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How to conjugate Ponerse in Spanish

To put on, to place on Irregular Verb

Introduction

Ponerse is the Spanish verb for "to put on, to place on". It is an irregular verb. Read on below to see how it is conjugated in the 18 major Spanish tenses!

SpanishEnglish
Infinitiveponerseto put on, to place on
Past participlepuestoput on
Gerundponiendoputting on

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Indicative Tenses of Ponerse

Ponerse in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of ponerse 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, "me pongo", meaning "I put on".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome pongo I put on
te ponesyou put on
Ella / Él / Ustedse pones/he put on, you (formal) put on
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos ponemoswe put on
Vosotras / Vosotrosos ponéisyou (plural) put on
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse ponenthey put on, you (plural formal) put on

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Ponerse in the Indicative Preterite

The Indicative Preterite of ponerse is used to talk about actions completed in the past, at a specific point in time. For example, "me puse", meaning "I put on".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome puse I put on
te pusiste you put on
Ella / Él / Ustedse puso s/he put on, you (formal) put on
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos pusimos we put on
Vosotras / Vosotrosos pusisteis you (plural) put on
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse pusieron they put on, you (plural formal) put on

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Ponerse in the Indicative Imperfect

The Indicative Imperfect of ponerse is used to describe regular and repeated actions that happened in the past and descriptions of things you used to do. For example, "me ponía", meaning "I used to put on".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome poníaI used to put on
te poníasyou used to put on
Ella / Él / Ustedse ponías/he used to put on, you (formal) used to put on
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos poníamoswe used to put on
Vosotras / Vosotrosos poníaisyou (plural) used to put on
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse poníanthey used to put on, you (plural formal) used to put on
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Ponerse in the Indicative Present Continuous

The Indicative Present Continuous of ponerse is used to talk about something that is happening continuosly or right now. For example, "me estoy poniendo", meaning "I am putting on".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome estoy poniendoI am putting on
te estás poniendoyou are putting on
Ella / Él / Ustedse está poniendos/he is putting on, you (formal) are putting on
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos estamos poniendowe are putting on
Vosotras / Vosotrosos estáis poniendoyou (plural) are putting on
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse están poniendothey are putting on, you (plural formal) are putting on
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Ponerse in the Indicative Informal Future

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome voy a ponerI am going to put on
te vas a poneryou are going to put on
Ella / Él / Ustedse va a poners/he is going to put on, you (formal) are going to put on
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos vamos a ponerwe are going to put on
Vosotras / Vosotrosos vais a poneryou (plural) are going to put on
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse van a ponerthey are going to put on, you (plural formal) are going to put on
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Ponerse in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of ponerse is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "me pondré", meaning "I will put on".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome pondré I will put on
te pondrás you will put on
Ella / Él / Ustedse pondrá s/he will put on, you (formal) will put on
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos pondremos we will put on
Vosotras / Vosotrosos pondréis you (plural) will put on
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse pondrán they will put on, you (plural formal) will put on

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Ponerse in the Indicative Conditional

The Indicative Conditional of ponerse is used to talk about something that may happen in the future, hypothesis and probabilities. For example, "me pondría", meaning "I would put on".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome pondría I would put on
te pondrías you would put on
Ella / Él / Ustedse pondría s/he would put on, you (formal) would put on
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos pondríamos we would put on
Vosotras / Vosotrosos pondríais you (plural) would put on
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse pondrían they would put on, you (plural formal) would put on

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Ponerse in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of ponerse 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, "me he puesto", meaning "I have put on".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome he puesto I have put on
te has puesto you have put on
Ella / Él / Ustedse ha puesto s/he has put on, you (formal) have put on
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos hemos puesto we have put on
Vosotras / Vosotrosos habéis puesto you (plural) have put on
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse han puesto they have put on, you (plural formal) have put on

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Ponerse in the Indicative Past Perfect

