In Spanish, decidir conjugation is the cognate of the English verb decides. It is an easy verb to learn since you can use it in the same contexts as “decide” in English. As well, decidir is a regular verb. To conjugate, it, follows the pattern for other regular -ir verbs, such as recibir, escribir, and vivir.

This article covers decide in the indicative mood (present, past, and future), the subjunctive mood (present and past), the imperative mood, and other verb forms including gerund and past participants.

When you use the verb decide, you are often describing decisions you have made. As a result, it should be followed by another verb. English would say “decide to do something.” Spanish says decidir hacer algo, so it is followed by the infinitive form. Ana, for example, decided to attend the party.

Decidir can also be followed by a noun, as in Tengo que decidir el tema de la fiesta (I have to decide the theme of the party), or it can be followed by an interrogative adverb, as in Ella debe decidir cómo hacer el trabajo (She must decide how to do the job), or Nosotros decidimos cuál camino tomar (We decide which way to go).

It is also possible to use the verb decide reflexively, decide. It means “making up your mind” in that case.

Decidir Conjugation
Decidir Conjugation

Decidir Conjugation In Present Indicative Tense

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Yo:-}}\)decido

Example In Spanish: Yo decido hacer la tarea sola.

Translation In English: I decide to do my homework alone.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Tú:-}}\)decides

Example In Spanish: Tú decides trabajar tarde.

Translation In English: You decide to work late.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Usted/él/ella:-}}\)decide

Example In Spanish: Ella decide a quién invitar a la fiesta.

Translation In English: She decides whom to invite to the party.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Nosotros:-}}\)decidimos

Example In Spanish: Nosotros decidimos con quién estudiar.

Translation In English: We decide with whom to study.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Vosotros:-}}\)decidís

Example In Spanish: Vosotros decidís el color de la casa.

Translation In English: You decide the color of the house.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ustedes/ellos/ellas:-}}\)deciden

Example In Spanish: Ellos deciden aprender a bailar.

Translation In English: They decide to learn how to dance.

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Decidir Conjugation In Preterite Indicative Tense

Among the two forms of the past tense in Spanish, the preterite refers to completed events.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Yo:-}}\)decidí

Example In Spanish: Yo decidí hacer la tarea sola.

Translation In English: I decided to do my homework alone.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Tú:-}}\)decidiste

Example In Spanish: Tú decidiste trabajar tarde.

Translation In English: You decided to work late.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Usted/él/ella:-}}\)decidió

Example In Spanish: Ella decidió a quién invitar a la fiesta.

Translation In English: She decided whom to invite to the party.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Nosotros:-}}\)decidimos

Example In Spanish: Nosotros decidimos con quién estudiar.

Translation In English: We decided with whom to study.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Vosotros:-}}\)decidisteis

Example In Spanish: Vosotros decidisteis el color de la casa.

Translation In English: You decided the color of the house.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ustedes/ellos/ellas:-}}\)decidieron

Example In Spanish: Ellos decidieron aprender a bailar.

Translation In English: They decided to learn how to dance.

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Decidir Conjugation In Imperfect Indicative Tense

Another past tense in Spanish is imperfect, which describes ongoing or repeated actions in the past. The English translation is “was deciding” or “used to decide.”

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Yo:-}}\)decidía

Example In Spanish: Yo decidía hacer la tarea sola.

Translation In English: I used to decide to do my homework alone.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Tú:-}}\)decidías

Example In Spanish: Tú decidías trabajar tarde.

Translation In English: You used to decide to work late.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Usted/él/ella:-}}\)decidía

Example In Spanish: Ella decidía a quién invitar a la fiesta.

Translation In English: She used to decide whom to invite to the party.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Nosotros:-}}\)decidíamos

Example In Spanish: Nosotros decidíamos con quién estudiar.

Translation In English: We used to decide with whom to study.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Vosotros:-}}\)decidíais

Example In Spanish: Vosotros decidíais el color de la casa.

Translation In English: You used to decide the color of the house.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ustedes/ellos/ellas:-}}\)decidían

Example In Spanish: Ellos decidían aprender a bailar.

Translation In English: They used to decide to learn how to dance.

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Future Indicative Tense

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Yo:-}}\)decidiré

Example In Spanish: Yo decidiré hacer la tarea sola.

Translation In English: I will decide to do my homework alone.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Tú:-}}\)decidirás

Example In Spanish: Tú decidirás trabajar tarde.

Translation In English: You will decide to work late.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Usted/él/ella:-}}\)decidirá

Example In Spanish: Ella decidirá a quién invitar a la fiesta.

Translation In English: She will decide whom to invite to the party.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Nosotros:-}}\)decidiremos

Example In Spanish: Nosotros decidiremos con quién estudiar.

