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How to conjugate Prohibir in Spanish

To ban, to prohibit, to forbid Irregular Verb

Introduction

Prohibir is the Spanish verb for "to ban, to prohibit, to forbid". It is an irregular verb. Read on below to see how it is conjugated in the 18 major Spanish tenses!

SpanishEnglish
Infinitiveprohibirto ban, to prohibit, to forbid
Past participleprohibidobanned
Gerundprohibiendobanning
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Indicative Tenses of Prohibir

Prohibir in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of prohibir 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, "prohíbo", meaning "I ban".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoprohíbo I ban
prohíbes you ban
Ella / Él / Ustedprohíbe s/he ban, you (formal) ban
Nosotras / Nosotrosprohibimoswe ban
Vosotras / Vosotrosprohibísyou (plural) ban
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesprohíben they ban, you (plural formal) ban

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Prohibir in the Indicative Preterite

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoprohibíI banned
prohibisteyou banned
Ella / Él / Ustedprohibiós/he banned, you (formal) banned
Nosotras / Nosotrosprohibimoswe banned
Vosotras / Vosotrosprohibisteisyou (plural) banned
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesprohibieronthey banned, you (plural formal) banned
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Prohibir in the Indicative Imperfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoprohibíaI used to ban
prohibíasyou used to ban
Ella / Él / Ustedprohibías/he used to ban, you (formal) used to ban
Nosotras / Nosotrosprohibíamoswe used to ban
Vosotras / Vosotrosprohibíaisyou (plural) used to ban
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesprohibíanthey used to ban, you (plural formal) used to ban
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Prohibir in the Indicative Present Continuous

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoestoy prohibiendoI am banning
estás prohibiendoyou are banning
Ella / Él / Ustedestá prohibiendos/he is banning, you (formal) are banning
Nosotras / Nosotrosestamos prohibiendowe are banning
Vosotras / Vosotrosestáis prohibiendoyou (plural) are banning
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesestán prohibiendothey are banning, you (plural formal) are banning
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Prohibir in the Indicative Informal Future

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yovoy a prohibirI am going to ban
vas a prohibiryou are going to ban
Ella / Él / Ustedva a prohibirs/he is going to ban, you (formal) are going to ban
Nosotras / Nosotrosvamos a prohibirwe are going to ban
Vosotras / Vosotrosvais a prohibiryou (plural) are going to ban
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvan a prohibirthey are going to ban, you (plural formal) are going to ban
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Prohibir in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of prohibir is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "prohibiré", meaning "I will ban".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoprohibiréI will ban
prohibirásyou will ban
Ella / Él / Ustedprohibirás/he will ban, you (formal) will ban
Nosotras / Nosotrosprohibiremoswe will ban
Vosotras / Vosotrosprohibiréisyou (plural) will ban
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesprohibiránthey will ban, you (plural formal) will ban
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Prohibir in the Indicative Conditional

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoprohibiríaI would ban
prohibiríasyou would ban
Ella / Él / Ustedprohibirías/he would ban, you (formal) would ban
Nosotras / Nosotrosprohibiríamoswe would ban
Vosotras / Vosotrosprohibiríaisyou (plural) would ban
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesprohibiríanthey would ban, you (plural formal) would ban
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Prohibir in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of prohibir 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 prohibido", meaning "I have banned".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe prohibidoI have banned
has prohibidoyou have banned
Ella / Él / Ustedha prohibidos/he has banned, you (formal) have banned
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos prohibidowe have banned
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis prohibidoyou (plural) have banned
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan prohibidothey have banned, you (plural formal) have banned
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Prohibir in the Indicative Past Perfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía prohibidoI had banned
habías prohibidoyou had banned
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía prohibidos/he had banned, you (formal) had banned
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos prohibidowe had banned
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais prohibidoyou (plural) had banned
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían prohibidothey had banned, you (plural formal) had banned
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Prohibir in the Indicative Future Perfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré prohibidoI will have banned
habrás prohibidoyou will have banned
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá prohibidos/he will have banned, you (formal) will have banned
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos prohibidowe will have banned
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis prohibidoyou (plural) will have banned
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán prohibidothey will have banned, you (plural formal) will have banned
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Prohibir in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría prohibidoI would have banned
habrías prohibidoyou would have banned
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría prohibidos/he would have banned, you (formal) would have banned
Nosotras / Nosotroshabríamos prohibidowe would have banned
Vosotras / Vosotroshabríais prohibidoyou (plural) would have banned
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrían prohibidothey would have banned, you (plural formal) would have banned
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Subjunctive Tenses of Prohibir

Prohibir 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, "prohíba", meaning "I ban".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoprohíba I ban
prohíbas you ban
Ella / Él / Ustedprohíba s/he ban, you (formal) ban
Nosotras / Nosotrosprohibamoswe ban
Vosotras / Vosotrosprohibáisyou (plural) ban
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesprohíban they ban, you (plural formal) ban

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Prohibir 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, "prohibiera", meaning "I banned".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoprohibieraI banned
prohibierasyou banned
Ella / Él / Ustedprohibieras/he banned, you (formal) banned
Nosotras / Nosotrosprohibiéramoswe banned
Vosotras / Vosotrosprohibieraisyou (plural) banned
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesprohibieranthey banned, you (plural formal) banned
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Prohibir 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, "prohibiere", meaning "I will ban".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoprohibiereI will ban
prohibieresyou will ban
Ella / Él / Ustedprohibieres/he will ban, you (formal) will ban
Nosotras / Nosotrosprohibiéremoswe will ban
Vosotras / Vosotrosprohibiereisyou (plural) will ban
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesprohibierenthey will ban, you (plural formal) will ban
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Prohibir 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 prohibido", meaning "I have banned".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya prohibidoI have banned
hayas prohibidoyou have banned
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya prohibidos/he has banned, you (formal) have banned
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos prohibidowe have banned
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis prohibidoyou (plural) have banned
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan prohibidothey have banned, you (plural formal) have banned
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Prohibir 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 prohibido", meaning "I had banned".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera prohibidoI had banned
hubieras prohibidoyou had banned
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera prohibidos/he had banned, you (formal) had banned
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos prohibidowe had banned
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais prohibidoyou (plural) had banned
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran prohibidothey had banned, you (plural formal) had banned
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Prohibir 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 prohibido", meaning "I will have banned".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere prohibidoI will have banned
hubieres prohibidoyou will have banned
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere prohibidos/he will have banned, you (formal) will have banned
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos prohibidowe will have banned
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis prohibidoyou (plural) will have banned
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren prohibidothey will have banned, you (plural formal) will have banned
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Imperative Tenses of Prohibir

Prohibir in the Imperative Affirmative

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
prohíbe (to you) ban!
Ella / Él / Ustedprohíba (to you formal) ban!
Nosotras / Nosotrosprohibamoslet's ban!
Vosotras / Vosotrosprohibid(to you plural) ban!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesprohíban (to you plural formal) ban!

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Prohibir in the Imperative Negative

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
no prohíbas (to you) don't ban!
Ella / Él / Ustedno prohíba (to you formal) don't ban!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno prohibamoslet's not ban!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno prohibáis(to you plural) don't ban!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno prohíban (to you plural formal) don't ban!

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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