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How to conjugate Atender in Spanish

Atender in Spanish means to attend to, to pay attention to

Atender is an irregular verb. That means this verb doesn’t follow the traditional conjugation patterns in all verb tenses. It’s important to pay attention to the irregular tenses. 

Let’s learn how to conjugate the verb atender so you can use it comfortably in all tenses. 

Atender in the Present Tense

The present tense is used to talk about actions or events happening now. 

The verb atender is irregular in the present tense. 

Atender in the present tense is not only an -er verb but it is also a stem changing verb

Stem changing verbs have a change not only in the ending but also on the stem. In this case atender is an e → ie stem changing verb. That means that the e in the stem changes to ie in all forms except for nosotros and vosotros. 

To review stem changing verbs e → ie watch my video: https://youtu.be/GDEzvOkyml8 

To review stem changing verbs o → ue watch my video: https://youtu.be/LB3GJOqNAMw

To review stem changing verbs e →i watch my video: https://youtu.be/QJrPv-whYy8 

The verb atender is what we call an -er verb. -er verbs are verbs that end in -er.  er verbs are conjugated by following 2 major rules. 

  1. Take off the -er
  2. Replace with a new ending depending on who performs the action. 

To review -er and ir  verbs watch my -er and ir verbs video: 

ar, How to Conjugate ar verbs in Spanish

Just in case you need to review conjugation of -ar  verbs, Click for Page

Below you will find the conjugations of the verb atender in the indicative present tense:

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoatiendoI attend to
atiendesyou attend to
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) atiende he/she attends to, you (formal) attend to
Nosotros (as)atendemoswe attend to
Vosotros (as)atendéisyou (plural) Spain attend to
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)atiendenthey attend to, you (plural) attend to

Examples: 

Yo atiendo a mi clase de baileI attend to my dance class
Nosotros atendemos a la iglesia todos los domingosWe attend to church every Sunday
Ellas atienden al partido de baloncesto de su hijaThey attend to their daughters basketball game

Atender in the Preterite Tense

The preterite is used to talk about actions that have already been completed. These actions have a clear beginning or ending. The preterite tense is often used with phrases that give a specific time frame.  More on the Preterite Tense Here

Things to remember: 

  1. The preterite is NOT used to describe actions or events that are repeated or continuous in the past. That means that those actions do not have a clear beginning or end. 
  1. The preterite is NOT used to describe people in the past.

The verb atender is regular in the preterite. 

Below you will find the conjugations of the verb atender in the preterite tense:

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoatendíI attended to
atendiste you attended to
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) atendióhe/she attended to, you (formal) attended to
Nosotros (as)atendimoswe attended to
Vosotros (as)atendisteisyou (plural) Spain attended to
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)atendieronthey attended to, you (plural) attended to

Below are some expressions that are often used when using the preterite:

la semana pasadalast week
el mes pasadolast month
el fin de semana pasadolast weekend
el año pasadolast year
ayer yesterday 
anteayerthe day before yesterday
anoche last night

Examples: 

La semana pasada ella atendió al funeral de su abuelaLast week she attended her grandmother’s funeral
Nosotros atendimos a las clases de la universidad todos los martesWe attended the university classes every Tuesday 
La semana pasada ellas  atendieron al concierto de rockLast week they attended the rock concert

Atender in the Imperfect Tense

The imperfect is a form of past tense. It is primarily used to talk about continuous, repeated, usual or habitual actions in the past. It can also be used to talk about what someone or something was like in the past, what someone used to be or used to do. The imperfect is used when actions don’t have a specific beginning or end. 

The verb atender is regular in the imperfect tense. 

The verb atender is what we call an –er verb. -er verbs are verbs that end in -er. Regular -er verbs are conjugated by following 2 major rules. 

