Spanish verb conducir

“Conducir” verb conjugation in Spanish

The Spanish verb “conducir” translates to “to drive” in English. It refers to the action of operating a vehicle, such as a car, truck, or motorcycle, to move from one place to another.

The Spanish verb “conducir” is considered irregular because it does not follow the typical conjugation patterns of regular verbs. Regular verbs in Spanish follow predictable patterns of conjugation based on their endings (-ar, -er, or -ir). However, “conducir” deviates from these patterns in its conjugation, particularly in the present tense.

In the present tense of “conducir,” the irregularity involves a stem change. Specifically, the letter “c” in the stem changes to “zc” in all forms except for the nosotros and vosotros forms. This kind of stem change is not common among Spanish verbs, which is why “conducir” is categorized as an irregular verb.

This is the list of the conjugation of the Spanish verb “conducir” (to drive):

Present Indicative:

  • Yo conduzco (I drive)
  • Tú conduces (You drive, informal singular)
  • Él/Ella conduce (He/She drives)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras conducimos (We drive)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras conducís (You all drive, informal plural – used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas conducen (They drive)

Preterite (Past Simple) Indicative:

  • Yo conduje (I drove)
  • Tú condujiste (You drove, informal singular)
  • Él/Ella condujo (He/She drove)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras condujimos (We drove)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras condujisteis (You all drove, informal plural – used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas condujeron (They drove)

Imperfect Indicative:

  • Yo conducía (I used to drive, I was driving)
  • Tú conducías (You used to drive, You were driving, informal singular)
  • Él/Ella conducía (He/She used to drive, He/She was driving)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras conducíamos (We used to drive, We were driving)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras conducíais (You all used to drive, You all were driving, informal plural – used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas conducían (They used to drive, They were driving)

Future Indicative:

  • Yo conduciré (I will drive)
  • Tú conducirás (You will drive, informal singular)
  • Él/Ella conducirá (He/She will drive)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras conduciremos (We will drive)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras conduciréis (You all will drive, informal plural – used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas conducirán (They will drive)

Conditional:

  • Yo conduciría (I would drive)
  • Tú conducirías (You would drive, informal singular)
  • Él/Ella conduciría (He/She would drive)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras conduciríamos (We would drive)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras conduciríais (You all would drive, informal plural – used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas conducirían (They would drive)

Present Subjunctive:

  • Yo conduzca (That I drive)
  • Tú conduzcas (That you drive, informal singular)
  • Él/Ella conduzca (That he/she drives)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras conduzcamos (That we drive)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras conduzcáis (That you all drive, informal plural – used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas conduzcan (That they drive)

Imperfect Subjunctive:

  • Yo condujera (If I drove)
  • Tú condujeras (If you drove, informal singular)
  • Él/Ella condujera (If he/she drove)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras condujéramos (If we drove)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras condujerais (If you all drove, informal plural – used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas condujeran (If they drove)

Imperative:

  • Tú conduce (Drive, informal singular)
  • Él/Ella conduzca (Drive, formal singular)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras conduzcamos (Let’s drive)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras conducid (Drive, informal plural – used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas conduzcan (Drive, formal plural)

Please note that “conducir” is an irregular verb in Spanish, and its stem changes in the present tense for all pronouns except for “nosotros” and “vosotros.” The stem change is from “c” to “zc.”