Translation In English: We will decide with whom to study.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Vosotros:-}}\)decidiréis

Example In Spanish: Vosotros decidiréis el color de la casa.

Translation In English: You will decide the color of the house.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ustedes/ellos/ellas:-}}\)decidirán

Example In Spanish: Ellos decidirán aprender a bailar.

Translation In English: They will decide to learn how to dance.

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Periphrastic Future Indicative Tense

In English, the periphrastic future is equivalent to “going to + verb.”

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Yo:-}}\)voy a decidir

Example In Spanish: Yo voy a decidir hacer la tarea sola.

Translation In English: I am going to decide to do my homework alone.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Tú:-}}\)vas a decidir

Example In Spanish: Tú vas a decidir trabajar tarde.

Translation In English: You are going to decide to work late.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Usted/él/ella:-}}\)va a decidir

Example In Spanish: Ella va a decidir a quién invitar a la fiesta.

Translation In English: She is going to decide whom to invite to the party.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Nosotros:-}}\)vamos a decidir

Example In Spanish: Nosotros vamos a decidir con quién estudiar.

Translation In English: We are going to decide with whom to study.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Vosotros:-}}\)vais a decidir

Example In Spanish: Vosotros vais a decidir el color de la casa.

Translation In English: You are going to decide the color of the house.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ustedes/ellos/ellas:-}}\)van a decidir

Example In Spanish: Ellos van a decidir aprender a bailar.

Translation In English: They are going to decide to learn how to dance.

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Decidir Conjugation In Present Progressive/Gerund Form

The gerund or present participle is the English-ing form in Spanish, which can be used to form the present progressive and other progressive tenses. While in English you can use the present progressive to talk about future actions, as in Tomorrow she will decide who to invite, in Spanish it can only refer to current actions.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Present\ Progressive\ of\ Decidir:-}}\) está decidiendo

Example In Spanish: Ella está decidiendo a quién invitar a la fiesta.

Translation In English: She is deciding whom to invite to the party.

Decidir Conjugation In Past Participle Tense

The verb form called the past participle in Spanish is -ado or -ido. Like the present perfect, the past participle is often used to form perfect tenses.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Present\ Perfect\ of\ Decidir:-}}\) ha decidido

Example In Spanish: Ella ha decidido a quién invitar a la fiesta.

Translation In English: She has decided whom to invite to the party.

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Conditional Indicative Tense

In the conditional tense, possibilities are discussed. The English equivalent is “would + verb.”

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Yo:-}}\)decidiría

Example In Spanish: Yo decidiría hacer la tarea sola si fuera fácil.

Translation In English: I would decide to do my homework alone if it were easy.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Tú:-}}\)decidirías

Example In Spanish: Tú decidirías trabajar tarde si no estuvieras cansado.

Translation In English: You would decide to work late if you were not tired.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Usted/él/ella:-}}\)decidiría

Example In Spanish: Ella decidiría a quién invitar a la fiesta, pero no la dejan.

Translation In English: She would decide whom to invite to the party, but they won’t let her.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Nosotros:-}}\)decidiríamos

Example In Spanish: Nosotros decidiríamos con quién estudiar, pero no podemos hacerlo.

Translation In English: We would decide with whom to study, but we can’t do it.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Vosotros:-}}\)decidiríais

Example In Spanish: Vosotros decidiríais el color de la casa si la pintarais de nuevo.

Translation In English: You would decide the color of the house if you painted it again.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ustedes/ellos/ellas:-}}\)decidirían

Example In Spanish: Ellos decidirían aprender a bailar si tuvieran tiempo.

Translation In English: They would decide to learn how to dance if they had time.

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Decidir Conjugation In Present Subjunctive

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Que\ Yo:-}}\)decida

Example In Spanish: Mi madre sugiere que yo decida estudiar sola.

Translation In English: My mother suggests that I decide to study alone.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Que\ Tú:-}}\)decidas

Example In Spanish: El jefe espera que tú decidas trabajar tarde.

Translation In English: The boss hopes that you decide to work late.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Que\ Usted/él/ella:-}}\)decida

Example In Spanish: Pedro quiere que ella decida a quién invitar a la fiesta.

Translation In English: Peter wants her to decide whom to invite to the party.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Que\ Nosotros:-}}\)decidamos

Example In Spanish: Carlos recomienda que nosotros decidamos con quién estudiar.

Translation In English: Carlos recommends that we decide whom to study with.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Que\ Vosotros:-}}\)decidáis

Example In Spanish: El pintor sugiere que vosotros decidáis el color de la casa.

Translation In English: The painter suggests that you decide the color of the house.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Que\ Ustedes/ellos/ellas:-}}\)decidan

Example In Spanish: El instructor quiere que ellos decidan aprender a bailar.

Translation In English: The instructor wants them to decide to learn how to dance.

