Empezar verb conjugation

“Empezar” verb conjugation in Spanish

Here’s the conjugation of the Spanish verb “empezar” (to start, to begin) in all tenses:

Present Indicative:

  • Yo empiezo (I start, I begin)
  • Tú empiezas (You start, You begin, informal singular)
  • Él/Ella empieza (He/She starts, He/She begins)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras empezamos (We start, We begin)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras empezáis (You all start, You all begin, informal plural – used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas empiezan (They start, They begin)

Preterite (Past Simple) Indicative:

  • Yo empecé (I started, I began)
  • Tú empezaste (You started, You began, informal singular)
  • Él/Ella empezó (He/She started, He/She began)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras empezamos (We started, We began)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras empezasteis (You all started, You all began, informal plural – used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas empezaron (They started, They began)

Imperfect Indicative:

  • Yo empezaba (I used to start, I was starting)
  • Tú empezabas (You used to start, You were starting, informal singular)
  • Él/Ella empezaba (He/She used to start, He/She was starting)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras empezábamos (We used to start, We were starting)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras empezabais (You all used to start, You all were starting, informal plural – used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas empezaban (They used to start, They were starting)

Future Indicative:

  • Yo empezaré (I will start, I will begin)
  • Tú empezarás (You will start, You will begin, informal singular)
  • Él/Ella empezará (He/She will start, He/She will begin)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras empezaremos (We will start, We will begin)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras empezaréis (You all will start, You all will begin, informal plural – used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas empezarán (They will start, They will begin)

Conditional:

  • Yo empezaría (I would start, I would begin)
  • Tú empezarías (You would start, You would begin, informal singular)
  • Él/Ella empezaría (He/She would start, He/She would begin)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras empezaríamos (We would start, We would begin)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras empezaríais (You all would start, You all would begin, informal plural – used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas empezarían (They would start, They would begin)

Present Subjunctive:

  • Yo empiece (That I start, That I begin)
  • Tú empieces (That you start, That you begin, informal singular)
  • Él/Ella empiece (That he/she starts, That he/she begins)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras empecemos (That we start, That we begin)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras empecéis (That you all start, That you all begin, informal plural – used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas empiecen (That they start, That they begin)

Imperfect Subjunctive:

  • Yo empezara (If I started, If I began)
  • Tú empezaras (If you started, If you began, informal singular)
  • Él/Ella empezara (If he/she started, If he/she began)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras empezáramos (If we started, If we began)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras empezarais (If you all started, If you all began, informal plural – used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas empezaran (If they started, If they began)

Imperative:

  • Tú empieza (Start, Begin, informal singular)
  • Él/Ella empiece (Start, Begin, formal singular)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras empecemos (Let’s start, Let’s begin)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras empezad (Start, Begin, informal plural – used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas empiecen (Start, Begin, formal plural)

Please note that “empezar” is a regular verb and follows the regular -ar verb conjugation patterns in Spanish.