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How to conjugate Permitir in Spanish

To allow, to permit

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 16 major Spanish tenses!

SpanishSpanishEnglish
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".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YopermitoI allow
permitesyou 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".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YopermitíI allowed
permitisteyou 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".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YopermitíaI used to allow
permitíasyou 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 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".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YopermitiréI will allow
permitirásyou 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".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YopermitiríaI would allow
permitiríasyou 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".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe permitidoI have allowed
has 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".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía permitidoI had allowed
habías 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".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré permitidoI will have allowed
habrás 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".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría permitidoI would have allowed
habrías 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".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YopermitaI allow
permitasyou 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".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YopermitieraI allowed
permitierasyou 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 For example, "permitiere", meaning "I will allow".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YopermitiereI will allow
permitieresyou 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".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya permitidoI have allowed
hayas 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".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera permitidoI had allowed
hubieras 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 For example, "hubiere permitido", meaning "I will have allowed".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere permitidoI will have allowed
hubieres 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!".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
permite(to you) allow!
Ella / Él / Ustedpermita(to you formal) allow!
Nosotras / Nosotrospermitamos(to we) 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!".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
no permitas(to you) don't allow!
Ella / Él / Ustedno permita(to you formal) don't allow!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno permitamos(to we) don't 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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