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How to conjugate Ver in Spanish

To see Irregular

Introduction

Ver is the Spanish verb "to see". It is mostly irregular, so endings must be learned by heart. Ver can be used for a number of reasons, the most basic "to see", for example: "Veo un coche". It can also be used to describe "watching" a movie or tv show, asking a person if they have "seen" a particular movie or object, or to notice something. E.g. Veo la diferencia entre los colores. Another helpful use of this verb is "to check". E.g. Tengo que ver cuánto tiempo me queda para hacer las compras. I have to check how much time I have left to do the shopping.

Similar verbs to ver include: echar un vistazo (to have a look at), mirar (to look at), observar (to watch).

SpanishSpanishEnglish
Infinitiveverto see
Past participlevistoseen
Gerundviendoseeing

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Indicative Tenses of Ver

Ver in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of ver 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, "veo fantasmas", meaning "I see ghosts".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoveoI see
vesyou see
Ella / Él / Ustedves/he see, you (formal) see
Nosotras / Nosotrosvemoswe see
Vosotras / Vosotrosveisyou (plural) see
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesventhey see, you (plural formal) see
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Ver in the Indicative Preterite

The Indicative Preterite of ver is used to talk about actions completed in the past, at a specific point in time. For example, "vi fantasmas", meaning "I saw ghosts".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoviI saw
visteyou saw
Ella / Él / Ustedvios/he saw, you (formal) saw
Nosotras / Nosotrosvimoswe saw
Vosotras / Vosotrosvisteisyou (plural) saw
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvieronthey saw, you (plural formal) saw
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Ver in the Indicative Imperfect

The Indicative Imperfect of ver is used to describe regular and repeated actions that happened in the past and descriptions of things you used to do. For example, "veía fantasmas", meaning "I used to see ghosts".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoveíaI used to see
veíasyou used to see
Ella / Él / Ustedveías/he used to see, you (formal) used to see
Nosotras / Nosotrosveíamoswe used to see
Vosotras / Vosotrosveíaisyou (plural) used to see
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesveíanthey used to see, you (plural formal) used to see
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Ver in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of ver is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "veré fantasmas", meaning "I will see ghosts".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoveréI will see
verásyou will see
Ella / Él / Ustedverás/he will see, you (formal) will see
Nosotras / Nosotrosveremoswe will see
Vosotras / Vosotrosveréisyou (plural) will see
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesveránthey will see, you (plural formal) will see
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Ver in the Indicative Conditional

The Indicative Conditional of ver is used to talk about something that may happen in the future, hypothesis and probabilities. For example, "vería fantasmas", meaning "I would see ghosts".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoveríaI would see
veríasyou would see
Ella / Él / Ustedverías/he would see, you (formal) would see
Nosotras / Nosotrosveríamoswe would see
Vosotras / Vosotrosveríaisyou (plural) would see
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesveríanthey would see, you (plural formal) would see
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Ver in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of ver 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 visto fantasmas", meaning "I have seen ghosts".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe vistoI have seen
has vistoyou have seen
Ella / Él / Ustedha vistos/he has seen, you (formal) have seen
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos vistowe have seen
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis vistoyou (plural) have seen
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan vistothey have seen, you (plural formal) have seen
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Ver in the Indicative Past Perfect

The Indicative Past Perfect of ver is used to talk about actions that happened before another action in the past. For example, "había visto fantasmas", meaning "I had seen ghosts".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía vistoI had seen
habías vistoyou had seen
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía vistos/he had seen, you (formal) had seen
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos vistowe had seen
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais vistoyou (plural) had seen
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían vistothey had seen, you (plural formal) had seen
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Ver in the Indicative Future Perfect

The Indicative Future Perfect of ver is used to talk about something that will have happened in the future after something else has already happened. For example, "habré visto fantasmas", meaning "I will have seen ghosts".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré vistoI will have seen
habrás vistoyou will have seen
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá vistos/he will have seen, you (formal) will have seen
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos vistowe will have seen
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis vistoyou (plural) will have seen
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán vistothey will have seen, you (plural formal) will have seen
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Ver in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría vistoI would have seen
habrías vistoyou would have seen
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría vistos/he would have seen, you (formal) would have seen
Nosotras / Nosotroshabríamos vistowe would have seen
Vosotras / Vosotroshabríais vistoyou (plural) would have seen
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrían vistothey would have seen, you (plural formal) would have seen
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Subjunctive Tenses of Ver

Ver 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, "vea", meaning "I see".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoveaI see
veasyou see
Ella / Él / Ustedveas/he see, you (formal) see
Nosotras / Nosotrosveamoswe see
Vosotras / Vosotrosveáisyou (plural) see
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesveanthey see, you (plural formal) see
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Ver 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, "viera", meaning "I saw".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YovieraI saw
vierasyou saw
Ella / Él / Ustedvieras/he saw, you (formal) saw
Nosotras / Nosotrosviéramoswe saw
Vosotras / Vosotrosvieraisyou (plural) saw
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvieranthey saw, you (plural formal) saw
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Ver in the Subjunctive Future

The Subjunctive Future is used For example, "viere", meaning "I will see".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoviereI will see
vieresyou will see
Ella / Él / Ustedvieres/he will see, you (formal) will see
Nosotras / Nosotrosviéremoswe will see
Vosotras / Vosotrosviereisyou (plural) will see
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvierenthey will see, you (plural formal) will see
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Ver 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 visto", meaning "I have seen".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya vistoI have seen
hayas vistoyou have seen
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya vistos/he has seen, you (formal) have seen
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos vistowe have seen
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis vistoyou (plural) have seen
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan vistothey have seen, you (plural formal) have seen
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Ver 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 visto", meaning "I had seen".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera vistoI had seen
hubieras vistoyou had seen
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera vistos/he had seen, you (formal) had seen
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos vistowe had seen
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais vistoyou (plural) had seen
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran vistothey had seen, you (plural formal) had seen
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Ver in the Subjunctive Future Perfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere vistoI will have seen
hubieres vistoyou will have seen
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere vistos/he will have seen, you (formal) will have seen
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos vistowe will have seen
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis vistoyou (plural) will have seen
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren vistothey will have seen, you (plural formal) will have seen
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Imperative Tenses of Ver

Ver in the Imperative Affirmative

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
ve(to you) see!
Ella / Él / Ustedvea(to you formal) see!
Nosotras / Nosotrosveamos(to we) see!
Vosotras / Vosotrosved(to you plural) see!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvean(to you plural formal) see!
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Ver in the Imperative Negative

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
no veas(to you) don't see!
Ella / Él / Ustedno vea(to you formal) don't see!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno veamos(to we) don't see!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno veáis(to you plural) don't see!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno vean(to you plural formal) don't see!
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Example sentences and usage

  • Hay un problema que no ves. There's a problem there that you don't see.
  • Si ves un error, entonces corrígelo, por favor. If you see a mistake, then please correct it.
  • No vemos las cosas según son, sino según somos. We don't see things as they are, but as we are.
  • Ve y habla con mi compañero. Go and speak to my colleague.
  • Te ves muy pálido. You look very pale.
  • Te ves muy encantador hoy. You look very charming today.
  • Te ves muy cansado. You look very tired.
  • Te ves como tu padre hace treinta años. You look the way your father did thirty years ago.
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