Skip to content
  1. Home>
  2. verbs>
  3. volver

How to conjugate Volver in Spanish

To return Irregular

Introduction

Volver is the Spanish verb for to return. It is an irregular verb. Read on below to see how it is conjugated in the 16 major Spanish tenses!

Similar verbs to volver include: regresar (to return).

SpanishSpanishEnglish
Infinitivevolverto return
Past participlevueltoreturned
Gerundvolviendoreturning

Want a better way to learn conjugations?

Ella Verbs guides you through 30 levels of bite sized lessons and verb drills, helping you to master the 16 main Spanish tenses from our verb library of over 1,000 verbs.

Indicative Tenses of Volver

Volver in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of volver 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, "vuelvo en dos días", meaning "I return in two days".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YovuelvoI return
vuelvesyou return
Ella / Él / Ustedvuelves/he return, you (formal) return
Nosotras / Nosotrosvolvemoswe return
Vosotras / Vosotrosvolvéisyou (plural) return
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvuelventhey return, you (plural formal) return
Back to top

Volver in the Indicative Preterite

The Indicative Preterite of volver is used to talk about actions completed in the past, at a specific point in time. For example, "volví en dos días", meaning "I returned in two days".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YovolvíI returned
volvisteyou returned
Ella / Él / Ustedvolviós/he returned, you (formal) returned
Nosotras / Nosotrosvolvimoswe returned
Vosotras / Vosotrosvolvisteisyou (plural) returned
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvolvieronthey returned, you (plural formal) returned
Back to top

Volver in the Indicative Imperfect

The Indicative Imperfect of volver is used to describe regular and repeated actions that happened in the past and descriptions of things you used to do. For example, "volvía en dos días", meaning "I used to return in two days".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YovolvíaI used to return
volvíasyou used to return
Ella / Él / Ustedvolvías/he used to return, you (formal) used to return
Nosotras / Nosotrosvolvíamoswe used to return
Vosotras / Vosotrosvolvíaisyou (plural) used to return
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvolvíanthey used to return, you (plural formal) used to return
Back to top

Volver in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of volver is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "volveré en dos días", meaning "I will return in two days".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YovolveréI will return
volverásyou will return
Ella / Él / Ustedvolverás/he will return, you (formal) will return
Nosotras / Nosotrosvolveremoswe will return
Vosotras / Vosotrosvolveréisyou (plural) will return
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvolveránthey will return, you (plural formal) will return
Back to top

Volver in the Indicative Conditional

The Indicative Conditional of volver is used to talk about something that may happen in the future, hypothesis and probabilities. For example, "volvería en dos días", meaning "I would return in two days".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YovolveríaI would return
volveríasyou would return
Ella / Él / Ustedvolverías/he would return, you (formal) would return
Nosotras / Nosotrosvolveríamoswe would return
Vosotras / Vosotrosvolveríaisyou (plural) would return
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvolveríanthey would return, you (plural formal) would return
Back to top

Volver in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of volver 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 vuelto en dos días", meaning "I have returned in two days".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe vueltoI have returned
has vueltoyou have returned
Ella / Él / Ustedha vueltos/he has returned, you (formal) have returned
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos vueltowe have returned
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis vueltoyou (plural) have returned
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan vueltothey have returned, you (plural formal) have returned
Back to top

Volver in the Indicative Past Perfect

The Indicative Past Perfect of volver is used to talk about actions that happened before another action in the past. For example, "había vuelto en dos días", meaning "I had returned in two days".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía vueltoI had returned
habías vueltoyou had returned
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía vueltos/he had returned, you (formal) had returned
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos vueltowe had returned
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais vueltoyou (plural) had returned
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían vueltothey had returned, you (plural formal) had returned
Back to top

Volver in the Indicative Future Perfect

The Indicative Future Perfect of volver is used to talk about something that will have happened in the future after something else has already happened. For example, "habré vuelto en dos días", meaning "I will have returned in two days".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré vueltoI will have returned
habrás vueltoyou will have returned
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá vueltos/he will have returned, you (formal) will have returned
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos vueltowe will have returned
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis vueltoyou (plural) will have returned
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán vueltothey will have returned, you (plural formal) will have returned
Back to top

Volver in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

The Indicative Conditional Perfect of volver is used to talk about something that would have happened in the future but didn’t due to another action. For example, "habría vuelto en dos días", meaning "I would have returned in two days".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría vueltoI would have returned
habrías vueltoyou would have returned
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría vueltos/he would have returned, you (formal) would have returned
Nosotras / Nosotroshabríamos vueltowe would have returned
Vosotras / Vosotroshabríais vueltoyou (plural) would have returned
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrían vueltothey would have returned, you (plural formal) would have returned
Back to top

Want a better way to learn conjugations?

