In Spanish, hablar (to speak) conjugation is often one of the first verbs students are taught to conjugate, and for good reason: It’s a regular verb ending in -ar, which means most verb types ending in -ar are conjugated similarly.

In conjugation, a verb is changed to reflect its application, such as to indicate its mood or tense. When we conjugate verbs in English, we use words such as “speak,” “spoke,” “speaks,” and “spoken.” In Spanish, there are more than 50 conjugated simple forms, compared with just a handful in English.

Hablar Conjugation
Hablar Conjugation

Here are the most common conjugated forms of speaking:

Verbs similar to Hablar include charlar (to chat), comentar (to talk), chismear (to gossip).

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

Translation In English: to speak, to talk

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

Translation In English: spoken

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

Translation In English: speaking

Spanish Verb Hablar Conjugation in Indicative Tenses

Hablar Conjugationin the Indicative Present

Present Indicative refers to situations, events, or thoughts that are taking place now or in the near future. Facts and truths are also discussed with it.

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

Translation In English: I speak

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Tú:-}}\)hablas

Translation In English: you speak

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

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

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

Translation In English: we speak

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

Translation In English: you (plural) speak

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

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

Hablar in the Indicative Preterite

Indicative Preterite of Hablar refers to actions completed in the past.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Yo:-}}\)hablé

Translation In English: I spoke

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

Translation In English: you spoke

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

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

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

Translation In English: we spoke

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

Translation In English: you (plural) spoke

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

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

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Hablar in the Indicative Imperfect

Indicative Imperfect is used when describing repetitive and regular past actions or describing past behavior.

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

Translation In English: I used to speak

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

Translation In English: you used to speak

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

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

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

Translation In English: we used to speak

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

Translation In English: you (plural) used to speak

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

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

Hablar in the Indicative Present Continuous

Using the indicative present continuous means talking about something that is happening continuously or right now.

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

Translation In English: I am speaking

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

Translation In English: you are speaking

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

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

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

Translation In English: we are speaking

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

Translation In English: you (plural) are speaking

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

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

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Hablar in the Indicative Informal Future

Using the Indicative Informal Future of Hablar, we can talk about something that is going to happen in the future, especially during the next few years.

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

Translation In English: I am going to speak

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

Translation In English: you are going to speak

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

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

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

Translation In English: we are going to speak

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

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

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

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

Hablar in the Indicative Future

Using the Indicative Future technique, you are able to talk about something that you predict will happen in the future.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Yo:-}}\)hablaré

Translation In English: I will speak

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

Translation In English: you will speak

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

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

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

Translation In English: we will speak

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

Translation In English: you (plural) will speak

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

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

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Hablar in the Indicative Conditional

Using the Indicative Conditional is useful for discussing something that could happen in the future, hypotheses and probabilities that might occur.

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

Translation In English: I would speak

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

Translation In English: you would speak

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

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

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

Translation In English: we would speak

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

Translation In English: you (plural) would speak

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

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

Hablar Conjugation in the Indicative Present Perfect

An Indicative Present Perfect is a form of Hablar that is used to describe actions that have taken place recently (in the past) and which are still taking place now, or actions that have taken place recently.

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

Translation In English: I have spoken

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

Translation In English: you have spoken

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

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

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

Translation In English: we have spoken

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

Translation In English: you (plural) have spoken

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

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

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Hablar Conjugation in the Indicative Past Perfect

Indicative Past Perfect Hablar refers to past actions that happened before another action.

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

Translation In English: I had spoken

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

Translation In English: you had spoken

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

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

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

Translation In English: we had spoken

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

Translation In English: you (plural) had spoken

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

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

Hablar Conjugation in the Indicative Future Perfect

The Indicative Future Perfect of Hablar is used when something happens in the future after something else has happened.

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

Translation In English: I will have spoken

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

Translation In English: you will have spoken

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

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

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

Translation In English: we will have spoken

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

Translation In English: you (plural) will have spoken

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

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

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Hablar Conjugation in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

Using the Indicative Conditional Perfect of Hablar, we talk about something that would have occurred in the future, but didn’t because of another event.

