We explain here the meanings of the Spanish verb ganar conjugation, which in English has three different equivalents: gain, win, and earn. During our conversation with a very lucky person, we will also learn how to conjugate it in the present tense.

How long has it been since you won a prize? Do you like what you earn at your job? Are you able to access good benefits at work or school? The three verbs (win, earn, and gain) all have a single equivalent in Spanish: ganar (gah-NAHR).

Ganar Conjugation
Ganar Conjugation

Since you only need to learn this verb to answer all the questions above, things are certainly simplified for you. It’s time to learn the present tense of win.

The present tense of ganar primarily refers to habitual actions and facts. Facts in the news often use the verb ganar in the present tense. This chart shows all possible conjugations of ganar in this tense:

Infinitive ganar

Translation In English: to win, to gain, to earn

Past participle ganado

Translation In English: won

Gerund ganando

Translation In English: winning

Spanish Verb Ganar Conjugation in Indicative Tenses

Ganar in the Indicative Present

A Present Indicative of ganar is used to talk about situations, events or thoughts that are happening right now or are likely to occur in the near future. As well as talking about facts and truths, it is also used to talk about information.

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

Translation In English: I win

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Tú:-}}\)ganas

Translation In English: you win

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

Translation In English: s/he win, you (formal) win

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

Translation In English: we win

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

Translation In English: you (plural) win

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

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

Ganar in the Indicative Preterite

Ganar is used to speak about actions completed in the past, at a specific moment in time.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Yo:-}}\)gané

Translation In English: I won

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Tú:-}}\)ganaste

Translation In English: you won

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

Translation In English: s/he won, you (formal) won

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

Translation In English: we won

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

Translation In English: you (plural) won

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

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

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Ganar in the Indicative Imperfect

A past indicative imperfect describes periodic and repeated actions in the past, as well as descriptions of things that you

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

Translation In English: I used to win

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Tú:-}}\)ganabas

Translation In English: you used to win

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

Translation In English: s/he used to win, you (formal) used to win

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

Translation In English: we used to win

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

Translation In English: you (plural) used to win

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

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

Ganar in the Indicative Present Continuous

An Indicative Present Continuous refers to something that is ongoing or happening right now.

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

Translation In English: I am winning

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

Translation In English: you are winning

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

Translation In English: s/he is winning, you (formal) are winning

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

Translation In English: we are winning

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

Translation In English: you (plural) are winning

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

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

Ganar in the Indicative Informal Future

The Indicative Informal Future of ganar is used to talk about something that will happen in the future, especially soon.

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

Translation In English: I am going to win

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

Translation In English: you are going to win

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

Translation In English: s/he is going to win, you (formal) are going to win

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

Translation In English: we are going to win

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

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

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

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

Ganar in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of ganar refers to what will happen in the future.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Yo:-}}\)ganaré

Translation In English: I will win

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Tú:-}}\)ganarás

Translation In English: you will win

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

Translation In English: s/he will win, you (formal) will win

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

Translation In English: we will win

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

Translation In English: you (plural) will win

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

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

Ganar in the Indicative Conditional

It is used to talk about something that may happen in the future, such as a hypothesis or probability.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Yo:-}}\)ganaría

Translation In English: I would win

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

Translation In English: you would win

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

Translation In English: s/he would win, you (formal) would win

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

Translation In English: we would win

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

Translation In English: you (plural) would win

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

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

Ganar in the Indicative Present Perfect

Indicative Present Perfect describes actions that began recently (in the past) and are still happening right now or things that have been done recently.

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

Translation In English: I have won

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

Translation In English: you have won

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

Translation In English: s/he has won, you (formal) have won

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

Translation In English: we have won

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

Translation In English: you (plural) have won

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

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

Ganar in the Indicative Past Perfect

We use the Indicative Past Perfect of ganar to talk about events that happened before another event.

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

Translation In English: I had won

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

Translation In English: you had won

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

Translation In English: s/he had won, you (formal) had won

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

Translation In English: we had won

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

Translation In English: you (plural) had won

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

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

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Ganar in the Indicative Future Perfect

Indicative Future Perfect is used to talk about things that will have happened in the future after something else has happened already.

