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How to conjugate Servir in Spanish

To serve Irregular Verb

Introduction

Servir is the Spanish verb for "to serve". It is an irregular verb. Read on below to see how it is conjugated in the 18 major Spanish tenses!

Similar verbs to servir include: atender.

SpanishEnglish
Infinitiveservirto serve
Past participleservidoserved
Gerundsirviendoserving
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Indicative Tenses of Servir

Servir in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of servir 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, "sirvo", meaning "I serve".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yosirvo I serve
TĂşsirves you serve
Ella / Él / Ustedsirve s/he serve, you (formal) serve
Nosotras / Nosotrosservimoswe serve
Vosotras / VosotrosservĂ­syou (plural) serve
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedessirven they serve, you (plural formal) serve

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Servir in the Indicative Preterite

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoservĂ­I served
TĂşservisteyou served
Ella / Él / Ustedsirvió s/he served, you (formal) served
Nosotras / Nosotrosservimoswe served
Vosotras / Vosotrosservisteisyou (plural) served
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedessirvieron they served, you (plural formal) served

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Servir in the Indicative Imperfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoservĂ­aI used to serve
TĂşservĂ­asyou used to serve
Ella / Él / Ustedservías/he used to serve, you (formal) used to serve
Nosotras / NosotrosservĂ­amoswe used to serve
Vosotras / VosotrosservĂ­aisyou (plural) used to serve
Ellas / Ellos / UstedesservĂ­anthey used to serve, you (plural formal) used to serve
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Servir in the Indicative Present Continuous

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoestoy sirviendo I am serving
Túestás sirviendo you are serving
Ella / Él / Ustedestá sirviendo s/he is serving, you (formal) are serving
Nosotras / Nosotrosestamos sirviendo we are serving
Vosotras / Vosotrosestáis sirviendo you (plural) are serving
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesestán sirviendo they are serving, you (plural formal) are serving

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Servir in the Indicative Informal Future

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yovoy a servirI am going to serve
TĂşvas a serviryou are going to serve
Ella / Él / Ustedva a servirs/he is going to serve, you (formal) are going to serve
Nosotras / Nosotrosvamos a servirwe are going to serve
Vosotras / Vosotrosvais a serviryou (plural) are going to serve
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvan a servirthey are going to serve, you (plural formal) are going to serve
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Servir in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of servir is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "serviré", meaning "I will serve".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoserviréI will serve
Túservirásyou will serve
Ella / Él / Ustedservirás/he will serve, you (formal) will serve
Nosotras / Nosotrosserviremoswe will serve
Vosotras / Vosotrosserviréisyou (plural) will serve
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesserviránthey will serve, you (plural formal) will serve
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Servir in the Indicative Conditional

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoservirĂ­aI would serve
TĂşservirĂ­asyou would serve
Ella / Él / Ustedservirías/he would serve, you (formal) would serve
Nosotras / NosotrosservirĂ­amoswe would serve
Vosotras / VosotrosservirĂ­aisyou (plural) would serve
Ellas / Ellos / UstedesservirĂ­anthey would serve, you (plural formal) would serve
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Servir in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of servir 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 servido", meaning "I have served".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe servidoI have served
TĂşhas servidoyou have served
Ella / Él / Ustedha servidos/he has served, you (formal) have served
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos servidowe have served
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis servidoyou (plural) have served
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan servidothey have served, you (plural formal) have served
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Servir in the Indicative Past Perfect

The Indicative Past Perfect of servir is used to talk about actions that happened before another action in the past. For example, "habĂ­a servido", meaning "I had served".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YohabĂ­a servidoI had served
TĂşhabĂ­as servidoyou had served
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía servidos/he had served, you (formal) had served
Nosotras / NosotroshabĂ­amos servidowe had served
Vosotras / VosotroshabĂ­ais servidoyou (plural) had served
Ellas / Ellos / UstedeshabĂ­an servidothey had served, you (plural formal) had served
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Servir in the Indicative Future Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré servidoI will have served
Túhabrás servidoyou will have served
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá servidos/he will have served, you (formal) will have served
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos servidowe will have served
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis servidoyou (plural) will have served
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán servidothey will have served, you (plural formal) will have served
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Servir in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YohabrĂ­a servidoI would have served
TĂşhabrĂ­as servidoyou would have served
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría servidos/he would have served, you (formal) would have served
Nosotras / NosotroshabrĂ­amos servidowe would have served
Vosotras / VosotroshabrĂ­ais servidoyou (plural) would have served
Ellas / Ellos / UstedeshabrĂ­an servidothey would have served, you (plural formal) would have served
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Subjunctive Tenses of Servir

Servir 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, "sirva", meaning "I serve".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yosirva I serve
TĂşsirvas you serve
Ella / Él / Ustedsirva s/he serve, you (formal) serve
Nosotras / Nosotrossirvamos we serve
Vosotras / Vosotrossirváis you (plural) serve
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedessirvan they serve, you (plural formal) serve

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Servir 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, "sirviera", meaning "I served".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yosirviera I served
TĂşsirvieras you served
Ella / Él / Ustedsirviera s/he served, you (formal) served
Nosotras / Nosotrossirviéramos we served
Vosotras / Vosotrossirvierais you (plural) served
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedessirvieran they served, you (plural formal) served

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Servir 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, "sirviere", meaning "I will serve".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yosirviere I will serve
TĂşsirvieres you will serve
Ella / Él / Ustedsirviere s/he will serve, you (formal) will serve
Nosotras / Nosotrossirviéremos we will serve
Vosotras / Vosotrossirviereis you (plural) will serve
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedessirvieren they will serve, you (plural formal) will serve

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Servir 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 servido", meaning "I have served".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya servidoI have served
TĂşhayas servidoyou have served
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya servidos/he has served, you (formal) have served
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos servidowe have served
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis servidoyou (plural) have served
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan servidothey have served, you (plural formal) have served
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Servir 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 servido", meaning "I had served".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera servidoI had served
TĂşhubieras servidoyou had served
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera servidos/he had served, you (formal) had served
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos servidowe had served
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais servidoyou (plural) had served
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran servidothey had served, you (plural formal) had served
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Servir 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 servido", meaning "I will have served".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere servidoI will have served
TĂşhubieres servidoyou will have served
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere servidos/he will have served, you (formal) will have served
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos servidowe will have served
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis servidoyou (plural) will have served
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren servidothey will have served, you (plural formal) will have served
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Imperative Tenses of Servir

Servir in the Imperative Affirmative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
TĂşsirve (to you) serve!
Ella / Él / Ustedsirva (to you formal) serve!
Nosotras / Nosotrossirvamos let's serve!
Vosotras / Vosotrosservid(to you plural) serve!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedessirvan (to you plural formal) serve!

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Servir in the Imperative Negative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
TĂşno sirvas (to you) don't serve!
Ella / Él / Ustedno sirva (to you formal) don't serve!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno sirvamos let's not serve!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno sirváis (to you plural) don't serve!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno sirvan (to you plural formal) don't serve!

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Example sentences and usage

  • No servirá de nada seguir pensando. It's useless to keep on thinking any more.
  • Llorar no sirve de nada. Crying is of no avail.
  • La cena se servirá a bordo del aviĂłn. Dinner will be served on board the plane.
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