Spanish Verb CARACTERIZAR: to characterize

The Spanish verb caracterizar means 'to characterize' and is an irregular Spanish ZAR verb.

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           to characterize: caracterizar
Imagine that artists like to CHARACTERIZE TSAR!
Simple Tenses - Spanish Verb caracterizar
él, ella, usted
ellos, ellas, ustedes

caracterizo caracterizas caracteriza caracterizamos caracterizáis caracterizan

caracterizaba caracterizabas caracterizaba caracterizábamos caracterizabais caracterizaban

caractericé caracterizaste caracterizó caracterizamos caracterizasteis caracterizaron

will characterize
caracterizaré caracterizarás caracterizará caracterizaremos caracterizaréis caracterizarán

would characterize
caracterizaría caracterizarías caracterizaría caracterizaríamos caracterizaríais caracterizarían

may characterize
caracterice caracterices caracterice caractericemos caractericéis caractericen
Imperfect Subjunctive
Imperfecto de Subj.

might characterize
caracterizara caracterizaras caracterizara caracterizáramos caracterizarais caracterizaran
caracterizase caracterizases caracterizase caracterizásemos caracterizaseis caracterizasen
Imperatives   Spanish Verb caracterizar - to characterize

caracteriza! caracterice! caractericemos! caracterizad! caractericen!
Negative Imperative
Imperativo Negativo

don't characterize!
no caracterices! no caracterice! no ctualicemos! no caractericéis! no caractericen!
Compound Tenses of the Spanish Verb CARACTERIZAR  Past Participle: caracterizado - have characterized
Present Perfect
Perfecto de Indicativo

have characterized
he caracterizado has caracterizado ha caracterizado hemos caracterizado habéis caracterizado han caracterizado
Preterit Perfect
Pretérito Anterior

had characterized
hube caracterizado hubiste caracterizado hubo caracterizado hubimos caracterizado hubisteis caracterizado hubieron caracterizado
Past Perfect

had characterized
había caracterizado habías caracterizado había caracterizado habíamos caracterizado habíais caracterizado habían caracterizado
Present Perfect Subj
Presente Perfecto Subj

may have characterized
haya caracterizado hayas caracterizado haya caracterizado hayamos caracterizado hayáis caracterizado hayan caracterizado
Future Perfect
Futuro Perfecto

will have characterized
habré caracterizado habrás caracterizado habrá caracterizado habremos caracterizado habréis caracterizado habrán caracterizado
Conditional Perfect
Condicional Perfecto

would have characterized
habría caracterizado habrías caracterizado habría caracterizado habríamos caracterizado habríais caracterizado habrían caracterizado
Pluperfect Subjunctive
Pluscuamperf. de sbj

might have characterized
hubiera caracterizado hubieras caracterizado hubiera caracterizado hubiéramos caracterizado hubierais caracterizado hubieran caracterizado
hubiese caracterizado hubieses caracterizado hubiese caracterizado hubiésemos caracterizado hubieseis caracterizado hubiesen caracterizado
Progressive Tenses CARACTERIZAR  Present Participle: caracterizando - characterizing
Present Progressive
Presente Progressivo

am characterizing
estoy caracterizando estás caracterizando está caracterizando estamos caracterizando está caracterizando están caracterizando
Preterit Progressive
Pretérito Prog

was characterizing
estuve caracterizando estuviste caracterizando estuvo caracterizando estuvimos caracterizando estuvisteis caracterizando estuvieron caracterizando
Imperfect Progressive
Imperfecto Prog

had been characterizing
estaba caracterizando estabas caracterizando estaba caracterizando estábamos caracterizando estabais caracterizando estaban caracterizando
Future Progressive
Futuro Perfecto Prog

will be characterizing
estaré caracterizando estarás caracterizando estará caracterizando estaremos caracterizando estaréis caracterizando estarán caracterizando
Conditional Progressive
Condicional perf. prog.

would have been
estaría caracterizando estarías caracterizando estabría caracterizando estaríamos caracterizando estaríais caracterizando estarían caracterizando
Subjunctive Progressive
Subjuntivo Progressivo

may've been characterizing
que ~ caracterizando que ~ caracterizando que ~ caracterizando que ~ caracterizando que ~ caracterizando que ~ caracterizando
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Spanish verb caracterizar - to characterize caracterizar can also mean: to portray, to depict; to play.
caracterizarse por algo (vr): to be characterized/portrayed by something.
el carácter (nm): character, temperament, temper, the nature.
la caracterización (nf): characterization, portrayal, description.

Spanish to characterize is caracterizar la característica (nf): characteristic, feature.
característico / a (adj): characteristic, typical.
Also: el rasgo: characteristic, feature, gesture.

Spanish for to characterize is caracterizar Eso es muy característico de Juan: That is typical of Juan.
La ciudad se caracteriza por numerosas rotondas: The city is characterised by numerous roundabouts.

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 ZAR verbs, the conjugations remain the same as for except for the addition of accents in the following tenses:
Presente:      vos caracterizás
Subjuntivo:  vos caractericés
Imperativo:  ¡caracterizá! ¡No caractericés!

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