  1. Take off the -er
  2. Replace with a new ending depending on who performs the action. 

To review how to conjugate -ir and er verbs in the imperfect watch my video: Click for Video 

To review how to conjugate -ar verbs in the imperfect watch my video: Click for Video 

Below you will find the conjugations of the verb atender in the imperfect tense:

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoatendíaI used to attend to 
atendíasyou used to attend to
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) atendíahe/she used to attend to, you (formal) used to attend to
Nosotros (as)atendíamoswe used to attend to
Vosotros (as)atendíais you (plural) Spain used to attend to
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)atendíanthey used to attend to, you (plural) used to attend to

Below are some expressions that are often used when using the Imperfect:

a menudooften
usualmenteusually
todos los díasevery day
todos los mesesevery month
todos los añosevery year
casi siemprealmost always
a vecessometimes
de niño/niñaas a child …
siempre always
normalmente normally

Examples: 

Normalmente yo atendía al campamento de verano siempreNormally I used to always  attend to the summer camp 
Todos los años nosotros atendíamos al cumple años de mi hermano pero ahora vive muy lejosEvery year we used to attend to my brothers birthday party but now he lives too far away
Ellas siempre atendían juntos a la iglesiaThey always used to attend together to church 

Atender in the Future Tense

The future is used to talk about an action or event that will happen in the future. 

The verb atender is regular in the future tense. 

To form the future tense of regular -ar, -er and -ir verbs add the following endings to the verb in the infinitive (verbs that have not been conjugated and end in -ar, -er, -ir). The verb atender is in its purest form (it has not been conjugated) it’s in the infinitive.  

The verb atender is what we call an -er verb. -er verbs are verbs that end in -er. To conjugate atender in the future, follow these two rules: 

  1. Find the infinitive of the verb (verbs that have not been conjugated and end in -ar, -er, -ir). In this case atender.
  2. Then attach the ending to the end of the infinitive. The ending depends on who is performing the action. 
Yoé
ás
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) á
Nosotros (as)emos
Vosotros (as)éis
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)án

Below you will find the conjugations of the verb atender using the future tense:

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoatenderéI will attend to
atenderásyou will attend to
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) atenderáhe/she will attend to, you (formal) will attend to
Nosotros (as)atenderemoswe will attend to
Vosotros (as)atenderéisyou (plural) Spain will attend to
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)atenderánthey will attend to, you (plural) will attend to

Examples: 

Yo atenderé al concierto de MadonnaI will attend to Madonna’s concert
Nosotros atenderemos a la graduación de mi primaWe will attend to my cousins graduation ceremony
Ellos atenderán a los carnavales de Río de Janeiro este añoThis year they will attend to the carnivals in Rio de Janeiro 

Atender in the Informal Future Tense

The informal future is used to talk about an action or event that is going to take place in the near future. To form the informal future, you must use the correct form of the verb ir (to go) + a + the verb in the infinitive. 

The verb atender is regular in the informal future tense. 

Follow this rule:

  1. Ir (conjugated) + a + infinitive (verb that ends in -ar, -er, -ir and has not been conjugated).  Example : Yo voy a atender 

The conjugation of the verb ir (to go) in the present tense are:

Yovoy
vas
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) va
Nosotros (as)vamos
Vosotros (as)vais
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)van

To review how to conjugate the informal future watch my video: Click for Video 

Below you will find the conjugations of the verb atender using the informal future:

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yovoy a atenderI will attend to
vas a atenderyou will attend to
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) va a atenderhe/she will attend to, you (formal) will attend to
Nosotros (as)vamos a atenderwe will attend to 
Vosotros (as)vais a atenderyou (plural) Spain will attend to
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)van a atender they will attend, you (plural) will attend to

Examples: 

Seguro voy a atender a los parques de Disney en este otoñoI am sure I will attend to the Disney parks this fall
Ellas van a atender a la obra de otoño They will​​ attend to the fall play
Nosotros vamos a atender al partido de baloncesto de esta tardeWe will attend the basketball game this afternoon

Atender in the Present Progressive Tense.

The present progressive is used to talk about actions or events happening now. In other words, we use the present progressive to talk about actions that are in the process of happening at the current moment. 

