Spanish Verb SALUDAR: to greet

The Spanish verb saludar means 'to greet' and is a regular Spanish AR Reflexive verb.

To remember this, imagine you greet a SALAD HEIR!

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Read on, below the SALUDAR verb table...
           to greet: saludar
Imagine you greet a SALAD HEIR!
Simple Tenses saludar
él, ella, usted
ellos, ellas, ustedes

saludo saludas saluda saludamos saludáis saludan

saludaba saludabas saludaba saludábamos saludabais saludaban

saludé saludaste saludó saludamos saludasteis saludaron

will greet
saludaré saludarás saludará saludaremos saludaréis saludarán

would greet
saludaría saludarías saludaría saludaríamos saludaríais saludarían

may greet
salude saludes salude saludemos saludéis saluden
Imperfect Subjunctive
Imperfecto de Subjuntivo

may greet
saludara saludaras saludara saludáramos saludarais saludaran
saludase saludases saludase saludásemos saludaseis saludasen
Imperative Tenses saludar

¡saluda! ¡salude! ¡saludemos! ¡saludad! ¡saluden!
Negative Imperative
Imperativo Negativo

don't greet!
¡no saludes! ¡no salude! ¡no saludemos! ¡no saludéis! ¡no saluden!
Compound Tenses saludar - Past Participle saludado - greeted
Present Perfect
Perfecto de Indicativo

have greeted
he saludado has saludado ha saludado hemos saludado habéis saludado han saludado
Preterit Perfect
Pretérito Anterior

had greeted
hube saludado hubiste saludado hubo saludado hubimos saludado hubisteis saludado hubieron saludado
Past Perfect

had greeted
había saludado habías saludado había saludado habíamos saludado habíais saludado habían saludado
Present Perfect Subjunctive
Presente perfecto

have greeted
haya saludado hayas saludado haya saludado hayamos saludado hayáis saludado hayan saludado
Future Perfect
Futuro Perfecto

will have greeted
habré saludado habrás saludado habrá saludado habremos saludado habréis saludado habrán saludado
Conditional Perfect
Condicional Perfecto

would have greeted
habría saludado habrías saludado habría saludado habríamos saludado habríais saludado habrían saludado

may have greeted
hubiera saludado hubieras saludado hubiera saludado hubiéramos saludado hubierais saludado hubieran saludado
hubiese saludado hubieses saludado hubiese saludado hubiésemos saludado hubieseis saludado hubiesen saludado
Progressive Tenses: Present Participle saludando - greeting
Present Progressive
Presente Progressivo

am greeting
estoy saludando estás saludando está saludando estamos saludando está saludando están saludando
Preterit Progressive

was greeting
estuve saludando estuviste saludando estuvo saludando estuvimos saludando estuvisteis saludando estuvieron saludando
Imperfect Progressive

had been greeting
estaba saludando estabas saludando estaba saludando estábamos saludando estabais saludando estaban saludando
Future Progressive
Futuro Perfecto

will be greeting
estaré saludando estarás saludando estará saludando estaremos saludando estaréis saludando estarán saludando
Conditional Progressive
Condicional perfecto

would've been greeting
estaría saludando estarías saludando estabría saludando estaríamos saludando estaríais saludando estarían saludando
Subjunctive Progressive

may've been greeting
que ~ saludando que ~ saludando que ~ saludando que ~ saludando que ~ saludando que ~ saludando
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Spanish for greet is saludar saludar can also mean: to say hello to, to wave, to hail; to salute; to send greetings.
saludar a alguien: to send greetings to.
saludarse (vr): to say hello/to greet each other.
no saludarse: to not be on speaking terms.

Spanish for greet is saludar el saludo (nm): greeting, salute, wave.
saludos (nmpl): regards, best wishes.
mandar saludos: to send greetings.
un saludo/saludos a alguien: to give regards to someone.

Spanish for greet is saludar mandar saludos: to send greetings.
Atentos saludos: Yours sincerely (letter).
Saludos cordiales: Kind regards (letter).
Saludos respetuosos: Respectfully yours (letter).

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 saludás
Imperativo:  ¡saludá!


  • The Spanish verb for greet saludar is an Regular AR verb.
  • Learn to conjugate saludar and it will reinforce this regular pattern.
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  • 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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