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How to conjugate Pasar in Spanish

To pass, to happen, to go through

Introduction

Pasar is the Spanish verb meaning "to pass, to happen or to go through". It is a regular AR verb, so it follows all the conjugation rules for AR verbs. Pasar is a very versatile verb, with many meanings and uses. For example: to give or pass something (e.g. can you pass the milk?), to happen (e.g. nothing bad will happen), to cross the street, to spend time (e.g. on holidays), and to pass an exam.

Similar verbs to pasar include: occurir (to happen), tener lugar (to take place).

SpanishSpanishEnglish
Infinitivepasarto pass, to happen, to go through
Past participlepasadohappened
Gerundpasandohappening

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Indicative Tenses of Pasar

Pasar in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of pasar 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, "paso la pelota", meaning "I happen the ball".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YopasoI happen
pasasyou happen
Ella / Él / Ustedpasas/he happen, you (formal) happen
Nosotras / Nosotrospasamoswe happen
Vosotras / Vosotrospasáisyou (plural) happen
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedespasanthey happen, you (plural formal) happen
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Pasar in the Indicative Preterite

The Indicative Preterite of pasar is used to talk about actions completed in the past, at a specific point in time. For example, "pasé la pelota", meaning "I happened the ball".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YopaséI happened
pasasteyou happened
Ella / Él / Ustedpasós/he happened, you (formal) happened
Nosotras / Nosotrospasamoswe happened
Vosotras / Vosotrospasasteisyou (plural) happened
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedespasaronthey happened, you (plural formal) happened
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Pasar in the Indicative Imperfect

The Indicative Imperfect of pasar is used to describe regular and repeated actions that happened in the past and descriptions of things you used to do. For example, "pasaba la pelota", meaning "I used to happen the ball".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YopasabaI used to happen
pasabasyou used to happen
Ella / Él / Ustedpasabas/he used to happen, you (formal) used to happen
Nosotras / Nosotrospasábamoswe used to happen
Vosotras / Vosotrospasabaisyou (plural) used to happen
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedespasabanthey used to happen, you (plural formal) used to happen
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Pasar in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of pasar is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "pasaré la pelota", meaning "I will happen the ball".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YopasaréI will happen
pasarásyou will happen
Ella / Él / Ustedpasarás/he will happen, you (formal) will happen
Nosotras / Nosotrospasaremoswe will happen
Vosotras / Vosotrospasaréisyou (plural) will happen
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedespasaránthey will happen, you (plural formal) will happen
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Pasar in the Indicative Conditional

The Indicative Conditional of pasar is used to talk about something that may happen in the future, hypothesis and probabilities. For example, "pasaría la pelota", meaning "I would happen the ball".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YopasaríaI would happen
pasaríasyou would happen
Ella / Él / Ustedpasarías/he would happen, you (formal) would happen
Nosotras / Nosotrospasaríamoswe would happen
Vosotras / Vosotrospasaríaisyou (plural) would happen
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedespasaríanthey would happen, you (plural formal) would happen
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Pasar in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of pasar 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 pasado la pelota", meaning "I have happened the ball".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe pasadoI have happened
has pasadoyou have happened
Ella / Él / Ustedha pasados/he has happened, you (formal) have happened
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos pasadowe have happened
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis pasadoyou (plural) have happened
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan pasadothey have happened, you (plural formal) have happened
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Pasar in the Indicative Past Perfect

The Indicative Past Perfect of pasar is used to talk about actions that happened before another action in the past. For example, "había pasado la pelota", meaning "I had happened the ball".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía pasadoI had happened
habías pasadoyou had happened
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía pasados/he had happened, you (formal) had happened
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos pasadowe had happened
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais pasadoyou (plural) had happened
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían pasadothey had happened, you (plural formal) had happened
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Pasar in the Indicative Future Perfect

The Indicative Future Perfect of pasar is used to talk about something that will have happened in the future after something else has already happened. For example, "habré pasado la pelota", meaning "I will have happened the ball".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré pasadoI will have happened
habrás pasadoyou will have happened
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá pasados/he will have happened, you (formal) will have happened
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos pasadowe will have happened
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis pasadoyou (plural) will have happened
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán pasadothey will have happened, you (plural formal) will have happened
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Pasar in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