The verb atender is regular in the present progressive tense. 

The present progressive is formed by using the correct form of the verb estar (to be) plus the present participle (-ing form of a verb). 

To form the present participle of a verb:

  1. Find the verb in the infinitive (verb that ends in -ar, -er, -ir)
  2. Remove the ending (-ar, -er, -ir).
  3. Add -ando for -ar verbs
  4. Add -iendo for -er and –ir verbs

Let’s apply it to atender:

  1. Find the verb in the infinitive (verb that ends in -ar, -er, -ir)  = (atender)
  2. Remove the ending (-ar, -er, -ir) = (atend)
  3. Add -iendo for -er verbs  = (atendiendo)

The present participle of atender is atendiendo

The conjugations of the verb estar in the present tense are:

Yoestoy
estás
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) está
Nosotros (as)estamos
Vosotros (as)estáis
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)están

The present participle of the verb atender  is: atendiendo

To review the present progressive and present participles in Spanish, watch my Present Progressive Video:Click for Video 

Just in case you need to review the verb estar, watch my Estar video: Click for Video 

Below you will find the conjugations of the verb atender using the present progressive:

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoestoy atendiendoI am attending to
estás atendiendoyou are attending to
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) está atendiendohe/she is attending to, you (formal) are attending to
Nosotros (as)estamos atendiendowe are attending to
Vosotros (as)estáis atendiendoyou (plural) Spain are attending to
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)están atendiendothey are attending to, you (plural) are attending to

Examples: 

Yo estoy atendiendo a las reuniones de los sábadosI am attending to the Saturdays meetings  
Estamos atendiendo a misa semanalmenteWe are attending church weekly 
Ellos están atendiendo al colegio los domingosThey are attending to school on Sunday

Atender in the Conditional Tense

The conditional tense is used to talk about actions or events that may happen in the future. Think of it as a possibility, a hypothesis, a probability. 

The verb atender is regular in the conditional tense. 

The verb atender is what we call an -er verb. -er verbs are verbs that end in -er. To conjugate atender in the conditional tense follow these two rules: 

  1. Find the infinitive of the verb (verbs that have not been conjugated and end in -ar, -er, -ir). In this case atender.
  2. Then attach the ending to the end of the infinitive. The ending depends on who is performing the action. 

To form the conditional of a verb add the following endings to the infinitive of the verb: 

Yoía
ías
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) ía
Nosotros (as)íamos
Vosotros (as)íais
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)ían

The infinitive of the verb atender is atender

Below you will find the conjugations of the verb atender using the conditional tense:

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoatenderíaI would attend to
atenderíasyou would attend to 
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) atenderíahe/she would attend to, you (formal) would attend to
Nosotros (as)atenderíamoswe would attend to
Vosotros (as)atenderíaisyou (plural) Spain would attend to
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)atenderíanthey would attend to, you (plural) would attend to

Examples: 

Yo atendería al gimnasio más seguido pero no he tenido tiempoI would attend to the gym more often but I don’t have enough time
Nosotros atenderíamos a misa el miércoles pero no alcanzamos a salir del trabajoWe would attend to church on Wednesday but we won’t manage to get out of work
Ellas atenderían a la boda pero no las invitaronThey would attend to the wedding but they weren’t invited

Atender in the Present Perfect Tense

The present perfect is used to talk about actions or events that have started recently (in the past) and are still happening. It can also be used to talk about things that have been done recently or to describe experiences a person has had in their lives. 

The verb atender is regular in the present perfect tense. 

To form the present perfect, you must use the helping verb “haber” in the present tense. This will let us know who has performed the action. Then, we add the past participle of the verb. 