Ella Verbs guides you through 30 levels of bite sized lessons and verb drills, helping you to master the 16 main Spanish tenses from our verb library of over 1,000 verbs.

Subjunctive Tenses of Volver

Volver 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, "vuelva", meaning "I return".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YovuelvaI return
vuelvasyou return
Ella / Él / Ustedvuelvas/he return, you (formal) return
Nosotras / Nosotrosvolvamoswe return
Vosotras / Vosotrosvolváisyou (plural) return
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvuelvanthey return, you (plural formal) return
Back to top

Volver 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, "volviera", meaning "I returned".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YovolvieraI returned
volvierasyou returned
Ella / Él / Ustedvolvieras/he returned, you (formal) returned
Nosotras / Nosotrosvolviéramoswe returned
Vosotras / Vosotrosvolvieraisyou (plural) returned
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvolvieranthey returned, you (plural formal) returned
Back to top

Volver in the Subjunctive Future

The Subjunctive Future is used For example, "volviere", meaning "I will return".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YovolviereI will return
volvieresyou will return
Ella / Él / Ustedvolvieres/he will return, you (formal) will return
Nosotras / Nosotrosvolviéremoswe will return
Vosotras / Vosotrosvolviereisyou (plural) will return
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvolvierenthey will return, you (plural formal) will return
Back to top

Volver 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 vuelto", meaning "I have returned".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya vueltoI have returned
hayas vueltoyou have returned
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya vueltos/he has returned, you (formal) have returned
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos vueltowe have returned
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis vueltoyou (plural) have returned
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan vueltothey have returned, you (plural formal) have returned
Back to top

Volver 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 vuelto", meaning "I had returned".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera vueltoI had returned
hubieras vueltoyou had returned
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera vueltos/he had returned, you (formal) had returned
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos vueltowe had returned
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais vueltoyou (plural) had returned
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran vueltothey had returned, you (plural formal) had returned
Back to top

Volver in the Subjunctive Future Perfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere vueltoI will have returned
hubieres vueltoyou will have returned
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere vueltos/he will have returned, you (formal) will have returned
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos vueltowe will have returned
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis vueltoyou (plural) will have returned
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren vueltothey will have returned, you (plural formal) will have returned
Back to top

Imperative Tenses of Volver

Volver in the Imperative Affirmative

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
vuelve(to you) return!
Ella / Él / Ustedvuelva(to you formal) return!
Nosotras / Nosotrosvolvamos(to we) return!
Vosotras / Vosotrosvolved(to you plural) return!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvuelvan(to you plural formal) return!
Back to top

Volver in the Imperative Negative

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
no vuelvas(to you) don't return!
Ella / Él / Ustedno vuelva(to you formal) don't return!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno volvamos(to we) don't return!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno volváis(to you plural) don't return!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno vuelvan(to you plural formal) don't return!
Back to top

Example sentences and usage

  • ¿Cuándo volverás?" "Todo depende del clima. When will you be back?" "It all depends on the weather.
  • Tú te debes quedar aquí hasta que nosotros volvamos. You are to stay here until we come back.
  • Tu sueño algún día se volverá realidad. Your dream will come true some day.
  • Vuelve a tu sitio. Go back to your seat.
  • Me quedo aquí hasta que vuelvas. I'll stay here till you get back.
  • Por favor termina tus vacaciones y vuelve. Please cut short your vacation and return.
  • Él estaba tan triste que casi se volvió loco. He was so sad that he almost went mad.
Back to top

Want to explore other verb conjugations?

Why not check out lograr – to achieve, to accomplish, to attain or see the complete list of verbs here.

Back to top

Want a better way to learn conjugations?

Ella Verbs guides you through 30 levels of bite sized lessons and verb drills, helping you to master the 16 main Spanish tenses from our verb library of over 1,000 verbs.

Amazing App for practicing spanish verbs. Absolutely helpful with fast progress and great explanations of the tenses.

Star Star Star Star Star

Google Play Store