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

Translation In English: I will have won

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

Translation In English: you will have won

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

Translation In English: s/he will have won, you (formal) will have won

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

Translation In English: we will have won

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

Translation In English: you (plural) will have won

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

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

Ganar in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

Using the Indicative Conditional Perfect of ganar, we talk about something that would have happened in the future but didn’t.

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

Translation In English: I would have won

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

Translation In English: you would have won

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

Translation In English: s/he would have won, you (formal) would have won

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

Translation In English: we would have won

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

Translation In English: you (plural) would have won

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

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

Spanish Verb Ganar Conjugation in Subjunctive Tenses

Ganar Conjugation in the Subjunctive Present

In the Subjunctive Present, we talk about situations of uncertainty, or emotions such as wishes, desires, and hopes. Due to the uncertainty of the events being discussed, it differs from the indicative mood.

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

Translation In English: I win

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Tú:-}}\)ganes

Translation In English: you win

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

Translation In English: s/he win, you (formal) win

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

Translation In English: we win

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

Translation In English: you (plural) win

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

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

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Ganar Conjugation in the Subjunctive Imperfect

Subjunctive Imperfect is used to describe unlikely or uncertain past events or to express an opinion (emotional) about them.

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

Translation In English: I won

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Tú:-}}\)ganaras

Translation In English: you won

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

Translation In English: s/he won, you (formal) won

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

Translation In English: we won

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

Translation In English: you (plural) won

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

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

Ganar Conjugation in the Subjunctive Future

In the Subjunctive Future, we speak about hypothetical scenarios and actions that may occur in the future.

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

Translation In English: I will win

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Tú:-}}\)ganares

Translation In English: you will win

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

Translation In English: s/he will win, you (formal) will win

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

Translation In English: we will win

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

Translation In English: you (plural) will win

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

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

Ganar Conjugation in the Subjunctive Present Perfect

As a result of the subjunctive present perfect, we can speak about past events or actions that are still relevant to the present, as well as those that will occur at a certain time in the future.

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

Translation In English: I have won

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

Translation In English: you have won

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

Translation In English: s/he has won, you (formal) have won

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

Translation In English: we have won

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

Translation In English: you (plural) have won

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

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

Ganar Conjugation in the Subjunctive Past Perfect

Using the Subjunctive Past Perfect, you can speak about hypothetical situations and actions/events that happened before other actions/events.

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

Translation In English: I had won

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

Translation In English: you had won

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

Translation In English: s/he had won, you (formal) had won

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

Translation In English: we had won

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

Translation In English: you (plural) had won

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

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

Ganar Conjugation in the Subjunctive Future Perfect

If a hypothetical situation occurs in the future, the Subjunctive Future Perfect describes what will have happened.

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

Translation In English: I will have won

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

Translation In English: you will have won

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

Translation In English: s/he will have won, you (formal) will have won

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

Translation In English: we will have won

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

Translation In English: you (plural) will have won

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

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

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Spanish Verb Ganar Conjugation In Imperative Tenses

Ganar Conjugation in the Imperative Affirmative

An Imperative Affirmative is used to give orders and commands.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Tú:-}}\)gana

Translation In English: (to you) win!

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

Translation In English: (to you formal) win!

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

Translation In English: let’s win!

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

Translation In English: (to you plural) win!

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

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

Ganar Conjugation in the Imperative Negative

Using the Imperative Negative, you can tell someone not to do something.

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

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

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

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

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

Translation In English: let’s not win!

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

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

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

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

FAQs

Is ganar a irregular verb?

Ganar is a Spanish verb meaning to win, to earn. Ganar is conjugated as a regular ar verb in the preterite tense.

What is the present progressive form of ganar?

Ganando

What is ganar in the future tense?

Yo- ganaré
Tu- ganarás
El/Ella- ganará
Nosotros- ganaremos

Do you stem change in preterite?

In the preterite tense, there are no stems changed for AR and ER verbs. For IR verbs, the stem is changed only in the él/Ella/usted form and the ellos/ellas/ustedes form.