The Indicative Past Perfect of ponerse is used to talk about actions that happened before another action in the past. For example, "me había puesto", meaning "I had put on".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome había puesto I had put on
te habías puesto you had put on
Ella / Él / Ustedse había puesto s/he had put on, you (formal) had put on
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos habíamos puesto we had put on
Vosotras / Vosotrosos habíais puesto you (plural) had put on
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse habían puesto they had put on, you (plural formal) had put on

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Ponerse in the Indicative Future Perfect

The Indicative Future Perfect of ponerse is used to talk about something that will have happened in the future after something else has already happened. For example, "me habré puesto", meaning "I will have put on".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome habré puesto I will have put on
te habrás puesto you will have put on
Ella / Él / Ustedse habrá puesto s/he will have put on, you (formal) will have put on
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos habremos puesto we will have put on
Vosotras / Vosotrosos habréis puesto you (plural) will have put on
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse habrán puesto they will have put on, you (plural formal) will have put on

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Ponerse in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome habría puesto I would have put on
te habrías puesto you would have put on
Ella / Él / Ustedse habría puesto s/he would have put on, you (formal) would have put on
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos habríamos puesto we would have put on
Vosotras / Vosotrosos habríais puesto you (plural) would have put on
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse habrían puesto they would have put on, you (plural formal) would have put on

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Subjunctive Tenses of Ponerse

Ponerse 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, "me ponga", meaning "I put on".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome ponga I put on
te pongas you put on
Ella / Él / Ustedse ponga s/he put on, you (formal) put on
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos pongamos we put on
Vosotras / Vosotrosos pongáis you (plural) put on
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse pongan they put on, you (plural formal) put on

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Ponerse 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, "me pusiera", meaning "I put on".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome pusiera I put on
te pusieras you put on
Ella / Él / Ustedse pusiera s/he put on, you (formal) put on
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos pusiéramos we put on
Vosotras / Vosotrosos pusierais you (plural) put on
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse pusieran they put on, you (plural formal) put on

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Ponerse 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, "me pusiere", meaning "I will put on".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome pusiere I will put on
te pusieres you will put on
Ella / Él / Ustedse pusiere s/he will put on, you (formal) will put on
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos pusiéremos we will put on
Vosotras / Vosotrosos pusiereis you (plural) will put on
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse pusieren they will put on, you (plural formal) will put on

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Ponerse 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, "me haya puesto", meaning "I have put on".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome haya puesto I have put on
te hayas puesto you have put on
Ella / Él / Ustedse haya puesto s/he has put on, you (formal) have put on
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos hayamos puesto we have put on
Vosotras / Vosotrosos hayáis puesto you (plural) have put on
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse hayan puesto they have put on, you (plural formal) have put on

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Ponerse 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, "me hubiera puesto", meaning "I had put on".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome hubiera puesto I had put on
te hubieras puesto you had put on
Ella / Él / Ustedse hubiera puesto s/he had put on, you (formal) had put on
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos hubiéramos puesto we had put on
Vosotras / Vosotrosos hubierais puesto you (plural) had put on
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse hubieran puesto they had put on, you (plural formal) had put on

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Ponerse 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, "me hubiere puesto", meaning "I will have put on".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yome hubiere puesto I will have put on
te hubieres puesto you will have put on
Ella / Él / Ustedse hubiere puesto s/he will have put on, you (formal) will have put on
Nosotras / Nosotrosnos hubiéremos puesto we will have put on
Vosotras / Vosotrosos hubiereis puesto you (plural) will have put on
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesse hubieren puesto they will have put on, you (plural formal) will have put on

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Imperative Tenses of Ponerse

Ponerse in the Imperative Affirmative

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
ponte (to you) put! on
Ella / Él / Ustedpóngase (to you formal) put! on
Nosotras / Nosotrospongámonos let's put! on
Vosotras / Vosotrosponeos(to you plural) put! on
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedespónganse (to you plural formal) put! on

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Ponerse in the Imperative Negative

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
no te pongas (to you) don't put! on
Ella / Él / Ustedno se ponga (to you formal) don't put! on
Nosotras / Nosotrosno nos pongamos let's not put! on
Vosotras / Vosotrosno os pongáis (to you plural) don't put! on
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno se pongan (to you plural formal) don't put! on

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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