Divertirse Conjugation in Spanish, Translation, Examples

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Esta pareja siempre se divierte. (This couple always has fun).

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The Spanish verb divertirse means to have fun or to have a good time. Divertirse is a reflexive verb—it is accompanied by the reflexive pronouns (me, te, se, nos, os, se). Also, divertirse is an -ir stem-changing verb, which means that in many conjugations, when the vowel e of the verb's root is stressed, it turns into ie. For example, yo me divierto (I have fun). In other conjugations, the e changes simply to i, like in ella se divirtió (she had fun).

This articles includes divertirse conjugations in the present, past and future indicative, the present and past subjunctive, the imperative, and other verb forms.

Using Divertir and Divertirse

Used reflexively, divertirse means to have fun or to have a good time. However, this verb can also be used non-reflexively, as divertir. In that case, it is a transitive verb that means to entertain or amuse someone. For example, El payaso divierte a los niños (The clown amuses the children). You will notice that when divertir is used, it is usually talking about amusing people, and for that reason, you must include the preposition a, also called the personal a, between the verb and the direct object.

Something else to note about the verb divertir is that its past participle, divertido, is used as an adjective that simply means "fun". For example, La fiesta fue muy divertida (The party was a lot of fun).

Divertirse Present Indicative

In the present indicative, notice the stem change e to ie in all of the conjugations except nosotros and vosotros.

Yo me divierto Yo me divierto en el festival. I have fun at the festival.
te diviertes Tú te diviertes en el cine. You have fun at the movies.
Usted/él/ella se divierte Ella se divierte con sus amigos. She has fun with her friends.
Nosotros nos divertimos Nosotros nos divertimos durante las vacaciones. We have fun during vacation.
Vosotros os divertís Vosotros os divertís en la playa. You have fun at the beach.
Ustedes/ellos/ellas se divierten Ellos se divierten con su familia. They have fun with their family. 

Divertirse Preterite Indicative

In the preterite indicative, the stem changes from e to i only for the third person conjugations (él/ella/usted/, ellos/ellas/ustedes).

Yo me divertí Yo me divertí en el festival. I had fun at the festival.
te divertiste Tú te divertiste en el cine. You had fun at the movies.
Usted/él/ella se divirtió Ella se divirtió con sus amigos. She had fun with her friends.
Nosotros nos divertimos Nosotros nos divertimos durante las vacaciones. We had fun during vacation.
Vosotros os divertisteis Vosotros os divertisteis en la playa. You had fun at the beach.
Ustedes/ellos/ellas se divirtieron Ellos se divirtieron con su familia. They had fun with their family. 

Divertirse Imperfect Indicative

The imperfect tense can be translated as "used to have fun" or "was having fun." It is used to talk about recurring or ongoing actions in the past. 

Yo me divertía Yo me divertía en el festival. I used to have fun at the festival.
te divertías Tú te divertías en el cine. You used to have fun at the movies.
Usted/él/ella se divertía Ella se divertía con sus amigos. She used to have fun with her friends.
Nosotros nos divertíamos Nosotros nos divertíamos durante las vacaciones. We used to have fun during vacation.
Vosotros os divertíais Vosotros os divertíais en la playa. You used to have fun at the beach.
Ustedes/ellos/ellas se divertían Ellos se divertían con su familia. They used to have fun with their family. 

Divertirse Future Indicative

Yo me divertiré Yo me divertiré en el festival. I will have fun at the festival.
te divertirás Tú te divertirás en el cine. You will have fun at the movies.
Usted/él/ella se divertirá Ella se divertirá con sus amigos. She will have fun with her friends.
Nosotros nos divertiremos Nosotros nos divertiremos durante las vacaciones. We will have fun during vacation.
Vosotros os divertiréis Vosotros os divertiréis en la playa. You will have fun at the beach.
Ustedes/ellos/ellas se divertirán Ellos se divertirán con su familia. They will have fun with their family. 

Divertirse Periphrastic Future Indicative

When conjugating a reflexive verb in the periphrastic future, the reflexive pronoun can go before the conjugated verb ir (to go), or it can be attached at the end of the infinitive verb. For example, you can say Me voy a divertir or Voy a divertirme.

Yo me voy a divertir Yo me voy a divertir en el festival. I am going to have fun at the festival.
te vas a divertir Tú te vas a divertir en el cine. You are going to have fun at the movies.
Usted/él/ella se va a divertir Ella se va a divertir con sus amigos. She is going to have fun with her friends.
Nosotros nos vamos a divertir Nosotros nos vamos a divertir durante las vacaciones. We are going to have fun during vacation.
Vosotros os vais a divertir Vosotros os vais a divertir en la playa. You are going to have fun at the beach.
Ustedes/ellos/ellas se van a divertir Ellos se van a divertir con su familia. They are going to have fun with their family. 

Divertirse Conditional Indicative

The conditional tense is used to talk about possibilities or probabilities. It is translated to English as "would have fun." 

