Conjugation Of Encontrar is the Spanish verb meaning “to find”. This verb is used when finding, discovering, or experiencing something. Encontrar is irregular in the present tense Indicative and Subjunctive. We use the present indicative tense to describe habits and actions in the present.

It has an -o to -ue shift for all pronouns except Nosotros and vosotros in the present indicative. As it is used to talk about things that have just happened, the preterite tense is called the short-term past. The verb Encontrar is regular in this tense.

Doubt or desire are expressed in the subjunctive. It can also be used to express emotion. You can conjugate the subjunctive in the present, imperfect, and future tenses. We will cover the subjunctive present conjugation of finding in this lesson. The subjunctive present tense of the Encontrar has a -o to -ue shift just like the indicative present tense.

Similar verbs to encontrar include descubrir (to discover), ubicar (to locate), and acertar (to find the location).

Encontrar Conjugation
Encontrar Conjugation

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Infinitive:-}}\) encontrar

Translation In English: to find

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Past\ participle:-}}\) encontrado

Translation In English: found

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Gerund:-}}\) encontrando

Translation In English: finding

Indicative Tenses of Encontrar

Conjugation of Spanish Verb Encontrar in the Indicative Present

The Present Indicative of Encontrar is used to talk about situations, events, or thoughts happening right now or in the near future. Truths and facts can also be discussed using the Present Indicative.

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

Translation In English: I find

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

Translation In English: you find

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ella / Él / Usted:-}}\) encuentra

Translation In English: she/he find, you (formal) find

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Nosotras / Nosotros:-}}\) encontramos

Translation In English: we find

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Vosotras / Vosotros:-}}\) encontráis

Translation In English: you (plural) find

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes:-}}\) encuentran

Translation In English: they find, you (plural formal) find

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Conjugation of Spanish Verb Encontrar in the Indicative Preterite

This Preterite of Encontrar is used when talking about an action or an event that has taken place in the past, at a specific point in time.

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

Translation In English: I found

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

Translation In English: you found

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ella / Él / Usted:-}}\) encontró

Translation In English: she/he found, you (formal) found

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Nosotras / Nosotros:-}}\) encontramos

Translation In English: we found

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Vosotras / Vosotros:-}}\) encontrasteis

Translation In English: you (plural) found

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes:-}}\) encontraron

Translation In English: they found, you (plural formal) found

Conjugation of Spanish Verb Encontrar in the Indicative Imperfect

An Indicative Imperfect of Encontrar is used to describe regular or repetitive actions that happened in the past and descriptions of things you used to do in the past.

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

Translation In English: I used to find

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

Translation In English: you used to find

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ella / Él / Usted:-}}\) encontraba

Translation In English: she/he used to find, you (formal) used to find

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Nosotras / Nosotros:-}}\) encontrábamos

Translation In English: we used to find

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Vosotras / Vosotros:-}}\) encontrabais

Translation In English: you (plural) used to find

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes:-}}\) encontraban

Translation In English: they used to find, you (plural formal) used to find

Conjugation of Spanish Verb Encontrar in the Indicative Present Continuous

The indicative present continuous of Encontrar is used to describe anything that is happening continuously.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Yo:-}}\) estoy encontrando

Translation In English: I am finding

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Tú:-}}\) estás encontrando

Translation In English: you are finding

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ella / Él / Usted:-}}\) está encontrando

Translation In English: she/he is finding, you (formal) are finding

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Nosotras / Nosotros:-}}\) estamos encontrando

Translation In English: we are finding

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Vosotras / Vosotros:-}}\) estáis encontrando

Translation In English: you (plural) are finding

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes:-}}\) están encontrando

Translation In English: they are finding, you (plural formal) are finding

Conjugation of Spanish Verb Encontrar in the Indicative Informal Future

Generally, Indications of the Informal Future of Encontrar is used to talk about something that is likely to happen in the future, especially in the near future.

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

Translation In English: I am going to find

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

Translation In English: you are going to find

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ella / Él / Usted:-}}\) va a encontrar

Translation In English: she/he is going to find, you (formal) are going to find

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Nosotras / Nosotros:-}}\) vamos a encontrar

Translation In English: we are going to find

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Vosotras / Vosotros:-}}\) vais a encontrar

Translation In English: you (plural) are going to find

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes:-}}\) van a encontrar

Translation In English: they are going to find, you (plural formal) are going to find

Conjugation of Spanish Verb Encontrar in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of Encontrar is used when someone talks about something that will be happening in the future.

