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How to conjugate Avanzar in Spanish

Avanzar in Spanish means to advance, to move along

Avanzar 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 avanzar so you can use it comfortably in all tenses. 

Avanzar in the Present Tense

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

The verb avanzar is regular in the present tense. 

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

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

To review -ar verbs watch my -ar verbs video: 

ar, How to Conjugate ar verbs in Spanish

Just in case you need to review conjugation of -er and -ir verbs, Click for Page

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoavanzoI advance
avanzasyou advance
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) avanzahe/she advances, you (formal) advance
Nosotros (as)avanzamoswe advance
Vosotros (as)avanzaísyou (plural) Spain advance
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)avanzanthey advance, you (plural) advance

Examples: 

Yo avanzo en mis metas que me propongoI advance in my goals that I propose to achieve
Nosotros avanzamos en terminar el proyectoWe advance into finish the project 
Ellas avanzan en su plan de vidaThey advance in their life plan

Avanzar 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. 
  2. The preterite is NOT used to describe people in the past.

The verb avanzar is irregular in the preterite. That means it doesn’t follow the pattern of regular -ar verbs in the preterite. Instead we must follow a different set of rules. 

Avanzar  is what we call a -car, -gar, -zar verb. These types of verbs end in -car, -gar, or -zar. Ahorcar ends in -car. 

-car, -gar, -zar verbs have a change in the yo form in the preterite form. 

For a video lesson on -car, gar, zar verbs check out my video: https://youtu.be/fpMIYGt_3vw 

-car verbs. Verbs that end in -car will have a change in the yo form and only in the yo form. The c changes to qu in the yo form only. The rest of the forms follow normal preterite conjugations and endings. 

– gar verbsVerbs will have a change in the yo form and only in the yo form. The g changes to gu in the yo form only. The rest of the forms follow normal preterite conjugations and endings. 

-zar verbs. Verbs that end in zar like avanzar  will have a change in the yo form and only in the yo form. The z changes to ce in the yo form only. The rest of the forms follow normal preterite conjugations and endings. 

To review how to conjugate -car, -gar, -zar verbs watch my -car, -gar, -zar video: Click for Video  

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoavancéI advanced
avanzasteyou advanced
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) avanzóhe/she advanced, you (formal) advanced
Nosotros (as)avanzamoswe advanced
Vosotros (as)avanzasteisyou (plural) Spain advanced
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)avanzaronthey advanced, you (plural) advanced

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: 

Anoche  avancé en mi reporte final para mi jefaLast night I advanced in my final report to my boss
Ayer nosotros avanzamos lo que más pudimos para poder tener todo listo para la reuniónYesterday we advanced the most we could to get everything ready for the meeting
Ellas avanzan por diferentes caminos de vidaThey advance through different paths of life

Avanzar 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 avanzar is regular in the imperfect tense. 

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

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

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

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoavanzabaI used to advance
avanzabasyou used to advance
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) avanzabahe/she used to advance, you (formal) used to advance
Nosotros (as)avanzábamoswe used to advance
Vosotros (as)avanzabaisyou (plural) Spain used to advance
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)avanzabanthey used to advance, you (plural) used to advance

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: 

De niño yo avanzaba mucho más en mis tareas As a child I used to advance much more in my homework
Nosotros avanzábamos poco a pocoWe used to advanced little by little 
Ellas siempre avanzaban en sus proyectos sin decirnosThey always used to advanced in their projects without letting us know

Avanzar in the Future Tense

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

The verb avanzar 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 avanzar is in its purest form (it has not been conjugated) it’s in the infinitive.  

