Conjugation of 'Dar'

Common Verb Is Irregular in Most Tenses

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Por favor dame cuatro huevos. (Please give me four eggs.). JeffreyW/Creative Commons.

Here are the simple conjugations of dar, a common Spanish verb that usually is translated as "to give." English translations are given for convenience; in many situations, other translations may be possible.

In addition to the conjugations listed below, the perfect tenses can be formed by combining the past participle dado with forms of haber, and progressive tenses can be formed by combining the gerund dando with forms of estar.

Also note that Spanish pronouns listed below can usually be omitted but are included here for clarity.

Irregular forms are shown in boldface.

Infinitive (infinitivo): dar (to give)

Gerund (gerundio): dando (giving)

Participle (participio): dado (given)

Present indicative (presente del indicativo): yo doy (I give), tú das (you give), usted/él/ella da (you give / he/she gives), nosotros/as damos (we give), vosotros/as daís (you give), ustedes/ellos/ellas dan (you/they give)

Preterite (pretérito): yo di (I gave), tu diste (you gave), usted/él/ella dio (you/he/she gave), nosotros/as dimos (we gave), vosotros/as disteis (you gave), ustedes/ellos/ellas dieron (you/they gave)

Imperfect indicative (imperfecto del indicativo): yo daba (I used to give), tú dabas (you used to give), usted/él/ella daba (you/he/she used to give), nosotros/as dábamos (we used to give), vosotros/as dabais (you used to give), ustedes/ellos/ellas daban (you/they used to give)

Future (el futuro): yo daré (I will give), tú darás (you will give), usted/él/ella dará (you/she/she will give), nosotros/as daremos (we will give), vosotros/as daréis (you will give), ustedes/ellos/ellas darán (you/they will give)

Conditional (condicional): yo daría (I would give), tú darías (you would give), usted/él/ella daría (you/he/she would give), nosotros/as daríamos (we would give), vosotros/as daríais (you would give), ustedes/ellos/ellas darían (you/they would give)

Present subjunctive (presente del subjuntivo): que yo (that I give), que tú des (that you give), que usted/él/ella (that you/he/she give), que nosotros/as demos (that we give), que vosotros/as deis (that you give), que ustedes/ellos/ellas den (that you/they give)

Imperfect subjunctive (imperfecto del subjuntivo): que yo diera/diese (that I gave), que tú dieras/dieses (that you gave), que usted/él/ella diera/diese (that you/he/she gave), que nosotros/as diéramos/diésemos (that we gave), que vosotros/as dierais/dieseis (that you gave), que ustedes/ellos/ellas dieran/diesen (that you/they gave)

Imperative (imperativo): da tú (give), no des tú (don't give), usted (give), demos nosotros/as (let's give), dad vosotros/as (give), no deis vosotros/as (don't give), den ustedes (give)

Sample Sentences Showing Conjugation of Dar

El dar es siempre una prueba de madurez. (Giving is always a gift of maturity. Infinitive.)

He dado la vida por este equipo. I have given my life for this team. (Present perfect.)

Nunca te doy la pelota. No es mi estilo y lo sabes. (I will never give you the ball. It isn't my style, and you know it.) Present indicative.)

Los romanos dieron a los judíos en ese tiempo un autogobierno limitado.

(The Romans at that time gave the Jews a limited self-government. Preterite.)

Me daba apuro hablar de eso delante de mis padres. (I felt uncomfortable talking about that in front of my parents. Imperfect.)

El asteroide nos dará un susto. (The asteroid will give us a scare. Future.)

La madre dijo que le daría un pulmón a su hijo. (The mother said she would donate a lung to her son. Conditional.)

Es importante que des la información correcta. (It is important that you provide the correct information. Present subjunctive.)

Las aplicaciones maliciosas eran capaces de engañar a los usuarios para que dieran sus contraseñas. (The malicious applications were capable of tricking their users into giving up their passwords. Imperfect subjunctive.)

¡melo ahora! (Give it to me now! Imperative.)

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