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Deber Commands

Embrace the notion of obligation or debt with deber Commands in the Imperative mood. This is a verb that frames duties and moral obligations in Spanish. Navigate the nuances of responsibility and must-dos. Commit to learning with Spanish conjugation. Fulfill your learning duties at our deber conjugation page.

Verb Meaning(s): must, should, to owe

Verb Chart: Deber Commands




let’s owe


(Juana, Juan)

debe; no debas

owe; don’t owe


(informal Spain)

debed; no debáis

(you all) owe; (you all) don’t owe


(Sra./Dr. García)


(you) owe



(you all) owe

*Only Tú, and Vosotros change in the negative form. The other conjugations are the same in the negative.

Deber Commands Practice

Multiple Choice

Positive Commands

Negative Commands

Spanish Commands

Deber Commands Sentence Examples

1. Tú: ¡Debe el dinero a él!
Owe the money to him!
2. Tú: No debas más de lo que puedes pagar; vive dentro de tus medios.
Do not owe more than you can pay; live within your means.
3. Ud.: ¡Deba dinero a ella!
Owe money to her!
4. Ud.: No deba dinero a la tienda.
Don’t owe money to the store.
5. Nosotros: ¡Debamos dinero a su tío!
Let’s owe money to your uncle.
6. Nosotros: No debamos dinero a tu primo.
Let’s not owe money to your cousin.
7. Vosotros: ¡Debed dinero a la universidad!
Owe money to the university!
8. Vosotros: No debáis dinero al gobierno.
Don’t owe money to the government.
9. Uds.: ¡Deban dinero a sus amigos!
Owe money to your friends!
10. Uds.: No deban dinero a la compañía de tarjeta de crédito.
Don’t owe money to the credit card company.