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How to conjugate Terminar in Spanish

To end, to terminate, to finish

Introduction

Terminar is the Spanish verb for to end, to terminate, to finish. It is a regular AR verb. Read on below to see how it is conjugated in the 16 major Spanish tenses!

SpanishSpanishEnglish
Infinitiveterminarto end, to terminate, to finish
Past participleterminadoended
Gerundterminandoending

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Indicative Tenses of Terminar

Terminar in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of terminar 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, "termino la historia con una broma", meaning "I end the story with a joke".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoterminoI end
terminasyou end
Ella / Él / Ustedterminas/he end, you (formal) end
Nosotras / Nosotrosterminamoswe end
Vosotras / Vosotrostermináisyou (plural) end
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesterminanthey end, you (plural formal) end
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Terminar in the Indicative Preterite

The Indicative Preterite of terminar is used to talk about actions completed in the past, at a specific point in time. For example, "terminé la historia con una broma", meaning "I ended the story with a joke".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoterminéI ended
terminasteyou ended
Ella / Él / Ustedterminós/he ended, you (formal) ended
Nosotras / Nosotrosterminamoswe ended
Vosotras / Vosotrosterminasteisyou (plural) ended
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesterminaronthey ended, you (plural formal) ended
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Terminar in the Indicative Imperfect

The Indicative Imperfect of terminar is used to describe regular and repeated actions that happened in the past and descriptions of things you used to do. For example, "terminaba la historia con una broma", meaning "I used to end the story with a joke".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoterminabaI used to end
terminabasyou used to end
Ella / Él / Ustedterminabas/he used to end, you (formal) used to end
Nosotras / Nosotrosterminábamoswe used to end
Vosotras / Vosotrosterminabaisyou (plural) used to end
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesterminabanthey used to end, you (plural formal) used to end
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Terminar in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of terminar is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "terminaré la historia con una broma", meaning "I will end the story with a joke".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoterminaréI will end
terminarásyou will end
Ella / Él / Ustedterminarás/he will end, you (formal) will end
Nosotras / Nosotrosterminaremoswe will end
Vosotras / Vosotrosterminaréisyou (plural) will end
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesterminaránthey will end, you (plural formal) will end
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Terminar in the Indicative Conditional

The Indicative Conditional of terminar is used to talk about something that may happen in the future, hypothesis and probabilities. For example, "terminaría la historia con una broma", meaning "I would end the story with a joke".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoterminaríaI would end
terminaríasyou would end
Ella / Él / Ustedterminarías/he would end, you (formal) would end
Nosotras / Nosotrosterminaríamoswe would end
Vosotras / Vosotrosterminaríaisyou (plural) would end
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesterminaríanthey would end, you (plural formal) would end
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Terminar in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of terminar 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 terminado la historia con una broma", meaning "I have ended the story with a joke".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe terminadoI have ended
has terminadoyou have ended
Ella / Él / Ustedha terminados/he has ended, you (formal) have ended
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos terminadowe have ended
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis terminadoyou (plural) have ended
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan terminadothey have ended, you (plural formal) have ended
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Terminar in the Indicative Past Perfect

The Indicative Past Perfect of terminar is used to talk about actions that happened before another action in the past. For example, "había terminado la historia con una broma", meaning "I had ended the story with a joke".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía terminadoI had ended
habías terminadoyou had ended
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía terminados/he had ended, you (formal) had ended
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos terminadowe had ended
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais terminadoyou (plural) had ended
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían terminadothey had ended, you (plural formal) had ended
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Terminar in the Indicative Future Perfect

The Indicative Future Perfect of terminar is used to talk about something that will have happened in the future after something else has already happened. For example, "habré terminado la historia con una broma", meaning "I will have ended the story with a joke".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré terminadoI will have ended
habrás terminadoyou will have ended
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá terminados/he will have ended, you (formal) will have ended
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos terminadowe will have ended
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis terminadoyou (plural) will have ended
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán terminadothey will have ended, you (plural formal) will have ended
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Terminar in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

The Indicative Conditional Perfect of terminar is used to talk about something that would have happened in the future but didn’t due to another action. For example, "habría terminado la historia con una broma", meaning "I would have ended the story with a joke".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría terminadoI would have ended
habrías terminadoyou would have ended
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría terminados/he would have ended, you (formal) would have ended
Nosotras / Nosotroshabríamos terminadowe would have ended
Vosotras / Vosotroshabríais terminadoyou (plural) would have ended
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrían terminadothey would have ended, you (plural formal) would have ended
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Subjunctive Tenses of Terminar

Terminar 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, "termine", meaning "I end".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YotermineI end
terminesyou end
Ella / Él / Ustedtermines/he end, you (formal) end
Nosotras / Nosotrosterminemoswe end
Vosotras / Vosotrosterminéisyou (plural) end
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesterminenthey end, you (plural formal) end
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Terminar 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, "terminara", meaning "I ended".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoterminaraI ended
terminarasyou ended
Ella / Él / Ustedterminaras/he ended, you (formal) ended
Nosotras / Nosotrostermináramoswe ended
Vosotras / Vosotrosterminaraisyou (plural) ended
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesterminaranthey ended, you (plural formal) ended
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Terminar in the Subjunctive Future

The Subjunctive Future is used For example, "terminare", meaning "I will end".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoterminareI will end
terminaresyou will end
Ella / Él / Ustedterminares/he will end, you (formal) will end
Nosotras / Nosotrostermináremoswe will end
Vosotras / Vosotrosterminareisyou (plural) will end
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesterminarenthey will end, you (plural formal) will end
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Terminar 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 terminado", meaning "I have ended".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya terminadoI have ended
hayas terminadoyou have ended
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya terminados/he has ended, you (formal) have ended
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos terminadowe have ended
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis terminadoyou (plural) have ended
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan terminadothey have ended, you (plural formal) have ended
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Terminar 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 terminado", meaning "I had ended".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera terminadoI had ended
hubieras terminadoyou had ended
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera terminados/he had ended, you (formal) had ended
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos terminadowe had ended
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais terminadoyou (plural) had ended
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran terminadothey had ended, you (plural formal) had ended
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Terminar in the Subjunctive Future Perfect

The Subjunctive Future Perfect is used For example, "hubiere terminado", meaning "I will have ended".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere terminadoI will have ended
hubieres terminadoyou will have ended
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere terminados/he will have ended, you (formal) will have ended
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos terminadowe will have ended
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis terminadoyou (plural) will have ended
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren terminadothey will have ended, you (plural formal) will have ended
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Imperative Tenses of Terminar

Terminar in the Imperative Affirmative

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
termina(to you) end!
Ella / Él / Ustedtermine(to you formal) end!
Nosotras / Nosotrosterminemos(to we) end!
Vosotras / Vosotrosterminad(to you plural) end!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesterminen(to you plural formal) end!
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Terminar in the Imperative Negative

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
no termines(to you) don't end!
Ella / Él / Ustedno termine(to you formal) don't end!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno terminemos(to we) don't end!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno terminéis(to you plural) don't end!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno terminen(to you plural formal) don't end!
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Example sentences and usage

  • ¿Ya terminaste de leer ese libro? Have you finished reading that book yet?
  • Por favor termina tus vacaciones y vuelve. Please cut short your vacation and return.
  • Qué rápido se terminan las vacaciones de verano. How soon the summer holiday is over.
  • ¿Ya terminaste de leer ese libro? Have you finished reading that book yet?
  • Por favor termina tus vacaciones y vuelve. Please cut short your vacation and return.
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