Spanish Verb CAVAR: to dig

The Spanish verb cavar means 'to dig ' and is a regular Spanish AR verb.

To remember this, imagine they dig under COVER in a CAVE!

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           to dig: cavar
Imagine they dig under COVER in a CAVE!
Simple Tenses cavar
él, ella, usted
ellos, ellas, ustedes

cavo cavas cava cavamos caváis cavan

cavaba cavabas cavaba cavábamos cavabais cavaban

cavé cavaste cavó cavamos cavasteis cavaron

will dig
cavaré cavarás cavará cavaremos cavaréis cavarán

would dig
cavaría cavarías cavaría cavaríamos cavaríais cavarían

may dig
cave caves cave cavemos cavéis caven
Imperfect Subjunctive
Imperfecto de Subjuntivo

may dig
cavara cavaras cavara caváramos cavarais cavaran
cavase cavases cavase cavásemos cavaseis cavasen
Imperative Tenses cavar

¡cava! ¡cave! ¡cavemos! ¡cavad! ¡caven!
Negative Imperative
Imperativo Negativo

don't dig!
¡no caves! ¡no cave! ¡no cavemos! ¡no cavéis! ¡no caven!
Compound Tenses cavar - Past Participle cavado - dug
Present Perfect
Perfecto de Indicativo

have dug
he cavado has cavado ha cavado hemos cavado habéis cavado han cavado
Preterit Perfect
Pretérito Anterior

had dug
hube cavado hubiste cavado hubo cavado hubimos cavado hubisteis cavado hubieron cavado
Past Perfect

had dug
había cavado habías cavado había cavado habíamos cavado habíais cavado habían cavado
Present Perfect Subjunctive
Presente perfecto

have dug
haya cavado hayas cavado haya cavado hayamos cavado hayáis cavado hayan cavado
Future Perfect
Futuro Perfecto

will have dug
habré cavado habrás cavado habrá cavado habremos cavado habréis cavado habrán cavado
Conditional Perfect
Condicional Perfecto

would have dug
habría cavado habrías cavado habría cavado habríamos cavado habríais cavado habrían cavado

may have dug
hubiera cavado hubieras cavado hubiera cavado hubiéramos cavado hubierais cavado hubieran cavado
hubiese cavado hubieses cavado hubiese cavado hubiésemos cavado hubieseis cavado hubiesen cavado
Progressive Tenses: Present Participle cavando - digging
Present Progressive
Presente Progressivo

am digging
estoy cavando estás cavando está cavando estamos cavando está cavando están cavando
Preterit Progressive

was digging
estuve cavando estuviste cavando estuvo cavando estuvimos cavando estuvisteis cavando estuvieron cavando
Imperfect Progressive

had been digging
estaba cavando estabas cavando estaba cavando estábamos cavando estabais cavando estaban cavando
Future Progressive
Futuro Perfecto

will be digging
estaré cavando estarás cavando estará cavando estaremos cavando estaréis cavando estarán cavando
Conditional Progressive
Condicional perfecto

would've been digging
estaría cavando estarías cavando estabría cavando estaríamos cavando estaríais cavando estarían cavando
Subjunctive Progressive

may've been digging
que ~ cavando que ~ cavando que ~ cavando que ~ cavando que ~ cavando que ~ cavando
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Spanish for dig is cavar cavar can also mean: to tend, cultivate, plough; to delve; to meditate profoundly.

Spanish for dig is cavar la cueva (nf): cave.
la caverna (nf): cavern, cave.
el cavazón (nm): digging, excavation.
la cavadura (nf): digging, excavation.

Spanish for dig is cavar el cavador / la cavadora (nm/f): digger
el cavador / la cavadora de ora (nm/f): gold digger

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 cavás
Imperativo:  ¡cavá!


  • The Spanish verb for dig cavar is an Regular AR verb.
  • Learn to conjugate cavar and it will reinforce this regular 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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