Divertir Spanish Verb Conjugation

Do you want to have fun while learning Spanish? If that is the case, you may want to learn to conjugate divertir, a particularly fun Spanish verb. Divertir translates to amuse, or entertain in English. However, if used as a reflexive verb, it can also be used to talk about having fun. One way for English-speakers to remember this verb is to note its similarity with the word ‘‘diversion’’ which often indicates an entertainment.

Since it is a regular verb, the grammar for this Spanish verb is pretty straightforward. However, note that when conjugated in certain verb tenses, divertir undergoes a stem change that needs to be taken into consideration.

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Present

Yo

divierto

Nosotros

divertimos

diviertes

Vosotros

divertís

Él/Ella/Ud.

divierte

Ellos/Ellas/Uds.

divierten

Example sentence:

Carla, gracias por comerte todas mis galletas. Sabes que eso me divierte. -- Carla, thanks for eating all my cookies. You know that pleases me.

Present (Reflexive)

Yo

me divierto

Nosotros

nos divertimos

te diviertes

Vosotros

os divertís

Él/Ella/Ud.

se divierte

Ellos/Ellas/Uds.

se divierten

Example sentence:

Yo nunca me divierto en las fiestas. -- I never have fun at parties.

Notice the e-to-ie stem change in the present tense conjugation. It happens in all pronoun forms except for nosotros and vosotros.

Imperfect

Yo

divertía

Nosotros

divertíamos

divertías

Vosotros

divertíais

Él/Ella/Ud.

divertía

Ellos/Ellas/Uds.

divertían

Example sentence:

No sé qué pasó, pero el programa divertía más en sus inicios. -- I don’t know what happened, but the show used to be more amusing when it first aired.

Imperfect (Reflexive)

Yo

me divertía

Nosotros

nos divertíamos

te divertías

Vosotros

os divertíais

Él/Ella/Ud.

se divertía

Ellos/Ellas/Uds.

se divertían

Example sentence:

te divertías más cuando estabas pequeño. -- You used to have more fun when you were little.

Future

Yo

divertiré

Nosotros

divertiremos

divertirás

Vosotros

divertiréis

Él/Ella/Ud.

divertirá

Ellos/Ellas/Uds.

divertirán

Example sentence:

Sí, tú vestirás de payaso y divertirás a los niños. – Yes, you will dress up as a clown and you will entertain the kids.

Future (Reflexive)

Yo

me divertiré

Nosotros

nos divertiremos

te divertirás

Vosotros

os divertiréis

Él/Ella/Ud.

se divertirá

Ellos/Ellas/Uds.

se divertirán

Example sentence:

Tu familia y tú se divertirán mucho en ese parque de diversiones. -- You and your family will have a lot of fun in that amusement park.

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Conditional

Yo

divertiría

Nosotros

divertiríamos

divertirías

Vosotros

divertiríais

Él/Ella/Ud.

divertiría

Ellos/Ellas/Uds.

divertirían

Example sentence:

Creo que tu hermana divertiría mucho más a sus estudiantes de 6 años si usara presentaciones interactivas en clase. -- I think your sister would amuse her 6-year-old students even more if she used interactive presentations in class.

Conditional (Reflexive)

Yo

me divertiría

Nosotros

nos divertiríamos

te divertirías

Vosotros

os divertiríais

Él/Ella/Ud.

se divertiría

Ellos/Ellas/Uds.

se divertirían

Example sentence:

Nosotros nos divertiríamos más si pudiéramos ver delfines en nuestro próximo viaje. -- We would have more fun if we could see dolphins on our next trip.

Divertir Put to Use

Divertir can also be used in several idiomatic expressions in Spanish. For example: A ver a un velorio y a divertirse a un fandango. While it is hard to find an accurate equivalent for this idiom; it could be translated as ‘‘some things in life need to be taken seriously,’’ or ‘‘in all seriousness.’’

Another common expression is dime cómo te diviertes, y te diré quién eres, which translates to ‘‘tell me the things you do for fun, and I’ll tell you who you are.’’ It is a variation of the old saying ‘‘tell me with whom you walk and I will tell you who you are.’’

You can now have some fun, entertain your friends, or just focus on being less serious. Divertir can be used in many situations and its conjugation rules are not difficult to remember.