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How to conjugate Permitir in Spanish

To allow, to permit Regular IR Verb

Introduction

Permitir is the Spanish verb for "to allow, to permit". It is a regular IR verb. Read on below to see how it is conjugated in the 18 major Spanish tenses!

Similar verbs to permitir include: dejar.

SpanishEnglish
Infinitivepermitirto allow, to permit
Past participlepermitidoallowed
Gerundpermitiendoallowing
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Indicative Tenses of Permitir

Permitir in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of permitir 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, "permito", meaning "I allow".

In Spanish, the Indicative Present is known as "El Presente".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YopermitoI allow
Túpermitesyou allow
Ella / Él / Ustedpermites/he allow, you (formal) allow
Nosotras / Nosotrospermitimoswe allow
Vosotras / Vosotrospermitísyou (plural) allow
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedespermitenthey allow, you (plural formal) allow
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Permitir in the Indicative Preterite

The Indicative Preterite of permitir is used to talk about actions completed in the past, at a specific point in time. For example, "permití", meaning "I allowed".

In Spanish, the Indicative Preterite is known as "El Pretérito Indefinido".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YopermitíI allowed
Túpermitisteyou allowed
Ella / Él / Ustedpermitiós/he allowed, you (formal) allowed
Nosotras / Nosotrospermitimoswe allowed
Vosotras / Vosotrospermitisteisyou (plural) allowed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedespermitieronthey allowed, you (plural formal) allowed
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Permitir in the Indicative Imperfect

The Indicative Imperfect of permitir is used to describe regular and repeated actions that happened in the past and descriptions of things you used to do. For example, "permitía", meaning "I used to allow".

In Spanish, the Indicative Imperfect is known as "El Pretérito Imperfecto".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YopermitíaI used to allow
Túpermitíasyou used to allow
Ella / Él / Ustedpermitías/he used to allow, you (formal) used to allow
Nosotras / Nosotrospermitíamoswe used to allow
Vosotras / Vosotrospermitíaisyou (plural) used to allow
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedespermitíanthey used to allow, you (plural formal) used to allow
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Permitir in the Indicative Present Continuous

The Indicative Present Continuous of permitir is used to talk about something that is happening continuously or right now. For example, "estoy permitiendo", meaning "I am allowing".

In Spanish, the Indicative Present Continuous is known as "El Presente Progresivo".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoestoy permitiendoI am allowing
Túestás permitiendoyou are allowing
Ella / Él / Ustedestá permitiendos/he is allowing, you (formal) are allowing
Nosotras / Nosotrosestamos permitiendowe are allowing
Vosotras / Vosotrosestáis permitiendoyou (plural) are allowing
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesestán permitiendothey are allowing, you (plural formal) are allowing
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Permitir in the Indicative Informal Future

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

In Spanish, the Indicative Informal Future is known as "El Futuro Próximo".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yovoy a permitirI am going to allow
Túvas a permitiryou are going to allow
Ella / Él / Ustedva a permitirs/he is going to allow, you (formal) are going to allow
Nosotras / Nosotrosvamos a permitirwe are going to allow
Vosotras / Vosotrosvais a permitiryou (plural) are going to allow
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvan a permitirthey are going to allow, you (plural formal) are going to allow
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Permitir in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of permitir is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "permitiré", meaning "I will allow".

In Spanish, the Indicative Future is known as "El Futuro Simple".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YopermitiréI will allow
Túpermitirásyou will allow
Ella / Él / Ustedpermitirás/he will allow, you (formal) will allow
Nosotras / Nosotrospermitiremoswe will allow
Vosotras / Vosotrospermitiréisyou (plural) will allow
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedespermitiránthey will allow, you (plural formal) will allow
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Permitir in the Indicative Conditional

The Indicative Conditional of permitir is used to talk about something that may happen in the future, hypothesis and probabilities. For example, "permitiría", meaning "I would allow".

In Spanish, the Indicative Conditional is known as "El Condicional Simple".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YopermitiríaI would allow
Túpermitiríasyou would allow
Ella / Él / Ustedpermitirías/he would allow, you (formal) would allow
Nosotras / Nosotrospermitiríamoswe would allow
Vosotras / Vosotrospermitiríaisyou (plural) would allow
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedespermitiríanthey would allow, you (plural formal) would allow
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Permitir in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of permitir 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 permitido", meaning "I have allowed".

In Spanish, the Indicative Present Perfect is known as "El Pretérito Perfecto".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe permitidoI have allowed
Túhas permitidoyou have allowed
Ella / Él / Ustedha permitidos/he has allowed, you (formal) have allowed
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos permitidowe have allowed
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis permitidoyou (plural) have allowed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan permitidothey have allowed, you (plural formal) have allowed
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Permitir in the Indicative Past Perfect

The Indicative Past Perfect of permitir is used to talk about actions that happened before another action in the past. For example, "había permitido", meaning "I had allowed".