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

Translation In English: I would have spoken

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

Translation In English: you would have spoken

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

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

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

Translation In English: we would have spoken

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

Translation In English: you (plural) would have spoken

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

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

Spanish Verb Hablar Conjugation in Subjunctive Tenses

Hablar Conjugation in the Subjunctive Present

When describing situations of uncertainty or emotions such as wishes, desires, or hopes, the Subjunctive Present is used. As a result of the uncertainty of the events being discussed, it differs from the indicative mood.

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

Translation In English: I speak

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Tú:-}}\)hables

Translation In English: you speak

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

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

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

Translation In English: we speak

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

Translation In English: you (plural) speak

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

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

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Hablar Conjugation in the Subjunctive Imperfect

It is used to describe unlikely or uncertain events in the past or to express an opinion (emotional) about something that has happened in the past by using the Subjunctive Imperfect.

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

Translation In English: I spoke

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

Translation In English: you spoke

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

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

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

Translation In English: we spoke

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

Translation In English: you (plural) spoke

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

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

Hablar Conjugation in the Subjunctive Future

The subjunctive future refers to hypothetical situations and future actions/events that may occur.

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

Translation In English: I will speak

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

Translation In English: you will speak

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

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

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

Translation In English: we will speak

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

Translation In English: you (plural) will speak

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

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

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Hablar Conjugation in the Subjunctive Present Perfect

This form is used to describe past events or actions that are still relevant to the present day and to talk about future events.

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

Translation In English: I have spoken

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

Translation In English: you have spoken

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

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

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

Translation In English: we have spoken

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

Translation In English: you (plural) have spoken

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

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

Hablar Conjugation in the Subjunctive Past Perfect

When speaking about hypothetical situations or events occurring before other events/actions in the past, the Subjunctive Past Perfect is used.

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

Translation In English: I had spoken

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

Translation In English: you had spoken

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

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

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

Translation In English: we had spoken

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

Translation In English: you (plural) had spoken

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

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

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Hablar Conjugation in the Subjunctive Future Perfect

When a hypothetical situation occurs, the Subjunctive Future Perfect is used to describe what will happen.

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

Translation In English: I will have spoken

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

Translation In English: you will have spoken

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

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

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

Translation In English: we will have spoken

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

Translation In English: you (plural) will have spoken

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

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

Spanish Verb Hablar Conjugation in Imperative Tenses

Hablar Conjugation in the Imperative Affirmative

Orders and commands are given using the Imperative Affirmative.

\(\mathbf{\color{red}{Tú:-}}\)habla

Translation In English: (to you) speak!

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

Translation In English: (to you formal) speak!

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

Translation In English: let’s speak!

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

Translation In English: (to you plural) speak!

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

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

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Hablar Conjugation in the Imperative Negative

An Imperative Negative tells someone not to do something by giving orders and commands.

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

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

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

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

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

Translation In English: let’s not speak!

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

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

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

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

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FAQs

Is hablar an irregular verb?

The verb hablar means ‘to talk’. This verb is regular in the preterite (things that happened in the immediate past) and imperfect tenses (things that happened repeatedly in the past).

How do you use hablar?

The verb hablar is a regular ‐ ar verb in all forms and tenses.

  • hablar = to speak.
  • gerund form = hablando.
  • past participle = hablado.

Is hablar a reflexive verb?

Notice in the example below that hablar is not a necessarily reflexive verb, but it can be made reciprocal (technically the infinitive created is hablarse) to fit the situation. Nos hablamos a menudo. We talk to each other often.

Is hablar a stem-changing verb?

Spanish infinitive verbs consist of two parts: a stem and an ending. For example, the regular verb hablar (to speak) consists of the stem habl- and the ending -ar.

Why do we conjugate verbs in Spanish?

Conjugation is very important in Spanish because verbs change their form to match the subject of the sentence. For most verbs, there are six different forms you could use depending on the subject the verb is paired with!