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

Translation In English: I will find

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

Translation In English: you will find

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ella / Él / Usted:-}}\) encontrará

Translation In English: she/he will find, you (formal) will find

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Nosotras / Nosotros:-}}\) encontraremos

Translation In English: we will find

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Vosotras / Vosotros:-}}\) encontraréis

Translation In English: you (plural) will find

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes:-}}\) encontrarán

Translation In English: they will find, you (plural formal) will find

Conjugation of Spanish Verb Encontrar in the Indicative Conditional

There is an indicator conditional of Encontrar that is used to refer to anything that might happen in the future, a hypothesis, or probabilities.

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

Translation In English: I would find

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

Translation In English: you would find

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ella / Él / Usted:-}}\) encontraría

Translation In English: she/he would find, you (formal) would find

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Nosotras / Nosotros:-}}\) encontraríamos

Translation In English: we would find

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Vosotras / Vosotros:-}}\) encontraríais

Translation In English: you (plural) would find

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes:-}}\) encontrarían

Translation In English: they would find, you (plural formal) would find

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Conjugation of Spanish Verb Encontrar in the Indicative Present Perfect

A little bit about the Indicative Present Perfect of Encontrar: It is used to express actions that began recently (in the past) but are still happening right now or things that have been done recently.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Yo:-}}\) he encontrado

Translation In English: I have found

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Tú:-}}\) has encontrado

Translation In English: you have found

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ella / Él / Usted:-}}\) ha encontrado

Translation In English: she/he has found, you (formal) have found

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Nosotras / Nosotros:-}}\) hemos encontrado

Translation In English: we have found

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Vosotras / Vosotros:-}}\) habéis encontrado

Translation In English: you (plural) have found

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes:-}}\) han encontrado

Translation In English: they have found, that you (plural formal) have found

Conjugation of Spanish Verb Encontrar in the Indicative Past Perfect

Findings of the Indicative Past Perfect are used to talk about the actions that took place before another action in the past.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Yo:-}}\) había encontrado

Translation In English: I had found

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Tú:-}}\) habías encontrado

Translation In English: you had found

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ella / Él / Usted:-}}\) había encontrado

Translation In English: she/he had found, you (formal) had found

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Nosotras / Nosotros:-}}\) habíamos encontrado

Translation In English: we had found

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Vosotras / Vosotros:-}}\) habíais encontrado

Translation In English: you (plural) had found

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes:-}}\) habían encontrado

Translation In English: they had found, you (plural formal) had found

Conjugation of Spanish Verb Encontrar in the Indicative Future Perfect

An Indicative Future Perfect of the word Encontrar is used to describe something which will happen in the future after something else has taken place.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Yo:-}}\) habré encontrado

Translation In English: I will have found

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Tú:-}}\) habrás encontrado

Translation In English: you will have found

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ella / Él / Usted:-}}\) habrá encontrado

Translation In English: she/he will have found, you (formal) will have found

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Nosotras / Nosotros:-}}\) habremos encontrado

Translation In English: we will have found

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Vosotras / Vosotros:-}}\) habréis encontrado

Translation In English: you (plural) will have found

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes:-}}\) habrán encontrado

Translation In English: they will have found, you (plural formal) will have found

Conjugation of Spanish Verb Encontrar in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

This Indicative Conditional Perfect of Encontrar is used to refer to something that would have happened in the future, but did not because of another cause.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Yo:-}}\) habría encontrado

Translation In English: I would have found

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Tú:-}}\) habrías encontrado

Translation In English: you would have found

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ella / Él / Usted:-}}\) habría encontrado

Translation In English: she/he would have found, you (formal) would have found

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Nosotras / Nosotros:-}}\) habríamos encontrado

Translation In English: we would have found

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Vosotras / Vosotros:-}}\) habríais encontrado

Translation In English: you (plural) would have found

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes:-}}\) habrían encontrado

Translation In English: they would have found, you (plural formal) would have found

Subjunctive Tenses of Encontrar

Conjugation of Spanish Verb Encontrar in the Subjunctive Present

In subjunctive present tense, a person is speaking about situations that are uncertain, or emotions such as wishes, desires, and hopes. Due to the uncertainty of the events being discussed, the indicative mood is different from the indicative mood.

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

Translation In English: I find

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

Translation In English: you find

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ella / Él / Usted:-}}\) encuentre

Translation In English: she/he find, you (formal) find

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Nosotras / Nosotros:-}}\) encontremos

Translation In English: we find

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Vosotras / Vosotros:-}}\) encontréis

Translation In English: you (plural) find

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes:-}}\) encuentren

Translation In English: they find, you (plural formal) find

Conjugation of Spanish Verb Encontrar in the Subjunctive Imperfect

As a subjunctive imperfect, the subjunctive imperfect can be used to talk about past events that were unlikely or uncertain, or to express an opinion (emotional) about something that happened in the past.

