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Venir Conjugation: How to Conjugate “To Come” In Spanish

Venir (Meaning: To come) is a basic Spanish verb for all beginner students. The present tense conjugation of venir is: Yo vengo (I come), tú vienes (you come), él/ella/usted viene (he/she comes, you come), nosotros venimos (we come), vosotros venís (you come) and ellos/ellas/ustedes vienen (they/you come).

Venir (to come) conjugation charts.

Venir is an irregular IR verb. This is because while its endings when conjugated in the present tense are the same as all other regular IR verbs, its stem changes. This page on our site covers regular and irregular Spanish IR verbs in detail.

Venir conjugated in the present tense

Further down the page we provide conjugation charts for venir in the following nine commonly used Spanish verb tenses:

  • Present tense (el presente de indicativo)
  • Near future tense (futuro proximo)
  • Future tense (el futuro)
  • Preterite (el préterito)
  • Past indefinite (el perfect de indicativo)
  • Imperfect (el imperfecto de indicativo)
  • Conditional (el potencial simple)
  • Present subjunctive (presente de subjuntivo)
  • Imperative mood (imperativo)

Venir conjugation table

Venir conjugation table

The following graphic shows venir (to come) conjugated in twelve tenses in the first-person singular (yo) form.

Venir (to come) conjugated in twelve tenses in the first-person singular (yo) form.

Venir conjugation charts

Present tense (el presente de indicativo)

In the present tense, yo vengo translates to “I come” and “I am coming”.

yo vengoI comeYo vengo de este país.I'm from this country.
tú vienesyou come¿De dónde vienes, compadre?Where are you from, buddy?
él/ella, usted vienehe/she comes; you comeÉl viene de la oficina. He's coming from the office.
nosotros venimoswe comeVenimos de la casa de los vecinos.We're coming from the neighbors' house.
vosotros venísyou comeVenís de Barcelona o Madrid?Are you from Barcelona or Madrid?
ellos/ellas, ustedes vienenthey/you comeEllos vienen esta tarde a visitarnos.They're coming tonight to visit us.

Near future tense (futuro proximo)

The near future tense is formed with the following construction: ir (to go) conjugated in the present tense + preposition a + infinitive. Yo voy a venir translates to “I’m going to come”.

yo voy a venirI am going to comeYo voy a venir esta noche.I'm going to come tonight.
tú vas a veniryou are going to comeVas a venir mañana?Are you going to come tomorrow?
él/ella, usted va a venirHe/she is going to come; you are going to come¿Por qué no va a venir a la velada?Why isn't he going to come to the soirée?
nosotros vamos a venirwe are going to come¡No se preocupe! Vamos a venir.Don't worry! We're going to come.
vosotros venís a veniryou are going to come¿Venís a venir a mi boda?Are you going to come to my wedding?
ellos/ellas, ustedes van a venirthey/you are going to comeEllos van a venir la semana que viene.They're going to come next week.

Future tense (el futuro)

In the future tense, yo vendré translates to “I will come”.

yo vendréI will comeYo vendré el año que viene.I'll come next year.
tú vendrásyou will come¿Vendrás con tu esposa?Will you come with your wife?
él/ella, usted vendráhe/she/you will come¿Cuándo vendrá el patrón?When will the boss come?
nosotros vendremoswe will comeVendremos en mi coche nuevo.We'll come in my new car.
vosotros vendréisyou will comeVendréis de Chile o Bolivia?Will you come Chile or Bolivia?
ellos/ellas, ustedes vendránthey/you will comeEllos no vendrán esta fin de semana.They won't come this weekend.

Preterite (el préterito)

The preterite is a commonly used Spanish past tense used to express actions which occurred at defined moments in time.

yo vineI cameVine con todos mis compañero.I came with all my friends.
tú vinisteyou came¿Por qué no viniste ayer?Why didn't you come yesterday?
él/ella, usted vinohe/she, you cameElla vino con su esposo y sus niños.She came with her husband and her friends.
nosotros vinimoswe came Vinimos de trabajo juntos.We came from work together.
vosotros vinisteisyou came¿Vinisteis ayer o anteayer?Did you come yesterday or the day before yesterday.
ellos/ellas, ustedes vinieronthey/you cameEllos no vinieron de Guatamala. Vinieron de Costa Rica.They didn't come from Guatamala. They came from Costa Rica.

