The indicative (el indicativo) is one of three moods in Spanish, the other two being the subjunctive and the imperative. The indicative mood is used to talk about actions, events, or states that are believed to be facts or true. It is very typical in speech for making factual statements or describing obvious qualities of a person or situation. The indicative mood includes many verb tenses to express the above situations in four different time periods:

1. Past

2. Present

3. Future

4. Conditional