Spanish Verb SUSTITUIR: to substitute

The Spanish verb sustituir means 'to substitute' and is an irregular Spanish IR verb.

To remember this, imagine "SUE'S TIT WE'RE going to SUBSTITUTE for a new one!" says the plastic surgeon.

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           to substitute: sustituir
Imagine "SUE'S TIT WE'RE going to SUBSTITUTE
for a new one!" says the plastic surgeon.
Simple Tenses - Spanish Verb sustituir
él, ella, usted
ellos, ellas, ustedes

sustituyo sustituyes sustituye sustituimos sustituís sustituyen

sustituía sustituías sustituía sustituíamos sustituíais sustituían

sustituí sustituiste sustituyó sustituimos sustituisteis sustituyeron

will substitute
sustituiré sustituirás sustituirá sustituiremos sustituiréis sustituirán

would substitute
sustituiría sustituirías sustituiría sustituiríamos sustituiríais sustituirían

may substitute
sustituya sustituyas sustituya sustituyamos sustituyáis sustituyan
Imperfect Subjunctive
Imperfecto de Subj.

might substitute
sustituyera sustituyeras sustituyera sustituyéramos sustituyerais sustituyeran
sustituyese sustituyeses sustituyese sustituyésemos sustituyeseis sustituyesen
Imperatives   Spanish Verb sustituir - to substitute

¡sustituye! ¡sustituya! ¡sustituyamos! ¡sustituid! ¡sustituyan!
Negative Imperative
Imperativo Negativo

don't substitute!
¡no sustituyas! ¡no sustituya! ¡no sustituyamos! ¡no sustituyáis! ¡no sustituyan!
Compound Tenses of the Spanish Verb SUSTITUIR  Past Participle: sustituido - substituted
Present Perfect
Perfecto de Indicativo

have substituted
he sustituido has sustituido ha sustituido hemos sustituido habéis sustituido han sustituido
Preterit Perfect
Pretérito Anterior

had substituted
hube sustituido hubiste sustituido hubo sustituido hubimos sustituido hubisteis sustituido hubieron sustituido
Past Perfect

had substituted
había sustituido habías sustituido había sustituido habíamos sustituido habíais sustituido habían sustituido
Present Perfect Subj
Presente Perfecto Subj

may have substituted
haya sustituido hayas sustituido haya sustituido hayamos sustituido hayáis sustituido hayan sustituido
Future Perfect
Futuro Perfecto

will have substituted
habré sustituido habrás sustituido habrá sustituido habremos sustituido habréis sustituido habrán sustituido
Conditional Perfect
Condicional Perfecto

would have substituted
habría sustituido habrías sustituido habría sustituido habríamos sustituido habríais sustituido habrían sustituido
Pluperfect Subjunctive
Pluscuamperf. de sbj

might have substituted
hubiera sustituido hubieras sustituido hubiera sustituido hubiéramos sustituido hubierais sustituido hubieran sustituido
hubiese sustituido hubieses sustituido hubiese sustituido hubiésemos sustituido hubieseis sustituido hubiesen sustituido
Progressive Tenses SUSTITUIR  Present Participle: sustituyendo - substituting
Present Progressive
Presente Progressivo

am substituting
estoy sustituyendo estás sustituyendo está sustituyendo estamos sustituyendo está sustituyendo están sustituyendo
Preterit Progressive
Pretérito Prog

was substituting
estuve sustituyendo estuviste sustituyendo estuvo sustituyendo estuvimos sustituyendo estuvisteis sustituyendo estuvieron sustituyendo
Imperfect Progressive
Imperfecto Prog

had been substituting
estaba sustituyendo estabas sustituyendo estaba sustituyendo estábamos sustituyendo estabais sustituyendo estaban sustituyendo
Future Progressive
Futuro Perfecto Prog

will be substituting
estaré sustituyendo estarás sustituyendo estará sustituyendo estaremos sustituyendo estaréis sustituyendo estarán sustituyendo
Conditional Progressive
Condicional perf. prog.

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

may've been
que ~ sustituyendo que ~ sustituyendo que ~ sustituyendo que ~ sustituyendo que ~ sustituyendo que ~ sustituyendo
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Spanish verb sustituir - substitute sustituir can also mean: to replace, to stand in for.
sustituir a algo: to replace something.
sustituir algo/a alguien por algo/alguien: to replace somebody/something with somebody/something.

Spanish to substitute is sustituir la sustitución (nf): substitution, replacement.
hacer una sustitución: to make a substitution.
el sustituto / la sustituta (nm/f): substitute, replacement.
sustituible (adj): replaceable.

Spanish for substitute is sustituir Sustituir el azúcar por miel: to replace sugar with honey.
Fue nombrada em sustitución de María: She was appointed as replacement for María.
Le hice la sustitución porque estaba en vacaciones:I stood in for him because he was on holiday.

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 IR verbs, the conjugations remain the same as for except for the addition of accents in the following tenses:
Presente:      vos sustituís
Imperativo:  ¡sustituí!

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