Deber Present Tense

Learn the significance of “deber” in Spanish on our engaging page! We introduce this verb in the present tense with an interactive chart, exciting games, and practical sentences. “Deber” becomes an important part of expressing obligations in Spanish. For a comprehensive verb learning experience, visit Spanish conjugation. Explore the intricacies of deber conjugation.

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

Verb Chart: Deber Present Tense



I oNosotros
I do owe
I am owing



we owe
we do owe
we are owing

(Juana, Juan)


you owe
you do owe
you are owing


(informal Spain)


you all owe
you all do owe
you all are owing


(Sra./Dr. García)


he/she/you owe
he/she/you do owe
he/she/you are owing



they/you all owe
they/you all do owe
they/you all are owing

Deber Present Tense Practice

Multiple Choice Game

Artifact Amigo Spanish Verb Conjugation Game

Conjugation Practice

Present Tense

Deber Present Sentence Examples

1. Yo debo hacer mi tarea esta noche.
I must do my homework tonight.
2. ¿Tú debes cuidar a tu hermano menor?
Should you take care of your younger brother?
3. Él debe mucho dinero al banco.
He owes a lot of money to the bank.
4. Nosotros debemos ser más amables con los demás.
We should be kinder to others.
5. Vosotros debéis estudiar más para el examen. (Used only in Spain)
You all should study more for the exam.
6. Ellas deben llegar temprano a la cita.
They must arrive early for the appointment.
7. Ustedes deben preparar un informe para mañana.
You all must prepare a report for tomorrow.
8. ¿Debe él devolver ese libro a la biblioteca?
Does he have to return that book to the library?
9. ¿Debe ella pagar la factura hoy?
Should she pay the bill today?
10. Deben respetar las reglas del colegio.
They must respect the school rules.