Spanish Have Explanation Spanish Verb Conjugation

Now we’ve gone through all the core verb tenses in Spanish, there are a few more things we need to hit. First of all, it’s important to note that the verb “haber” or “have” can be used with every verb tense in Spanish giving you even more flexibility when speaking.

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For example, you can say:

I have finished
I had finished
Having finished…
I would have finished
I will have finished
I hope he has finished (subjunctive) using the subjunctive tense
I wished he had finished (past subjunctive) using the past subjunctive tense

The rest of this lesson will gradually go through each of those conjugations.

Present Review

Briefly, here’s a quick review of how the present perfect tense works. First you conjugate “haber” or “have” in its present tense form:

he hemos
has habéis
ha han

Then you add…ar verb stem + ado
er/ir verb stem +ido.

Then you put on the past participle form of a verb afterward which means, for “ar” verbs, you put on “-a-d-o” and for “er/ir” verbs, you put on “-i-d-o”.

A few examples are:

She has spoken (Ella hablar) Ha hablado
I have eaten (Yo comer) He comido
We have washed our hands (nosotros) Nos hemos lavado las manos