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How to conjugate emplear in Spanish

emplear in Spanish means to employ, 

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

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

emplear in the Present Tense

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

The verb emplear is regular in the present tense. 

The verb emplear 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 emplear in the indicative present tense:

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoempleoI employ
empleasyou employ
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.)empleahe/she employes, you (formal) employes
Nosotros (as)empleamoswe employ
Vosotros (as)empleaísyou (plural) Spain employ
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)empleanthey employ, you (plural) employ

emplear 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 emplear is Regular in the preterite. That means it does follow the pattern of regular -ar verbs in the preterite. To review -ar verbs watch my -ar verbs video:  https://youtu.be/Pi5rlDOeOnM 

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoempleéI employed
empleasteyou employed
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.)empleóhe/she employed, you (formal) employed
Nosotros (as)empleamoswe employed
Vosotros (as)empleasteisyou (plural) Spain employed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)emplearonthey employed, you (plural) employed

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

emplear 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 emplear is regular in the imperfect tense. 

The verb emplear 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 emplear in the imperfect tense:

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoempleabaI used to employ
empleabasyou used to employ
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.)empleabahe/she used to employ, you (formal) used to employ
Nosotros (as)empleábamoswe used to employ
Vosotros (as)empleabaisyou (plural) Spain used to employ
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)empleabanthey used to employ, you (plural) used to employ

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

emplear in the Future Tense

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

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoemplearéI will employ
emplearásyou will employ
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.)emplearáhe/she will employ, you (formal) will employ
Nosotros (as)emplearemoswe will employ
Vosotros (as)emplearéisyou (plural) Spain will employ
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)emplearánthey will employ, you (plural) will employ

emplear 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 emplear 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 emplear 

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 emplear using the informal future:

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yovoy a emplearI will employ
vas a emplearyou will employ
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.)va a emplearhe/she will employ, you (formal) will employ
Nosotros (as)vamos a emplearwe will employ
Vosotros (as)vais a emplearyou (plural) Spain will employ
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)van a emplearthey will employ, you (plural) will employ

emplear 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 emplear 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 emplear is: empleando

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 emplear using the present progressive:

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoestoy empleandoI am employing
estás empleandoyou are employing
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.)está empleandohe/she is employing, you (formal) are employing
Nosotros (as)estamos empleandowe are employing
Vosotros (as)estáis empleandoyou (plural) Spain are employing
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)están empleandothey are employing, you (plural) are employing

emplear 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 emplear is regular in the conditional tense. 

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoemplearíaI would employ
emplearíasyou would employ
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.)emplearíahe/she would employ, you (formal) would employ
Nosotros (as)emplearíamoswe would employ
Vosotros (as)emplearíasyou (plural) Spain would employ
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)emplearíanthey would employ, you (plural)would employ

emplear 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 emplear is regular in the conditional 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 emplear in the present perfect:

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe empleadoI have employed
has empleadoyou have employed
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.)ha empleadohe/she have employed, you (formal) have employed
Nosotros (as)hemos empleadowe have employed
Vosotros (as)habéis empleadoyou (plural) Spain have employed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)han empleadothey have employed, you (plural) have employed

emplear 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 emplear 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 emplear

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 emplear in the past perfect:

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía empleadoI had employed
habías empleadoyou had employed
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.)había empleadohe/she had employed, you (formal) had employed
Nosotros (as)habíamos empleadowe had employed
Vosotros (as)habíais empleadoyou (plural) Spain had employed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)habíain empleadothey had employed, you (plural) had employed

emplear 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 emplear 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 emplear. 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 emplear in the future perfect:

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré empleadoI will have employed
habrás empleadoyou will have employed
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.)habrá empleadohe/she will have employed, you (formal) will have employed
Nosotros (as)habremos empleadowe will have employed
Vosotros (as)habréis empleadoyou (plural) Spain will have employed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)habrán empleadothey will have employed, you (plural) will have employed

emplear 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 emplear 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 emplear. 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 emplear in the conditional perfect:

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría empleadoI would have employed
habrías empleadoyou would have employed
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.)habría empleadohe/she would have employed, you (formal) would have employed
Nosotros (as)habríamos empleadowe would have employed
Vosotros (as)habríais empleadoyou (plural) Spain will would employed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)habrían empleadothey would have employed, you (plural) would have employed

emplear 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 emplear 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 emplear in the subjunctive present:

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoempleeI may employ
empleesyou may employ
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.)empleehe/she may employ, you (formal) may employ
Nosotros (as)empleemoswe may employ
Vosotros (as)empleéisyou (plural) Spain may employ
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)empleenthey may employ, you (plural) may employ

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoemplearaI might employ
emplearasyou might employ
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.)emplearahe/she might employ, you (formal) might employ
Nosotros (as)empleáramoswe might employ
Vosotros (as)emplearaisyou (plural) Spain might employ
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)emplearanthey might employ, you (plural) might employ

OR

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoempleaseI might employ
empleasesyou might employ
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.)empleasehe/she might employ, you (formal) might employ
Nosotros (as)empleásamoswe might employ
Vosotros (as)empleasaisyou (plural) Spain might employ
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)empleasanthey might employ, you (plural) might employ

emplear 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 emplear 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 emplear 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 emplear in the subjunctive future:

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoemplearaI will employ
emplearasyou will employ
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.)emplearahe/she will employ, you (formal) will employ
Nosotros (as)empleáramoswe will employ
Vosotros (as)emplearaisyou (plural) Spain will employ
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)emplearanthey will employ, you (plural) will employ

emplear 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 emplear 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 emplear is: empleado

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya empleadoI may have employed
hayas empleadoyou may have employed
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.)haya empleadohe/she may have employed, you (formal) may have employed
Nosotros (as)hayamos empleadowe may have employed
Vosotros (as)hayáis empleadoyou (plural) Spain may have employed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)hayan empleadothey may have employed, you (plural) may have employed

emplear 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 emplear 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 emplear:

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

The past participle of the verb emplear is empleado.

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiese empleadoI might have employed
hubieses empleadoyou might have employed
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.)hubiese empleadohe/she might have employed, you (formal) might have employed
Nosotros (as)hubiésemos empleadowe might have employed
Vosotros (as)hubieseis empleadoyou (plural) Spain might have employed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)hubiesen empleadothey might have employed, you (plural) might have employed

OR

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera empleadoI might have employed
hubieras empleadoyou might have employed
Él / Ella / Usted (Ud.)hubiera empleadohe/she might have employed, you (formal) might have employed
Nosotros (as)hubiéramos empleadowe might have employed
Vosotros (as)hubierais empleadoyou (plural) Spain might have employed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedes (Uds.)hubieran empleadothey might have employed, you (plural) might have employed

emplear 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.

emplear is Regular 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 emplear  would be emplea

Let’s see the process:

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
N/AN/AN/A
¡emplea!employ!
Usted (Ud.)¡emplee!employ!
Nosotros (as)¡empleemos!employ!
Vosotros (as)¡emplead!employ!
Ustedes (Uds.)¡empleen!employ!

emplear 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.

emplear is Regular 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 

PronounSpanishEnglish
N/AN/AN/A
¡no emplees!Don’t employ!
Usted (Ud.)¡no emplee!Don’t employ!
Nosotros (as)¡no empleemos!Don’t employ!
Vosotros (as)¡no empleéis!Don’t employ!
Ustedes (Uds.)¡no empleen!Don’t employ!