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How to conjugate Oír in Spanish

To hear Irregular

Introduction

Oír is the Spanish verb for to hear. It is an irregular verb. Read on below to see how it is conjugated in the 16 major Spanish tenses!

SpanishSpanishEnglish
Infinitiveoírto hear
Past participleoídoheard
Gerundoyendohearing

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Indicative Tenses of Oír

Oír in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of oír 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, "oigo a los pájaros cantando", meaning "I hear the birds singing".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YooigoI hear
oyesyou hear
Ella / Él / Ustedoyes/he hear, you (formal) hear
Nosotras / Nosotrosoímoswe hear
Vosotras / Vosotrosoísyou (plural) hear
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesoyenthey hear, you (plural formal) hear
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Oír in the Indicative Preterite

The Indicative Preterite of oír is used to talk about actions completed in the past, at a specific point in time. For example, "oí a los pájaros cantando", meaning "I heard the birds singing".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoI heard
oísteyou heard
Ella / Él / Ustedoyós/he heard, you (formal) heard
Nosotras / Nosotrosoímoswe heard
Vosotras / Vosotrosoísteisyou (plural) heard
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesoyeronthey heard, you (plural formal) heard
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Oír in the Indicative Imperfect

The Indicative Imperfect of oír is used to describe regular and repeated actions that happened in the past and descriptions of things you used to do. For example, "oía a los pájaros cantando", meaning "I used to hear the birds singing".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YooíaI used to hear
oíasyou used to hear
Ella / Él / Ustedoías/he used to hear, you (formal) used to hear
Nosotras / Nosotrosoíamoswe used to hear
Vosotras / Vosotrosoíaisyou (plural) used to hear
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesoíanthey used to hear, you (plural formal) used to hear
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Oír in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of oír is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "oiré a los pájaros cantando", meaning "I will hear the birds singing".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YooiréI will hear
oirásyou will hear
Ella / Él / Ustedoirás/he will hear, you (formal) will hear
Nosotras / Nosotrosoiremoswe will hear
Vosotras / Vosotrosoiréisyou (plural) will hear
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesoiránthey will hear, you (plural formal) will hear
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Oír in the Indicative Conditional

The Indicative Conditional of oír is used to talk about something that may happen in the future, hypothesis and probabilities. For example, "oiría a los pájaros cantando", meaning "I would hear the birds singing".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YooiríaI would hear
oiríasyou would hear
Ella / Él / Ustedoirías/he would hear, you (formal) would hear
Nosotras / Nosotrosoiríamoswe would hear
Vosotras / Vosotrosoiríaisyou (plural) would hear
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesoiríanthey would hear, you (plural formal) would hear
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Oír in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of oír 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 oído a los pájaros cantando", meaning "I have heard the birds singing".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe oídoI have heard
has oídoyou have heard
Ella / Él / Ustedha oídos/he has heard, you (formal) have heard
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos oídowe have heard
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis oídoyou (plural) have heard
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan oídothey have heard, you (plural formal) have heard
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Oír in the Indicative Past Perfect

The Indicative Past Perfect of oír is used to talk about actions that happened before another action in the past. For example, "había oído a los pájaros cantando", meaning "I had heard the birds singing".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía oídoI had heard
habías oídoyou had heard
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía oídos/he had heard, you (formal) had heard
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos oídowe had heard
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais oídoyou (plural) had heard
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían oídothey had heard, you (plural formal) had heard
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Oír in the Indicative Future Perfect

The Indicative Future Perfect of oír is used to talk about something that will have happened in the future after something else has already happened. For example, "habré oído a los pájaros cantando", meaning "I will have heard the birds singing".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré oídoI will have heard
habrás oídoyou will have heard
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá oídos/he will have heard, you (formal) will have heard
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos oídowe will have heard
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis oídoyou (plural) will have heard
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán oídothey will have heard, you (plural formal) will have heard
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Oír in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

The Indicative Conditional Perfect of oír is used to talk about something that would have happened in the future but didn’t due to another action. For example, "habría oído a los pájaros cantando", meaning "I would have heard the birds singing".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría oídoI would have heard
habrías oídoyou would have heard
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría oídos/he would have heard, you (formal) would have heard
Nosotras / Nosotroshabríamos oídowe would have heard
Vosotras / Vosotroshabríais oídoyou (plural) would have heard
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrían oídothey would have heard, you (plural formal) would have heard
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Subjunctive Tenses of Oír

Oír 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, "oiga", meaning "I hear".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YooigaI hear
oigasyou hear
Ella / Él / Ustedoigas/he hear, you (formal) hear
Nosotras / Nosotrosoigamoswe hear
Vosotras / Vosotrosoigáisyou (plural) hear
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesoiganthey hear, you (plural formal) hear
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Oír 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, "oyera", meaning "I heard".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YooyeraI heard
oyerasyou heard
Ella / Él / Ustedoyeras/he heard, you (formal) heard
Nosotras / Nosotrosoyéramoswe heard
Vosotras / Vosotrosoyeraisyou (plural) heard
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesoyeranthey heard, you (plural formal) heard
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Oír in the Subjunctive Future

The Subjunctive Future is used For example, "oyere", meaning "I will hear".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YooyereI will hear
oyeresyou will hear
Ella / Él / Ustedoyeres/he will hear, you (formal) will hear
Nosotras / Nosotrosoyéremoswe will hear
Vosotras / Vosotrosoyereisyou (plural) will hear
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesoyerenthey will hear, you (plural formal) will hear
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Oír 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 oído", meaning "I have heard".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya oídoI have heard
hayas oídoyou have heard
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya oídos/he has heard, you (formal) have heard
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos oídowe have heard
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis oídoyou (plural) have heard
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan oídothey have heard, you (plural formal) have heard
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Oír 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 oído", meaning "I had heard".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera oídoI had heard
hubieras oídoyou had heard
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera oídos/he had heard, you (formal) had heard
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos oídowe had heard
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais oídoyou (plural) had heard
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran oídothey had heard, you (plural formal) had heard
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Oír in the Subjunctive Future Perfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere oídoI will have heard
hubieres oídoyou will have heard
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere oídos/he will have heard, you (formal) will have heard
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos oídowe will have heard
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis oídoyou (plural) will have heard
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren oídothey will have heard, you (plural formal) will have heard
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Imperative Tenses of Oír

Oír in the Imperative Affirmative

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
oye(to you) hear!
Ella / Él / Ustedoíd(to you formal) hear!
Nosotras / Nosotrosoigamos(to we) hear!
Vosotras / Vosotrosoiga(to you plural) hear!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesoigan(to you plural formal) hear!
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Oír in the Imperative Negative

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
no oigas(to you) don't hear!
Ella / Él / Ustedno oiga(to you formal) don't hear!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno oigamos(to we) don't hear!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno oigáis(to you plural) don't hear!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno oigan(to you plural formal) don't hear!
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Example sentences and usage

  • ¿Oíste acerca del incendio de ayer? Did you hear about the fire yesterday?
  • Tú siempre oyes pero no escuchas. You are always hearing but not listening.
  • Te oigo, pero no te veo. I can hear you, but I can't see you.
  • Oímos la noticia de que habías aprobado el examen. We heard the news that you had passed the exam.
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