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How to conjugate Poner in Spanish

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Introduction

Poner is the Spanish verb meaning "to put or to place". It can be used literally and figeratively, for example: "I put cheese on the pizza" and "he put me in a difficult position". It can be used when talking about turning on the television, the lights, or the heating, as well as to talk about putting on clothes, for example: "Hoy me pongo un vestido" (Today I put on a dress).

Similar verbs to poner include: colocar (to place), depositar (to deposit / place).

SpanishEnglish
Infinitiveponerto put, to place
Past participlepuestoput
Gerundponiendoputting
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Indicative Tenses of Poner

Poner in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of poner 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, "pongo las verduras en la nevera", meaning "I put the vegetables in the fridge".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yopongo I put
Túponesyou put
Ella / Él / Ustedpones/he puts, you (formal) puts
Nosotras / Nosotrosponemoswe put
Vosotras / Vosotrosponéisyou (plural) put
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesponenthey put, you (plural formal) put

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Poner in the Indicative Preterite

The Indicative Preterite of poner is used to talk about actions completed in the past, at a specific point in time. For example, "puse las verduras en la nevera", meaning "I put the vegetables in the fridge".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yopuse I put
Túpusiste you put
Ella / Él / Ustedpuso s/he put, you (formal) put
Nosotras / Nosotrospusimos we put
Vosotras / Vosotrospusisteis you (plural) put
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedespusieron they put, you (plural formal) put

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Poner in the Indicative Imperfect

The Indicative Imperfect of poner is used to describe regular and repeated actions that happened in the past and descriptions of things you used to do. For example, "ponía las verduras en la nevera", meaning "I used to put the vegetables in the fridge".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoponíaI used to put
Túponíasyou used to put
Ella / Él / Ustedponías/he used to put, you (formal) used to put
Nosotras / Nosotrosponíamoswe used to put
Vosotras / Vosotrosponíaisyou (plural) used to put
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesponíanthey used to put, you (plural formal) used to put
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Poner in the Indicative Present Continuous

The Indicative Present Continuous of poner is used to talk about something that is happening continuously or right now. For example, "estoy poniendo las verduras en la nevera", meaning "I am putting the vegetables in the fridge".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoestoy poniendoI am putting
Túestás poniendoyou are putting
Ella / Él / Ustedestá poniendos/he is putting, you (formal) are putting
Nosotras / Nosotrosestamos poniendowe are putting
Vosotras / Vosotrosestáis poniendoyou (plural) are putting
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesestán poniendothey are putting, you (plural formal) are putting
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Poner in the Indicative Informal Future

The Indicative Informal Future of poner is used to talk about something that will happen in the future, especially in the near future. For example, "voy a poner las verduras en la nevera", meaning "I am going to put the vegetables in the fridge".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yovoy a ponerI am going to put
Túvas a poneryou are going to put
Ella / Él / Ustedva a poners/he is going to put, you (formal) are going to put
Nosotras / Nosotrosvamos a ponerwe are going to put
Vosotras / Vosotrosvais a poneryou (plural) are going to put
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvan a ponerthey are going to put, you (plural formal) are going to put
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Poner in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of poner is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "pondré las verduras en la nevera", meaning "I will put the vegetables in the fridge".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yopondré I will put
Túpondrás you will put
Ella / Él / Ustedpondrá s/he will put, you (formal) will put
Nosotras / Nosotrospondremos we will put
Vosotras / Vosotrospondréis you (plural) will put
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedespondrán they will put, you (plural formal) will put

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Poner in the Indicative Conditional

The Indicative Conditional of poner is used to talk about something that may happen in the future, hypothesis and probabilities. For example, "pondría las verduras en la nevera", meaning "I would put the vegetables in the fridge".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yopondría I would put
Túpondrías you would put
Ella / Él / Ustedpondría s/he would put, you (formal) would put
Nosotras / Nosotrospondríamos we would put
Vosotras / Vosotrospondríais you (plural) would put
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedespondrían they would put, you (plural formal) would put

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Poner in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of poner 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 puesto las verduras en la nevera", meaning "I have put the vegetables in the fridge".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe puesto I have put
Túhas puesto you have put
Ella / Él / Ustedha puesto s/he has put, you (formal) have put
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos puesto we have put
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis puesto you (plural) have put
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan puesto they have put, you (plural formal) have put

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Poner in the Indicative Past Perfect

