spanish-verb-calentar-heat up

Spanish Verb CALENTAR: to heat up

The Spanish verb calentar means 'to heat up ' and is an irregular Spanish AR verb.

To remember this, imagine heating up a CALENDAR!

Calentar changes the stem in the Present, Present Subjunctive and Imperative tenses.
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Read on, below the CALENTAR verb table...
           to heat up: calentar
Imagine heating up a CALENDAR!
Simple Tenses calentar
él, ella, usted
ellos, ellas, ustedes

heat up
caliento calientas calienta calentamos calentáis calientan

heated up
calentaba calentabas calentaba calentábamos calentabais calentaban

heated up
calenté calentaste calentó calentamos calentasteis calentaron

will heat up
calentaré calentarás calentará calentaremos calentaréis calentarán

would heat up
calentaría calentarías calentaría calentaríamos calentaríais calentarían

may heat up
caliente calientes caliente calentemos calentéis calienten
Imperfect Subjunctive
Imperfecto de Subjuntivo

may heat up
calentara calentaras calentara calentáramos calentarais calentaran
calentase calentases calentase calentásemos calentaseis calentasen
Imperative Tenses calentar

heat up!
¡calienta! ¡caliente! ¡calentemos! ¡calentad! ¡calienten!
Negative Imperative
Imperativo Negativo

don't heat up!
¡no calientes! ¡no caliente! ¡no calentemos! ¡no calentéis! ¡no calienten!
Compound Tenses calentar - Past Participle calentado - heated up
Present Perfect
Perfecto de Indicativo

have heated up
he calentado has calentado ha calentado hemos calentado habéis calentado han calentado
Preterit Perfect
Pretérito Anterior

had heated up
hube calentado hubiste calentado hubo calentado hubimos calentado hubisteis calentado hubieron calentado
Past Perfect

had heated up
había calentado habías calentado había calentado habíamos calentado habíais calentado habían calentado
Present Perfect Subjunctive
Presente perfecto

have heated up
haya calentado hayas calentado haya calentado hayamos calentado hayáis calentado hayan calentado
Future Perfect
Futuro Perfecto

will have heated up
habré calentado habrás calentado habrá calentado habremos calentado habréis calentado habrán calentado
Conditional Perfect
Condicional Perfecto

would have heated up
habría calentado habrías calentado habría calentado habríamos calentado habríais calentado habrían calentado

may have heated up
hubiera calentado hubieras calentado hubiera calentado hubiéramos calentado hubierais calentado hubieran calentado
hubiese calentado hubieses calentado hubiese calentado hubiésemos calentado hubieseis calentado hubiesen calentado
Progressive Tenses: Present Participle calentando - heating up
Present Progressive
Presente Progressivo

am heating up
estoy calentando estás calentando está calentando estamos calentando está calentando están calentando
Preterit Progressive

was heating up
estuve calentando estuviste calentando estuvo calentando estuvimos calentando estuvisteis calentando estuvieron calentando
Imperfect Progressive

had been heating up
estaba calentando estabas calentando estaba calentando estábamos calentando estabais calentando estaban calentando
Future Progressive
Futuro Perfecto

will be heating up
estaré calentando estarás calentando estará calentando estaremos calentando estaréis calentando estarán calentando
Conditional Progressive
Condicional perfecto

would've been heating up
estaría calentando estarías calentando estabría calentando estaríamos calentando estaríais calentando estarían calentando
Subjunctive Progressive

may've been heating up
que ~ calentando que ~ calentando que ~ calentando que ~ calentando que ~ calentando que ~ calentando
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Spanish for heat up is calentar calentar can also mean: to heat up; to arouse, to turn on (fam); to torture, to beat someone up.
calentarse (vr): to get angry/mad, to seethe (fam).
calentar a hacer algo: to begin to do something.
calentar motores: to gather momentum (lit.heat up the engines).

Spanish for heat up is calentar calentar la cabeza: to wind someone up, to pester, to egg on.
calentar bien a alguien: to give someone a good hiding.
calentar los músculos to warm up the muscles (sport).

Spanish for heat up is calentar el calentamiento (nm): warming(up), increase in temperature; warm-up exercise.
el calentamiento global (nm): global warming.

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 calentás
Imperativo:  ¡calentá!


  • The Spanish verb for heat up calentar is an Irregular AR verb.
  • Learn to conjugate calentar 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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