The verb avanzar is what we call an -ar verb. -ar verbs are verbs that end in -ar. To conjugate avanzar 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 avanzar.
  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 avanzar using the future tense:

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoavanzaréI will advance
avanzarásyou will advance
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) avanzaráhe/she will advance, you (formal) will advance
Nosotros (as)avanzaremoswe will advance
Vosotros (as)avanzaréisyou (plural) Spain will advance
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)avanzaránthey will advance, you (plural) will advance

Examples: 

Yo avanzaré en la compra de mi carroI will advance with the purchase of my new car
Nosotros avanzaremos poco a poco en la construcción de la casaWe will advance little by little in the construction of the house
Ellas avanzarán cuando les den la autorizaciónThey will advance when they are giving the authorization 

Avanzar 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 avanzar 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 avanzar 

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 avanzar using the informal future:

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yovoy a avanzarI will advance
vas a avanzaryou will advance
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) va a avanzarhe/she will advance, you (formal) will advance
Nosotros (as)vamos a avanzarwe will advance
Vosotros (as)vais a avanzaryou (plural) Spain will advance
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)van a avanzar they will advance, you (plural) will advance

Examples: 

Yo voy a avanzar con la compra de la casaI will advance with the purchase of the house
Nosotros vamos a avanzar en el proceso judicialWe will advance in the legal process
Ellas van a avanzar con el proyectoThey will advance with the project 

Avanzar 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 avanzar 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 avanzar:

  1. Find the verb in the infinitive (verb that ends in -ar, -er, -ir)  = (avanzar)
  2. Remove the ending (-ar, -er, -ir) = (avanz)
  3. Add -ando for -ar verbs  = (avanzando)

The present participle of avanzar is avanzando

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 avanzar is: avanzando

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 avanzar using the present progressive:

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoestoy avanzandoI am advancing
estás avanzandoyou are advancing
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) está avanzandohe/she is advancing, you (formal) are advancing
Nosotros (as)estamos avanzandowe are advancing
Vosotros (as)estáis avanzandoyou (plural) Spain are advancing
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)están avanzandothey are advancing, you (plural) are advancing

Examples: 

Yo estoy avanzando en mi propuesta I am advancing on my proposal
Nosotros estamos avanzando en mi proceso psicológico We are advancing in my physiological process
¿Estás avanzando en tus estudios?Are you advancing in your studies?

Avanzar 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 avanzar is regular in the conditional tense. 

The verb avanzar is what we call an -ar verb. -ar verbs are verbs that end in -ar. To conjugate avanzar 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 avanzar.
  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 avanzar is avanzar

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoavanzaríaI would advance
avanzaríasyou would advance
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) avanzaríahe/she would advance, you (formal) would advance
Nosotros (as)avanzaríamoswe would advance
Vosotros (as)avanzaríaisyou (plural) Spain would advance
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)avanzaríanthey would advance, you (plural) would advance

Examples: 

Yo avanzaría en mis tareas pero no entiendo I would advance in my homework but I don’t understand
Nosotros avanzaríamos con el proceso jurídico pero no tenemos abogadoWe would advance with the legal process but we don’t have a lawyer
Ellos avanzarían en los planos del edificio pero no les funciona el programa para hacerlosThey would advance in the building plans but the program to make them its not working

Avanzar 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 avanzar is regular in the conditional 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 avanzar:

  1. Find the verb in the infinitive (verb that ends in -ar, -er, -ir)  = (avanzar)
  2. Remove the ending (-ar, -er, -ir) = (avanz)
  3. Add -ado for -ar verbs  = (avanzado)

The past participle of the verb avanzar is avanzado.

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe avanzadoI have advanced
has avanzadoyou have advanced 
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) ha avanzadohe/she have advanced, you (formal) have advanced
Nosotros (as)hemos avanzadowe have advanced
Vosotros (as)habéis avanzadoyou (plural) Spain have advanced
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)han avanzadothey have advanced, you (plural) have advanced

Examples: 

Yo he avanzado en mi proceso de ingreso al trabajoI have advanced in my employment process
Nosotros hemos avanzado en el proyecto financiero para presentar al directorWe have advanced in the final project to present to the director 

Avanzar 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 avanzar 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 avanzar

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 avanzar:

  1. Find the verb in the infinitive (verb that ends in -ar, -er, -ir)  = (avanzar)
  2.  Remove the ending (-ar, -er, -ir) = (avanz)
  3. Add -ado for -ar verbs  = (avanzado)

The past participle of avanzar is avanzado

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía avanzadoI had advanced
habías avanzadoyou had advanced 
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) había avanzadohe/she had advanced, you (formal) had advanced
Nosotros (as)habíamos avanzadowe had advanced
Vosotros (as)habíais avanzadoyou (plural) Spain had advanced
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)habían avanzadothey had advanced, you (plural) had advanced