The Indicative Past Perfect of poner is used to talk about actions that happened before another action in the past. For example, "había puesto las verduras en la nevera", meaning "I had put the vegetables in the fridge".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía puesto I had put
Túhabías puesto you had put
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía puesto s/he had put, you (formal) had put
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos puesto we had put
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais puesto you (plural) had put
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían puesto they had put, you (plural formal) had put

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Poner in the Indicative Future Perfect

The Indicative Future Perfect of poner is used to talk about something that will have happened in the future after something else has already happened. For example, "habré puesto las verduras en la nevera", meaning "I will have put the vegetables in the fridge".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré puesto I will have put
Túhabrás puesto you will have put
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá puesto s/he will have put, you (formal) will have put
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos puesto we will have put
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis puesto you (plural) will have put
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán puesto they will have put, you (plural formal) will have put

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Poner in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

The Indicative Conditional Perfect of poner is used to talk about something that would have happened in the past but didn’t due to another action. For example, "habría puesto las verduras en la nevera", meaning "I would have put the vegetables in the fridge".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría puesto I would have put
Túhabrías puesto you would have put
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría puesto s/he would have put, you (formal) would have put
Nosotras / Nosotroshabríamos puesto we would have put
Vosotras / Vosotroshabríais puesto you (plural) would have put
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrían puesto they would have put, you (plural formal) would have put

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Subjunctive Tenses of Poner

Poner 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, "ponga", meaning "I put".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoponga I put
Túpongas you put
Ella / Él / Ustedponga s/he puts, you (formal) puts
Nosotras / Nosotrospongamos we put
Vosotras / Vosotrospongáis you (plural) put
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedespongan they put, you (plural formal) put

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Poner 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, "pusiera", meaning "I put".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yopusiera I put
Túpusieras you put
Ella / Él / Ustedpusiera s/he put, you (formal) put
Nosotras / Nosotrospusiéramos we put
Vosotras / Vosotrospusierais you (plural) put
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedespusieran they put, you (plural formal) put

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Poner 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, "pusiere", meaning "I will put".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yopusiere I will put
Túpusieres you will put
Ella / Él / Ustedpusiere s/he will put, you (formal) will put
Nosotras / Nosotrospusiéremos we will put
Vosotras / Vosotrospusiereis you (plural) will put
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedespusieren they will put, you (plural formal) will put

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Poner 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 puesto", meaning "I have put".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya puesto I have put
Túhayas puesto you have put
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya puesto s/he has put, you (formal) have put
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos puesto we have put
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis puesto you (plural) have put
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan puesto they have put, you (plural formal) have put

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Poner 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 puesto", meaning "I had put".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera puesto I had put
Túhubieras puesto you had put
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera puesto s/he had put, you (formal) had put
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos puesto we had put
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais puesto you (plural) had put
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran puesto they had put, you (plural formal) had put

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Poner 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 puesto", meaning "I will have put".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere puesto I will have put
Túhubieres puesto you will have put
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere puesto s/he will have put, you (formal) will have put
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos puesto we will have put
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis puesto you (plural) will have put
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren puesto they will have put, you (plural formal) will have put

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Imperative Tenses of Poner

Poner in the Imperative Affirmative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
Túpon (to you) put!
Ella / Él / Ustedponga (to you formal) put!
Nosotras / Nosotrospongamos let's put!
Vosotras / Vosotrosponed(to you plural) put!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedespongan (to you plural formal) put!

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Poner in the Imperative Negative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
Túno pongas (to you) don't put!
Ella / Él / Ustedno ponga (to you formal) don't put!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno pongamos let's not put!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno pongáis (to you plural) don't put!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno pongan (to you plural formal) don't put!

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Example sentences and usage

  • Sería mejor que te pusieras un impermeable. You had better put on a raincoat.
  • Pon el mazo de cartas sobre la mesa de roble. Place the deck of cards on the oaken table.
  • Es un lío total y me pone de los nervios. It's a complete mess, and it's getting on my nerves.
  • Sería mejor que te pusieras un impermeable. You had better put on a raincoat.
  • Cuando tu negocio se ponga a andar, ahí hablaremos de un aumento. When your business gets rolling we'll talk about an increase.
  • Espero que pronto te pongas bien. I hope that you will get well soon.
  • El cielo se puso cada vez más oscuro. The sky became darker and darker.
  • Me puse muy contento de ver a mi viejo amigo. Meeting my old friend was very pleasant.
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