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Decidir Conjugation In Imperfect Subjunctive Tense

The imperfect subjunctive can be conjugated in two ways:

Type: 1

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Que\ Yo:-}}\)decidiera

Example In Spanish: Mi madre sugirió que yo decidiera estudiar sola.

Translation In English: My mother suggested that I decide to study alone.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Que\ Tú:-}}\)decidieras

Example In Spanish: El jefe esperaba que tú decidieras trabajar tarde.

Translation In English: The boss hoped that you would decide to work late.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Que\ Usted/él/ella:-}}\)decidiera

Example In Spanish: Pedro quería que ella decidiera a quién invitar a la fiesta.

Translation In English: Peter wanted her to decide whom to invite to the party.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Que\ Nosotros:-}}\)decidiéramos

Example In Spanish: Carlos recomendaba que nosotros decidiéramos con quién estudiar.

Translation In English: Carlos recommended that we decide whom to study with.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Que\ Vosotros:-}}\)decidierais

Example In Spanish: El pintor sugirió que vosotros decidierais el color de la casa.

Translation In English: The painter suggested that you decide the color of the house.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Que\ Ustedes/ellos/ellas:-}}\)decidieran

Example In Spanish: El instructor quería que ellos decidieran aprender a bailar.

Translation In English: The instructor wanted them to decide to learn how to dance.

Type: 2

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Que\ Yo:-}}\)decidiese

Example In Spanish: Mi madre sugirió que yo decidiese estudiar sola.

Translation In English: My mother suggested that I decide to study alone.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Que\ Tú:-}}\)decidieses

Example In Spanish: El jefe esperaba que tú decidieses trabajar tarde.

Translation In English: The boss hoped that you would decide to work late.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Que\ Usted/él/ella:-}}\)decidiese

Example In Spanish: Pedro quería que ella decidiese a quién invitar a la fiesta.

Translation In English: Peter wanted her to decide whom to invite to the party.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Que\ Nosotros:-}}\)decidiésemos

Example In Spanish: Carlos recomendaba que nosotros decidiésemos con quién estudiar.

Translation In English: Carlos recommended that we decide whom to study with.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Que\ Vosotros:-}}\)decidieseis

Example In Spanish: El pintor sugirió que vosotros decidieseis el color de la casa.

Translation In English: The painter suggested that you decide the color of the house.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Que\ Ustedes/ellos/ellas:-}}\)decidiesen

Example In Spanish: El instructor quería que ellos decidiesen aprender a bailar.

Translation In English: The instructor wanted them to decide to learn how to dance.

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Decidir Conjugation In Imperative Mode

You need the imperative mood to give someone an order or command.

Positive Commands

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Tú:-}}\)decide

Example In Spanish: ¡Decide trabajar tarde!

Translation In English: Decide to work late!

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Usted:-}}\) decida

Example In Spanish: ¡Decida a quién invitar a la fiesta!

Translation In English: Decide whom to invite to the party!

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Nosotros:-}}\)decidamos

Example In Spanish: ¡Decidamos con quién estudiar!

Translation In English: Let’s decide whom to study with!

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Vosotros:-}}\)decidid

Example In Spanish: ¡Decidid el color de la casa!

Translation In English: Decide the color of the house!

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ustedes:-}}\) decidan

Example In Spanish: ¡Decidan aprender a bailar!

Translation In English: Decide to learn how to dance!

Negative Commands

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Tú:-}}\)no decidas

Example In Spanish: ¡No decidas trabajar tarde!

Translation In English: Don’t decide to work late!

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Usted:-}}\)no decida

Example In Spanish: ¡No decida a quién invitar a la fiesta!

Translation In English: Don’t decide whom to invite to the party!

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Nosotros:-}}\)no decidamos

Example In Spanish: ¡No decidamos con quién estudiar!

Translation In English: Let’s not decide whom to study with!

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Vosotros:-}}\)no decidáis

Example In Spanish: ¡No decidáis el color de la casa!

Translation In English: Don’t decide the color of the house!

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ustedes:-}}\) no decidan

Example In Spanish: ¡No decidan aprender a bailar!

Translation In English: Don’t decide to learn how to dance!

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FAQs

How do you use Decidir?

The verb decidir means ‘to decide’. This verb is regular in the preterite and has a regular participle. We can use the verb decidir whenever we want to talk about deciding.

Is decider a regular verb?

It is a regular -er verb and it follows the most common verb conjugation pattern found in the French language. To conjugate it, we simply add a variety of endings to the verb stem of décid-.

Is abrir a regular verb?

Abrir is a Spanish irregular verb meaning to open.

How do you remember preterite or imperfect?

The basic rule of thumb when it comes to figuring out which tense to use is that the preterite talks about things you did, and the imperfect talks about things you were doing at some point in time, or that you used to do. With some practice, this is fairly easy to remember.