Present Perfect Subjunctive in Spanish

Welcome to our lesson about the conjugation of verbs in Present Perfect Subjunctive in Spanish (“Pretérito perfecto de subjuntivo”).


1. Conjugation of verbs in Spanish Present Perfect Subjunctive

Our formula to construct the Present Perfect Subjunctive consists of 2 words:

  • The first word is the verb “haber” conjugated in Present Subjunctive for the specific person: “haya, hayas, haya, hayamos, hayáis, hayan”.
  • The second word is the Past Participle of the main verb. It’s the same for all persons.

Remember… The Past Participle of a verb is usually formed with the ending “-ADO” for verbs whose infinitive ends in “-AR”, and “-IDO” for verbs ending in “-ER, -IR”). But there are also some Irregular Past Participles. Click here to learn more about the Past Participle and its Irregularities.


Examples

With our formula in mind, here are some examples of verbs fully conjugated in Present Perfect Subjunctive. These particular verbs have a regular Past Participle:

 JugarBeberSentir
yohaya jugadohaya bebidohaya sentido
hayas jugadohayas bebidohayas sentido
élhaya jugadohaya bebidohaya sentido
nosotroshayamos jugadohayamos bebidohayamos sentido
vosotroshayáis jugadohayáis bebidohayáis sentido
elloshayan jugadohayan bebido hayan sentido

And here a couple more verbs conjugated in Present Perfect Subjunctive. In this case, they have an irregular Past Participle:

 HacerVer
yohaya hechohaya visto
hayas hechohayas visto
élhaya hechohaya visto
nosotroshayamos hechohayamos visto
vosotroshayáis hechohayáis visto
elloshayan hechohayan visto

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