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I owe/must/should in Spanish 🇪🇸

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I owe/must/should yo debo
How to say “I owe/must/should” in Spanish? “Yo debo”. Here you will learn how to pronounce “yo debo” correctly and in the comments below you will be able to get all sorts of advice on I owe/must/should in Spanish like tips & tricks to remember it, questions, explanations and more.

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Normal Speech: yo DEH-bo

7 months ago

Vs dejo

This can easily be confused for yo dejo. You can remember yo debo because it is just one letter away from debt. If you have a debt, you owe and should or must pay it off. Try to use this tip if you commonly mix these words up.

8 months ago

yo debo info.

Tips to remember “debo” (from the verb deber):
– Associate “debo” with “debt” as when you owe something, you have a debt.
– Remember that “debo” sounds a bit like “I’ve to” (although with a different meaning).

– “Debo” is the first-person singular present indicative form of “deber,” which means “to owe,” “must,” or “should.”

Other words that mean the same thing:
– Tener que (to have to)
– Estar obligado a (to be obliged to)

Different conjugations of “deber”:
– Infinitive: deber
– Present:
– yo debo
– tú debes
– él/ella/Ud. debe
– nosotros/nosotras debemos
– vosotros/vosotras debéis
– ellos/ellas/Uds. deben
– Preterite:
– yo debí
– tú debiste
– él/ella/Ud. debió
– nosotros/nosotras debimos
– vosotros/vosotras debisteis
– ellos/ellas/Uds. debieron
– Imperfect:
– yo debía
– tú debías
– él/ella/Ud. debía
– nosotros/nosotras debíamos
– vosotros/vosotras debíais
– ellos/ellas/Uds. debían
– Future:
– yo deberé
– tú deberás
– él/ella/Ud. deberá
– nosotros/nosotras deberemos
– vosotros/vosotras deberéis
– ellos/ellas/Uds. deberán
– Conditional:
– yo debería
– tú deberías
– él/ella/Ud. debería
– nosotros/nosotras deberíamos
– vosotros/vosotras deberíais
– ellos/ellas/Uds. deberían
– Present subjunctive:
– yo deba
– tú debas
– él/ella/Ud. deba
– nosotros/nosotras debamos
– vosotros/vosotras debáis
– ellos/ellas/Uds. deban

Examples of sentences that use “debo”:
– “Yo debo dinero al banco” (I owe money to the bank).
– “Debo estudiar para el examen mañana” (I must study for the exam tomorrow).
– “Debo ser más cuidadoso con mis palabras” (I should be more careful with my words).

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