Spanish Verb DESVIAR: to divert

The Spanish verb desviar means 'to divert ' and is an irregular Spanish AR verb.

To remember this, imagine DES VEERS the car as his attention was diverted!
Desviar makes conjugation changes in the Present, Present Subjunctive and Imperative tenses by adding an accent to the i.
During November a new irregular IAR verb is featured each day to enable you to consolidate this AR verb family. You will learn other verbs with similar patterns such as aliar, confiar, guiar, rociar, and others.
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Read on, below the DESVIAR verb table...
           to divert: desviar
Imagine DES VEERS the car as his attention is diverted!
Simple Tenses desviar
él, ella, usted
ellos, ellas, ustedes

desvío desvías desvía desviamos desviáis desvían

desviaba desviabas desviaba desviábamos desviabais desviaban

desvié desviaste desvió desviamos desviasteis desviaron

will divert
desviaré desviarás desviará desviaremos desviaréis desviarán

would divert
desviaría desviarías desviaría desviaríamos desviaríais desviarían

may divert
desvíe desvíes desvíe desviemos desviéis desvíen
Imperfect Subjunctive
Imperfecto de Subjuntivo

may divert
desviara desviaras desviara desviáramos desviarais desviaran
desviase desviases desviase desviásemos desviaseis desviasen
Imperative Tenses desviar

¡desvía! ¡desvíe! ¡desviemos! ¡desviad! ¡desvíen!
Negative Imperative
Imperativo Negativo

don't divert!
¡no desvíes! ¡no desvíe! ¡no desviemos! ¡no desviéis! ¡no desvíen!
Compound Tenses desviar - Past Participle desviado - diverted
Present Perfect
Perfecto de Indicativo

have diverted
he desviado has desviado ha desviado hemos desviado habéis desviado han desviado
Preterit Perfect
Pretérito Anterior

had diverted
hube desviado hubiste desviado hubo desviado hubimos desviado hubisteis desviado hubieron desviado
Past Perfect

had diverted
había desviado habías desviado había desviado habíamos desviado habíais desviado habían desviado
Present Perfect Subjunctive
Presente perfecto

have diverted
haya desviado hayas desviado haya desviado hayamos desviado hayáis desviado hayan desviado
Future Perfect
Futuro Perfecto

will have diverted
habré desviado habrás desviado habrá desviado habremos desviado habréis desviado habrán desviado
Conditional Perfect
Condicional Perfecto

would have diverted
habría desviado habrías desviado habría desviado habríamos desviado habríais desviado habrían desviado

may have diverted
hubiera desviado hubieras desviado hubiera desviado hubiéramos desviado hubierais desviado hubieran desviado
hubiese desviado hubieses desviado hubiese desviado hubiésemos desviado hubieseis desviado hubiesen desviado
Progressive Tenses: Present Participle desviando - diverting
Present Progressive
Presente Progressivo

am diverting
estoy desviando estás desviando está desviando estamos desviando está desviando están desviando
Preterit Progressive

was diverting
estuve desviando estuviste desviando estuvo desviando estuvimos desviando estuvisteis desviando estuvieron desviando
Imperfect Progressive

had been diverting
estaba desviando estabas desviando estaba desviando estábamos desviando estabais desviando estaban desviando
Future Progressive
Futuro Perfecto

will be diverting
estaré desviando estarás desviando estará desviando estaremos desviando estaréis desviando estarán desviando
Conditional Progressive
Condicional perfecto

would've been diverting
estaría desviando estarías desviando estabría desviando estaríamos desviando estaríais desviando estarían desviando
Subjunctive Progressive

may've been diverting
que ~ desviando que ~ desviando que ~ desviando que ~ desviando que ~ desviando que ~ desviando
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Spanish for divert is desviar desviar can also mean: to detour, to alter the course of, to deflect; to deviate; to avert (gaze).
desviarse (vr): to turn off, to branch off, to stray.

Spanish for divert is desviar la desviación (de) (nf): diversion, deviation, detour (from); curvature (spine).
la desviación de columna (nf): curvature of the spine.

Spanish for divert is desviar desviado/a (adj): deviant.
el ojo desviado: lazy eye (amblyopia).

you informal vos replaces - you, informal, singular -
- in Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and also in some countries of Central America.
Sometimes it also replaces the formal singular 'Usted'.
In irregular AR verbs, the conjugations remain the same as for except for the addition of accents in the following tenses:
Presente:  vos desvías
Presente de Subjuntivo:  vos desvíes


  • The Spanish verb for divert desviar is an Irregular AR verb.
  • Learn to conjugate desviar and it will reinforce this irregular pattern.
  • Do a series of verbs every day for a month and you will have a solid knowledge of the verbs' conjugation patterns. Keep doing them with a new one every day from the Spanish Verbs List.
  • The same applies to the various patterns. Each month we feature a daily verb from one of the major pattern groups.
  • Repeating these tables aloud 10 times throughout the day will better embed the patterns into your subconscious, and your long term memory.
  • Reciting aloud is a great way for you to practice your pronunciation, and helps you to memorize the conjugations.

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