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How to conjugate Mirar in Spanish

To look (at), to watch

Introduction

Mirar is the Spanish verb for to look (at), to watch. It is a regular AR verb. Read on below to see how it is conjugated in the 16 major Spanish tenses!

SpanishSpanishEnglish
Infinitivemirarto look (at), to watch
Past participlemiradolooked
Gerundmirandolooking

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Indicative Tenses of Mirar

Mirar in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of mirar is used to talk about situations, events or thoughts that are happening now or in the near future. It is also used to talk about facts and truths. For example, "miro a los flores bonitos", meaning "I look at the pretty flowers".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YomiroI look
mirasyou look
Ella / Él / Ustedmiras/he look, you (formal) look
Nosotras / Nosotrosmiramoswe look
Vosotras / Vosotrosmiráisyou (plural) look
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesmiranthey look, you (plural formal) look
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Mirar in the Indicative Preterite

The Indicative Preterite of mirar is used to talk about actions completed in the past, at a specific point in time. For example, "miré a los flores bonitos", meaning "I looked at the pretty flowers".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YomiréI looked
mirasteyou looked
Ella / Él / Ustedmirós/he looked, you (formal) looked
Nosotras / Nosotrosmiramoswe looked
Vosotras / Vosotrosmirasteisyou (plural) looked
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesmiraronthey looked, you (plural formal) looked
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Mirar in the Indicative Imperfect

The Indicative Imperfect of mirar is used to describe regular and repeated actions that happened in the past and descriptions of things you used to do. For example, "miraba a los flores bonitos", meaning "I used to look at the pretty flowers".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YomirabaI used to look
mirabasyou used to look
Ella / Él / Ustedmirabas/he used to look, you (formal) used to look
Nosotras / Nosotrosmirábamoswe used to look
Vosotras / Vosotrosmirabaisyou (plural) used to look
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesmirabanthey used to look, you (plural formal) used to look
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Mirar in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of mirar is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "miraré a los flores bonitos", meaning "I will look at the pretty flowers".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YomiraréI will look
mirarásyou will look
Ella / Él / Ustedmirarás/he will look, you (formal) will look
Nosotras / Nosotrosmiraremoswe will look
Vosotras / Vosotrosmiraréisyou (plural) will look
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesmiraránthey will look, you (plural formal) will look
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Mirar in the Indicative Conditional

The Indicative Conditional of mirar is used to talk about something that may happen in the future, hypothesis and probabilities. For example, "miraría a los flores bonitos", meaning "I would look at the pretty flowers".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YomiraríaI would look
miraríasyou would look
Ella / Él / Ustedmirarías/he would look, you (formal) would look
Nosotras / Nosotrosmiraríamoswe would look
Vosotras / Vosotrosmiraríaisyou (plural) would look
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesmiraríanthey would look, you (plural formal) would look
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Mirar in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of mirar is used to describe actions that started recently (in the past) and are still happening now or things that have been done recently. For example, "he mirado a los flores bonitos", meaning "I have looked at the pretty flowers".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe miradoI have looked
has miradoyou have looked
Ella / Él / Ustedha mirados/he has looked, you (formal) have looked
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos miradowe have looked
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis miradoyou (plural) have looked
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan miradothey have looked, you (plural formal) have looked
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Mirar in the Indicative Past Perfect

The Indicative Past Perfect of mirar is used to talk about actions that happened before another action in the past. For example, "había mirado a los flores bonitos", meaning "I had looked at the pretty flowers".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía miradoI had looked
habías miradoyou had looked
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía mirados/he had looked, you (formal) had looked
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos miradowe had looked
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais miradoyou (plural) had looked
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían miradothey had looked, you (plural formal) had looked
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Mirar in the Indicative Future Perfect

The Indicative Future Perfect of mirar is used to talk about something that will have happened in the future after something else has already happened. For example, "habré mirado a los flores bonitos", meaning "I will have looked at the pretty flowers".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré miradoI will have looked
habrás miradoyou will have looked
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá mirados/he will have looked, you (formal) will have looked
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos miradowe will have looked
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis miradoyou (plural) will have looked
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán miradothey will have looked, you (plural formal) will have looked
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Mirar in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