The conjugations of haber in the present tense are:

Yohe
has
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) ha
Nosotros (as)hemos
Vosotros (as)habéis
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)han

To form the past participle of a verb:

  1. Find the verb in the infinitive (verb that ends in -ar, -er, -ir)
  2. Remove the ending (-ar, -er, -ir).
  3. Add -ado for -ar verbs
  4. Add -ido for -er and –ir verbs

Let’s apply it to atender:

  1. Find the verb in the infinitive (verb that ends in -ar, -er, -ir)  = (atender)
  2. Remove the ending (-ar, -er, -ir) = (atend)
  3. Add -ido for -er verbs  = (atendido)

The past participle of the verb atender is atendido.

To summarize. Correct form of haber in the present + past participle = present perfect. 

Below you will find the conjugations of the verb atender in the present perfect:

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe atendidoI have attended to
has atendidoyou have attended to  
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) ha atendidohe/she have attended to, you (formal) have attended to
Nosotros (as)hemos atendidowe have attended to
Vosotros (as)habéis atendidoyou (plural) Spain have attended to
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)han atendidothey have attended to, you (plural) have attended to

Examples: 

Ellos ya han atendido al doctor en diferentes ocasionesThey have attended to the doctor in different occasions
Nosotros hemos atendido al teatro todos los jueves desde que tengo memoriaWe have attended to the theater every Thursday as long as I can remember 

Atender in the Past Perfect Tense (Pretérito Pluscuamperfecto) 

The past perfect is used to talk about actions or events that happened before. It is widely used to describe a series of events and it comes in handy to tell stories. 

The verb atender is regular in the past perfect tense. 

To form the past perfect you must use the verb haber in the imperfect. This will let us know who has performed the action. 

The conjugations of haber in the imperfect tense are:

Yohabía
habías
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) había
Nosotros (as)habíamos
Vosotros (as)habíais
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)habían

Then, we add the past participle of the verb. In this case atender

To form the past participle of a verb:

  1. Find the verb in the infinitive (verb that ends in -ar, -er, -ir)
  2. Remove the ending (-ar, -er, -ir).
  3. Add -ado for -ar verbs
  4. Add -ido for -er and –ir verbs

Let’s apply it to atender:

  1. Find the verb in the infinitive (verb that ends in -ar, -er, -ir)  = (atender)
  2.  Remove the ending (-ar, -er, -ir) = (atend)
  3. Add -ido for -er verbs  = (atendido)

The past participle of atender is atendido

To summarize. Use the correct form of haber in the imperfect + past participle = past perfect. 

Below you will find the conjugations of the verb atender in the past perfect:

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía atendidoI had attended to
habías atendidoyou had attended  to
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) había atendidohe/she had attended to, you (formal) had attended to
Nosotros (as)habíamos atendidowe had attended to
Vosotros (as)habíais atendidoyou (plural) Spain had attended to
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)habían atendidothey had attended to, you (plural) had attended to

Examples: 

Yo había atendido al partido de baloncesto a ver a mi hijaI had attended to the basketball game to see my daughter
La semana pasada tú habías atendido a la reunión de padres de familiaLast week you had attended to the parents meeting
Ellos habían atendido al dentista la anterior semanaThey had attended to the dentist last week

Atender in the Future Perfect Tense

The future perfect is used to talk about something that hasn’t happened yet but is predicted to take place. It is used to describe what will have happened in the future.

The verb atender is regular in the future perfect tense. 

To form the future perfect you must use the verb haber in the simple future tense. This will let us know who has performed the action. 

The conjugations of haber in the future tense are:

Yohabré
habrás
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) habrá
Nosotros (as)habremos
Vosotros (as)habréis
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)habrán

Then, we add the past participle of the verb. In this case atender. To form the past participle, you simply add the appropriate ending to the stem of the verb. 

To form the past participle of a verb:

  1. Find the verb in the infinitive (verb that ends in -ar, -er, -ir)
  2. Remove the ending (-ar, -er, -ir).
  3. Add -ado for -ar verbs
  4. Add -ido for -er and –ir verbs

Let’s apply it to atender:

  1. Find the verb in the infinitive (verb that ends in -ar, -er, -ir)  = (atender)
  2. Remove the ending (-ar, -er, -ir) = (atend)
  3. Add -ido for -er verbs  = (atendido)

The past participle of atender is atendido

To summarize. Correct form of haber in the simple future tense + past participle = future perfect. 