Yo me divertiría Yo me divertiría en el festival si pudiera ir. I would have fun at the festival if I could go.
te divertirías Tú te divertirías en el cine si te dejaran ir. You would have fun at the movies if they let you go.
Usted/él/ella se divertiría Ella se divertiría con sus amigos si vivieran cerca. She would have fun with her friends if they lived nearby.
Nosotros nos divertiríamos Nosotros nos divertiríamos durante las vacaciones, pero tenemos que quedarnos en casa. We would have fun during vacation, but we have to stay home.
Vosotros os divertiríais Vosotros os divertiríais en la playa si hiciera buen tiempo. You would have fun at the beach, if you had good weather.
Ustedes/ellos/ellas se divertirían Ellos se divertirían con su familia si quisieran. They would have fun with their family if they wanted to.

Divertirse Present Progressive/Gerund Form

The present participle or gerund is used to form progressive verb forms like the present progressive. When conjugating reflexive verbs, the reflexive pronoun is placed before the conjugated auxiliary verb estar, or it can be attached at the end of the present participle. For example, you can say me estoy divirtiendo or estoy divirtiéndome (I am having fun). Notice that the gerund of divertirse has the stem change e to i.

Present Progressive of Divertirse se está divirtiendo / está divirtiéndose Ella está divirtiéndose con sus amigos.  She is having fun with her friends.

Divertirse Past Participle

The past participle for -ir verbs is formed by adding the ending -ido, and it can be used to form compound tenses like the present perfect. When conjugating reflexive verbs in compound tenses, the reflexive pronoun must be placed before the conjugated auxiliary verb haber.

Present Perfect of Divertirse se ha divertido Ella se ha divertido con sus amigos. She has had fun with her friends.

Divertirse Present Subjunctive

Notice that in the subjunctive mood there is a stem change e to ie in some conjugations, and e to i in other conjugations.

Que yo me divierta Mi mamá quiere que yo me divierta en el festival. My mom wants me to have fun at the festival.
Que tú te diviertas Tu novio espera que tú te diviertas en el cine. Your boyfriend hopes that you have fun at the movies.
Que usted/él/ella se divierta Sus padres quieren que ella se divierta con sus amigos. Her parents want her to have fun with her friends.
Que nosotros nos divirtamos Los maestros esperan que nosotros nos divirtamos durante las vacaciones. The teachers hope that we have fun during vacation.
Que vosotros os divirtáis Carlos recomienda que vosotros os divirtáis en la playa. Carlos recommends that you have fun at the beach.
Que ustedes/ellos/ellas se diviertan Es importante que ellos se diviertan con su familia. It is important that they have fun with their family.

Divertirse Imperfect Subjunctive

The imperfect subjunctive can be conjugated in two different ways, both considered correct. Also, both include the stem change e to i.

Option 1

Que yo me divirtiera Mi mamá quería que yo me divirtiera en el festival. My mom wanted me to have fun at the festival.
Que tú te divirtieras Tu novio esperaba que tú te divirtieras en el cine. Your boyfriend hoped that you would have fun at the movies.
Que usted/él/ella se divirtiera Sus padres querían que ella se divirtiera con sus amigos. Her parents wanted her to have fun with her friends.
Que nosotros nos divirtiéramos Los maestros esperaban que nosotros nos divirtiéramos durante las vacaciones. The teachers hoped that we would have fun during vacation.
Que vosotros os divirtierais Carlos recomendaba que vosotros os divirtierais en la playa. Carlos recommended that you have fun at the beach.
Que ustedes/ellos/ellas se divirtieran Era importante que ellos se divirtieran con su familia. It was important that they have fun with their family.

Option 2

Que yo me divirtiese Mi mamá quería que yo me divirtiese en el festival. My mom wanted me to have fun at the festival.
Que tú te divirtieses Tu novio esperaba que tú te divirtieses en el cine. Your boyfriend hoped that you would have fun at the movies.
Que usted/él/ella se divirtiese Sus padres querían que ella se divirtiese con sus amigos. Her parents wanted her to have fun with her friends.
Que nosotros nos divirtiésemos Los maestros esperaban que nosotros nos divirtiésemos durante las vacaciones. The teachers hoped that we would have fun during vacation.
Que vosotros os divirtieseis Carlos recomendaba que vosotros os divirtieseis en la playa. Carlos recommended that you have fun at the beach.
Que ustedes/ellos/ellas se divirtiesen Era importante que ellos se divirtiesen con su familia. It was important that they have fun with their family.

Divertirse Imperative 

To give orders or commands, you can use the imperative mood. There are both positive and negative commands. Notice that the stem e changes sometimes to ie and sometimes to i in the imperative. Also notice that the placement of the reflexive pronoun is different in the positive and negative commands. 

Positive Commands

diviértete ¡Diviértete en el cine! Have fun at the movies!
Usted diviértase ¡Diviértase con sus amigos! Have fun with your friends!
Nosotros divirtámonos ¡Divirtámonos durante las vacaciones! Let's have fun during vacation!
Vosotros divertiros ¡Divertiros en la playa! Have fun at the beach!
Ustedes diviértanse ¡Diviértanse con su familia! Have fun with your family!

Negative Commands

no te diviertas ¡No te diviertas en el cine! Don't have fun at the movies!
Usted no se divierta ¡No se divierta con sus amigos! Don't have fun with your friends!
Nosotros no nos divirtamos ¡No nos divirtamos durante las vacaciones! Let's not have fun during vacation!
Vosotros no os divirtáis ¡No os divirtáis en la playa! Don't have fun at the beach!
Ustedes no se diviertan ¡No se diviertan con su familia! Don't have fun with your family!