Spanish Verb DEBER: to owe, must - conjugated

The Spanish for 'to owe' or 'to have to, must' is the regular ER Spanish verb deber.

Imagine that you OWE DE BEAR money and HAVE TO pay up. Deber is used for many idiomatic expressions.

DEBER is a REGULAR ER verb, and can be used a MODEL verb. Even the Spanish Bescherelle uses it as their model for ER verbs. Conjugate deber and you'll be able to conjugate all regular ER verbs.

Deber is one of the top 10 Spanish verbs.

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           to owe, to have to, must: deber
You OWE DE BEAR and you HAVE TO pay.
VERB CONJUGATION TABLE DEBER (to owe, to have to, must)
Simple Tenses - Spanish Verb deber
él, ella, usted
ellos, ellas, ustedes

owe, have to, must
debo debes debe debemos debéis deben

owed, had to
debía debías debía debíamos debíais debían

made, had to
debí debiste debió debimos debisteis debieron

will owe, have to
deberé deberás deberá deberemos deberéis deberán

would owe, have to
debería deberías debería deberíamos deberíais deberían

may owe
deba debas deba debemos debáis deban
Imperfect Subjunctive
Imperfecto de Subjuntivo

may owe
debiera debieras debiera debiéramos debiereis debieran
debiese debieses debiese debiésemos debieseis debiesen
Imperatives   Spanish Verb deber - to owe, to have to, must

debe! deba! debamos! debed! deban!
Negative Imperative
Imperativo Negativo

don't owe!
no debas! no deba! no debamos! no debáis! no deban!
Compound Tenses of the Spanish Verb deber  Past Participle: debido
Present Perfect
Perfecto de Indicativo

have owed
he debido has debido ha debido hemos debido habéis debido han debido
Preterit Perfect
Pretérito Anterior

had owed
hube debido hubiste debido hubo debido hubimos debido hubisteis debido hubieron debido
Past Perfect

had owed
había debido habías debido había debido habíamos debido habíais debido habían debido
Present Perfect Subjunctive
Presente perfecto

may've owed, had to
haya debido hayas debido haya debido hayamos debido hayáis debido hayan debido
Future Perfect
Futuro Perfecto

will've owed
habré debido habrás debido habrá debido habremos debido habréis debido habrán debido
Conditional Perfect
Condicional Perfecto

would've owed
habría debido habrías debido habría debido habríamos debido habríais debido habrían debido

may've owed
hubiera debido hubieras debido hubiera debido hubiéramos debido hubierais debido hubieran debido
hubiese debido hubieses debido hubiese debido hubiésemos debido hubieseis debido hubiesen debido
Progressive Tenses deber  Present Participle: debiendo - owing, having to
Present Progressive
Presente Progressivo

am owing
estoy debiendo estás debiendo está debiendo estamos debiendo está debiendo están debiendo
Preterit Progressive

was owing, having to
estuve debiendo estuviste debiendo estuvo debiendo estuvimos debiendo estuvisteis debiendo estuvieron debiendo
Imperfect Progressive

had been owing
estaba debiendo estabas debiendo estaba debiendo estábamos debiendo estabais debiendo estaban debiendo
Future Progressive
Futuro Perfecto

will be owing
estaré debiendo estarás debiendo estará debiendo estaremos debiendo estaréis debiendo estarán debiendo
Conditional Progressive
Condicional perfecto

would've been owing
estaría debiendo estarías debiendo estabría debiendo estaríamos debiendo estaríais debiendo estarían debiendo
Subjunctive Progressive

may've been owing
que ~ debiendo que ~ debiendo que ~ debiendo que ~ debiendo que ~ debiendo que ~ debiendo
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 MORE about the SPANISH VERB deber 

        USING the SPANISH VERB DEBER      

Spanish verb deber Te debo. = I owe you. (informal)
¿Cuánto se debe? = How much is owed / do I/we owe you?
No me debes nada. = You don't owe me anything. (informal)

Spanish to owe, must is deber deber (de) + infinitive = to have to, must, probably.
Debe ser = It must be (unavoidably true).
Debe de ser = It must be (very probably).
Debo visitarla. = I must/have to visit her.
No debes mentir. = You must not lie.
Debe estar afuera. = S/he is probably outside.

Spanish for owe is deber deberse a algo = to be the cause of something.
deberse a alguien = to have a duty to someone.
el deber (nm) = duty.
los deberes (nmpl) = homework.

Spanish verb deber is to owe, must Paga lo que debes, sanarás del mal que tienes.
Out of debt, out of danger.
Literally: Pay what you owe, you will recover/heal from the evil/wrongs that you have/afflict you.

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