Below you will find the conjugations of the verb atender in the future perfect:

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré atendidoI will have attended to
habrás atendidoyou will have attended to
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) habrá atendidohe/she will have attended to, you (formal) will have attended to
Nosotros (as)habremos atendidowe will have attended to
Vosotros (as)habréis atendidoyou (plural) Spain will have attended to
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)habrán atendidothey will have attended to, you (plural) will have attended to

Examples: 

¿Será que los niños habrán atendido a la fiesta de cumpleaños?Will the children have attended the birthday party?
Pedro habrá atendido a su reunión con el presidente Pedro will have attended to his meeting with the president

Atender in the Conditional Perfect Tense

The conditional perfect is used to talk about an action or event that would have happened in the past but didn’t take place due to another action happening. It is used to express possibility in the past. Basically think of it as actions that could or would have taken place if … 

The verb atender is regular in the conditional perfect tense. 

To form the conditional perfect you must use the verb haber in the conditional. This will let us know who has performed the action.

The conjugations of haber in the conditional tense are:

Yohabría
habrías
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) habría
Nosotros (as)habríamos
Vosotros (as)habríais
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)habrían

Then, we add the past participle of the verb. In this case atender. To form the past participle, you simply add the appropriate ending to the stem of the verb. 

To form the past participle of a verb:

  1. Find the verb in the infinitive (verb that ends in -ar, -er, -ir)
  2. Remove the ending (-ar, -er, -ir).
  3. Add -ado for -ar verbs
  4. Add -ido for -er and –ir verbs

Let’s apply it to atender:

  1. Find the verb in the infinitive (verb that ends in -ar, -er, -ir)  = (atender)
  2. Remove the ending (-ar, -er, -ir) = (atend)
  3. Add -ido for -er verbs  = (atendido)

The past participle of atender is atendido

Below you will find the conjugations of the verb atender in the future perfect:

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría atendidoI would have attended to
habrías atendidoyou would have attended  to
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) habría atendidohe/she would have attended to, you (formal) would have attended to
Nosotros (as)habríamos atendidowe would have attended to
Vosotros (as)habríais atendidoyou (plural) Spain will would attended to
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)habrían atendidothey would have attended to, you (plural) would have attended to

Examples: 

Seguro habrían atendido a la reunión si hubieran alcanzado a llegarSurely they would have attended to the meeting if they managed​ to get there
Tal vez él habría atendido al médico en otro hospitalPerhaps, he would have attended to the doctor in another hospital

Atender in the Subjunctive Present Tense

The Subjunctive present is used to talk about situations of uncertainty. For example emotions such as wishes, desires and hopes. The main difference between the subjunctive and the indicative mode is that the subjunctive is uncertain, hypothetical or not real. 

The verb atender is irregular in the subjunctive present form. 

Atender in the present tense is not only an -ar verb but it is also a stem changing verb

Stem changing verbs have a change not only in the ending but also on the stem. In this case atender is a e → i stem changing verb. That means that the e in the stem changes to i in all forms except for nosotros and vosotros. 

To review stem changing verbs o → ue watch my video: https://youtu.be/LB3GJOqNAMw

To review stem changing verbs e → ie watch my video: https://youtu.be/GDEzvOkyml8 

To review stem changing verbs e →i watch my video: https://youtu.be/QJrPv-whYy8 

To form the subjunctive present of most verbs, you must take off the -o endings of the yo form of the present simple and then add a new ending based on who is performing the action.

Subjunctive present endings for -er and -ir verbs: 

Yoa
as
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) as
Nosotros (as)amos
Vosotros (as)áis
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)an

Subjunctive present endings for -ar:

Yoe
es
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) e
Nosotros (as)emos
Vosotros (as)éis
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)en

Keep in mind that the verb atender is irregular in the subjunctive present. 

