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How to conjugate Ver in Spanish

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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).

SpanishEnglish
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
Yoveo I see
vesyou see
Ella / Él / Ustedves/he see, you (formal) see
Nosotras / Nosotrosvemoswe see
Vosotras / Vosotrosveis you (plural) see
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesventhey see, you (plural formal) see

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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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
Yovi I saw
visteyou saw
Ella / Él / Ustedvio s/he saw, you (formal) saw
Nosotras / Nosotrosvimoswe saw
Vosotras / Vosotrosvisteisyou (plural) saw
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvieronthey saw, you (plural formal) saw

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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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
Yoveía I used to see
veías you used to see
Ella / Él / Ustedveía s/he used to see, you (formal) used to see
Nosotras / Nosotrosveíamos we used to see
Vosotras / Vosotrosveíais you (plural) used to see
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesveían they used to see, you (plural formal) used to see

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Ver in the Indicative Present Continuous

The Indicative Present Continuous of ver is used to talk about something that is happening continuosly or right now. For example, "estoy viendo fantasmas", meaning "I am seeing ghosts".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoestoy viendoI am seeing
estás viendoyou are seeing
Ella / Él / Ustedestá viendos/he is seeing, you (formal) are seeing
Nosotras / Nosotrosestamos viendowe are seeing
Vosotras / Vosotrosestáis viendoyou (plural) are seeing
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesestán viendothey are seeing, you (plural formal) are seeing
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Ver in the Indicative Informal Future

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yovoy a verI am going to see
vas a veryou are going to see
Ella / Él / Ustedva a vers/he is going to see, you (formal) are going to see
Nosotras / Nosotrosvamos a verwe are going to see
Vosotras / Vosotrosvais a veryou (plural) are going to see
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvan a verthey are going to see, you (plural formal) are going 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 visto I have seen
has visto you have seen
Ella / Él / Ustedha visto s/he has seen, you (formal) have seen
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos visto we have seen
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis visto you (plural) have seen
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan visto they have seen, you (plural formal) have seen

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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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
Yovea I see
veas you see
Ella / Él / Ustedvea s/he see, you (formal) see
Nosotras / Nosotrosveamos we see
Vosotras / Vosotrosveáis you (plural) see
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvean they see, you (plural formal) see

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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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 to speak about hypothetical situations, and actions/events that may happen in the future. 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 visto I have seen
hayas visto you have seen
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya visto s/he has seen, you (formal) have seen
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos visto we have seen
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis visto you (plural) have seen
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan visto they have seen, you (plural formal) have seen

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Ver 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, "hubiere visto", meaning "I will have seen".

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

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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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 let's see!
Vosotras / Vosotrosved(to you plural) see!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvean (to you plural formal) see!

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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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 let's not see!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno veáis (to you plural) don't see!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno vean (to you plural formal) don't see!

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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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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