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How to conjugate Secar in Spanish

To dry, to dry off Irregular Verb

Introduction

Secar is the Spanish verb for "to dry, to dry off". It is an irregular verb. Read on below to see how it is conjugated in the 18 major Spanish tenses!

SpanishEnglish
Infinitivesecarto dry, to dry off
Past participlesecadodried
Gerundsecandodrying
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Indicative Tenses of Secar

Secar in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of secar 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, "seco", meaning "I dry".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YosecoI dry
secasyou dry
Ella / Él / Ustedsecas/he dry, you (formal) dry
Nosotras / Nosotrossecamoswe dry
Vosotras / Vosotrossecáisyou (plural) dry
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedessecanthey dry, you (plural formal) dry
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Secar in the Indicative Preterite

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yosequé I dried
secasteyou dried
Ella / Él / Ustedsecós/he dried, you (formal) dried
Nosotras / Nosotrossecamoswe dried
Vosotras / Vosotrossecasteisyou (plural) dried
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedessecaronthey dried, you (plural formal) dried

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Secar in the Indicative Imperfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YosecabaI used to dry
secabasyou used to dry
Ella / Él / Ustedsecabas/he used to dry, you (formal) used to dry
Nosotras / Nosotrossecábamoswe used to dry
Vosotras / Vosotrossecabaisyou (plural) used to dry
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedessecabanthey used to dry, you (plural formal) used to dry
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Secar in the Indicative Present Continuous

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoestoy secandoI am drying
estás secandoyou are drying
Ella / Él / Ustedestá secandos/he is drying, you (formal) are drying
Nosotras / Nosotrosestamos secandowe are drying
Vosotras / Vosotrosestáis secandoyou (plural) are drying
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesestán secandothey are drying, you (plural formal) are drying
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Secar in the Indicative Informal Future

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yovoy a secarI am going to dry
vas a secaryou are going to dry
Ella / Él / Ustedva a secars/he is going to dry, you (formal) are going to dry
Nosotras / Nosotrosvamos a secarwe are going to dry
Vosotras / Vosotrosvais a secaryou (plural) are going to dry
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvan a secarthey are going to dry, you (plural formal) are going to dry
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Secar in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of secar is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "secaré", meaning "I will dry".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YosecaréI will dry
secarásyou will dry
Ella / Él / Ustedsecarás/he will dry, you (formal) will dry
Nosotras / Nosotrossecaremoswe will dry
Vosotras / Vosotrossecaréisyou (plural) will dry
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedessecaránthey will dry, you (plural formal) will dry
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Secar in the Indicative Conditional

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YosecaríaI would dry
secaríasyou would dry
Ella / Él / Ustedsecarías/he would dry, you (formal) would dry
Nosotras / Nosotrossecaríamoswe would dry
Vosotras / Vosotrossecaríaisyou (plural) would dry
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedessecaríanthey would dry, you (plural formal) would dry
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Secar in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of secar 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 secado", meaning "I have dried".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe secadoI have dried
has secadoyou have dried
Ella / Él / Ustedha secados/he has dried, you (formal) have dried
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos secadowe have dried
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis secadoyou (plural) have dried
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan secadothey have dried, you (plural formal) have dried
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Secar in the Indicative Past Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía secadoI had dried
habías secadoyou had dried
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía secados/he had dried, you (formal) had dried
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos secadowe had dried
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais secadoyou (plural) had dried
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían secadothey had dried, you (plural formal) had dried
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Secar in the Indicative Future Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré secadoI will have dried
habrás secadoyou will have dried
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá secados/he will have dried, you (formal) will have dried
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos secadowe will have dried
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis secadoyou (plural) will have dried
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán secadothey will have dried, you (plural formal) will have dried
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Secar in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría secadoI would have dried
habrías secadoyou would have dried
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría secados/he would have dried, you (formal) would have dried
Nosotras / Nosotroshabríamos secadowe would have dried
Vosotras / Vosotroshabríais secadoyou (plural) would have dried
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrían secadothey would have dried, you (plural formal) would have dried
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Subjunctive Tenses of Secar

Secar 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, "seque", meaning "I dry".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoseque I dry
seques you dry
Ella / Él / Ustedseque s/he dry, you (formal) dry
Nosotras / Nosotrossequemos we dry
Vosotras / Vosotrossequéis you (plural) dry
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedessequen they dry, you (plural formal) dry

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Secar 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, "secara", meaning "I dried".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YosecaraI dried
secarasyou dried
Ella / Él / Ustedsecaras/he dried, you (formal) dried
Nosotras / Nosotrossecáramoswe dried
Vosotras / Vosotrossecaraisyou (plural) dried
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedessecaranthey dried, you (plural formal) dried
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Secar 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, "secare", meaning "I will dry".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YosecareI will dry
secaresyou will dry
Ella / Él / Ustedsecares/he will dry, you (formal) will dry
Nosotras / Nosotrossecáremoswe will dry
Vosotras / Vosotrossecareisyou (plural) will dry
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedessecarenthey will dry, you (plural formal) will dry
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Secar 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 secado", meaning "I have dried".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya secadoI have dried
hayas secadoyou have dried
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya secados/he has dried, you (formal) have dried
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos secadowe have dried
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis secadoyou (plural) have dried
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan secadothey have dried, you (plural formal) have dried
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Secar 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 secado", meaning "I had dried".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera secadoI had dried
hubieras secadoyou had dried
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera secados/he had dried, you (formal) had dried
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos secadowe had dried
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais secadoyou (plural) had dried
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran secadothey had dried, you (plural formal) had dried
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Secar 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 secado", meaning "I will have dried".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere secadoI will have dried
hubieres secadoyou will have dried
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere secados/he will have dried, you (formal) will have dried
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos secadowe will have dried
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis secadoyou (plural) will have dried
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren secadothey will have dried, you (plural formal) will have dried
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Imperative Tenses of Secar

Secar in the Imperative Affirmative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
seca(to you) dry!
Ella / Él / Ustedseque (to you formal) dry!
Nosotras / Nosotrossequemos let's dry!
Vosotras / Vosotrossecad(to you plural) dry!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedessequen (to you plural formal) dry!

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Secar in the Imperative Negative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
no seques (to you) don't dry!
Ella / Él / Ustedno seque (to you formal) don't dry!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno sequemos let's not dry!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno sequéis (to you plural) don't dry!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno sequen (to you plural formal) don't dry!

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