Below you will find the conjugations of the verb atender in the subjunctive present:

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoatiendaI may attend to
atiendasyou may attend to
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) atiendahe/she may attend to, you (formal) may attend to
Nosotros (as)atendamoswe may attend to
Vosotros (as)atendáisyou (plural) Spain may attend to
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)atiendanthey may attend to, you (plural) may attend to

Examples: 

Quizás atendamos al colegio hoyPerhaps, we may attend to school today
Es posible que ellos atiendan al hospital más tardeIt’s possible they may attend to the hospital later

Atender in the Subjunctive Imperfect Tense

The subjunctive imperfect is used to talk about situations of uncertainty in the past. For example emotions such as wishes, desires and hopes in the past. It is also used to express politeness or deference, primarily when making a request. 

The verb atender is regular in the subjunctive imperfect tense. 

To form the subjunctive imperfect find the ellos/ellas form of the verb in the preterite, take off -aron or -ieron and add a new ending. 

Subjunctive Imperfect endings for -er verbs like atender the endings are:

Yoiera
ieras
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) iera
Nosotros (as)iéramos
Vosotros (as)ierais
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)ieran

You can also use the endings below as alternative endings and the meaning doesn’t change. Keep in mind the ones above are more common:

Yoiese
ieses
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) iese
Nosotros (as)iésemos
Vosotros (as)ieseis
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)iesen

Subjunctive Imperfect endings for -ar verbs like he endings are:

Yoara
aras
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) ara
Nosotros (as)áramos
Vosotros (as)arais
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)aran

You can also use the endings below as alternative endings and the meaning doesn’t change. Keep in mind the ones above are more common

Yoase
ases
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) ase
Nosotros (as)ásemos
Vosotros (as)aseis
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)asen

Here are the steps in action:

  1. Atender
  1. The third person of the preterite (ellos/ellas) would be: atender – atendieron
  1. Now remove -ieron and you are left with atend
  1. Then, add a new ending.

Below you will find the conjugations of the verb atender in the subjunctive imperfect:

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoatendieraI might attend to
atendierasyou might attend to
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) atendierahe/she might attend to, you (formal) might attend to
Nosotros (as)atendiéramoswe might attend to
Vosotros (as)atendieraisyou (plural) Spain might attend to
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)atendieranthey might attend to, you (plural) might attend to

OR

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoatendieseI might attend to
atendiesesyou might attend to
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) atendiesehe/she might attend to, you (formal) might attend to
Nosotros (as)atendiésemoswe might attend to
Vosotros (as)atendieseisyou (plural) Spain might attend to
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)atendiesenthey might attend to, you (plural) might attend to

Examples: 

Si yo atendiese al teatro esta tarde es porque me siento mejorIf I might attend to the theater this afternoon it will be because I feel better already
Si ellos atendiesen al doctor se sentirán mejorIf they might attend to the doctor they would feel better

Atender in the Subjunctive Future Tense

The subjunctive future is used to describe an event or action or a possible or hypothetical situation. It can also be used to describe something you wished or hoped would happen in the future. This tense is rarely used in Spanish but it doesn’t hurt to learn it.

The verb atender is regular in the subjunctive future tense. 

To form the future subjunctive simply add the following endings to the verb in the infinitive (the most pure form of the verb. Verbs in the infinitive have not been conjugated (they end in -ar, -er & -ir)).

Subjunctive Future endings for -er verbs like atender the endings are:

Yoiere
ieres
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) iere
Nosotros (as)iéremos
Vosotros (as)iereis
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)ieran

Subjunctive Future endings for -ir verbs the endings are:

Yoiere
ieres
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) iere
Nosotros (as)iéremos
Vosotros (as)iereis
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)ieren

Subjunctive Future endings for -ar verbs the endings are:

Yoe
es
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) e
Nosotros (as)emos (accent on á of the stem)
Vosotros (as)eis
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)en

Below you will find the conjugations of the verb atender in the subjunctive future:

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoatendiereI will attend to
atendieresyou will attend to
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) atendierehe/she will attend to, you (formal) will attend to
Nosotros (as)atendiéremoswe will attend to
Vosotros (as)atendiereisyou (plural) Spain will attend to
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)atendierenthey will attend to, you (plural) will attend to

Example:

El día que tu atendieres a misa me sentiré muy felizThe day you will attend to church I will feel very happy

Atender in the Subjunctive Present Perfect Tense

The subjunctive present perfect is used to describe actions that are connected to the present. It is also used to talk about actions that will have happened by a certain time in the future. 

