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How to conjugate Utilizar in Spanish

To use, to utilize Irregular Verb

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 18 major Spanish tenses!

Similar verbs to utilizar include: emplear, usar.

SpanishEnglish
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".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoutilizoI use
TĂşutilizasyou 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".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Youtilicé I used
TĂşutilizasteyou used
Ella / Él / Ustedutilizós/he used, you (formal) used
Nosotras / Nosotrosutilizamoswe used
Vosotras / Vosotrosutilizasteisyou (plural) used
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesutilizaronthey used, you (plural formal) used

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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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".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoutilizabaI used to use
TĂşutilizabasyou 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 Present Continuous

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoestoy utilizandoI am using
Túestás utilizandoyou are using
Ella / Él / Ustedestá utilizandos/he is using, you (formal) are using
Nosotras / Nosotrosestamos utilizandowe are using
Vosotras / Vosotrosestáis utilizandoyou (plural) are using
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesestán utilizandothey are using, you (plural formal) are using
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Utilizar in the Indicative Informal Future

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yovoy a utilizarI am going to use
TĂşvas a utilizaryou are going to use
Ella / Él / Ustedva a utilizars/he is going to use, you (formal) are going to use
Nosotras / Nosotrosvamos a utilizarwe are going to use
Vosotras / Vosotrosvais a utilizaryou (plural) are going to use
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvan a utilizarthey are going to use, you (plural formal) are going 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".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoutilizaréI will use
Túutilizarásyou 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, "utilizarĂ­a", meaning "I would use".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoutilizarĂ­aI would use
TĂşutilizarĂ­asyou would use
Ella / Él / Ustedutilizarías/he would use, you (formal) would use
Nosotras / NosotrosutilizarĂ­amoswe would use
Vosotras / VosotrosutilizarĂ­aisyou (plural) would use
Ellas / Ellos / UstedesutilizarĂ­anthey 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".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe utilizadoI have used
TĂşhas 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, "habĂ­a utilizado", meaning "I had used".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YohabĂ­a utilizadoI had used
TĂşhabĂ­as utilizadoyou had used
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía utilizados/he had used, you (formal) had used
Nosotras / NosotroshabĂ­amos utilizadowe had used
Vosotras / VosotroshabĂ­ais utilizadoyou (plural) had used
Ellas / Ellos / UstedeshabĂ­an 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".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré utilizadoI will have used
Túhabrás 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".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YohabrĂ­a utilizadoI would have used
TĂşhabrĂ­as utilizadoyou would have used
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría utilizados/he would have used, you (formal) would have used
Nosotras / NosotroshabrĂ­amos utilizadowe would have used
Vosotras / VosotroshabrĂ­ais utilizadoyou (plural) would have used
Ellas / Ellos / UstedeshabrĂ­an 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".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Youtilice I use
TĂşutilices you use
Ella / Él / Ustedutilice s/he use, you (formal) use
Nosotras / Nosotrosutilicemos we use
Vosotras / Vosotrosutilicéis you (plural) use
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesutilicen they 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".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoutilizaraI used
TĂşutilizarasyou 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 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, "utilizare", meaning "I will use".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoutilizareI will use
TĂşutilizaresyou 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".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya utilizadoI have used
TĂşhayas 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".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera utilizadoI had used
TĂşhubieras 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 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 utilizado", meaning "I will have used".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere utilizadoI will have used
TĂşhubieres 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!".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
TĂşutiliza(to you) use!
Ella / Él / Ustedutilice (to you formal) use!
Nosotras / Nosotrosutilicemos let's 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!".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
TĂşno utilices (to you) don't use!
Ella / Él / Ustedno utilice (to you formal) don't use!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno utilicemos let's not 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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