Spanish Verb HELAR: to freeze

The Spanish verb helar means 'to freeze ' and is an irregular Spanish AR verb.

To remember this, imagine you freeze in HELL...AAAH!

Helar changes the stem in the Present, Present Subjunctive and Imperative tenses.
During December a new irregular -AR verb is featured each day to enable you to consolidate an irregular AR verb family. You will learn other verbs with similar patterns such as alentar, apretar, cerrar, desterrar, and others.

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Read on, below the HELAR verb table...
           to freeze: helar
Imagine you freeze in HELL ... AHHHHH!
Simple Tenses helar
él, ella, usted
ellos, ellas, ustedes

hielo hielas hiela helamos heláis hielan

helaba helabas helaba helábamos helabais helaban

helé helaste heló helamos helasteis helaron

will freeze
helaré helarás helará helaremos helaréis helarán

would freeze
helaría helarías helaría helaríamos helaríais helarían

may freeze
hiele hieles hiele helemos heléis hielen
Imperfect Subjunctive
Imperfecto de Subjuntivo

may freeze
helara helaras helara heláramos helarais helaran
helase helases helase helásemos helaseis helasen
Imperative Tenses helar

¡hiela! ¡hiele! ¡helemos! ¡helad! ¡hielen!
Negative Imperative
Imperativo Negativo

don't freeze!
¡no hieles! ¡no hiele! ¡no helemos! ¡no heléis! ¡no hielen!
Compound Tenses helar - Past Participle helado - frozen
Present Perfect
Perfecto de Indicativo

have frozen
he helado has helado ha helado hemos helado habéis helado han helado
Preterit Perfect
Pretérito Anterior

had frozen
hube helado hubiste helado hubo helado hubimos helado hubisteis helado hubieron helado
Past Perfect

had frozen
había helado habías helado había helado habíamos helado habíais helado habían helado
Present Perfect Subjunctive
Presente perfecto

have frozen
haya helado hayas helado haya helado hayamos helado hayáis helado hayan helado
Future Perfect
Futuro Perfecto

will have frozen
habré helado habrás helado habrá helado habremos helado habréis helado habrán helado
Conditional Perfect
Condicional Perfecto

would have frozen
habría helado habrías helado habría helado habríamos helado habríais helado habrían helado

may have frozen
hubiera helado hubieras helado hubiera helado hubiéramos helado hubierais helado hubieran helado
hubiese helado hubieses helado hubiese helado hubiésemos helado hubieseis helado hubiesen helado
Progressive Tenses: Present Participle helando - freezing
Present Progressive
Presente Progressivo

am freezing
estoy helando estás helando está helando estamos helando está helando están helando
Preterit Progressive

was freezing
estuve helando estuviste helando estuvo helando estuvimos helando estuvisteis helando estuvieron helando
Imperfect Progressive

had been freezing
estaba helando estabas helando estaba helando estábamos helando estabais helando estaban helando
Future Progressive
Futuro Perfecto

will be freezing
estaré helando estarás helando estará helando estaremos helando estaréis helando estarán helando
Conditional Progressive
Condicional perfecto

would've been freezing
estaría helando estarías helando estabría helando estaríamos helando estaríais helando estarían helando
Subjunctive Progressive

may've been freezing
que ~ helando que ~ helando que ~ helando que ~ helando que ~ helando que ~ helando
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Spanish for freeze is helar helarse (vr): to freeze oneself, to freeze over, to get/go cold.

Spanish for freeze is helar helado (adj): frozen; (fig) stunned; paralyzed.

Spanish for freeze is helar helador/a (adj m/f): freezing, bitterly cold, icy.
el helado (nm): ice cream.
la heladora (nf): ice cream maker; freezer, compartment.
la heladería (nf): ice cream parlour.

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 helás
Imperativo:  ¡helá!


  • The Spanish verb for freeze helar is an Irregular AR verb.
  • Learn to conjugate helar 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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