The Indicative Conditional Perfect of mirar is used to talk about something that would have happened in the future but didn’t due to another action. For example, "habría mirado a los flores bonitos", meaning "I would have looked at the pretty flowers".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría miradoI would have looked
habrías miradoyou would have looked
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría mirados/he would have looked, you (formal) would have looked
Nosotras / Nosotroshabríamos miradowe would have looked
Vosotras / Vosotroshabríais miradoyou (plural) would have looked
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrían miradothey would have looked, you (plural formal) would have looked
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Subjunctive Tenses of Mirar

Mirar in the Subjunctive Present

The Subjunctive Present is used to talk about situations of uncertainty, or emotions such as wishes, desires and hopes. It differs from the indicative mood due to the uncertainty of the events which are being spoken about. For example, "mire", meaning "I look".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YomireI look
miresyou look
Ella / Él / Ustedmires/he look, you (formal) look
Nosotras / Nosotrosmiremoswe look
Vosotras / Vosotrosmiréisyou (plural) look
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesmirenthey look, you (plural formal) look
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Mirar in the Subjunctive Imperfect

The Subjunctive Imperfect is used to speak about unlikely or uncertain events in the past or to cast an opinion (emotional) about something that happened in the past. For example, "mirara", meaning "I looked".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YomiraraI looked
mirarasyou looked
Ella / Él / Ustedmiraras/he looked, you (formal) looked
Nosotras / Nosotrosmiráramoswe looked
Vosotras / Vosotrosmiraraisyou (plural) looked
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesmiraranthey looked, you (plural formal) looked
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Mirar in the Subjunctive Future

The Subjunctive Future is used For example, "mirare", meaning "I will look".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YomirareI will look
miraresyou will look
Ella / Él / Ustedmirares/he will look, you (formal) will look
Nosotras / Nosotrosmiráremoswe will look
Vosotras / Vosotrosmirareisyou (plural) will look
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesmirarenthey will look, you (plural formal) will look
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Mirar in the Subjunctive Present Perfect

The Subjunctive Present Perfect is used to describe past actions or events that are still connected to the present day and to speak about an action that will have happened by a certain time in the future. For example, "haya mirado", meaning "I have looked".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya miradoI have looked
hayas miradoyou have looked
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya mirados/he has looked, you (formal) have looked
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos miradowe have looked
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis miradoyou (plural) have looked
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan miradothey have looked, you (plural formal) have looked
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Mirar in the Subjunctive Past Perfect

The Subjunctive Past Perfect is used to speak about hypothetical situations, and actions/events that occurred before other actions/events in the past. For example, "hubiera mirado", meaning "I had looked".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera miradoI had looked
hubieras miradoyou had looked
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera mirados/he had looked, you (formal) had looked
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos miradowe had looked
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais miradoyou (plural) had looked
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran miradothey had looked, you (plural formal) had looked
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Mirar in the Subjunctive Future Perfect

The Subjunctive Future Perfect is used For example, "hubiere mirado", meaning "I will have looked".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere miradoI will have looked
hubieres miradoyou will have looked
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere mirados/he will have looked, you (formal) will have looked
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos miradowe will have looked
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis miradoyou (plural) will have looked
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren miradothey will have looked, you (plural formal) will have looked
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Imperative Tenses of Mirar

Mirar in the Imperative Affirmative

The Imperative Affirmative is used to give orders and commands, to tell someone to do something. For example, "mire", meaning "(to you formal) look!".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
mira(to you) look!
Ella / Él / Ustedmire(to you formal) look!
Nosotras / Nosotrosmiremos(to we) look!
Vosotras / Vosotrosmirad(to you plural) look!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesmiren(to you plural formal) look!
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Mirar in the Imperative Negative

The Imperative Negative is used to give orders and commands, telling someone not to do something. For example, "no mire", meaning "(to you formal) don't look!".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
no mires(to you) don't look!
Ella / Él / Ustedno mire(to you formal) don't look!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno miremos(to we) don't look!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno miréis(to you plural) don't look!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno miren(to you plural formal) don't look!
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Example sentences and usage

  • ¡Eh, mira! ¡Un mono de tres cabezas! Hey, look, a three-headed monkey!
  • La belleza está en los ojos del que mira. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
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