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How to conjugate Sonreír in Spanish

To smile Irregular Verb

Introduction

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

SpanishEnglish
Infinitivesonreírto smile
Past participlesonreídosmiled
Gerundsonriendosmiling
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Indicative Tenses of Sonreír

Sonreír in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of sonreír 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, "sonrío", meaning "I smile".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yosonrío I smile
sonríes you smile
Ella / Él / Ustedsonríe s/he smile, you (formal) smile
Nosotras / Nosotrossonreímos we smile
Vosotras / Vosotrossonreísyou (plural) smile
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedessonríen they smile, you (plural formal) smile

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Sonreír in the Indicative Preterite

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YosonreíI smiled
sonreíste you smiled
Ella / Él / Ustedsonrió s/he smiled, you (formal) smiled
Nosotras / Nosotrossonreímos we smiled
Vosotras / Vosotrossonreísteis you (plural) smiled
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedessonrieron they smiled, you (plural formal) smiled

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Sonreír in the Indicative Imperfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YosonreíaI used to smile
sonreíasyou used to smile
Ella / Él / Ustedsonreías/he used to smile, you (formal) used to smile
Nosotras / Nosotrossonreíamoswe used to smile
Vosotras / Vosotrossonreíaisyou (plural) used to smile
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedessonreíanthey used to smile, you (plural formal) used to smile
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Sonreír in the Indicative Present Continuous

The Indicative Present Continuous of sonreír is used to talk about something that is happening continuosly or right now. For example, "estoy sonriendo", meaning "I am smiling".

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

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

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Sonreír in the Indicative Informal Future

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yovoy a sonreírI am going to smile
vas a sonreíryou are going to smile
Ella / Él / Ustedva a sonreírs/he is going to smile, you (formal) are going to smile
Nosotras / Nosotrosvamos a sonreírwe are going to smile
Vosotras / Vosotrosvais a sonreíryou (plural) are going to smile
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvan a sonreírthey are going to smile, you (plural formal) are going to smile
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Sonreír in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of sonreír is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "sonreiré", meaning "I will smile".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YosonreiréI will smile
sonreirásyou will smile
Ella / Él / Ustedsonreirás/he will smile, you (formal) will smile
Nosotras / Nosotrossonreiremoswe will smile
Vosotras / Vosotrossonreiréisyou (plural) will smile
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedessonreiránthey will smile, you (plural formal) will smile
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Sonreír in the Indicative Conditional

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YosonreiríaI would smile
sonreiríasyou would smile
Ella / Él / Ustedsonreirías/he would smile, you (formal) would smile
Nosotras / Nosotrossonreiríamoswe would smile
Vosotras / Vosotrossonreiríaisyou (plural) would smile
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedessonreiríanthey would smile, you (plural formal) would smile
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Sonreír in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of sonreír 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 sonreído", meaning "I have smiled".

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

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

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Sonreír in the Indicative Past Perfect

The Indicative Past Perfect of sonreír is used to talk about actions that happened before another action in the past. For example, "había sonreído", meaning "I had smiled".

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

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

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Sonreír in the Indicative Future Perfect

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

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

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

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Sonreír in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

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

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

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

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Subjunctive Tenses of Sonreír

Sonreír 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, "sonría", meaning "I smile".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yosonría I smile
sonrías you smile
Ella / Él / Ustedsonría s/he smile, you (formal) smile
Nosotras / Nosotrossonriamos we smile
Vosotras / Vosotrossonriáis you (plural) smile
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedessonrían they smile, you (plural formal) smile

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Sonreír 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, "sonriera", meaning "I smiled".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yosonriera I smiled
sonrieras you smiled
Ella / Él / Ustedsonriera s/he smiled, you (formal) smiled
Nosotras / Nosotrossonriéramos we smiled
Vosotras / Vosotrossonrierais you (plural) smiled
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedessonrieran they smiled, you (plural formal) smiled

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Sonreír 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, "sonriere", meaning "I will smile".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yosonriere I will smile
sonrieres you will smile
Ella / Él / Ustedsonriere s/he will smile, you (formal) will smile
Nosotras / Nosotrossonriéremos we will smile
Vosotras / Vosotrossonriereis you (plural) will smile
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedessonrieren they will smile, you (plural formal) will smile

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Sonreír 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 sonreído", meaning "I have smiled".

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

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

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Sonreír 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 sonreído", meaning "I had smiled".

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

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

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Sonreír 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 sonreído", meaning "I will have smiled".

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

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

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Imperative Tenses of Sonreír

Sonreír in the Imperative Affirmative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
sonríe (to you) smile!
Ella / Él / Ustedsonría (to you formal) smile!
Nosotras / Nosotrossonriamos let's smile!
Vosotras / Vosotrossonreíd (to you plural) smile!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedessonrían (to you plural formal) smile!

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Sonreír in the Imperative Negative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
no sonrías (to you) don't smile!
Ella / Él / Ustedno sonría (to you formal) don't smile!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno sonriamos let's not smile!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno sonriáis (to you plural) don't smile!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno sonrían (to you plural formal) don't smile!

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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