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How to conjugate Practicar in Spanish

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Introduction

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

SpanishEnglish
Infinitivepracticarto practice
Past participlepracticadopracticed
Gerundpracticandopracticing
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Indicative Tenses of Practicar

Practicar in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of practicar 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, "practico", meaning "I practice".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YopracticoI practice
TĂșpracticasyou practice
Ella / Él / Ustedpracticas/he practices, you (formal) practices
Nosotras / Nosotrospracticamoswe practice
Vosotras / VosotrospracticĂĄisyou (plural) practice
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedespracticanthey practice, you (plural formal) practice
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Practicar in the Indicative Preterite

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yopractiqué I practiced
TĂșpracticasteyou practiced
Ella / Él / Ustedpracticós/he practiced, you (formal) practiced
Nosotras / Nosotrospracticamoswe practiced
Vosotras / Vosotrospracticasteisyou (plural) practiced
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedespracticaronthey practiced, you (plural formal) practiced

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Practicar in the Indicative Imperfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YopracticabaI used to practice
TĂșpracticabasyou used to practice
Ella / Él / Ustedpracticabas/he used to practice, you (formal) used to practice
Nosotras / NosotrospracticĂĄbamoswe used to practice
Vosotras / Vosotrospracticabaisyou (plural) used to practice
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedespracticabanthey used to practice, you (plural formal) used to practice
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Practicar in the Indicative Present Continuous

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoestoy practicandoI am practicing
TĂșestĂĄs practicandoyou are practicing
Ella / Él / Ustedestá practicandos/he is practicing, you (formal) are practicing
Nosotras / Nosotrosestamos practicandowe are practicing
Vosotras / VosotrosestĂĄis practicandoyou (plural) are practicing
Ellas / Ellos / UstedesestĂĄn practicandothey are practicing, you (plural formal) are practicing
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Practicar in the Indicative Informal Future

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yovoy a practicarI am going to practice
TĂșvas a practicaryou are going to practice
Ella / Él / Ustedva a practicars/he is going to practice, you (formal) are going to practice
Nosotras / Nosotrosvamos a practicarwe are going to practice
Vosotras / Vosotrosvais a practicaryou (plural) are going to practice
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvan a practicarthey are going to practice, you (plural formal) are going to practice
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Practicar in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of practicar is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "practicaré", meaning "I will practice".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YopracticaréI will practice
TĂșpracticarĂĄsyou will practice
Ella / Él / Ustedpracticarás/he will practice, you (formal) will practice
Nosotras / Nosotrospracticaremoswe will practice
Vosotras / Vosotrospracticaréisyou (plural) will practice
Ellas / Ellos / UstedespracticarĂĄnthey will practice, you (plural formal) will practice
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Practicar in the Indicative Conditional

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YopracticarĂ­aI would practice
TĂșpracticarĂ­asyou would practice
Ella / Él / Ustedpracticarías/he would practice, you (formal) would practice
Nosotras / NosotrospracticarĂ­amoswe would practice
Vosotras / VosotrospracticarĂ­aisyou (plural) would practice
Ellas / Ellos / UstedespracticarĂ­anthey would practice, you (plural formal) would practice
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Practicar in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of practicar 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 practicado", meaning "I have practiced".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe practicadoI have practiced
TĂșhas practicadoyou have practiced
Ella / Él / Ustedha practicados/he has practiced, you (formal) have practiced
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos practicadowe have practiced
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis practicadoyou (plural) have practiced
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan practicadothey have practiced, you (plural formal) have practiced
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Practicar in the Indicative Past Perfect

