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How to conjugate Pasar in Spanish

To pass, to happen, to go through Regular AR Verb

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).

SpanishEnglish
Infinitivepasarto pass, to happen, to go through
Past participlepasadopassed
Gerundpasandopassing
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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 pass the ball".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YopasoI pass
pasasyou pass
Ella / Él / Ustedpasas/he pass, you (formal) pass
Nosotras / Nosotrospasamoswe pass
Vosotras / Vosotrospasáisyou (plural) pass
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedespasanthey pass, you (plural formal) pass
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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 passed the ball".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YopaséI passed
pasasteyou passed
Ella / Él / Ustedpasós/he passed, you (formal) passed
Nosotras / Nosotrospasamoswe passed
Vosotras / Vosotrospasasteisyou (plural) passed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedespasaronthey passed, you (plural formal) passed
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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 pass the ball".

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

The Indicative Present Continuous of pasar is used to talk about something that is happening continuosly or right now. For example, "estoy pasando la pelota", meaning "I am passing the ball".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoestoy pasandoI am passing
estás pasandoyou are passing
Ella / Él / Ustedestá pasandos/he is passing, you (formal) are passing
Nosotras / Nosotrosestamos pasandowe are passing
Vosotras / Vosotrosestáis pasandoyou (plural) are passing
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesestán pasandothey are passing, you (plural formal) are passing
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Pasar in the Indicative Informal Future

The Indicative Informal Future of pasar is used to talk about something that will happen in the future, especially in the near future. For example, "voy a pasar la pelota", meaning "I am going to pass the ball".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yovoy a pasarI am going to pass
vas a pasaryou are going to pass
Ella / Él / Ustedva a pasars/he is going to pass, you (formal) are going to pass
Nosotras / Nosotrosvamos a pasarwe are going to pass
Vosotras / Vosotrosvais a pasaryou (plural) are going to pass
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvan a pasarthey are going to pass, you (plural formal) are going to pass
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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 pass the ball".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YopasaréI will pass
pasarásyou will pass
Ella / Él / Ustedpasarás/he will pass, you (formal) will pass
Nosotras / Nosotrospasaremoswe will pass
Vosotras / Vosotrospasaréisyou (plural) will pass
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedespasaránthey will pass, you (plural formal) will pass
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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 pass the ball".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YopasaríaI would pass
pasaríasyou would pass
Ella / Él / Ustedpasarías/he would pass, you (formal) would pass
Nosotras / Nosotrospasaríamoswe would pass
Vosotras / Vosotrospasaríaisyou (plural) would pass
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedespasaríanthey would pass, you (plural formal) would pass
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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 passed the ball".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe pasadoI have passed
has pasadoyou have passed
Ella / Él / Ustedha pasados/he has passed, you (formal) have passed
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos pasadowe have passed
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis pasadoyou (plural) have passed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan pasadothey have passed, you (plural formal) have passed
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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 passed the ball".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía pasadoI had passed
habías pasadoyou had passed
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía pasados/he had passed, you (formal) had passed
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos pasadowe had passed
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais pasadoyou (plural) had passed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían pasadothey had passed, you (plural formal) had passed
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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 passed the ball".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré pasadoI will have passed
habrás pasadoyou will have passed
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá pasados/he will have passed, you (formal) will have passed
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos pasadowe will have passed
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis pasadoyou (plural) will have passed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán pasadothey will have passed, you (plural formal) will have passed
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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 passed the ball".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría pasadoI would have passed
habrías pasadoyou would have passed
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría pasados/he would have passed, you (formal) would have passed
Nosotras / Nosotroshabríamos pasadowe would have passed
Vosotras / Vosotroshabríais pasadoyou (plural) would have passed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrían pasadothey would have passed, you (plural formal) would have passed
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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 pass".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YopaseI pass
pasesyou pass
Ella / Él / Ustedpases/he pass, you (formal) pass
Nosotras / Nosotrospasemoswe pass
Vosotras / Vosotrospaséisyou (plural) pass
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedespasenthey pass, you (plural formal) pass
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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 passed".

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

The Subjunctive Future is used to speak about hypothetical situations, and actions/events that may happen in the future. For example, "pasare", meaning "I will pass".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YopasareI will pass
pasaresyou will pass
Ella / Él / Ustedpasares/he will pass, you (formal) will pass
Nosotras / Nosotrospasáremoswe will pass
Vosotras / Vosotrospasareisyou (plural) will pass
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedespasarenthey will pass, you (plural formal) will pass
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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 passed".

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

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

The Subjunctive Future Perfect is used to speak about something that will have happened if a hypothetical situations occurs in the future. For example, "hubiere pasado", meaning "I will have passed".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere pasadoI will have passed
hubieres pasadoyou will have passed
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere pasados/he will have passed, you (formal) will have passed
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos pasadowe will have passed
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis pasadoyou (plural) will have passed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren pasadothey will have passed, you (plural formal) will have passed
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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) pass!".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
pasa(to you) pass!
Ella / Él / Ustedpase(to you formal) pass!
Nosotras / Nosotrospasemoslet's pass!
Vosotras / Vosotrospasad(to you plural) pass!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedespasen(to you plural formal) pass!
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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 pass!".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
no pases(to you) don't pass!
Ella / Él / Ustedno pase(to you formal) don't pass!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno pasemoslet's not pass!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno paséis(to you plural) don't pass!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno pasen(to you plural formal) don't pass!
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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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