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How to conjugate Seguir in Spanish

To follow, to continue Irregular

Introduction

Seguir is the Spanish verb meaning "to follow, to continue, to understand". For example: "Sígueme y te enseño el camino" (Follow me and I'll show you the way), "No sigo tu lógica" (I don't follow your logic), "Debes seguir las reglas" (You must follow the rules), and finally "¿Sigues Beyoncé en Instagram? (Do you follow Beyoncé on Instagram?)

SpanishSpanishEnglish
Infinitiveseguirto follow, to continue
Past participleseguidofollowed
Gerundsiguiendofollowing

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Indicative Tenses of Seguir

Seguir in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of seguir 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, "sigo Beyoncé en Instagram", meaning "I follow Beyoncé on Instagram".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YosigoI follow
siguesyou follow
Ella / Él / Ustedsigues/he follow, you (formal) follow
Nosotras / Nosotrosseguimoswe follow
Vosotras / Vosotrosseguísyou (plural) follow
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedessiguenthey follow, you (plural formal) follow
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Seguir in the Indicative Preterite

The Indicative Preterite of seguir is used to talk about actions completed in the past, at a specific point in time. For example, "seguí Beyoncé en Instagram", meaning "I followed Beyoncé on Instagram".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoseguíI followed
seguisteyou followed
Ella / Él / Ustedsiguiós/he followed, you (formal) followed
Nosotras / Nosotrosseguimoswe followed
Vosotras / Vosotrosseguisteisyou (plural) followed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedessiguieronthey followed, you (plural formal) followed
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Seguir in the Indicative Imperfect

The Indicative Imperfect of seguir is used to describe regular and repeated actions that happened in the past and descriptions of things you used to do. For example, "seguía Beyoncé en Instagram", meaning "I used to follow Beyoncé on Instagram".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoseguíaI used to follow
seguíasyou used to follow
Ella / Él / Ustedseguías/he used to follow, you (formal) used to follow
Nosotras / Nosotrosseguíamoswe used to follow
Vosotras / Vosotrosseguíaisyou (plural) used to follow
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesseguíanthey used to follow, you (plural formal) used to follow
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Seguir in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of seguir is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "seguiré Beyoncé en Instagram", meaning "I will follow Beyoncé on Instagram".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoseguiréI will follow
seguirásyou will follow
Ella / Él / Ustedseguirás/he will follow, you (formal) will follow
Nosotras / Nosotrosseguiremoswe will follow
Vosotras / Vosotrosseguiréisyou (plural) will follow
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesseguiránthey will follow, you (plural formal) will follow
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Seguir in the Indicative Conditional

The Indicative Conditional of seguir is used to talk about something that may happen in the future, hypothesis and probabilities. For example, "seguiría Beyoncé en Instagram", meaning "I would follow Beyoncé on Instagram".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoseguiríaI would follow
seguiríasyou would follow
Ella / Él / Ustedseguirías/he would follow, you (formal) would follow
Nosotras / Nosotrosseguiríamoswe would follow
Vosotras / Vosotrosseguiríaisyou (plural) would follow
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesseguiríanthey would follow, you (plural formal) would follow
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Seguir in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of seguir 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 seguido Beyoncé en Instagram", meaning "I have followed Beyoncé on Instagram".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe seguidoI have followed
has seguidoyou have followed
Ella / Él / Ustedha seguidos/he has followed, you (formal) have followed
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos seguidowe have followed
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis seguidoyou (plural) have followed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan seguidothey have followed, you (plural formal) have followed
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Seguir in the Indicative Past Perfect

The Indicative Past Perfect of seguir is used to talk about actions that happened before another action in the past. For example, "había seguido Beyoncé en Instagram", meaning "I had followed Beyoncé on Instagram".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía seguidoI had followed
habías seguidoyou had followed
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía seguidos/he had followed, you (formal) had followed
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos seguidowe had followed
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais seguidoyou (plural) had followed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían seguidothey had followed, you (plural formal) had followed
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Seguir in the Indicative Future Perfect

