Spanish Verb GIRAR: to spin

The Spanish verb girar means 'to spin ' and is a regular Spanish AR verb.

To remember this, imagine a GIRAffe spins GYRATES!

There are over 6500 Spanish -AR verbs which make no changes to the stem in any tense. During January a new regular -AR verb is featured each day to enable you to consolidate the regular AR verb family. You will learn other regular verbs such as cavar, congelar, culpar, desayunar, and others.

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Read on, below the GIRAR verb table...
           to spin: girar
Imagine a GIRaffe spins and GYRATES!
Simple Tenses girar
él, ella, usted
ellos, ellas, ustedes

giro giras gira giramos giráis giran

giraba girabas giraba girábamos girabais giraban

giré giraste giró giramos girasteis giraron

will spin
giraré girarás girará giraremos giraréis girarán

would spin
giraría girarías giraría giraríamos giraríais girarían

may spin
gire gires gire giremos giréis giren
Imperfect Subjunctive
Imperfecto de Subjuntivo

may spin
girara giraras girara giráramos girarais giraran
girase girases girase girásemos giraseis girasen
Imperative Tenses girar

¡gira! ¡gire! ¡giremos! ¡girad! ¡giren!
Negative Imperative
Imperativo Negativo

don't spin!
¡no gires! ¡no gire! ¡no giremos! ¡no giréis! ¡no giren!
Compound Tenses girar - Past Participle girado - spun
Present Perfect
Perfecto de Indicativo

have spun
he girado has girado ha girado hemos girado habéis girado han girado
Preterit Perfect
Pretérito Anterior

had spun
hube girado hubiste girado hubo girado hubimos girado hubisteis girado hubieron girado
Past Perfect

had spun
había girado habías girado había girado habíamos girado habíais girado habían girado
Present Perfect Subjunctive
Presente perfecto

have spun
haya girado hayas girado haya girado hayamos girado hayáis girado hayan girado
Future Perfect
Futuro Perfecto

will have spun
habré girado habrás girado habrá girado habremos girado habréis girado habrán girado
Conditional Perfect
Condicional Perfecto

would have spun
habría girado habrías girado habría girado habríamos girado habríais girado habrían girado

may have spun
hubiera girado hubieras girado hubiera girado hubiéramos girado hubierais girado hubieran girado
hubiese girado hubieses girado hubiese girado hubiésemos girado hubieseis girado hubiesen girado
Progressive Tenses: Present Participle girando - spinning
Present Progressive
Presente Progressivo

am spinning
estoy girando estás girando está girando estamos girando está girando están girando
Preterit Progressive

was spinning
estuve girando estuviste girando estuvo girando estuvimos girando estuvisteis girando estuvieron girando
Imperfect Progressive

had been spinning
estaba girando estabas girando estaba girando estábamos girando estabais girando estaban girando
Future Progressive
Futuro Perfecto

will be spinning
estaré girando estarás girando estará girando estaremos girando estaréis girando estarán girando
Conditional Progressive
Condicional perfecto

would've been spinning
estaría girando estarías girando estabría girando estaríamos girando estaríais girando estarían girando
Subjunctive Progressive

may've been spinning
que ~ girando que ~ girando que ~ girando que ~ girando que ~ girando que ~ girando
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Spanish for spin is girar girar can also mean: to turn, to twirl around, to revolve.
girar en torno a algo: revolve around something.
girar a la derecha/izquierda: to turn to the right/left.

Spanish for spin is girar la girar (nf)): route, excursion, tour.
ir de gira: to go on a trip.
girar la cabeza: to turn one's head.

Spanish for spin is girar girante (adj): spinning, rotating, revolving.
giratorio/a (adj m/f): revolving, swivel.
la giratoria (nf): turntable.
el girasol (nm): sunflower (ie. turn towards sun).

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 regular AR verbs, the conjugations remain the same as for except for the addition of accents in the following tenses:
Presente:  vos girás
Imperativo:  ¡girá!


  • The Spanish verb for spin girar is an Regular AR verb.
  • Learn to conjugate girar and it will reinforce this regular 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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