The verb atender is regular in the subjunctive present perfect tense. 

To form the subjunctive present perfect you must use the present subjunctive of the verb haber  + the past participle of the verb

Here are the conjugations of the verb haber in the present subjunctive:

Yohaya
hayas
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) haya
Nosotros (as)hayamos
Vosotros (as)hayáis
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)hayan

The past participle of the verb atender is: atendido

Now, let’s put it together . Here are the conjugations of the verb atender in the subjunctive present perfect. 

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya atendidoI may have attended to 
hayas atendidoyou may have attended to
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) haya atendidohe/she may have attended to, you (formal) may have attended to
Nosotros (as)hayamos atendidowe may have attended to
Vosotros (as)hayáis atendidoyou (plural) Spain may have attended to
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)hayan atendidothey may have attended to, you (plural) may have attended to

Example:

Dudo que alguna vez ella haya atendido a la misa de los domingosI doubt that anytime she may have attended to the Sunday service
Tal vez ellos te hayan atendido en alguna ocasión a algún partidoMaybe they may have attended in some occasion to a game

Atender in the Subjunctive Past Perfect Tense (Pluscuamperfecto del Subjuntivo)

The subjunctive past perfect is used to talk about hypothetical situations or actions in the past. It can also be used to talk about past actions that preceded other past actions. 

The verb atender is regular in the subjunctive past perfect tense. 

To form the subjunctive past perfect you must use the imperfect subjunctive of the verb haber  + the past participle of the verb

The imperfect subjunctive of haber can be conjugated in two different ways. Having said that, the first conjugations are more commonly used. 

Here are the conjugations of the verb haber in the imperfect subjunctive of the verb haber:

Yohubiera
hubieras
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) hubiera
Nosotros (as)hubiéramos
Vosotros (as)hubierais
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)hubieran

The other conjugations of haber in the imperfect subjunctive are:

Yohubiese
hubieses
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) hubiese
Nosotros (as)hubiésemos
Vosotros (as)hubieseis
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)hubiesen

To form the past participle of a verb:

  1. Find the verb in the infinitive (verb that ends in -ar, -er, -ir)
  2. Remove the ending (-ar, -er, -ir).
  3. Add -ado for -ar verbs
  4. Add -ido for -er and –ir verbs

Let’s apply it to atender:

  1. Find the verb in the infinitive (verb that ends in -ar, -er, -ir)  = (atender)
  2. Remove the ending (-ar, -er, -ir) = (atend)
  3. Add -ido for -er verbs  = (atendido)

The past participle of the verb atender is atendido.

Now, let’s put it together . Here are the conjugations of the verb atender in the subjunctive past perfect. 

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiese atendido I might have attended to 
hubieses atendidoyou might have attended to
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) hubiese atendidohe/she might have attended to, you (formal) might have attended to
Nosotros (as)hubiésemos atendidowe might have attended to
Vosotros (as)hubieseis atendidoyou (plural) Spain might have attended to
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)hubiesen atendidothey might have attended, you (plural) might have attended to

OR

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera atendidoI might have attended to
hubieras atendidoyou might have attended to
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) hubiera atendidohe/she might have attended to, you (formal) might have attended to
Nosotros (as)hubiéramos atendidowe might have attended to
Vosotros (as)hubierais atendidoyou (plural) Spain might have attended to 
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)hubieran atendidothey might have attended to, you (plural) might have attended to

Example:

Yo hubiese atendido al colegio pero estaba enfermaI might have attended to school but I was sick
Él hubiera atendido al partido de baloncesto pero tenía fiebreHe might have attended the basketball game but he had a fever

Atender as an Imperative Affirmative Command

The imperative Affirmative commands are used to tell someone or a group of people what to do. We do not give commands in the 1st or 3rd person which is why yo, él, ella, ellos, and ellas have been removed for this tense.

