Spanish Verb Tenses Help

Hola! Do you have troubles conjugating verbs in Spanish? Do you know how to

use the future tense? Ever get confused on whether to use the preterite

or imperfect tense when talking about actions in the past? Well, look no further.

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The conditional tense is used to express the idea of would/could in English. It’s

one of the easiest verb tenses to conjugate in Spanish. This lesson reviews the uses

and ways to conjugate the conditional tense in Spanish.



The future tense is used to talk about things that have not occurred yet. In

English, the thought is expressed as “will study” or “will talk,” implying that the

speaker has not yet performed the action, but intends to do so. This lesson describes

the uses and conjugations of the future tense in Spanish.


perfecto presente y perfecto pasado

The perfect tense is used to describe events that are occurring or have just

occurred. For example, “He has written his essay” describes an action that just

recently ended. This lesson describes the different forms the perfect tense can take

(present, past, and future), and how to conjugate each in Spanish.

Preterito y imperfecto

At first, knowing the difference between the preterit and imperfect tenses may seem

a bit daunting; however, once you get the hang of it, you won’t need to think twice!

This lesson describes the different uses of the preterit and imperfect tenses and when

to use each.

El progresivo y

participios presentes

The present progressive tense is used to tell what someone is doing at any given

moment. For example, “I am studying” – “am studying” makes use of the present

progressive tense, because it tells what action is in progress. The thought is

similarly expressed in Spanish, with the verb “estar” (to be) plus a present participle

(the equivalent of an “ing” word in English). This lesson describes how to use the

present progressive tense in Spanish.



The subjunctive tense is used to describe things that contradict fact. It is also used when emotion, desire, doubt, or uncertainty are expressed. This lesson goes through the subjunctive verb tense endings as well as how and when to use the subjunctive tense.

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