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Spanish Verb ENCENDER: to turn on

The Spanish verb encender means 'to turn on' and is an irregular Spanish ER verb.

To remember this, imagine you SEND CINDERella to turn on the light!

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           to turn on: encender
Imagine you SEND CINDERella to turn on the light!
Simple Tenses - Spanish Verb encender
él, ella, usted
ellos, ellas, ustedes

turn on
enciendo enciendes enciende encendemos encendéis encienden

turned on
encendía encendías encendía encendíamos encendíais encendían

turned on
encendí encendiste encendió encendimos encendisteis encendieron

will turn on
encenderé encenderás encenderá encenderemos encenderéis encenderán

would turn on
encendería encenderías encendería encenderíamos encenderíais encenderían

may turn on
encienda enciendas encienda encendamos encendáis enciendan
Imperfect Subjunctive
Imperfecto de Subj.

might turn on
encendiera encendieras encendiera encendiéramos encendiereis encendieran
encendiese encendieses encendiese encendiésemos encendieseis encendiesen
Imperatives   Spanish Verb encender - to turn on

turn on!
¡enciende! ¡encienda! ¡encendamos! ¡encended! ¡enciendan!
Negative Imperative
Imperativo Negativo

don't turn on!
¡no enciendas! ¡no encienda! ¡no encendamos! ¡no encendáis! ¡no enciendan!
Compound Tenses of the Spanish Verb ENCENDER  Past Participle: encendido - turned on
Present Perfect
Perfecto de Indicativo

have turned on
he encendido has encendido ha encendido hemos encendido habéis encendido han encendido
Preterit Perfect
Pretérito Anterior

had turned on
hube encendido hubiste encendido hubo encendido hubimos encendido hubisteis encendido hubieron encendido
Past Perfect

had turned on
había encendido habías encendido había encendido habíamos encendido habíais encendido habían encendido
Present Perfect Subj
Presente Perfecto Subj

may have turned on
haya encendido hayas encendido haya encendido hayamos encendido hayáis encendido hayan encendido
Future Perfect
Futuro Perfecto

will have turned on
habré encendido habrás encendido habrá encendido habremos encendido habréis encendido habrán encendido
Conditional Perfect
Condicional Perfecto

would have turned on
habría encendido habrías encendido habría encendido habríamos encendido habríais encendido habrían encendido
Pluperfect Subjunctive
Pluscuamperf. de sbj

might have turned on
hubiera encendido hubieras encendido hubiera encendido hubiéramos encendido hubierais encendido hubieran encendido
hubiese encendido hubieses encendido hubiese encendido hubiésemos encendido hubieseis encendido hubiesen encendido
Progressive Tenses ENCENDER  Present Participle: encendiendo - turning on
Present Progressive
Presente Progressivo

am turning on
estoy encendiendo estás encendiendo está encendiendo estamos encendiendo está encendiendo están encendiendo
Preterit Progressive
Pretérito Prog

was turning on
estuve encendiendo estuviste encendiendo estuvo encendiendo estuvimos encendiendo estuvisteis encendiendo estuvieron encendiendo
Imperfect Progressive
Imperfecto Prog

had been
estaba encendiendo estabas encendiendo estaba encendiendo estábamos encendiendo estabais encendiendo estaban encendiendo
Future Progressive
Futuro Perfecto Prog

will be
estaré encendiendo estarás encendiendo estará encendiendo estaremos encendiendo estaréis encendiendo estarán encendiendo
Conditional Progressive
Condicional perf. prog.

would've been ~ing
estaría encendiendo estarías encendiendo estabría encendiendo estaríamos encendiendo estaríais encendiendo estarían encendiendo
Subjunctive Progressive
Subjuntivo Progressivo

may've been ~ing
que ~ encendiendo que ~ encendiendo que ~ encendiendo que ~ encendiendo que ~ encendiendo que ~ encendiendo
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Spanish verb encender - turn on encender can also mean: to light, to switch on.
encenderse : to come on, to catch light; to get mad, to blow one's top, to go red (in face).

Spanish to turn on is encender el encendedor (nm): lighter
el encendido (nm): ignition.
encendido/a (adj): flushed, passionate, heated (m/f).

Spanish for turn on is encender de un rojo encendido: bright red.
encender la cerilla: to strike a match.
encender el fanatismo: to stir up fanaticism.
Se encendió la llama de su pasión: Her passions were aroused.

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 ER verbs, the conjugations remain the same as for except for the addition of accents in the following tenses:
Presente:      vos encendés
Imperativo:  ¡encendé!

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