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Ver Conjugation: How To Conjugate To See In Spanish

Ver (Meaning: to see) is an essential verb for all students. The conjugation of ver in the present tense is: Yo veo (I see), tú ves (you see), él/ella/usted ve (he/she sees; you see), nosotros vemos (we see), vosotros veis (you see) and ellos/ellas/ustedes ven (they see; you see).

Ver (to see) conjugation charts

Ver is an irregular ER verb. This means aspects of its stem and endings when conjugated in the present tense are different than other regular ER verbs. This page on our site covers both regular and irregular Spanish ER verbs in detail.

Verb conjugation in the present tense

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Further down this page we’ve provided conjugation charts for ver with example sentences in the following eight major verb tenses:

  • Present tense (presente de indicativo)
  • Near future (futuro inmediato)
  • Future tense (futuro)
  • Preterite (pretérito)
  • Present perfect indicative (perfecto de indicativo)
  • Imperfect (imperfecto de indicativo)
  • Conditional (potential simple)
  • Present subjunctive (presente de subjuntivo)

Verb conjugation table

Ver conjugation table

Ver conjugation in a nutshell

The following graphic shows conjugations for ver in the first-person singular (yo) form in twelve verb tenses.

Ver (to see) conjugated in the first-person singular (yo) form in twelve tenses.

Ver conjugation charts

Present tense (presente de indicativo)

In the present tense, yo veo translates to both “I see” and “I am seeing”.

yo veoI seeYo veo la montaña.I see the mountain.
tú vesyou seeTú ves el océano. You see the ocean.
él/ella, usted vehe/she sees, you seeElla ve las estrellas.She sees the stars.
nosotros vemoswe seeNosotros vemos a los niños.We visit the kids.
vosotros veisyou seeVosotros veis los árboles.You see the trees.
ellos/ellas, ustedes venthey/you seeEllos ven la película.They're watching the movie.

Near future (futuro inmediato)

The Spanish near future tense is formed with the following construction: ir (to go) in the present tense + preposition a + infinitive. Yo voy a ver transaltes to “I am going to see”.

yo voy a verI am going to seeVoy a ver un obra de teatro.I'm going to see a play.
tú vas a veryou are going to seeTú vas a ver el espectáculo.You're going to see the show.
él/ella, usted va a verhe/she is going to see, you are going to seeÉl va a ver una exhibición.He's going to see an exhibition.
nosotros vamos a verwe are going to seeNosotros vamos a ver un musical.We're going to see a musical.
vosotros vais a veryou are going to seeVosotros vais a ver un concierto.You are going to see a concert.
ellos/ellas, ustedes van a verthey/you are going to seeEllos van a ver una presentación.They're going to see a performance.

Future tense (futuro)

In the Spanish future tense, yo veré translates to “I will see”.

yo veréI will seeYo veré si sea posible. I'll see if it's possible.
tú verásyou will seeAlgún día tú verás la verdad.Someday you'll see the truth.
él/ella, usted veráhe/she/you will seeÉl verá si ella pueda venir. He'll see if she can come.
nosotros veremoswe will seeNosotros veremos quién viene a la fiesta. We'll see who's coming to the party.
vosotros veréisyou will seeVosotros veréis a mucha gente. You'll see a lot of people
ellos/ellas, ustedes verányou/they will seeEllos verána a todos sus familiares.They'll see all their relatives.

Preterite (pretérito)

The preterite is a commonly used past tense used to express past actions which occurred at defined times. Yo vi translates to “I saw”.

yo viI sawYo vi la película.I saw the movie.
tú visteyou sawTú viste la serie.You saw the TV series.
Él/ella, usted viohe/she/you sawÉl vio el obra de teatro.He saw the play.
nosotros vimoswe sayNosotros vimos el concierto.We saw the concert.
vosotros visteisyou sawVosotros visteis la exhibición de Van Gogh.You saw the Van Gogh exhibition.
ellos/ellas, ustedes vieronyou/they sawEllos vieron la orquesta.They saw the orchestra.

Present perfect indicative (perfecto de indicativo)

The present perfect is another commonly used past tense which is used to express past actions which may have a bearing on the present. Yo he visto translates to “I have seen”.

yo he vistoI have seenNo he visto el espectáculo.I haven't seen the show.
tú has vistoyou have seen¿Has visto a Pablo?Have you seen Pablo?
él/ella, usted ha vistohe/she has seen; you have seenElla todavía no ha visto la serie.She still hasn't seen the TV series.
nosotros hemos vistowe have seenNosotros hemos visto el concierto dos veces. We've seen the concert twice.
vosotros habéis vistoyou have seen¿Habéis visto a los primos?Have you seen the cousins?
ellos/ellas, ustedes han vistothey/you have seenEllos no han visto la exposición.They haven't seen the exhibition.

Imperfect (imperfecto de indicativo)

The imperfect tense is used to express past actions which occurred over time. Yo veía translates to “I used to see”, “I was seeing” and “I saw”.

yo veíaI used to see, was seeing, sawCuando ere niño, veía a mis abuelos todos los años.When I was a child, I used to see my grandparents every year.
tú veíasyou used to see, were seeing, sawCuando vivías a Madrid, veías rara vez a sus padres. When you were living in Madrid, you rarely saw your parents.
él/ella, usted veíahe/she (you) was (were) seeing, used to see, sawElla veía a sus primos de vez en cuando. She used to see her cousins from time to time.
nosotros veíamoswe were seeing, used to see, sawNosotros veíamos a nuestros nietos cada Navidad.We used to see our grandchildren every Christmas.
vosotros veíaisyou used to see, were seeing, sawVosotros veíais a vuestros parientes cada verano.You used to see your relatives every summer.
ellos/ellas, ustedes veíanthey/you were seeing, used to see, sawEllos veían a sus compañeros de clase durante las vacaciones.They used to see their classmates during vacation.

Conditional (potential simple)

The conditional tense is used to express hypothetical actions. Yo vería translates to “I would see”.

yo veríaI would seeYo vería la película si tuviera más tiempo.I'd see the movie if I had more time.
tú veríasyou would seeTú verías a tus primos si vivieran de esta ciudad.You'd see your cousins if they lived closer to this city.
él/ella, usted veríahe/she/you would seeElla vería el concierto si estuviera libre esta noche.She's see the concert if she were free tonight.
nosotros veríamoswe would seeNosotros veríamos a la exhibición si los boleto estuvieran en venta.We'd see the exhibition if the tickets were on sale.
vosotros veríaisyou would seeVosotros veríais la serie si tuvierais un televisor.You'd watch the series if you had a TV set.
ellos/ellas, ustedes veríanthey would seeEllos verían a sus amigos si vivieran en este país.They'd see their friends if they lived in this country.

Present subjunctive (presente de subjuntivo)

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

yo veaI seeQueire que yo vea la película.He wants me to see the movie.
tú veasyou seeEs importante que veas a tu cuñado.It's important that you see your brother-in-law.
él/ella, usted veahe/she sees, you seeEs una lastima que ella no vea la serie.It's a shame she's not watching the series.
nosotros veamoswe seeEs necesario que nos veamos hoy.It's necessary that we see each other today.
vosotros veáisyou seeEs dudoso que veáis la verdad.It's doubtful that you're seeing the truth.
ellos/ellas, ustedes veanthey/you seeEs fantástico que ellos el concierto. It's fantastic that they're seeing the concert.

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