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How to conjugate Probar in Spanish

To try, to taste, to test, to prove Irregular Verb

Introduction

Probar is the Spanish verb for "to try, to taste, to test, to prove". It is an irregular verb. Read on below to see how it is conjugated in the 18 major Spanish tenses!

Similar verbs to probar include: comprobar, ensayar, demostrar, intentar, tratar.

SpanishEnglish
Infinitiveprobarto try, to taste, to test, to prove
Past participleprobadotried
Gerundprobandotrying

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Indicative Tenses of Probar

Probar in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of probar 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, "pruebo", meaning "I try".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yopruebo I try
pruebas you try
Ella / Él / Ustedprueba s/he try, you (formal) try
Nosotras / Nosotrosprobamoswe try
Vosotras / Vosotrosprobáisyou (plural) try
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesprueban they try, you (plural formal) try

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Probar in the Indicative Preterite

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoprobéI tried
probasteyou tried
Ella / Él / Ustedprobós/he tried, you (formal) tried
Nosotras / Nosotrosprobamoswe tried
Vosotras / Vosotrosprobasteisyou (plural) tried
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesprobaronthey tried, you (plural formal) tried
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Probar in the Indicative Imperfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoprobabaI used to try
probabasyou used to try
Ella / Él / Ustedprobabas/he used to try, you (formal) used to try
Nosotras / Nosotrosprobábamoswe used to try
Vosotras / Vosotrosprobabaisyou (plural) used to try
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesprobabanthey used to try, you (plural formal) used to try
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Probar in the Indicative Present Continuous

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoestoy probandoI am trying
estás probandoyou are trying
Ella / Él / Ustedestá probandos/he is trying, you (formal) are trying
Nosotras / Nosotrosestamos probandowe are trying
Vosotras / Vosotrosestáis probandoyou (plural) are trying
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesestán probandothey are trying, you (plural formal) are trying
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Probar in the Indicative Informal Future

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yovoy a probarI am going to try
vas a probaryou are going to try
Ella / Él / Ustedva a probars/he is going to try, you (formal) are going to try
Nosotras / Nosotrosvamos a probarwe are going to try
Vosotras / Vosotrosvais a probaryou (plural) are going to try
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvan a probarthey are going to try, you (plural formal) are going to try
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Probar in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of probar is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "probaré", meaning "I will try".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoprobaréI will try
probarásyou will try
Ella / Él / Ustedprobarás/he will try, you (formal) will try
Nosotras / Nosotrosprobaremoswe will try
Vosotras / Vosotrosprobaréisyou (plural) will try
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesprobaránthey will try, you (plural formal) will try
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Probar in the Indicative Conditional

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoprobaríaI would try
probaríasyou would try
Ella / Él / Ustedprobarías/he would try, you (formal) would try
Nosotras / Nosotrosprobaríamoswe would try
Vosotras / Vosotrosprobaríaisyou (plural) would try
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesprobaríanthey would try, you (plural formal) would try
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Probar in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of probar 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 probado", meaning "I have tried".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe probadoI have tried
has probadoyou have tried
Ella / Él / Ustedha probados/he has tried, you (formal) have tried
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos probadowe have tried
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis probadoyou (plural) have tried
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan probadothey have tried, you (plural formal) have tried
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Probar in the Indicative Past Perfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía probadoI had tried
habías probadoyou had tried
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía probados/he had tried, you (formal) had tried
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos probadowe had tried
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais probadoyou (plural) had tried
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían probadothey had tried, you (plural formal) had tried
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Probar in the Indicative Future Perfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré probadoI will have tried
habrás probadoyou will have tried
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá probados/he will have tried, you (formal) will have tried
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos probadowe will have tried
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis probadoyou (plural) will have tried
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán probadothey will have tried, you (plural formal) will have tried
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Probar in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría probadoI would have tried
habrías probadoyou would have tried
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría probados/he would have tried, you (formal) would have tried
Nosotras / Nosotroshabríamos probadowe would have tried
Vosotras / Vosotroshabríais probadoyou (plural) would have tried
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrían probadothey would have tried, you (plural formal) would have tried
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Subjunctive Tenses of Probar

Probar 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, "pruebe", meaning "I try".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yopruebe I try
pruebes you try
Ella / Él / Ustedpruebe s/he try, you (formal) try
Nosotras / Nosotrosprobemoswe try
Vosotras / Vosotrosprobéisyou (plural) try
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesprueben they try, you (plural formal) try

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Probar 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, "probara", meaning "I tried".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoprobaraI tried
probarasyou tried
Ella / Él / Ustedprobaras/he tried, you (formal) tried
Nosotras / Nosotrosprobáramoswe tried
Vosotras / Vosotrosprobaraisyou (plural) tried
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesprobaranthey tried, you (plural formal) tried
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Probar 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, "probare", meaning "I will try".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoprobareI will try
probaresyou will try
Ella / Él / Ustedprobares/he will try, you (formal) will try
Nosotras / Nosotrosprobáremoswe will try
Vosotras / Vosotrosprobareisyou (plural) will try
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesprobarenthey will try, you (plural formal) will try
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Probar 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 probado", meaning "I have tried".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya probadoI have tried
hayas probadoyou have tried
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya probados/he has tried, you (formal) have tried
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos probadowe have tried
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis probadoyou (plural) have tried
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan probadothey have tried, you (plural formal) have tried
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Probar 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 probado", meaning "I had tried".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera probadoI had tried
hubieras probadoyou had tried
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera probados/he had tried, you (formal) had tried
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos probadowe had tried
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais probadoyou (plural) had tried
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran probadothey had tried, you (plural formal) had tried
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Probar 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 probado", meaning "I will have tried".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere probadoI will have tried
hubieres probadoyou will have tried
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere probados/he will have tried, you (formal) will have tried
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos probadowe will have tried
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis probadoyou (plural) will have tried
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren probadothey will have tried, you (plural formal) will have tried
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Imperative Tenses of Probar

Probar in the Imperative Affirmative

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
prueba (to you) try!
Ella / Él / Ustedpruebe (to you formal) try!
Nosotras / Nosotrosprobemoslet's try!
Vosotras / Vosotrosprobad(to you plural) try!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesprueben (to you plural formal) try!

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Probar in the Imperative Negative

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
no pruebes (to you) don't try!
Ella / Él / Ustedno pruebe (to you formal) don't try!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno probemoslet's not try!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno probéis(to you plural) don't try!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno prueben (to you plural formal) don't try!

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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