The Indicative Future Perfect of seguir is used to talk about something that will have happened in the future after something else has already happened. For example, "habré seguido Beyoncé en Instagram", meaning "I will have followed Beyoncé on Instagram".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré seguidoI will have followed
habrás seguidoyou will have followed
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá seguidos/he will have followed, you (formal) will have followed
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos seguidowe will have followed
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis seguidoyou (plural) will have followed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán seguidothey will have followed, you (plural formal) will have followed
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Seguir in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

The Indicative Conditional Perfect of seguir is used to talk about something that would have happened in the future but didn’t due to another action. For example, "habría seguido Beyoncé en Instagram", meaning "I would have followed Beyoncé on Instagram".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría seguidoI would have followed
habrías seguidoyou would have followed
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría seguidos/he would have followed, you (formal) would have followed
Nosotras / Nosotroshabríamos seguidowe would have followed
Vosotras / Vosotroshabríais seguidoyou (plural) would have followed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrían seguidothey would have followed, you (plural formal) would have followed
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Subjunctive Tenses of Seguir

Seguir 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, "siga", meaning "I follow".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YosigaI follow
sigasyou follow
Ella / Él / Ustedsigas/he follow, you (formal) follow
Nosotras / Nosotrossigamoswe follow
Vosotras / Vosotrossigáisyou (plural) follow
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedessiganthey follow, you (plural formal) follow
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Seguir 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, "siguiera", meaning "I followed".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YosiguieraI followed
siguierasyou followed
Ella / Él / Ustedsiguieras/he followed, you (formal) followed
Nosotras / Nosotrossiguiéramoswe followed
Vosotras / Vosotrossiguieraisyou (plural) followed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedessiguieranthey followed, you (plural formal) followed
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Seguir in the Subjunctive Future

The Subjunctive Future is used For example, "siguiere", meaning "I will follow".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YosiguiereI will follow
siguieresyou will follow
Ella / Él / Ustedsiguieres/he will follow, you (formal) will follow
Nosotras / Nosotrossiguiéremoswe will follow
Vosotras / Vosotrossiguiereisyou (plural) will follow
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedessiguierenthey will follow, you (plural formal) will follow
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Seguir 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 seguido", meaning "I have followed".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya seguidoI have followed
hayas seguidoyou have followed
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya seguidos/he has followed, you (formal) have followed
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos seguidowe have followed
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis seguidoyou (plural) have followed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan seguidothey have followed, you (plural formal) have followed
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Seguir 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 seguido", meaning "I had followed".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera seguidoI had followed
hubieras seguidoyou had followed
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera seguidos/he had followed, you (formal) had followed
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos seguidowe had followed
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais seguidoyou (plural) had followed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran seguidothey had followed, you (plural formal) had followed
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Seguir in the Subjunctive Future Perfect

The Subjunctive Future Perfect is used For example, "hubiere seguido", meaning "I will have followed".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere seguidoI will have followed
hubieres seguidoyou will have followed
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere seguidos/he will have followed, you (formal) will have followed
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos seguidowe will have followed
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis seguidoyou (plural) will have followed
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren seguidothey will have followed, you (plural formal) will have followed
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Imperative Tenses of Seguir

Seguir in the Imperative Affirmative

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
sigue(to you) follow!
Ella / Él / Ustedsiga(to you formal) follow!
Nosotras / Nosotrossigamos(to we) follow!
Vosotras / Vosotrosseguid(to you plural) follow!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedessigan(to you plural formal) follow!
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Seguir in the Imperative Negative

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
no sigas(to you) don't follow!
Ella / Él / Ustedno siga(to you formal) don't follow!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno sigamos(to we) don't follow!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno sigáis(to you plural) don't follow!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno sigan(to you plural formal) don't follow!
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Example sentences and usage

  • Ella sigue sonriendo aún en la cara de la adversidad. She carries on smiling even in the face of adversity.
  • Mis padres siguen discutiendo por estupideces. ¡Es tan molesto! My parents keep arguing about stupid things. It's so annoying!
  • ¿Aún te sigues preguntando cuál es el sentido de la vida? You are still asking yourself what the meaning of life is?
  • Solo sigue a tu corazón. Just follow your heart.
  • Ella sigue sonriendo aún en la cara de la adversidad. She carries on smiling even in the face of adversity.
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