Spanish Verb PUNTUAR: to punctuate

The Spanish verb puntuar means 'to punctuate ' and is an irregular Spanish AR verb.

To remember this, imagine you PUNCTUATE your PUNT!

Puntuar makes conjugation changes in the Present, Present Subjunctive and Imperative tenses by adding an accent to the u.
During the first part of November a new irregular UAR verb is featured each day to enable you to consolidate some of the AR verb families. You will learn other verbs with similar patterns such as actuar, evaluar, habituar, insinuar, and others.
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Read on, below the PUNTUAR verb table...
           to punctuate: puntuar
Imagine you PUNCTUATE your PUNT!
Simple Tenses puntuar
él, ella, usted
ellos, ellas, ustedes

puntúo puntúas puntúa puntuamos puntuáis puntúan

puntuaba puntuabas puntuaba puntuábamos puntuabais puntuaban

puntué puntuaste puntuó puntuamos puntuasteis puntuaron

will punctuate
puntuaré puntuarás puntuará puntuaremos puntuaréis puntuarán

would punctuate
puntuaría puntuarías puntuaría puntuaríamos puntuaríais puntuarían

may punctuate
puntúe puntúes puntúe puntuemos puntuéis puntúen
Imperfect Subjunctive
Imperfecto de Subjuntivo

may punctuate
puntuara puntuaras puntuara puntuáramos puntuarais puntuaran
puntuase puntuases puntuase puntuásemos puntuaseis puntuasen
Imperative Tenses puntuar

¡puntúa! ¡puntúe! ¡puntuemos! ¡puntuad! ¡puntúen!
Negative Imperative
Imperativo Negativo

don't punctuate!
¡no puntúes! ¡no puntúe! ¡no puntuemos! ¡no puntuéis! ¡no puntúen!
Compound Tenses puntuar - Past Participle puntuado - punctuated
Present Perfect
Perfecto de Indicativo

have puntuated
he puntuado has puntuado ha puntuado hemos puntuado habéis puntuado han puntuado
Preterit Perfect
Pretérito Anterior

had punctuated
hube puntuado hubiste puntuado hubo puntuado hubimos puntuado hubisteis puntuado hubieron puntuado
Past Perfect

had punctuated
había puntuado habías puntuado había puntuado habíamos puntuado habíais puntuado habían puntuado
Present Perfect Subjunctive
Presente perfecto

have punctuated
haya puntuado hayas puntuado haya puntuado hayamos puntuado hayáis puntuado hayan puntuado
Future Perfect
Futuro Perfecto

will have punctuated
habré puntuado habrás puntuado habrá puntuado habremos puntuado habréis puntuado habrán puntuado
Conditional Perfect
Condicional Perfecto

would have punctuated
habría puntuado habrías puntuado habría puntuado habríamos puntuado habríais puntuado habrían puntuado

may have punctuated
hubiera puntuado hubieras puntuado hubiera puntuado hubiéramos puntuado hubierais puntuado hubieran puntuado
hubiese puntuado hubieses puntuado hubiese puntuado hubiésemos puntuado hubieseis puntuado hubiesen puntuado
Progressive Tenses: Present Participle puntuando - punctuating
Present Progressive
Presente Progressivo

am punctuating
estoy puntuando estás puntuando está puntuando estamos puntuando está puntuando están puntuando
Preterit Progressive

was punctuating
estuve puntuando estuviste puntuando estuvo puntuando estuvimos puntuando estuvisteis puntuando estuvieron puntuando
Imperfect Progressive

had been punctuating
estaba puntuando estabas puntuando estaba puntuando estábamos puntuando estabais puntuando estaban puntuando
Future Progressive
Futuro Perfecto

will be punctuating
estaré puntuando estarás puntuando estará puntuando estaremos puntuando estaréis puntuando estarán puntuando
Conditional Progressive
Condicional perfecto

would've been punctuating
estaría puntuando estarías puntuando estabría puntuando estaríamos puntuando estaríais puntuando estarían puntuando
Subjunctive Progressive

may've been punctuating
que ~ puntuando que ~ puntuando que ~ puntuando que ~ puntuando que ~ puntuando que ~ puntuando
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Spanish for punctuate is puntuar puntuar can also mean: to grade, to mark (ie an exam), to score; to count (towards).
puntuar a la baja: to give low marks, to mark low.

Spanish for punctuate is puntuar la puntuación (nf): punctuation; grading, marking, score.
el signo de puntuación : punctuation mark.

Spanish for punctuate is puntuar El sistema de puntuación es bastante complejo: The grading system is rather complicated.
En general, la puntuación en inglés y en español sigue las mismas reglas pero hay algunas pequeñas diferencias: Generally, the same rules apply for English and Spanish punctuation, but there are some small differences.

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 punctúas
Presente de Subjuntivo:  vos punctúes


  • The Spanish verb for punctuate puntuar is an Irregular AR verb.
  • Learn to conjugate puntuar 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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