis and probabilities. For example, "llamaría a mis amigos", meaning "I would call my friends".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YollamaríaI would call
llamaríasyou would call
Ella / Él / Ustedllamarías/he would call, you (formal) would call
Nosotras / Nosotrosllamaríamoswe would call
Vosotras / Vosotrosllamaríaisyou (plural) would call
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesllamaríanthey would call, you (plural formal) would call
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Llamar in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of llamar 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 llamado a mis amigos", meaning "I have called my friends".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe llamadoI have called
has llamadoyou have called
Ella / Él / Ustedha llamados/he has called, you (formal) have called
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos llamadowe have called
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis llamadoyou (plural) have called
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan llamadothey have called, you (plural formal) have called
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Llamar in the Indicative Past Perfect

The Indicative Past Perfect of llamar is used to talk about actions that happened before another action in the past. For example, "había llamado a mis amigos", meaning "I had called my friends".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía llamadoI had called
habías llamadoyou had called
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía llamados/he had called, you (formal) had called
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos llamadowe had called
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais llamadoyou (plural) had called
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían llamadothey had called, you (plural formal) had called
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Llamar in the Indicative Future Perfect

The Indicative Future Perfect of llamar is used to talk about something that will have happened in the future after something else has already happened. For example, "habré llamado a mis amigos", meaning "I will have called my friends".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré llamadoI will have called
habrás llamadoyou will have called
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá llamados/he will have called, you (formal) will have called
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos llamadowe will have called
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis llamadoyou (plural) will have called
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán llamadothey will have called, you (plural formal) will have called
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Llamar in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

The Indicative Conditional Perfect of llamar is used to talk about something that would have happened in the future but didn’t due to another action. For example, "habría llamado a mis amigos", meaning "I would have called my friends".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría llamadoI would have called
habrías llamadoyou would have called
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría llamados/he would have called, you (formal) would have called
Nosotras / Nosotroshabríamos llamadowe would have called
Vosotras / Vosotroshabríais llamadoyou (plural) would have called
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrían llamadothey would have called, you (plural formal) would have called
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Subjunctive Tenses of Llamar

Llamar 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, "llame", meaning "I call".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YollameI call
llamesyou call
Ella / Él / Ustedllames/he call, you (formal) call
Nosotras / Nosotrosllamemoswe call
Vosotras / Vosotrosllaméisyou (plural) call
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesllamenthey call, you (plural formal) call
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Llamar 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, "llamara", meaning "I called".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YollamaraI called
llamarasyou called
Ella / Él / Ustedllamaras/he called, you (formal) called
Nosotras / Nosotrosllamáramoswe called
Vosotras / Vosotrosllamaraisyou (plural) called
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesllamaranthey called, you (plural formal) called
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Llamar in the Subjunctive Future

The Subjunctive Future is used For example, "llamare", meaning "I will call".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YollamareI will call
llamaresyou will call
Ella / Él / Ustedllamares/he will call, you (formal) will call
Nosotras / Nosotrosllamáremoswe will call
Vosotras / Vosotrosllamareisyou (plural) will call
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesllamarenthey will call, you (plural formal) will call
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Llamar 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 llamado", meaning "I have called".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya llamadoI have called
hayas llamadoyou have called
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya llamados/he has called, you (formal) have called
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos llamadowe have called
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis llamadoyou (plural) have called
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan llamadothey have called, you (plural formal) have called
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Llamar 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 llamado", meaning "I had called".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera llamadoI had called
hubieras llamadoyou had called
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera llamados/he had called, you (formal) had called
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos llamadowe had called
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais llamadoyou (plural) had called
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran llamadothey had called, you (plural formal) had called
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Llamar in the Subjunctive Future Perfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere llamadoI will have called
hubieres llamadoyou will have called
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere llamados/he will have called, you (formal) will have called
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos llamadowe will have called
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis llamadoyou (plural) will have called
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren llamadothey will have called, you (plural formal) will have called
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Imperative Tenses of Llamar

Llamar in the Imperative Affirmative

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
llama(to you) call!
Ella / Él / Ustedllame(to you formal) call!
Nosotras / Nosotrosllamemos(to we) call!
Vosotras / Vosotrosllamad(to you plural) call!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesllamen(to you plural formal) call!
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Llamar in the Imperative Negative

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
no llames(to you) don't call!
Ella / Él / Ustedno llame(to you formal) don't call!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno llamemos(to we) don't call!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno llaméis(to you plural) don't call!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno llamen(to you plural formal) don't call!
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Example sentences and usage

  • Los llamaré cuando regrese mañana. I'll call them tomorrow when I come back.
  • ¡Llama a la policía! Call the police!
  • Diles que me llamen antes de que se vayan. Tell them to call me before they leave.
  • ¿Tú me llamaste anoche? Did you call me up last night?
  • Si encuentro tu pasaporte te llamo inmediatamente. If I find your passport, I'll call you at once.
  • Estaba a punto de irme cuando llamaste por teléfono. I was about to leave when you telephoned.
  • Te llamaré tan pronto llegue al aeropuerto. I'll phone you as soon as I get to the airport.
  • En caso de emergencia, llama a la policía. In case of an emergency, call the police.
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