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How to conjugate Sentar in Spanish

To sit Irregular Verb

Introduction

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

SpanishEnglish
Infinitivesentarto sit
Past participlesentadosat
Gerundsentandositting
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Indicative Tenses of Sentar

Sentar in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of sentar 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, "siento", meaning "I sit".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yosiento I sit
Túsientas you sit
Ella / Él / Ustedsienta s/he sits, you (formal) sits
Nosotras / Nosotrossentamoswe sit
Vosotras / Vosotrossentáisyou (plural) sit
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedessientan they sit, you (plural formal) sit

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Sentar in the Indicative Preterite

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YosentéI sat
Túsentasteyou sat
Ella / Él / Ustedsentós/he sat, you (formal) sat
Nosotras / Nosotrossentamoswe sat
Vosotras / Vosotrossentasteisyou (plural) sat
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedessentaronthey sat, you (plural formal) sat
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Sentar in the Indicative Imperfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YosentabaI used to sit
Túsentabasyou used to sit
Ella / Él / Ustedsentabas/he used to sit, you (formal) used to sit
Nosotras / Nosotrossentábamoswe used to sit
Vosotras / Vosotrossentabaisyou (plural) used to sit
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedessentabanthey used to sit, you (plural formal) used to sit
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Sentar in the Indicative Present Continuous

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoestoy sentandoI am sitting
Túestás sentandoyou are sitting
Ella / Él / Ustedestá sentandos/he is sitting, you (formal) are sitting
Nosotras / Nosotrosestamos sentandowe are sitting
Vosotras / Vosotrosestáis sentandoyou (plural) are sitting
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesestán sentandothey are sitting, you (plural formal) are sitting
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Sentar in the Indicative Informal Future

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yovoy a sentarI am going to sit
Túvas a sentaryou are going to sit
Ella / Él / Ustedva a sentars/he is going to sit, you (formal) are going to sit
Nosotras / Nosotrosvamos a sentarwe are going to sit
Vosotras / Vosotrosvais a sentaryou (plural) are going to sit
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvan a sentarthey are going to sit, you (plural formal) are going to sit
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Sentar in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of sentar is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "sentaré", meaning "I will sit".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YosentaréI will sit
Túsentarásyou will sit
Ella / Él / Ustedsentarás/he will sit, you (formal) will sit
Nosotras / Nosotrossentaremoswe will sit
Vosotras / Vosotrossentaréisyou (plural) will sit
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedessentaránthey will sit, you (plural formal) will sit
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Sentar in the Indicative Conditional

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YosentaríaI would sit
Túsentaríasyou would sit
Ella / Él / Ustedsentarías/he would sit, you (formal) would sit
Nosotras / Nosotrossentaríamoswe would sit
Vosotras / Vosotrossentaríaisyou (plural) would sit
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedessentaríanthey would sit, you (plural formal) would sit
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Sentar in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of sentar 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 sentado", meaning "I have sat".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe sentadoI have sat
Túhas sentadoyou have sat
Ella / Él / Ustedha sentados/he has sat, you (formal) have sat
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos sentadowe have sat
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis sentadoyou (plural) have sat
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan sentadothey have sat, you (plural formal) have sat
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Sentar in the Indicative Past Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía sentadoI had sat
Túhabías sentadoyou had sat
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía sentados/he had sat, you (formal) had sat
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos sentadowe had sat
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais sentadoyou (plural) had sat
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían sentadothey had sat, you (plural formal) had sat
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Sentar in the Indicative Future Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré sentadoI will have sat
Túhabrás sentadoyou will have sat
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá sentados/he will have sat, you (formal) will have sat
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos sentadowe will have sat
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis sentadoyou (plural) will have sat
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán sentadothey will have sat, you (plural formal) will have sat
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Sentar in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría sentadoI would have sat
Túhabrías sentadoyou would have sat
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría sentados/he would have sat, you (formal) would have sat
Nosotras / Nosotroshabríamos sentadowe would have sat
Vosotras / Vosotroshabríais sentadoyou (plural) would have sat
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrían sentadothey would have sat, you (plural formal) would have sat
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Subjunctive Tenses of Sentar

Sentar 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, "siente", meaning "I sit".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yosiente I sit
Túsientes you sit
Ella / Él / Ustedsiente s/he sits, you (formal) sits
Nosotras / Nosotrossentemoswe sit
Vosotras / Vosotrossentéisyou (plural) sit
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedessienten they sit, you (plural formal) sit

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Sentar 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, "sentara", meaning "I sat".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YosentaraI sat
Túsentarasyou sat
Ella / Él / Ustedsentaras/he sat, you (formal) sat
Nosotras / Nosotrossentáramoswe sat
Vosotras / Vosotrossentaraisyou (plural) sat
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedessentaranthey sat, you (plural formal) sat
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Sentar 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, "sentare", meaning "I will sit".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YosentareI will sit
Túsentaresyou will sit
Ella / Él / Ustedsentares/he will sit, you (formal) will sit
Nosotras / Nosotrossentáremoswe will sit
Vosotras / Vosotrossentareisyou (plural) will sit
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedessentarenthey will sit, you (plural formal) will sit
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Sentar 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 sentado", meaning "I have sat".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya sentadoI have sat
Túhayas sentadoyou have sat
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya sentados/he has sat, you (formal) have sat
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos sentadowe have sat
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis sentadoyou (plural) have sat
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan sentadothey have sat, you (plural formal) have sat
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Sentar 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 sentado", meaning "I had sat".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera sentadoI had sat
Túhubieras sentadoyou had sat
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera sentados/he had sat, you (formal) had sat
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos sentadowe had sat
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais sentadoyou (plural) had sat
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran sentadothey had sat, you (plural formal) had sat
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Sentar 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 sentado", meaning "I will have sat".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere sentadoI will have sat
Túhubieres sentadoyou will have sat
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere sentados/he will have sat, you (formal) will have sat
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos sentadowe will have sat
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis sentadoyou (plural) will have sat
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren sentadothey will have sat, you (plural formal) will have sat
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Imperative Tenses of Sentar

Sentar in the Imperative Affirmative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
Túsienta (to you) sit!
Ella / Él / Ustedsiente (to you formal) sit!
Nosotras / Nosotrossentemoslet's sit!
Vosotras / Vosotrossentad(to you plural) sit!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedessienten (to you plural formal) sit!

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Sentar in the Imperative Negative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
Túno sientes (to you) don't sit!
Ella / Él / Ustedno siente (to you formal) don't sit!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno sentemoslet's not sit!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno sentéis(to you plural) don't sit!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno sienten (to you plural formal) don't sit!

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