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How to conjugate Significar in Spanish

To mean, to signify Irregular Verb

Introduction

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

SpanishEnglish
Infinitivesignificarto mean, to signify
Past participlesignificadomeant
Gerundsignificandomeaning
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Indicative Tenses of Significar

Significar in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of significar 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, "significo", meaning "I mean".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YosignificoI mean
TĂşsignificasyou mean
Ella / Él / Ustedsignificas/he mean, you (formal) mean
Nosotras / Nosotrossignificamoswe mean
Vosotras / Vosotrossignificáisyou (plural) mean
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedessignificanthey mean, you (plural formal) mean
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Significar in the Indicative Preterite

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yosignifiqué I meant
TĂşsignificasteyou meant
Ella / Él / Ustedsignificós/he meant, you (formal) meant
Nosotras / Nosotrossignificamoswe meant
Vosotras / Vosotrossignificasteisyou (plural) meant
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedessignificaronthey meant, you (plural formal) meant

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Significar in the Indicative Imperfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YosignificabaI used to mean
TĂşsignificabasyou used to mean
Ella / Él / Ustedsignificabas/he used to mean, you (formal) used to mean
Nosotras / Nosotrossignificábamoswe used to mean
Vosotras / Vosotrossignificabaisyou (plural) used to mean
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedessignificabanthey used to mean, you (plural formal) used to mean
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Significar in the Indicative Present Continuous

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoestoy significandoI am meaning
Túestás significandoyou are meaning
Ella / Él / Ustedestá significandos/he is meaning, you (formal) are meaning
Nosotras / Nosotrosestamos significandowe are meaning
Vosotras / Vosotrosestáis significandoyou (plural) are meaning
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesestán significandothey are meaning, you (plural formal) are meaning
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Significar in the Indicative Informal Future

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yovoy a significarI am going to mean
TĂşvas a significaryou are going to mean
Ella / Él / Ustedva a significars/he is going to mean, you (formal) are going to mean
Nosotras / Nosotrosvamos a significarwe are going to mean
Vosotras / Vosotrosvais a significaryou (plural) are going to mean
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvan a significarthey are going to mean, you (plural formal) are going to mean
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Significar in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of significar is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "significaré", meaning "I will mean".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YosignificaréI will mean
Túsignificarásyou will mean
Ella / Él / Ustedsignificarás/he will mean, you (formal) will mean
Nosotras / Nosotrossignificaremoswe will mean
Vosotras / Vosotrossignificaréisyou (plural) will mean
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedessignificaránthey will mean, you (plural formal) will mean
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Significar in the Indicative Conditional

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YosignificarĂ­aI would mean
TĂşsignificarĂ­asyou would mean
Ella / Él / Ustedsignificarías/he would mean, you (formal) would mean
Nosotras / NosotrossignificarĂ­amoswe would mean
Vosotras / VosotrossignificarĂ­aisyou (plural) would mean
Ellas / Ellos / UstedessignificarĂ­anthey would mean, you (plural formal) would mean
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Significar in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of significar 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 significado", meaning "I have meant".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe significadoI have meant
TĂşhas significadoyou have meant
Ella / Él / Ustedha significados/he has meant, you (formal) have meant
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos significadowe have meant
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis significadoyou (plural) have meant
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan significadothey have meant, you (plural formal) have meant
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Significar in the Indicative Past Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YohabĂ­a significadoI had meant
TĂşhabĂ­as significadoyou had meant
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía significados/he had meant, you (formal) had meant
Nosotras / NosotroshabĂ­amos significadowe had meant
Vosotras / VosotroshabĂ­ais significadoyou (plural) had meant
Ellas / Ellos / UstedeshabĂ­an significadothey had meant, you (plural formal) had meant
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Significar in the Indicative Future Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré significadoI will have meant
Túhabrás significadoyou will have meant
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá significados/he will have meant, you (formal) will have meant
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos significadowe will have meant
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis significadoyou (plural) will have meant
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán significadothey will have meant, you (plural formal) will have meant
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Significar in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YohabrĂ­a significadoI would have meant
TĂşhabrĂ­as significadoyou would have meant
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría significados/he would have meant, you (formal) would have meant
Nosotras / NosotroshabrĂ­amos significadowe would have meant
Vosotras / VosotroshabrĂ­ais significadoyou (plural) would have meant
Ellas / Ellos / UstedeshabrĂ­an significadothey would have meant, you (plural formal) would have meant
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Subjunctive Tenses of Significar

Significar 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, "signifique", meaning "I mean".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yosignifique I mean
TĂşsignifiques you mean
Ella / Él / Ustedsignifique s/he mean, you (formal) mean
Nosotras / Nosotrossignifiquemos we mean
Vosotras / Vosotrossignifiquéis you (plural) mean
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedessignifiquen they mean, you (plural formal) mean

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Significar 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, "significara", meaning "I meant".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YosignificaraI meant
TĂşsignificarasyou meant
Ella / Él / Ustedsignificaras/he meant, you (formal) meant
Nosotras / Nosotrossignificáramoswe meant
Vosotras / Vosotrossignificaraisyou (plural) meant
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedessignificaranthey meant, you (plural formal) meant
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Significar 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, "significare", meaning "I will mean".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YosignificareI will mean
TĂşsignificaresyou will mean
Ella / Él / Ustedsignificares/he will mean, you (formal) will mean
Nosotras / Nosotrossignificáremoswe will mean
Vosotras / Vosotrossignificareisyou (plural) will mean
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedessignificarenthey will mean, you (plural formal) will mean
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Significar 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 significado", meaning "I have meant".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya significadoI have meant
TĂşhayas significadoyou have meant
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya significados/he has meant, you (formal) have meant
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos significadowe have meant
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis significadoyou (plural) have meant
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan significadothey have meant, you (plural formal) have meant
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Significar 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 significado", meaning "I had meant".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera significadoI had meant
TĂşhubieras significadoyou had meant
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera significados/he had meant, you (formal) had meant
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos significadowe had meant
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais significadoyou (plural) had meant
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran significadothey had meant, you (plural formal) had meant
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Significar 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 significado", meaning "I will have meant".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere significadoI will have meant
TĂşhubieres significadoyou will have meant
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere significados/he will have meant, you (formal) will have meant
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos significadowe will have meant
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis significadoyou (plural) will have meant
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren significadothey will have meant, you (plural formal) will have meant
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Imperative Tenses of Significar

Significar in the Imperative Affirmative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
TĂşsignifica(to you) mean!
Ella / Él / Ustedsignifique (to you formal) mean!
Nosotras / Nosotrossignifiquemos let's mean!
Vosotras / Vosotrossignificad(to you plural) mean!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedessignifiquen (to you plural formal) mean!

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Significar in the Imperative Negative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
TĂşno signifiques (to you) don't mean!
Ella / Él / Ustedno signifique (to you formal) don't mean!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno signifiquemos let's not mean!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno signifiquéis (to you plural) don't mean!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno signifiquen (to you plural formal) don't mean!

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