The Indicative Past Perfect of practicar is used to talk about actions that happened before another action in the past. For example, "habĂ­a practicado", meaning "I had practiced".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YohabĂ­a practicadoI had practiced
TĂșhabĂ­as practicadoyou had practiced
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía practicados/he had practiced, you (formal) had practiced
Nosotras / NosotroshabĂ­amos practicadowe had practiced
Vosotras / VosotroshabĂ­ais practicadoyou (plural) had practiced
Ellas / Ellos / UstedeshabĂ­an practicadothey had practiced, you (plural formal) had practiced
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Practicar in the Indicative Future Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré practicadoI will have practiced
TĂșhabrĂĄs practicadoyou will have practiced
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá practicados/he will have practiced, you (formal) will have practiced
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos practicadowe will have practiced
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis practicadoyou (plural) will have practiced
Ellas / Ellos / UstedeshabrĂĄn practicadothey will have practiced, you (plural formal) will have practiced
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Practicar in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YohabrĂ­a practicadoI would have practiced
TĂșhabrĂ­as practicadoyou would have practiced
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría practicados/he would have practiced, you (formal) would have practiced
Nosotras / NosotroshabrĂ­amos practicadowe would have practiced
Vosotras / VosotroshabrĂ­ais practicadoyou (plural) would have practiced
Ellas / Ellos / UstedeshabrĂ­an practicadothey would have practiced, you (plural formal) would have practiced
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Subjunctive Tenses of Practicar

Practicar 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, "practique", meaning "I practice".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yopractique I practice
TĂșpractiques you practice
Ella / Él / Ustedpractique s/he practices, you (formal) practices
Nosotras / Nosotrospractiquemos we practice
Vosotras / Vosotrospractiquéis you (plural) practice
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedespractiquen they practice, you (plural formal) practice

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Practicar 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, "practicara", meaning "I practiced".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YopracticaraI practiced
TĂșpracticarasyou practiced
Ella / Él / Ustedpracticaras/he practiced, you (formal) practiced
Nosotras / NosotrospracticĂĄramoswe practiced
Vosotras / Vosotrospracticaraisyou (plural) practiced
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedespracticaranthey practiced, you (plural formal) practiced
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Practicar 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, "practicare", meaning "I will practice".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YopracticareI will practice
TĂșpracticaresyou will practice
Ella / Él / Ustedpracticares/he will practice, you (formal) will practice
Nosotras / NosotrospracticĂĄremoswe will practice
Vosotras / Vosotrospracticareisyou (plural) will practice
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedespracticarenthey will practice, you (plural formal) will practice
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Practicar 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 practicado", meaning "I have practiced".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya practicadoI have practiced
TĂșhayas practicadoyou have practiced
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya practicados/he has practiced, you (formal) have practiced
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos practicadowe have practiced
Vosotras / VosotroshayĂĄis practicadoyou (plural) have practiced
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan practicadothey have practiced, you (plural formal) have practiced
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Practicar 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 practicado", meaning "I had practiced".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera practicadoI had practiced
TĂșhubieras practicadoyou had practiced
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera practicados/he had practiced, you (formal) had practiced
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos practicadowe had practiced
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais practicadoyou (plural) had practiced
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran practicadothey had practiced, you (plural formal) had practiced
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Practicar 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 practicado", meaning "I will have practiced".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere practicadoI will have practiced
TĂșhubieres practicadoyou will have practiced
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere practicados/he will have practiced, you (formal) will have practiced
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos practicadowe will have practiced
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis practicadoyou (plural) will have practiced
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren practicadothey will have practiced, you (plural formal) will have practiced
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Imperative Tenses of Practicar

Practicar in the Imperative Affirmative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
TĂșpractica(to you) practice!
Ella / Él / Ustedpractique (to you formal) practice!
Nosotras / Nosotrospractiquemos let's practice!
Vosotras / Vosotrospracticad(to you plural) practice!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedespractiquen (to you plural formal) practice!

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Practicar in the Imperative Negative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
TĂșno practiques (to you) don't practice!
Ella / Él / Ustedno practique (to you formal) don't practice!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno practiquemos let's not practice!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno practiquéis (to you plural) don't practice!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno practiquen (to you plural formal) don't practice!

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