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How to conjugate Tardar in Spanish

To delay, to be slow Regular AR Verb

Introduction

Tardar is the Spanish verb for "to delay, to be slow". It is a regular AR verb. Read on below to see how it is conjugated in the 18 major Spanish tenses!

Similar verbs to tardar include: retrasar.

SpanishEnglish
Infinitivetardarto delay, to be slow
Past participletardadodelayed
Gerundtardandodelaying
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Indicative Tenses of Tardar

Tardar in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of tardar 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, "tardo", meaning "I delay".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YotardoI delay
tardasyou delay
Ella / Él / Ustedtardas/he delay, you (formal) delay
Nosotras / Nosotrostardamoswe delay
Vosotras / Vosotrostardáisyou (plural) delay
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedestardanthey delay, you (plural formal) delay
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Tardar in the Indicative Preterite

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YotardéI delayed
tardasteyou delayed
Ella / Él / Ustedtardós/he delayed, you (formal) delayed
Nosotras / Nosotrostardamoswe delayed
Vosotras / Vosotrostardasteisyou (plural) delayed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedestardaronthey delayed, you (plural formal) delayed
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Tardar in the Indicative Imperfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YotardabaI used to delay
tardabasyou used to delay
Ella / Él / Ustedtardabas/he used to delay, you (formal) used to delay
Nosotras / Nosotrostardábamoswe used to delay
Vosotras / Vosotrostardabaisyou (plural) used to delay
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedestardabanthey used to delay, you (plural formal) used to delay
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Tardar in the Indicative Present Continuous

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoestoy tardandoI am delaying
estás tardandoyou are delaying
Ella / Él / Ustedestá tardandos/he is delaying, you (formal) are delaying
Nosotras / Nosotrosestamos tardandowe are delaying
Vosotras / Vosotrosestáis tardandoyou (plural) are delaying
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesestán tardandothey are delaying, you (plural formal) are delaying
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Tardar in the Indicative Informal Future

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yovoy a tardarI am going to delay
vas a tardaryou are going to delay
Ella / Él / Ustedva a tardars/he is going to delay, you (formal) are going to delay
Nosotras / Nosotrosvamos a tardarwe are going to delay
Vosotras / Vosotrosvais a tardaryou (plural) are going to delay
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvan a tardarthey are going to delay, you (plural formal) are going to delay
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Tardar in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of tardar is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "tardaré", meaning "I will delay".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YotardaréI will delay
tardarásyou will delay
Ella / Él / Ustedtardarás/he will delay, you (formal) will delay
Nosotras / Nosotrostardaremoswe will delay
Vosotras / Vosotrostardaréisyou (plural) will delay
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedestardaránthey will delay, you (plural formal) will delay
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Tardar in the Indicative Conditional

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YotardaríaI would delay
tardaríasyou would delay
Ella / Él / Ustedtardarías/he would delay, you (formal) would delay
Nosotras / Nosotrostardaríamoswe would delay
Vosotras / Vosotrostardaríaisyou (plural) would delay
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedestardaríanthey would delay, you (plural formal) would delay
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Tardar in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of tardar 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 tardado", meaning "I have delayed".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe tardadoI have delayed
has tardadoyou have delayed
Ella / Él / Ustedha tardados/he has delayed, you (formal) have delayed
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos tardadowe have delayed
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis tardadoyou (plural) have delayed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan tardadothey have delayed, you (plural formal) have delayed
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Tardar in the Indicative Past Perfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía tardadoI had delayed
habías tardadoyou had delayed
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía tardados/he had delayed, you (formal) had delayed
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos tardadowe had delayed
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais tardadoyou (plural) had delayed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían tardadothey had delayed, you (plural formal) had delayed
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Tardar in the Indicative Future Perfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré tardadoI will have delayed
habrás tardadoyou will have delayed
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá tardados/he will have delayed, you (formal) will have delayed
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos tardadowe will have delayed
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis tardadoyou (plural) will have delayed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán tardadothey will have delayed, you (plural formal) will have delayed
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Tardar in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría tardadoI would have delayed
habrías tardadoyou would have delayed
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría tardados/he would have delayed, you (formal) would have delayed
Nosotras / Nosotroshabríamos tardadowe would have delayed
Vosotras / Vosotroshabríais tardadoyou (plural) would have delayed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrían tardadothey would have delayed, you (plural formal) would have delayed
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Subjunctive Tenses of Tardar

Tardar 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, "tarde", meaning "I delay".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YotardeI delay
tardesyou delay
Ella / Él / Ustedtardes/he delay, you (formal) delay
Nosotras / Nosotrostardemoswe delay
Vosotras / Vosotrostardéisyou (plural) delay
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedestardenthey delay, you (plural formal) delay
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Tardar 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, "tardara", meaning "I delayed".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YotardaraI delayed
tardarasyou delayed
Ella / Él / Ustedtardaras/he delayed, you (formal) delayed
Nosotras / Nosotrostardáramoswe delayed
Vosotras / Vosotrostardaraisyou (plural) delayed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedestardaranthey delayed, you (plural formal) delayed
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Tardar 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, "tardare", meaning "I will delay".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YotardareI will delay
tardaresyou will delay
Ella / Él / Ustedtardares/he will delay, you (formal) will delay
Nosotras / Nosotrostardáremoswe will delay
Vosotras / Vosotrostardareisyou (plural) will delay
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedestardarenthey will delay, you (plural formal) will delay
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Tardar 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 tardado", meaning "I have delayed".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya tardadoI have delayed
hayas tardadoyou have delayed
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya tardados/he has delayed, you (formal) have delayed
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos tardadowe have delayed
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis tardadoyou (plural) have delayed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan tardadothey have delayed, you (plural formal) have delayed
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Tardar 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 tardado", meaning "I had delayed".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera tardadoI had delayed
hubieras tardadoyou had delayed
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera tardados/he had delayed, you (formal) had delayed
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos tardadowe had delayed
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais tardadoyou (plural) had delayed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran tardadothey had delayed, you (plural formal) had delayed
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Tardar 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 tardado", meaning "I will have delayed".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere tardadoI will have delayed
hubieres tardadoyou will have delayed
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere tardados/he will have delayed, you (formal) will have delayed
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos tardadowe will have delayed
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis tardadoyou (plural) will have delayed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren tardadothey will have delayed, you (plural formal) will have delayed
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Imperative Tenses of Tardar

Tardar in the Imperative Affirmative

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
tarda(to you) delay!
Ella / Él / Ustedtarde(to you formal) delay!
Nosotras / Nosotrostardemoslet's delay!
Vosotras / Vosotrostardad(to you plural) delay!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedestarden(to you plural formal) delay!
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Tardar in the Imperative Negative

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
no tardes(to you) don't delay!
Ella / Él / Ustedno tarde(to you formal) don't delay!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno tardemoslet's not delay!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno tardéis(to you plural) don't delay!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno tarden(to you plural formal) don't delay!
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