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How to conjugate Utilizar in Spanish

To use, to utilize Irregular

Introduction

Utilizar is the Spanish verb for to use, to utilize. It is an irregular verb. Read on below to see how it is conjugated in the 16 major Spanish tenses!

SpanishSpanishEnglish
Infinitiveutilizarto use, to utilize
Past participleutilizadoused
Gerundutilizandousing

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Indicative Tenses of Utilizar

Utilizar in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of utilizar 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, "utilizo", meaning "I use".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoutilizoI use
utilizasyou use
Ella / Él / Ustedutilizas/he use, you (formal) use
Nosotras / Nosotrosutilizamoswe use
Vosotras / Vosotrosutilizáisyou (plural) use
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesutilizanthey use, you (plural formal) use
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Utilizar in the Indicative Preterite

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoutilicéI used
utilizasteyou used
Ella / Él / Ustedutilizós/he used, you (formal) used
Nosotras / Nosotrosutilizamoswe used
Vosotras / Vosotrosutilizasteisyou (plural) used
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesutilizaronthey used, you (plural formal) used
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Utilizar in the Indicative Imperfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoutilizabaI used to use
utilizabasyou used to use
Ella / Él / Ustedutilizabas/he used to use, you (formal) used to use
Nosotras / Nosotrosutilizábamoswe used to use
Vosotras / Vosotrosutilizabaisyou (plural) used to use
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesutilizabanthey used to use, you (plural formal) used to use
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Utilizar in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of utilizar is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "utilizaré", meaning "I will use".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoutilizaréI will use
utilizarásyou will use
Ella / Él / Ustedutilizarás/he will use, you (formal) will use
Nosotras / Nosotrosutilizaremoswe will use
Vosotras / Vosotrosutilizaréisyou (plural) will use
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesutilizaránthey will use, you (plural formal) will use
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Utilizar in the Indicative Conditional

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoutilizaríaI would use
utilizaríasyou would use
Ella / Él / Ustedutilizarías/he would use, you (formal) would use
Nosotras / Nosotrosutilizaríamoswe would use
Vosotras / Vosotrosutilizaríaisyou (plural) would use
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesutilizaríanthey would use, you (plural formal) would use
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Utilizar in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of utilizar 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 utilizado", meaning "I have used".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe utilizadoI have used
has utilizadoyou have used
Ella / Él / Ustedha utilizados/he has used, you (formal) have used
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos utilizadowe have used
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis utilizadoyou (plural) have used
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan utilizadothey have used, you (plural formal) have used
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Utilizar in the Indicative Past Perfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía utilizadoI had used
habías utilizadoyou had used
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía utilizados/he had used, you (formal) had used
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos utilizadowe had used
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais utilizadoyou (plural) had used
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían utilizadothey had used, you (plural formal) had used
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Utilizar in the Indicative Future Perfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré utilizadoI will have used
habrás utilizadoyou will have used
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá utilizados/he will have used, you (formal) will have used
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos utilizadowe will have used
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis utilizadoyou (plural) will have used
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán utilizadothey will have used, you (plural formal) will have used
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Utilizar in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría utilizadoI would have used
habrías utilizadoyou would have used
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría utilizados/he would have used, you (formal) would have used
Nosotras / Nosotroshabríamos utilizadowe would have used
Vosotras / Vosotroshabríais utilizadoyou (plural) would have used
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrían utilizadothey would have used, you (plural formal) would have used
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Subjunctive Tenses of Utilizar

Utilizar 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, "utilice", meaning "I use".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoutiliceI use
utilicesyou use
Ella / Él / Ustedutilices/he use, you (formal) use
Nosotras / Nosotrosutilicemoswe use
Vosotras / Vosotrosutilicéisyou (plural) use
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesutilicenthey use, you (plural formal) use
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Utilizar 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, "utilizara", meaning "I used".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoutilizaraI used
utilizarasyou used
Ella / Él / Ustedutilizaras/he used, you (formal) used
Nosotras / Nosotrosutilizáramoswe used
Vosotras / Vosotrosutilizaraisyou (plural) used
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesutilizaranthey used, you (plural formal) used
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Utilizar in the Subjunctive Future

The Subjunctive Future is used For example, "utilizare", meaning "I will use".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoutilizareI will use
utilizaresyou will use
Ella / Él / Ustedutilizares/he will use, you (formal) will use
Nosotras / Nosotrosutilizáremoswe will use
Vosotras / Vosotrosutilizareisyou (plural) will use
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesutilizarenthey will use, you (plural formal) will use
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Utilizar 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 utilizado", meaning "I have used".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya utilizadoI have used
hayas utilizadoyou have used
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya utilizados/he has used, you (formal) have used
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos utilizadowe have used
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis utilizadoyou (plural) have used
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan utilizadothey have used, you (plural formal) have used
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Utilizar 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 utilizado", meaning "I had used".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera utilizadoI had used
hubieras utilizadoyou had used
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera utilizados/he had used, you (formal) had used
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos utilizadowe had used
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais utilizadoyou (plural) had used
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran utilizadothey had used, you (plural formal) had used
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Utilizar in the Subjunctive Future Perfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere utilizadoI will have used
hubieres utilizadoyou will have used
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere utilizados/he will have used, you (formal) will have used
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos utilizadowe will have used
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis utilizadoyou (plural) will have used
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren utilizadothey will have used, you (plural formal) will have used
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Imperative Tenses of Utilizar

Utilizar in the Imperative Affirmative

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
utiliza(to you) use!
Ella / Él / Ustedutilice(to you formal) use!
Nosotras / Nosotrosutilicemos(to we) use!
Vosotras / Vosotrosutilizad(to you plural) use!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesutilicen(to you plural formal) use!
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Utilizar in the Imperative Negative

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
no utilices(to you) don't use!
Ella / Él / Ustedno utilice(to you formal) don't use!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno utilicemos(to we) don't use!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno utilicéis(to you plural) don't use!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno utilicen(to you plural formal) don't use!
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Example sentences and usage

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