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How to conjugate depender in Spanish

depender in Spanish means to depend

depender is a regular verb. That means this verb does follow the traditional conjugation patterns in all verb tenses. 

let’s depend how to conjugate the verb depender so you can use it comfortably in all tenses. 

depender in the Present Tense

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

The verb depender is regular in the present tense. 

The verb depender 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 -er verbs watch my -er verbs video: 

er and ir, How to conjugate er and ir 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 depender in the indicative present tense:

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodependoI depend
dependesyou depend
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.)dependehe/she depends, you (formal) depends
Nosotros (as)dependemoswe depend
Vosotros (as)dependéisyou (plural) Spain depend
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)dependenthey depend, you (plural) depend

depender 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 depender is Regular in the preterite. That means it does follow the pattern of regular -ir verbs in the preterite. To review -er verbs watch my -er verbs video:  Preterite tense er & ir Verbs Spanish- [FREE PDF Handout] Spanish Past Tense (2020)

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodependíI depended
dependisteyou depended
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.)dependióhe/she depended, you (formal) depended
Nosotros (as)dependimoswe depended
Vosotros (as)dependisteisyou (plural) Spain depended
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)dependieronthey depended, you (plural) depended

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

depender 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 depender is regular in the imperfect tense. 

The verb depender 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 -er verbs in the imperfect watch my video: Click for Video 

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodependíaI used to depend
dependíasyou used to depend
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.)dependíahe/she used to depend, you (formal) used to depend
Nosotros (as)dependíamoswe used to depend
Vosotros (as)dependíaisyou (plural) Spain used to depend
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)dependíanthey used to depend, you (plural) used to depend

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

depender in the Future Tense

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

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

The verb depender is what we call an -er verb. -er verbs are verbs that end in -er. To conjugate depender 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 depender.
  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)ées
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)án

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodependeréI will depend
dependerásyou will depend
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.)dependeráhe/she will depend, you (formal) will depend
Nosotros (as)dependeremoswe will depend
Vosotros (as)dependeréesyou (plural) Spain will depend
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)dependeránthey will depend, you (plural) will depend

depender 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 depender is regular in the informal future tense. 

Follow this rule:

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

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 depender using the informal future:

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yovoy a dependerI will depend
vas a dependeryou will depend
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.)va a dependerhe/she will depend, you (formal) will depend
Nosotros (as)vamos a dependerwe will depend
Vosotros (as)vais a dependeryou (plural) Spain will depend
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)van a dependerthey will depend, you (plural) will depend

depender 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 depender 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

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 depender is: abandonando

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 depender using the present progressive:

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoestoy dependiendoI am depending
estás dependiendoyou are depending
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.)está dependiendohe/she is depending, you (formal) are depending
Nosotros (as)estamos dependiendowe are depending
Vosotros (as)estáis dependiendoyou (plural) Spain are depending
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)están dependiendothey are depending, you (plural) are depending

depender 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 depender is regular in the conditional tense. 

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodependeríaI would depend
dependeríasyou would depend
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.)dependeríahe/she would depend, you (formal) would depend
Nosotros (as)dependeríamoswe would depend
Vosotros (as)dependeríaisyou (plural) Spain would depend
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)dependeríanthey would depend, you (plural)would depend

depender 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 depender is regular in the Present Perfect tense. 

To form the present perfect tense, 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

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe dependidoI have depended
has dependidoyou have depended
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.)ha dependidohe/she has depended, you (formal) have depended
Nosotros (as)hemos dependidowe have depended
Vosotros (as)habéis dependidoyou (plural) Spain have depended
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)han dependidothey have depended, you (plural) have depended

depender 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 depender 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 depender

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

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía dependidoI had depended
habías dependidoyou had depended
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.)había dependidohe/she had depended, you (formal) had depended
Nosotros (as)habíamos dependidowe had depended
Vosotros (as)habíais dependidoyou (plural) Spain had depended
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)habíain dependidothey had depended, you (plural) had depended

depender 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 depender 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 depender. 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

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré dependidoI will have depended
habrás dependidoyou will have depended
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.)habrá dependidohe/she will have depended, you (formal) will have depended
Nosotros (as)habremos dependidowe will have depended
Vosotros (as)habréis dependidoyou (plural) Spain will have depended
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)habrán dependidothey will have depended, you (plural) will have depended

depender 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 depender 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 depender. 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

Below you will find the conjugations of the verb depender in the conditional perfect:

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría dependidoI would have depended
habrías dependidoyou would have depended
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.)habría dependidohe/she would have depended, you (formal) would have depended
Nosotros (as)habríamos dependidowe would have depended
Vosotros (as)habríais dependidoyou (plural) Spain will would depended
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)habrían dependidothey would have depended, you (plural) would have depended

depender 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 depender is Regular in the subjunctive present form. 