Examples: 

Yo ya había avanzado con mis tareaI had already advanced with my homework
¿Tú habías avanzado con el trabajo sin decirme?Had you advanced with the project without letting me know?
Él había avanzado con su trabajo en el caféHe had advanced with his work at the coffee place

Avanzar 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 avanzar 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 avanzar. 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 avanzar:

  1. Find the verb in the infinitive (verb that ends in -ar, -er, -ir)  = (avanzar)
  2. Remove the ending (-ar, -er, -ir) = (avanz)
  3. Add -ado for -ar verbs  = (avanzado)

The past participle of avanzar is avanzado

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré avanzadoI will have advanced
habrás avanzadoyou will have advanced 
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) habrá avanzadohe/she will have advanced, you (formal) will have advanced
Nosotros (as)habremos avanzadowe will have advanced
Vosotros (as)habréis avanzadoyou (plural) Spain will have advanced
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)habrán avanzadothey will have advanced, you (plural) will have advanced

Examples: 

Mañana a esta hora ya habré avanzado con mi proyecto de finanzasTomorrow at this time, I will have already advanced with my financial project
Pedro habrá avanzado con la decisión de separarse de su esposaPedro will have advanced with the decision to separate from his wife

Avanzar 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 avanzar 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 avanzar. 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 avanzar:

  1. Find the verb in the infinitive (verb that ends in -ar, -er, -ir)  = (avanzar)
  2. Remove the ending (-ar, -er, -ir) = (avanz)
  3. Add -ado for -ar verbs  = (avanzado)

The past participle of avanzar is avanzado

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría avanzadoI would have advanced
habrías avanzadoyou would have advanced 
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) habría avanzadohe/she would have advanced, you (formal) would have advanced
Nosotros (as)habríamos avanzadowe would have advanced
Vosotros (as)habríais avanzadoyou (plural) Spain will would advanced
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)habrían avanzadothey would have advanced, you (plural) would have advanced

Examples: 

Yo  habría avanzado con la tarea de matemáticas pero no le entendíI would have advanced with the math homework but I didn’t understand it
Ellos habrían avanzado con el diseño propuesto pero les gustó más el nuevoThey would have advanced with the proposed design but they liked more the new one

Avanzar 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 avanzar is irregular in the subjunctive present form. 

Avanzar  is what we call a -car, -gar, -zar verb. These types of verbs end in -car, -gar, or -zar. Avanzar ends in -car. That means it doesn’t follow the pattern of regular -ar verbs in the preterite. Instead we must follow a different set of rules. 

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 -ar:

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

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

Keep in mind that the verb avanzar is irregular in the subjunctive present. The -z in the stem changes to a -c. 

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoavanceI may advance
avancesyou may advance
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) avancehe/she may advance, you (formal) may advance
Nosotros (as)avancemoswe may advance
Vosotros (as)avancéisyou (plural) Spain may advance
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)avancenthey may advance, you (plural) may advance

Examples: 

Quizás avance en mi trabajo esta nochePerhaps, I may advance in my work tonight
Es posible que ellos avancen por el camino correctoIt’s possible they may advance on the right path

Avanzar 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 avanzar 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 -ar verbs like avanzar the 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

Subjunctive Imperfect endings for -er & -ir verbs like he 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

Here are the steps in action:

  1. Avanzar
  1. The third person of the preterite (ellos/ellas) would be: avanzar – avanzaron
  1. Now remove -aron and you are left with avanz
  1. Then, add a new ending.

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoavanzaraI might advance
avanzarasyou might advance
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) avanzarahe/she might advance, you (formal) might advance
Nosotros (as)avanzáramoswe might advance
Vosotros (as)avanzaraisyou (plural) Spain might advance
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)avanzaranthey might advance, you (plural) might advance

OR

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoavanzaseI might advance
avanzasesyou might advance
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) avanzasehe/she might advance, you (formal) might advance
Nosotros (as)avanzásemoswe might advance
Vosotros (as)avanzaseisyou (plural) Spain might advance
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)avanzasenthey might advance, you (plural) might advance

Examples: 

Si yo avanzase con el proyecto de ciencias hoy es muy probable que lo termineIf I might advance with the science project today it’s possible I finish it
¿Sería incómodo si no avanzásemos?Would it be uncomfortable if we did not advance?

