CoolJugator: The Smart Conjugator in Spanish
This is a very simple Spanish verb conjugator. There are many Spanish conjugators online, but, with this one, our goal is to make Spanish conjugation easy, smart and straightforward.
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Common Spanish verbs
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The Spanish language
Spanish is a language, which has been originally spoken in the current territory of Spain, and now through the process of Spanish colonisation and related expansion has spread to most of South America, with the notable exceptions of Brazil French Guiana, Guyana and Suriname. The language was originally spoken in the Castile region of Spain and its standard dialect is therefore known as Castilian Spanish (castellano). This should be contrasted with multiple other languages and dialects spoken in Spain and elsewhere in the Hispanophone world, including Andalusian (spoken in Southern Spain, and known for its emission of the consonants 'd' and 'r', dropping of final consonants and aspiration of final 's'), Murcian (spoken in the Southeastern Spain), Catalan (a different language spoken in Northern Spain and Andorra), Galiciain (a language spoken North of Portugal and influenced significantly by both Portuguese and Spanish) and others, Canarian and Gibraltarian Spanish (the latter called Llanito and influenced by both Spanish and English), many forms and variations of Spanish spoken in Central and Southern America (including Rioplatense Spanish spoken between Argentina and Uruguay or Carribean Spanish spoken in Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Dominician Republic and other places), Equatoguinean Spanish (the only official form of Spanish spoken in the continent of Africa), and others.
Spanish is written in the Latin alphabet, and it has only a few of its own diacritic marks, such as á or ü, its own distinct letter ñ, and some of its own punctuation marks, such as ¿ and ¡. Being a Romance language, it shares a lot of its pronunciation with other Romance languages, such as Italian or Catalan, although Spanish does have a distinct sound to it.
About Spanish conjugation
Spanish conjugation is a procedure in which Spanish verbs are changed to match with various other features of the phrase and its context. In Spanish, you usually have to have a couple of basic forms of the verb to work out its other forms.
In Spanish, the basic forms are:
- the infinitive - ser, estar, hablar, etc.
- preterite past - fue, estuvo, habló
- present indicative - es, está, habla
In Spanish, you can conjugate verbs by these major factors:
- person - (the verb changes depending on the person it is referring to, e.g. 'eu hago' - 'I do', or 'ele/ela hace' - 'he/she does')
- number - (are we talking about a single person like in 'ele/ela hace' - 'he/she does', or many: 'eles/elas hacen' - 'they do')
- aspect - perfective, progressive, imperfective, which all connect the verb to the flow of time, that is, they indicate whether an action is occuring at the time, used to occur frequently, or occurred generally
- voice - active and passive: the difference between 'something is doing' and 'something is being done'
- tense - Spanish has a rich tense system, having present, preterite (past), imperfect (akin to past frequentative), pluperfect (a verb tense that is used to refer to something that occurred earlier than the time being considered, when the time being considered is in the past), future
- mood (which indicates the attitude, and is distinguished as indicative, conditional or imperative, e.g. 'haces' - 'you do', 'harías' - 'you would do' and 'haz' - 'do!').
An interesting comparison exists between Spanish and Portuguese or other Romance languages. Many similarities exist between these two languages both in the forms/aspects of conjugation and in their endings (although some differences in the endings do exist). Spanish conjugation differs from Portuguese conjugation in that it lacks two peculiar forms:
- the personal infinitive - a form that is identical to future subjunctive in regular verbs
- the future subjunctive - a type of subjunctive which is is usually archaic in most dialects of Spanish, including peninsular Spanish, but still actively used in Portuguese.
In the Spanish CoolJugator, as usually in CoolJugators, we try to provide you as much information about the verb as possible, although we also try to focus on the most important aspects of Spanish conjugation. We hope that this conjugation information, next to the abundant examples we provide, will help you become a better Spanish speaker, or just learn more about the language, or both.