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodependaI may depend
dependasyou may depend
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.)dependahe/she may depend, you (formal) may depend
Nosotros (as)dependamoswe may depend
Vosotros (as)dependáisyou (plural) Spain may depend
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)dependanthey may depend, you (plural) may depend

depender 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 depender 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 -iron or -ieron and add a new ending. 

Subjunctive Imperfect endings for -ar verbs  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. depender
  1. The third person of the preterite (ellos/ellas) would be: depender – dependieron
  1. Now remove -ieron and you are left with depend
  1. Then, add a new ending.

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodependieraI might depend
dependierasyou might depend
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.)dependierahe/she might depend, you (formal) might depend
Nosotros (as)dependiéramoswe might depend
Vosotros (as)dependieraisyou (plural) Spain might depend
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)dependieranthey might depend, you (plural) might depend

OR

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodependeríaI might depend
dependeríasyou might depend
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.)dependeríahe/she might depend, you (formal) might depend
Nosotros (as)dependeríamoswe might depend
Vosotros (as)dependeríaisyou (plural) Spain might depend
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)dependeríanthey might depend, you (plural) might depend

depender 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 depend it.

The verb depender 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 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 depender in the subjunctive future:

PronounSpanishEnglish
YodependiereI will depend
dependieresyou will depend
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.)dependierehe/she will depend, you (formal) will depend
Nosotros (as)dependiéremoswe will depend
Vosotros (as)dependiereisyou (plural) Spain will depend
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)dependierenthey will depend, you (plural) will depend

depender 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 depender 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 depender is: dependido

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya dependidoI may have depended
hayas dependidoyou may have depended
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.)haya dependidohe/she may have depended, you (formal) may have depended
Nosotros (as)hayamos dependidowe may have depended
Vosotros (as)hayáis dependidoyou (plural) Spain may have depended
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)hayan dependidothey may have depended, you (plural) may have depended

depender 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 depender 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 -ir, -er, -ir)
  2. Remove the ending (-ir, -er, -ir).
  3. Add -ado for -ar verbs
  4. Add -ido for -er and –ir verbs

let’s apply it to depender:

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

The past participle of the verb depender is dependido.

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

Yohubiese dependidoI might have depended
hubieses dependidoyou might have depended
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.)hubiese dependidohe/she might have depended, you (formal) might have depended
Nosotros (as)hubiésemos dependidowe might have depended
Vosotros (as)hubiésemos dependidoyou (plural) Spain might have depended
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)hubiesen dependidothey might have depended, you (plural) might have depended
Yohubiese dependidoI might have depended

OR

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera dependidoI might have depended
hubieras dependidoyou might have depended
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.)hubiera dependidohe/she might have depended, you (formal) might have depended
Nosotros (as)hubiéramos dependidowe might have depended
Vosotros (as)hubierais dependidoyou (plural) Spain might have depended
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)hubieran dependidothey might have depended, you (plural) might have depended

depender 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.

depender is Regular when forming Imperative Affirmative Commands. 

Mostly we will give commands or tell someone we treat as (tú) what to do. Let’s depend 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 depender  would be depende

let’s see the process:

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
N/AN/AN/A
¡depende!depend!
Usted (Ud.)¡dependa!depend!
Nosotros (as)¡dependamos!depend!
Vosotros (as)¡dependid!depend!
Ustedes (Uds.)¡dependan!depend!

depender 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.

depender is Regular when forming Imperative Negative Commands. 

Mostly we will give commands or tell someone we treat as (tú) what to do. Let’s

 depend 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 an -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 dependas!Don’t depend!
Usted (Ud.)¡no dependa!Don’t depend!
Nosotros (as)¡no dependamos!Don’t depend!
Vosotros (as)¡no dependáis!Don’t depend!
Ustedes (Uds.)¡no dependan!Don’t depend!