In Spanish, the Indicative Past Perfect is known as "El Pretérito Pluscuamperfecto".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía permitidoI had allowed
Túhabías permitidoyou had allowed
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía permitidos/he had allowed, you (formal) had allowed
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos permitidowe had allowed
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais permitidoyou (plural) had allowed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían permitidothey had allowed, you (plural formal) had allowed
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Permitir in the Indicative Future Perfect

The Indicative Future Perfect of permitir is used to talk about something that will have happened in the future after something else has already happened. For example, "habré permitido", meaning "I will have allowed".

In Spanish, the Indicative Future Perfect is known as "El Futuro Perfecto".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré permitidoI will have allowed
Túhabrás permitidoyou will have allowed
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá permitidos/he will have allowed, you (formal) will have allowed
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos permitidowe will have allowed
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis permitidoyou (plural) will have allowed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán permitidothey will have allowed, you (plural formal) will have allowed
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Permitir in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

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

In Spanish, the Indicative Conditional Perfect is known as "El Condicional Perfecto".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría permitidoI would have allowed
Túhabrías permitidoyou would have allowed
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría permitidos/he would have allowed, you (formal) would have allowed
Nosotras / Nosotroshabríamos permitidowe would have allowed
Vosotras / Vosotroshabríais permitidoyou (plural) would have allowed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrían permitidothey would have allowed, you (plural formal) would have allowed
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Subjunctive Tenses of Permitir

Permitir 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, "permita", meaning "I allow".

In Spanish, the Subjunctive Present is known as "El Presente de Subjuntivo".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YopermitaI allow
Túpermitasyou allow
Ella / Él / Ustedpermitas/he allow, you (formal) allow
Nosotras / Nosotrospermitamoswe allow
Vosotras / Vosotrospermitáisyou (plural) allow
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedespermitanthey allow, you (plural formal) allow
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Permitir 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, "permitiera", meaning "I allowed".

In Spanish, the Subjunctive Imperfect is known as "El Imperfecto Subjuntivo".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YopermitieraI allowed
Túpermitierasyou allowed
Ella / Él / Ustedpermitieras/he allowed, you (formal) allowed
Nosotras / Nosotrospermitiéramoswe allowed
Vosotras / Vosotrospermitieraisyou (plural) allowed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedespermitieranthey allowed, you (plural formal) allowed
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Permitir in the Subjunctive Future

The Subjunctive Future is used to speak about hypothetical situations, and actions/events that may happen in the future. Note that this is very rarely used in Spanish. For example, "permitiere", meaning "I will allow".

In Spanish, the Subjunctive Future is known as "El Futuro de Subjuntivo".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YopermitiereI will allow
Túpermitieresyou will allow
Ella / Él / Ustedpermitieres/he will allow, you (formal) will allow
Nosotras / Nosotrospermitiéremoswe will allow
Vosotras / Vosotrospermitiereisyou (plural) will allow
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedespermitierenthey will allow, you (plural formal) will allow
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Permitir 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 permitido", meaning "I have allowed".

In Spanish, the Subjunctive Present Perfect is known as "El Pretérito Perfecto de Subjuntivo".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya permitidoI have allowed
Túhayas permitidoyou have allowed
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya permitidos/he has allowed, you (formal) have allowed
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos permitidowe have allowed
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis permitidoyou (plural) have allowed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan permitidothey have allowed, you (plural formal) have allowed
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Permitir 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 permitido", meaning "I had allowed".

In Spanish, the Subjunctive Past Perfect is known as "El Pretérito Pluscuamperfecto de Subjuntivo".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera permitidoI had allowed
Túhubieras permitidoyou had allowed
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera permitidos/he had allowed, you (formal) had allowed
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos permitidowe had allowed
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais permitidoyou (plural) had allowed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran permitidothey had allowed, you (plural formal) had allowed
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Permitir 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. Note that this is very rarely used in Spanish. For example, "hubiere permitido", meaning "I will have allowed".

In Spanish, the Subjunctive Future Perfect is known as "El Futuro Perfecto de Subjuntivo".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere permitidoI will have allowed
Túhubieres permitidoyou will have allowed
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere permitidos/he will have allowed, you (formal) will have allowed
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos permitidowe will have allowed
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis permitidoyou (plural) will have allowed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren permitidothey will have allowed, you (plural formal) will have allowed
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Imperative Tenses of Permitir

Permitir in the Imperative Affirmative

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

In Spanish, the Imperative Affirmative is known as "El Imperativo Afirmativo".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
Túpermite(to you) allow!
Ella / Él / Ustedpermita(to you formal) allow!
Nosotras / Nosotrospermitamoslet's allow!
Vosotras / Vosotrospermitid(to you plural) allow!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedespermitan(to you plural formal) allow!
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Permitir in the Imperative Negative

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

In Spanish, the Imperative Negative is known as "El Imperativo Negativo".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
Túno permitas(to you) don't allow!
Ella / Él / Ustedno permita(to you formal) don't allow!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno permitamoslet's not allow!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno permitáis(to you plural) don't allow!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno permitan(to you plural formal) don't allow!
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Example sentences and usage

  • El dinero te permite comprar cualquier cosa. Money enables you to buy anything.
  • Su bajo salario no le permite comprarse la casa. His low salary prevents him from buying the house.
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