Let's See: How to Conjugate the Spanish Verb Ver (2023)

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Let's See: How to Conjugate the Spanish Verb Ver (1)

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    Updated on May 07, 2019

    The Spanish verb ver means "to see" or "to watch." Its conjugation is mostly regular, although the pattern varies in the past participle, visto (seen), and the first-person singular present, veo (I see). Other verbs derived from ver, such as prever (to preview or to foresee) and entrever (to partly see or to suspect), follow the same conjugation pattern. A verb that is similar in meaning is mirar, which can be translated as "to look."

    This article includes ver conjugations in the indicative mood (present, past, conditional and future), the subjunctive mood (present and past), the imperative mood, and other verb forms.

    Present Indicative

    The first person singular conjugation veo is slightly irregular. Normally we would remove the ending -er before adding the present tense ending -o, but in this case, the e in ver stays to produce veo.

    YoveoYo veo las noticias todos los días.I watch the news every day.
    vesTú ves a tu hija bailar.You watch your daughter dance.
    Usted/él/ellaveElla ve una película con su amiga.She watches a movie with her friend.
    NosotrosvemosNosotros vemos a muchos pacientes en la clínica.We see many patients at the clinic.
    VosotrosveisVosotros veis a vuestra abuela frecuentemente.You see your grandmother frequently.
    Ustedes/ellos/ellasvenEllos ven muchas cosas interesantes en el museo.They see many interesting things at the museum.

    Preterite Indicative

    The preterite is used to talk about completed events in the past.

    YoviYo vi las noticias todos los días.I watched the news every day.
    visteTú viste a tu hija bailar.You watched your daughter dance.
    Usted/él/ellavioElla vio una película con su amiga.She watched a movie with her friend.
    NosotrosvimosNosotros vimos a muchos pacientes en la clínica.We saw many patients at the clinic.
    VosotrosvisteisVosotros visteis a vuestra abuela frecuentemente.You saw your grandma frequently.
    Ustedes/ellos/ellasvieronEllos vieron muchas cosas interesantes en el museo.They saw many interesting things at the museum.

    Imperfect Indicative

    The imperfect is used to talk about ongoing or repeated actions in the past. It can be translated as "was watching" or "used to watch."

    YoveíaYo veía las noticias todos los días.I used to watch the news every day.
    veíasTú veías a tu hija bailar.You used to watch your daughter dance.
    Usted/él/ellaveíaElla veía una película con su amiga.She used to watch a movie with her friend.
    NosotrosveíamosNosotros veíamos a muchos pacientes en la clínica.We used to see many patients at the clinic.
    VosotrosveíaisVosotros veíais a vuestra abuela frecuentemente.You used to see your grandma frequently.
    Ustedes/ellos/ellasveíanEllos veían muchas cosas interesantes en el museo.They used to see many interesting things at the museum.

    Future Indicative

    YoveréYo veré las noticias todos los días.I will watch the news every day.
    verásTú verás a tu hija bailar.You will watch your daughter dance.
    Usted/él/ellaveráElla verá una película con su amiga.She will watch a movie with her friend.
    NosotrosveremosNosotros veremos a muchos pacientes en la clínica.We will see many patients at the clinic.
    VosotrosveréisVosotros veréis a vuestra abuela frecuentemente.You will seeyour grandma frequently.
    Ustedes/ellos/ellasveránEllos verán muchas cosas interesantes en el museo.They will see many interesting things at the museum.

    PeriphrasticFuture Indicative

    The periphrastic future is formed with three parts: the present tense conjugation of the verb ir (to go), the preposition a, and the infinitive of the verb.

    Yovoy a verYo voya ver las noticias todos los días.I am going to watch the news every day.
    vasa verTú vasa ver a tu hija bailar.You aregoing to watch your daughter dance.
    Usted/él/ellavaa verElla vaa ver una película con su amiga.She isgoing to watch a movie with her friend.
    Nosotrosvamosa verNosotros vamosa ver a muchos pacientes en la clínica.We aregoing to see many patients at the clinic.
    Vosotrosvaisa verVosotros vaisa ver a vuestra abuela frecuentemente.You aregoing to seeyour grandma frequently.
    Ustedes/ellos/ellasvana verEllos vana ver muchas cosas interesantes en el museo.They aregoing to see many interesting things at the museum.

    Present Progressive/Gerund Form

    The progressive tenses use the verb estar with the gerund form viendo.

    Present Progressive ofVerestá viendoElla está viendo a su hija bailar.She is watching her daughter dance.

    Ver Past Participle

    The past participle is used to form perfect tenses like the present perfect. Usually the past participle of -er verbs is formed with the ending -ido, but ver is irregular since its past participle is visto.

    Present Perfect of Verha vistoElla ha visto a su hija bailar.She has watched her daughter dance.