Past indefinite (el perfect de indicativo)

The past indefinite tense is used to express past actions which have a bearing on the present. Yo he venido translates to “I have come”.

yo he venidoI have comeYo he venido a explicar la situación.I've come to explain the situation.
tú has venidoyou have comeTú has venido para aprender catalán.You've come to learn Catalan.
él/ella, usted ha venidohe/she/you have (has) comeÉl ha venido para buscar trabajo.He's come to look for a job.
nosotros hemos venidowe have come Hemos venido para ayudarles.We've come to help you.
vosotros habéis venidoyou have comeHabéis venido en su coche nuevo.You've come in your new car.
ellos/ellas, ustedes han venidothey/you have comeHan venido para comprar mi casa.They've come to buy my house.

Imperfect (el imperfecto de indicativo)

The imperfect is a commonly used Spanish past tense used to describe past actions which used to occur or were occurring over time. Yo venía translates to “I used to come”, “I was coming” and “I came”.

yo veníaI was coming (or used to come, came)Yo venía cuando llegaste.I was coming when you arrived.
tú veníasyou were comingTú venías de la playa cuando compraste el helado.You were coming from the beach when you bought an ice cream.
él/ella, usted veníahe/she, you were (was) comingCuando era niño, venía cada fin de semana. When he was a child he used to come every weekend.
nosotros veníamos we were comingVeníamos cuando empezó a nevar.We were coming when it started to snow.
vosotros veníaisyou were comingVeníais de vez en cuando erais jovenes.You used to come from time to time when you were young.
ellos/ellas, ustedes veníanthey were comingVenían cada día si tuvieron tiempo.They used to come every day if they had time.

Conditional (el potencial simple)

The conditional tense is used to express hypothetical situations. Yo vendría translates to “I would come”.

yo vendríaI would comeYo vendría si tuviera más tiempo.I'd come if I had more time.
tú vendríasyou would comeTú vendrías si tuvieras el coche.You'd come if you had the car.
él/ella, usted vendríahe/she, you would comeElla vendría si tuviera el día libre.She'd come if she had the day off.
nosotros vendríamoswe would comeVendríamos si tuviéramos boletos. We'd come if we had tickets.
vosotros vendríaisyou would comeVendríais si tuvierais las bicicletas.You'd come if you had the bicycles.
ellos/ellas, ustedes vendríanthey/you would comeEllos vendrían si tuvieron novias.They'd come if they had girlfriends.

Present subjunctive (presente de subjuntivo)

The subjunctive mood is used to express wishes, emotions and doubts. Yo venga translates to “I come”.

yo vengaI comeEs importante que venga a la reunión.It's important that I come to the meeting.
tú vengasyou comeEs necesario que vengas ahora mismo.It's necessary that you come right away.
él/ella, usted vengahe/she comes; you comeNo estoy cierto que venga. I'm not sure he's coming.
nosotros vengamoswe comeQuieren que vengamos a la fiesta esta noche.They want us to come to the party tonight.
vosotros vengáisyou come¿Cúando vengáis, tíos?When are you coming guys?
ellos/ellas ustedes venganyou/they comeQueremos que vengan a nuestra boda.We want you to come to our wedding.

Imperative mood (imperativo)

The imperative mood is used for giving commands. In the third-person plural (nosotros) form, the imperative translates to “let’s”. Example sentences are under the chart.

(tú) ¡ven!Come!¡no vengas!Don't come!
(usted) ¡venga!Come!¡no venga!Don't come!
(nosotros) ¡vengamos!Let's come!¡no vengamos!Let's not come!
(vosotros) ¡venid!Come!¡no vengáis!Don't come!
(ustedes) ¡vengan!Come!¡no vengan!Don't come!
  • ¡Ven con tu hermana! Come with your sister!
  • ¡Venga con sus compañeros! Come with your friend!
  • ¡No venga solo! Don’t come alone!
  • ¡no vengan sin regalos! Don’t come without gifts!

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