Avanzar 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 avanzar 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 -ar verbs like avanzar 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

Subjunctive Future endings for -er verbs 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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoavanzareI will advance
avanzaresyou will advance
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) avanzarehe/she will advance, you (formal) will advance
Nosotros (as)avanzáremoswe will advance
Vosotros (as)avanzareisyou (plural) Spain will advance
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)avanzarenthey will advance, you (plural) will advance

Example:

El día que avanzare con la decisión de terminar mi relación me sentiré más tranquilaThe day I will advance with the decision of ending my relationship I will feel more calm

Avanzar 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 avanzar 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 avanzar is: avanzado

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya avanzadoI may have advanced
hayas avanzadoyou may have advanced
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) haya avanzadohe/she may have advanced, you (formal) may have advanced
Nosotros (as)hayamos avanzadowe may have advanced
Vosotros (as)hayáis avanzadoyou (plural) Spain may have advanced
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)hayan avanzadothey may have advanced, you (plural) may have advanced

Example:

Dudo que alguna vez ella haya avanzado sola con una decisión así.I doubt that anytime she may have advanced by herself in a decision like that
Es posible que ellos nunca hayan avanzado con el proyecto.It’s possible they may have never advanced with the project

Avanzar 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. 

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 avanzar:

  1. Find the verb in the infinitive (verb that ends in -ar, -er, -ir)  = (avanzar)
  2. Remove the ending (-ar, -er, -ir) = (avanzar)
  3. Add -ado for -ar verbs  = (avanzado)

The past participle of the verb avanzar is avanzado.

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiese avanzado I might have advanced 
hubieses avanzadoyou might have advanced
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) hubiese avanzadohe/she might have advanced, you (formal) might have advanced
Nosotros (as)hubiésemos avanzadowe might have advanced
Vosotros (as)hubieseis avanzadoyou (plural) Spain might have advanced
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)hubiesen avanzadothey might have advanced, you (plural) might have advanced

OR

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera avanzadoI might have advanced
hubieras avanzadoyou might have advanced
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.) hubiera avanzadohe/she might have advanced, you (formal) might have advanced
Nosotros (as)hubiéramos avanzadowe might have advanced
Vosotros (as)hubierais avanzadoyou (plural) Spain might have advanced
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)hubieran avanzadothey might have advanced, you (plural) might have advanced

Example:

Yo te hubiese avanzado si hubiese podido.I might have advanced  if I could have.
Desearía que no me hubieras avanzado con la decisión de irte del paísI wish you might have not advanced with the decision of leaving the country

Avanzar 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.

Avanzar is irregular when forming Imperative Affirmative Commands. 

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 avanzar  would be avanza

Let’s see the process:

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

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

The rest of the conjugations in the Affirmative Commands for the verb avanzar are the following but please keep in mind that avanzar is an irregular in the imperative affirmative commands. That is because the combination of letters (ze) is not allowed in Spanish, therefore the –z has to be changed to a -c

PronounSpanishEnglish
N/AN/AN/A
¡avanza! advance!
Usted (Ud.) ¡avance!advance!
Nosotros (as)¡avancemos!advance!
Vosotros (as)¡avanzar!advance!
Ustedes (Uds.)¡avancen!advance!

Examples:

¡Avanza por ese camino!Advance down that path! 
¡Avancen hacia la iglesia !Advance to the church!

Avanzar 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.

Avanzar is irregular when forming Imperative Negative Commands. 

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 

Avanzar is an irregular when it comes to Imperative Negative Commands. That is because the combination of letters (ze) is not allowed in Spanish, therefore the –z has to be changed to a -c

PronounSpanishEnglish
N/AN/AN/A
¡No avances!Don’t advance!
Usted (Ud.) ¡No avance!Don’t advance!
Nosotros (as)¡No avancemos!Don’t advance!
Vosotros (as)¡No avancéis!Don’t advance!
Ustedes (Uds.)¡No avancen!Don’t advance!

Examples

¡No avancéis por ese camino! Don’t advance down that path!