Atender is irregular when forming Imperative Affirmative Commands. 

Atender in the present tense is not only an -ar verb but it is also a stem changing verb

Stem changing verbs have a change not only in the ending but also on the stem. In this case atender is a e → i stem changing verb. That means that the o in the stem changes to ue in all forms except for nosotros and vosotros. 

To review stem changing verbs o → ue watch my video: https://youtu.be/LB3GJOqNAMw

To review stem changing verbs e → ie watch my video: https://youtu.be/GDEzvOkyml8 

To review stem changing verbs e →i watch my video: https://youtu.be/QJrPv-whYy8 

Mostly we will give commands or tell someone we treat as (tú) what to do. Let’s learn how to conjugate that part first. 

To find the Affirmative Informal tú command of a verb follow these steps:

  1. Find the form of the verb in the present tense. 
  2. Take off the “s
  3. That will give you the affirmative informal command of a verb in the tú form. 

Reminders: Stem changing verbs should continue to have the change in the stem.

For example, The affirmative informal tú command of the verb atender would be atiende

Let’s see the process:

  1. Find the tú form of the verb in the present tense.  (atiendes)
  2. Take off the “s”.  (atiende)
  3. That will give you the affirmative informal command of a verb in the tú form.  (atiende)

To review how to use Affirmative informal (tú) commands watch my video: Click for Video 

PronounSpanishEnglish
N/AN/AN/A
¡atiende! attend to!
Usted (Ud.) ¡atienda!attend to!
Nosotros (as)¡atendamos!attend to!
Vosotros (as)¡atended!attend to!
Ustedes (Uds.)¡atiendan!attend to!

Examples:

¡Atiende al bautizo de tu prima!Attend to your cousin’s baptism!
¡Atiendan a misa!Attend to church!

Atender as an Imperative Negative Command

The imperative Negative commands are used to tell someone or a group of people what NOT to do. We do not give commands in the 1st or 3rd person which is why yo, él, ella, ellos, and ellas have been removed for this tense.

Atender is irregular when forming Imperative Negative Commands. 

Atender in the present tense is not only an -ar verb but it is also a stem changing verb

Stem changing verbs have a change not only in the ending but also on the stem. In this case atender is a e → i stem changing verb. That means that the e in the stem changes to i in all forms except for nosotros and vosotros. 

To review stem changing verbs o → ue watch my video: https://youtu.be/LB3GJOqNAMw

To review stem changing verbs e → ie watch my video: https://youtu.be/GDEzvOkyml8 

To review stem changing verbs e →i watch my video: https://youtu.be/QJrPv-whYy8 

If the conjugation adds an ‘a’ or an ‘o’ the g is changed to j to keep the correct sound (that of an h in English).

Mostly we will give commands or tell someone we treat as (tú) what to do. Let’s learn how to conjugate that part first. 

To find the Negative Informal tú command of a regular verb follow these steps:

  1. Start with No
  2. Find the yo form of the verb in the present tense. 
  3. Take off the “o
  4. Add -es if it’s an -ar verb or -as if it’s and -er or -ir verb.

To review how to use Negative informal (tú) commands watch my video: Click for Video 

PronounSpanishEnglish
N/AN/AN/A
¡No atiendas!Dont attend to!
Usted (Ud.) ¡No atienda!Dont attend to!
Nosotros (as)¡No atendamos!Dont attend to!
Vosotros (as)¡No atendáis!Dont attend to!
Ustedes (Uds.)¡No atiendan!Dont attend to!

Examples

¡No atiendas al colegio! Don’t attend to school!