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How to conjugate Observar in Spanish

To observe Regular AR Verb

Introduction

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

SpanishEnglish
Infinitiveobservarto observe
Past participleobservadoobserved
Gerundobservandoobserving
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Indicative Tenses of Observar

Observar in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of observar 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, "observo", meaning "I observe".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoobservoI observe
observasyou observe
Ella / Él / Ustedobservas/he observe, you (formal) observe
Nosotras / Nosotrosobservamoswe observe
Vosotras / Vosotrosobserváisyou (plural) observe
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesobservanthey observe, you (plural formal) observe
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Observar in the Indicative Preterite

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoobservéI observed
observasteyou observed
Ella / Él / Ustedobservós/he observed, you (formal) observed
Nosotras / Nosotrosobservamoswe observed
Vosotras / Vosotrosobservasteisyou (plural) observed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesobservaronthey observed, you (plural formal) observed
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Observar in the Indicative Imperfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoobservabaI used to observe
observabasyou used to observe
Ella / Él / Ustedobservabas/he used to observe, you (formal) used to observe
Nosotras / Nosotrosobservábamoswe used to observe
Vosotras / Vosotrosobservabaisyou (plural) used to observe
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesobservabanthey used to observe, you (plural formal) used to observe
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Observar in the Indicative Present Continuous

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoestoy observandoI am observing
estás observandoyou are observing
Ella / Él / Ustedestá observandos/he is observing, you (formal) are observing
Nosotras / Nosotrosestamos observandowe are observing
Vosotras / Vosotrosestáis observandoyou (plural) are observing
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesestán observandothey are observing, you (plural formal) are observing
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Observar in the Indicative Informal Future

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yovoy a observarI am going to observe
vas a observaryou are going to observe
Ella / Él / Ustedva a observars/he is going to observe, you (formal) are going to observe
Nosotras / Nosotrosvamos a observarwe are going to observe
Vosotras / Vosotrosvais a observaryou (plural) are going to observe
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvan a observarthey are going to observe, you (plural formal) are going to observe
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Observar in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of observar is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "observaré", meaning "I will observe".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoobservaréI will observe
observarásyou will observe
Ella / Él / Ustedobservarás/he will observe, you (formal) will observe
Nosotras / Nosotrosobservaremoswe will observe
Vosotras / Vosotrosobservaréisyou (plural) will observe
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesobservaránthey will observe, you (plural formal) will observe
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Observar in the Indicative Conditional

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoobservaríaI would observe
observaríasyou would observe
Ella / Él / Ustedobservarías/he would observe, you (formal) would observe
Nosotras / Nosotrosobservaríamoswe would observe
Vosotras / Vosotrosobservaríaisyou (plural) would observe
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesobservaríanthey would observe, you (plural formal) would observe
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Observar in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of observar 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 observado", meaning "I have observed".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe observadoI have observed
has observadoyou have observed
Ella / Él / Ustedha observados/he has observed, you (formal) have observed
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos observadowe have observed
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis observadoyou (plural) have observed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan observadothey have observed, you (plural formal) have observed
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Observar in the Indicative Past Perfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía observadoI had observed
habías observadoyou had observed
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía observados/he had observed, you (formal) had observed
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos observadowe had observed
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais observadoyou (plural) had observed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían observadothey had observed, you (plural formal) had observed
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Observar in the Indicative Future Perfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré observadoI will have observed
habrás observadoyou will have observed
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá observados/he will have observed, you (formal) will have observed
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos observadowe will have observed
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis observadoyou (plural) will have observed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán observadothey will have observed, you (plural formal) will have observed
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Observar in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría observadoI would have observed
habrías observadoyou would have observed
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría observados/he would have observed, you (formal) would have observed
Nosotras / Nosotroshabríamos observadowe would have observed
Vosotras / Vosotroshabríais observadoyou (plural) would have observed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrían observadothey would have observed, you (plural formal) would have observed
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Subjunctive Tenses of Observar

Observar 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, "observe", meaning "I observe".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoobserveI observe
observesyou observe
Ella / Él / Ustedobserves/he observe, you (formal) observe
Nosotras / Nosotrosobservemoswe observe
Vosotras / Vosotrosobservéisyou (plural) observe
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesobserventhey observe, you (plural formal) observe
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Observar 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, "observara", meaning "I observed".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoobservaraI observed
observarasyou observed
Ella / Él / Ustedobservaras/he observed, you (formal) observed
Nosotras / Nosotrosobserváramoswe observed
Vosotras / Vosotrosobservaraisyou (plural) observed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesobservaranthey observed, you (plural formal) observed
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Observar in the Subjunctive Future

The Subjunctive Future is used to speak about hypothetical situations, and actions/events that may happen in the future. For example, "observare", meaning "I will observe".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoobservareI will observe
observaresyou will observe
Ella / Él / Ustedobservares/he will observe, you (formal) will observe
Nosotras / Nosotrosobserváremoswe will observe
Vosotras / Vosotrosobservareisyou (plural) will observe
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesobservarenthey will observe, you (plural formal) will observe
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Observar 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 observado", meaning "I have observed".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya observadoI have observed
hayas observadoyou have observed
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya observados/he has observed, you (formal) have observed
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos observadowe have observed
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis observadoyou (plural) have observed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan observadothey have observed, you (plural formal) have observed
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Observar 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 observado", meaning "I had observed".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera observadoI had observed
hubieras observadoyou had observed
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera observados/he had observed, you (formal) had observed
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos observadowe had observed
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais observadoyou (plural) had observed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran observadothey had observed, you (plural formal) had observed
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Observar 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. For example, "hubiere observado", meaning "I will have observed".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere observadoI will have observed
hubieres observadoyou will have observed
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere observados/he will have observed, you (formal) will have observed
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos observadowe will have observed
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis observadoyou (plural) will have observed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren observadothey will have observed, you (plural formal) will have observed
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Imperative Tenses of Observar

Observar in the Imperative Affirmative

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
observa(to you) observe!
Ella / Él / Ustedobserve(to you formal) observe!
Nosotras / Nosotrosobservemoslet's observe!
Vosotras / Vosotrosobservad(to you plural) observe!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesobserven(to you plural formal) observe!
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Observar in the Imperative Negative

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
no observes(to you) don't observe!
Ella / Él / Ustedno observe(to you formal) don't observe!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno observemoslet's not observe!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno observéis(to you plural) don't observe!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno observen(to you plural formal) don't observe!
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