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

Translation In English: I found

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

Translation In English: you found

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ella / Él / Usted:-}}\) encontrara

Translation In English: she/he found, you (formal) found

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Nosotras / Nosotros:-}}\) encontráramos

Translation In English: we found

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Vosotras / Vosotros:-}}\) encontrarais

Translation In English: you (plural) found

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes:-}}\) encontraran

Translation In English: they found, you (plural formal) found

Conjugation of Spanish Verb Encontrar in the Subjunctive Future

The subjunctive form of the future is used when describing hypothetical situations, and actions/events that may occur in the future.

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

Translation In English: I will find

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

Translation In English: you will find

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ella / Él / Usted:-}}\) encontrare

Translation In English: she/he will find, you (formal) will find

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Nosotras / Nosotros:-}}\) encontráremos

Translation In English: we will find

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Vosotras / Vosotros:-}}\) encontrareis

Translation In English: you (plural) will find

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes:-}}\) encontraren

Translation In English: they will find, you (plural formal) will find

Conjugation of Spanish Verb Encontrar in the Subjunctive Present Perfect

As you can see, the Subjunctive Present Perfect is used to describe past actions or events that are still relevant in the present, or to speak about actions that will have happened by a certain date in the future.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Yo:-}}\) haya encontrado

Translation In English: I have found

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Tú:-}}\) hayas encontrado

Translation In English: you have found

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ella / Él / Usted:-}}\) haya encontrado

Translation In English: she/he has found, you (formal) have found

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Nosotras / Nosotros:-}}\) hayamos encontrado

Translation In English: we have found

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Vosotras / Vosotros:-}}\) hayáis encontrado

Translation In English: you (plural) have found

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes:-}}\) hayan encontrado

Translation In English: they have found, you (plural formal) have found

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Conjugation of Spanish Verb Encontrar in the Subjunctive Past Perfect

In English, we use the subjunctive past perfect when we are talking about hypothetical situations, and actions or events that occurred before other actions or events in the past.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Yo:-}}\) hubiera encontrado

Translation In English: I had found

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Tú:-}}\) hubieras encontrado

Translation In English: you had found

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ella / Él / Usted:-}}\) hubiera encontrado

Translation In English: she/he had found, you (formal) had found

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Nosotras / Nosotros:-}}\) hubiéramos encontrado

Translation In English: we had found

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Vosotras / Vosotros:-}}\) hubierais encontrado

Translation In English: you (plural) had found

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes:-}}\) hubieran encontrado

Translation In English: they had found, you (plural formal) had found

Conjugation of Spanish Verb Encontrar in the Subjunctive Future Perfect

Basically, the Subjunctive Future Perfect is used when one is talking about something that will have happened if a hypothetical situation happens in the future.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Yo:-}}\) hubiere encontrado

Translation In English: I will have found

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Tú:-}}\) hubieres encontrado

Translation In English: you will have found

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ella / Él / Usted:-}}\) hubiere encontrado

Translation In English: she/he will have found, you (formal) will have found

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Nosotras / Nosotros:-}}\) hubiéremos encontrado

Translation In English: we will have found

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Vosotras / Vosotros:-}}\) hubiereis encontrado

Translation In English: you (plural) will have found

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes:-}}\) hubieren encontrado

Translation In English: they will have found, you (plural formal) will have found

Imperative Tenses of Encontrar

Conjugation of Spanish Verb Encontrar in the Imperative Positive

Affirmative imperative is used to give orders and commands, to tell someone what they are supposed to do.

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

Translation In English: (to you) find!

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ella / Él / Usted:-}}\) encuentre

Translation In English: (to you formal) find!

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Nosotras / Nosotros:-}}\) encontremos

Translation In English: let’s find!

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Vosotras / Vosotros:-}}\) encontrad

Translation In English: (to you plural) find!

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes:-}}\) encuentren

Translation In English: (to you plural formal) find!

Conjugation of Spanish Verb Encontrar in the Imperative Negative

The Imperative Negative method is used to give orders and commands, telling someone not to do something.

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

Translation In English: (to you) don’t find!

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ella / Él / Usted:-}}\) no encuentre

Translation In English: (to you formal) don’t find!

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Nosotras / Nosotros:-}}\) no encontremos

Translation In English: let’s not find!

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Vosotras / Vosotros:-}}\) no encontréis

Translation In English: (to you plural) don’t find!

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes:-}}\) no encuentren

Translation In English: (to you plural formal) don’t find!

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FAQs

Is encontrar regular or irregular?

The Spanish verb for find encontrar is an Irregular AR verb.

What is the stem change for encontrar?

When it comes to verb conjugations, the verb encontrar is known as a stem-changing o:ue verb. This means that the o becomes a ue in the majority of present conjugations.

What is the meaning of encontrar?

to come across

Is encontrar regular or irregular in preterite?

The preterite tense is often referred to as the short-term past, as it is used to talk about things that happened just once. Encontrar is regular in this tense.

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