The Indicative Conditional Perfect of pasar is used to talk about something that would have happened in the future but didn’t due to another action. For example, "habría pasado la pelota", meaning "I would have happened the ball".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría pasadoI would have happened
habrías pasadoyou would have happened
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría pasados/he would have happened, you (formal) would have happened
Nosotras / Nosotroshabríamos pasadowe would have happened
Vosotras / Vosotroshabríais pasadoyou (plural) would have happened
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrían pasadothey would have happened, you (plural formal) would have happened
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Subjunctive Tenses of Pasar

Pasar 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, "pase", meaning "I happen".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YopaseI happen
pasesyou happen
Ella / Él / Ustedpases/he happen, you (formal) happen
Nosotras / Nosotrospasemoswe happen
Vosotras / Vosotrospaséisyou (plural) happen
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedespasenthey happen, you (plural formal) happen
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Pasar 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, "pasara", meaning "I happened".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YopasaraI happened
pasarasyou happened
Ella / Él / Ustedpasaras/he happened, you (formal) happened
Nosotras / Nosotrospasáramoswe happened
Vosotras / Vosotrospasaraisyou (plural) happened
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedespasaranthey happened, you (plural formal) happened
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Pasar in the Subjunctive Future

The Subjunctive Future is used For example, "pasare", meaning "I will happen".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YopasareI will happen
pasaresyou will happen
Ella / Él / Ustedpasares/he will happen, you (formal) will happen
Nosotras / Nosotrospasáremoswe will happen
Vosotras / Vosotrospasareisyou (plural) will happen
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedespasarenthey will happen, you (plural formal) will happen
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Pasar 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 pasado", meaning "I have happened".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya pasadoI have happened
hayas pasadoyou have happened
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya pasados/he has happened, you (formal) have happened
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos pasadowe have happened
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis pasadoyou (plural) have happened
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan pasadothey have happened, you (plural formal) have happened
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Pasar 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 pasado", meaning "I had happened".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera pasadoI had happened
hubieras pasadoyou had happened
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera pasados/he had happened, you (formal) had happened
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos pasadowe had happened
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais pasadoyou (plural) had happened
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran pasadothey had happened, you (plural formal) had happened
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Pasar in the Subjunctive Future Perfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere pasadoI will have happened
hubieres pasadoyou will have happened
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere pasados/he will have happened, you (formal) will have happened
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos pasadowe will have happened
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis pasadoyou (plural) will have happened
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren pasadothey will have happened, you (plural formal) will have happened
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Imperative Tenses of Pasar

Pasar in the Imperative Affirmative

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
pasa(to you) happen!
Ella / Él / Ustedpase(to you formal) happen!
Nosotras / Nosotrospasemos(to we) happen!
Vosotras / Vosotrospasad(to you plural) happen!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedespasen(to you plural formal) happen!
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Pasar in the Imperative Negative

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
no pases(to you) don't happen!
Ella / Él / Ustedno pase(to you formal) don't happen!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno pasemos(to we) don't happen!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno paséis(to you plural) don't happen!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno pasen(to you plural formal) don't happen!
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Example sentences and usage

  • Solo tienes que estudiar fuerte, y así pasarás el examen. You have only to study hard, and you will pass the test.
  • —¿Qué pasa? —preguntó el pequeño conejo blanco. "What's the matter?" asked the little white rabbit.
  • Pasarán de cinco a diez años antes que la tecnología esté lista. It will take five to ten years for the technology to be ready.
  • Pasé toda la tarde hablando con unos amigos. I spent the whole afternoon chatting with friends.
  • Cuando yo era niño, pasaba muchas horas solo, leyendo en mi dormitorio. When I was a child, I would spend hours reading alone in my room.
  • Se te pasó una palabra al copiar el cuaderno. You've left out a word in copying the textbook.
  • Solo tienes que estudiar fuerte, y así pasarás el examen. You have only to study hard, and you will pass the test.
  • Cuando venga por aquí cerca, pase a visitarnos. Please drop in when you happen to be in the neighborhood.
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