    Ver Conditional Indicative

    The conditional tense is usually translated to English as "would + verb."

    YoveríaYo vería las noticias todos los días si no me durmiera tan temprano.I would watch the news every day if I didn't fall asleep so early.
    veríasTú verías a tu hija bailar si no estuvieras ocupada.You would watch your daughter dance if you were not busy.
    Usted/él/ellaveríaElla vería una película con su amiga, pero no se ponen de acuerdo en la película.She would watch a movie with her friend, but they don't agree on a movie.
    NosotrosveríamosNosotros veríamos a muchos pacientes en la clínica si tuviéramos más doctores.We would see many patients at the clinic if we had more doctors.
    VosotrosveríaisVosotros veríais a vuestra abuela frecuentemente si vivierais más cerca.You would seeyour grandma frequently if you lived closer.
    Ustedes/ellos/ellasveríanEllos verían muchas cosas interesantes en el museo si tuvieran más tiempo.They would see many interesting things at the museum if they had more time.

    Ver Present Subjunctive

    Que yoveaMi profesor sugiere que yo vea las noticias todos los días.My professor suggests that I watch the news every day.
    Que túveasLa instructora pide que tú veas a tu hija bailar.The instructor asks that you watch your daughter dance.
    Que usted/él/ellaveaCarlos espera que ella vea una película con su amiga.Carlos hopes that she watches a movie with her friend.
    Que nosotrosveamosEl joven espera que nosotros veamos a muchos pacientes en la clínica.The young man hopes that we see many patients at the clinic.
    Que vosotrosveáisVuestra madre espera que vosotros veáis a vuestra abuela frecuentemente.Your mother hopes that you see your grandmother frequently.
    Que ustedes/ellos/ellasveanPedro recomienda que ellos vean muchas cosas interesantes en el museo.Pedro recommends that they see many interesting things at the museum.

    Ver Imperfect Subjunctive

    The imperfect subjunctive is used similarly to the present subjunctive, but in situations that happened in the past. There are two options for conjugating the imperfect subjunctive:

    Option 1

    Que yovieraMi profesor sugería que yo viera las noticias todos los días.My professor suggested that I watch the news every day.
    Que túvierasLa instructora pedía que tú vieras a tu hija bailar.The instructor asked that you watch your daughter dance.
    Que usted/él/ellavieraCarlos esperaba que ella viera una película con su amiga.Carlos hoped that she watch a movie with her friend.
    Que nosotrosviéramosEl joven esperaba que nosotros viéramos a muchos pacientes en la clínica.The young man hoped that we see many patients at the clinic.
    Que vosotrosvieraisVuestra madre esperaba que vosotros vierais a vuestra abuela frecuentemente.Your mother hoped that you see your grandmother frequently.
    Que ustedes/ellos/ellasvieranPedro recomendaba que ellos vieran muchas cosas interesantes en el museo.Pedro recommended that they see many interesting things at the museum.

    Option 2

    Que yovieseMi profesor sugería que yo viese las noticias todos los días.My professor suggested that I watch the news every day.
    Que túviesesLa instructora pedía que tú vieses a tu hija bailar.The instructor asked that you watch your daughter dance.
    Que usted/él/ellavieseCarlos esperaba que ella viese una película con su amiga.Carlos hoped that she watch a movie with her friend.
    Que nosotrosviésemosEl joven esperaba que nosotros viésemos a muchos pacientes en la clínica.The young man hoped that we see many patients at the clinic.
    Que vosotrosvieseisVuestra madre esperaba que vosotros vieseis a vuestra abuela frecuentemente.Your mother hoped that you see your grandmother frequently.
    Que ustedes/ellos/ellasviesenPedro recomendaba que ellos viesen muchas cosas interesantes en el museo.Pedro recommended that they see many interesting things at the museum.

    Ver Imperative

    The imperative mood has both positive and negative forms, which are used to give commands.

    Positive Commands

    ve¡Ve a tu hija bailar!Watch your daughter dance!
    Ustedvea¡Vea una película con su amiga!Watch a movie with your friend!
    Nosotrosveamos¡Veamos a muchos pacientes en la clínica!Let's see many patients at the clinic!
    Vosotrosved¡Ved a tu abuela frecuentemente!See your grandma frequently!
    Ustedesvean¡Vean muchas cosas interesantes en el museo!See many interesting things at the museum!

    Negative Commands

    no veas¡No veas a tu hija bailar!Don't watch your daughter dance!
    Ustedno vea¡No vea una película con su amiga!Don't watch a movie with your friend!
    Nosotrosno veamos¡No veamos a muchos pacientes en la clínica!Let's not see many patients at the clinic!
    Vosotrosno veáis¡No veáis a tu abuela frecuentemente!Don't see your grandma frequently!
    Ustedesno vean¡No vean muchas cosas interesantes en el museo!Don't see many interesting things at the museum!

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