Pasar present tense

Pasar present tense DEFAULT


Vas a pasar el resto de tu vida con él.

You're gonna spend the rest of your life with him.

Usted puede pasar 30 días a 1 año de cárcel.

You can spend 30 days to 1 year in jail.

Así que usted puede pasar más tiempo con las mujeres.

So that you can spend more time with the women.

Oportunidades para pasar tiempo con los niños es ahora mucho.

Opportunities to spend time with the children is now much.

¿Vas a pasar el resto de tu vida con él?

You're gonna spend the rest of your life with him?

Nada como un poco de actividad para pasar el tiempo.

Nothing like a bit of activity to pass the time.

Tiene que pasar un par de días en la cama.

She has to spend a couple of days in bed.

Es demasiado tiempo para pasar en un lugar como este.

It's too long to spend in a place like this.

Usted también tiene la oportunidad de pasar tiempo con placer.

You also have the opportunity to spend time with pleasure.

Descubre los mejores lugares para pasar la noche en Maastricht.

Discover the best places to spend the night in Maastricht.


Meanings of Pasar

Take a look at the different meanings and usages of pasar:

To passpasar por el parque/
la tienda
to pass by the park/
the shop
To spendpasar tiempo/
el día
to spend time/
the day
To takepasar listato take attendance
To make a copypasar a limpioto make a neat copy

Note: We use the preposition por when we mean that we go through or pass by a place.


Preterite of Pasar

We use the preterite to talk about past actions that happened once or momentarily. For example, say that you passed by your friend's house yesterday or that you made a neat copy of your physics notes.

Pasar is a regular verb, so conjugating it in the preterite is fairly simple. Take its stem pas-, and add the endings below.

VERB: pasar (pah-SAHR) - to pass
yopasé(pah-SEH)I passed
pasaste(pah-SAHS-teh)you passed
pasó(pah-SOH)he/she passed
you (formal) passed
pasamos(pah-SAH-mohs)we passed
pasasteis(pah-SAHS-tays)you all passed
pasaron(pah-SAH-rohn)they passed
you all passed

Note: The form vosotros/as is only used in Spain when addressing more than one person in informal situations. In the rest of the Spanish-speaking world, everyone uses the form ustedes.

Example Conversation

Eva is late for her first class at school today. She talks with her teacher about this.

Profesora: Ya pasé lista. (I already took attendance.) ¿Por qué llegaste tan tarde? (Why did you arrive so late?)

Eva: Lo siento, profe. (I'm sorry, teacher.) Hubo un accidente y el autobús pasó por otro camino. (There was an accident and the bus passed by another road.) Así que pasamos media hora más en la carretera. (So we spent an extra half an hour on the road.)

Profesora: Vale, no pasa nada. (Ok, no problem.) ¿Pasaste a limpio los ejercicios que pedí? (Did you make a neat copy of the exercises I asked for?)


Imperfect of Pasar

The imperfect is also a past tense, but its usage is different from the preterite. With the imperfect we talk about actions that had duration or were repeated in the past. So you can use it to talk about past routines or events in your chilhood. For example, you could say where you used to pass when returning from school or that you used to spend your weekend with your cousins.

To conjugate pasar in the imperfect, keep using its stem pas-, but add these endings now:

VERB: pasar (pah-SAHR) - to pass
yopasaba(pah-SAH-bah)I used to pass
pasabas(pah-SAH-bahs)you used to pass
pasaba(pah-SAH-bah)he/she used to pass
you (formal) used to pass
pasábamos(pah-SAH-bah-mohs) we used to pass
pasabais(pah-SAH-biys)you all used to pass
pasaban(pah-SAH-bahn) they used to pass
you all used to pass

Example Conversation

After school, Eva chats with her friend Mateo, and they share anecdotes from their childhood.

Eva: Antes, mi hermano y yo siempre pasábamos por el kiosco del parque y comprábamos golosinas después del colegio. (In the past, my brother and I always used to pass by the newsstand in the park to buy candy after school.)

Mateo: Yo también pasaba por el parque con mi bici. (I also used to pass by the park on my bike.)

Eva: ¿Pasabas al lado del lago? (Did you use to pass by the lake?)

Mateo: Sí, ¿ustedes también pasaban por allí? (Yes, did you (both) use to pass over there too?)

Eva: Los viernes pasábamos la tarde allí. (On Fridays, we used to spend the afternoon there.)


Imperfect Subjunctive of Pasar

To form the imperfect subjunctive, use the stem pasa- and add the endings below. Notice that this is the only tense that allows two possible conjugations (-RA and -SE). You can use them indistinctly.

VERB: pasar (pah-SAHR) - to pass
I would pass/
you would pass/
he/she/you (formal)
would pass/passed
we would pass/
you all would pass/
they/you all (formal)
would pass/passed

Imperfect Subjunctive Uses & Examples

Expressing Wishes

You can express wishes using the imperfect subjunctive after these expressions:

  • Me gustaría que (I'd like)
  • Me encantaría que (I'd love)

Eva has just received a text from her friend Laura, who lives out of town now. Eva is looking forward to catching up soon. She says:

  • Me gustaría que pasaras por mi casa este fin de semana. (I'd like you to stop by my house this weekend.)
  • Me encantaría que pasáramos el día juntas. (I'd love for us to spend the day together.)

Expressing Surprise or Reaffirmation

Use these expressions to indicate that you were expecting (or not) a specific result.

  • Esperaba que/No esperaba que (I was expecting that/I wasn't expecting that)

Laura tells Eva that she's quite busy and doesn't know if she'll be available on the weekend. However, on Saturday, Laura surprises Eva by showing up with her sister. Eva is really happy and says:

  • No esperaba que pasaran a visitarme. (I wasn't expecting you (both) to pass by and visit me.) ¡Qué sorpresa! (What a surprise!)

Lesson Summary

This lesson has covered the uses and conjugation of the Spanish verb pasar, which means 'to pass' or 'to spend.' It can also be used in expressions such as pasar lista (to take attendance) or pasar a limpio (to make a neat copy).

Now you know its preterite conjugation. Use this to talk about finished actions in the past.

We've also seen its imperfect conjugation, which you can use to talk about past routines or actions that took place in the past.

Finally, we've learned its imperfect subjunctive forms. Use these after expressions such as Me gustaría (I'd like) or No esperaba que (I wasn't expecting that).

VERB: pasar (pah-SAHR) - to pass
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Spanish Verb Pasar Conjugation

The Spanish verb pasar is often translated to English as its cognate "to pass." Pasar is a regular -ar verb, like ayudar, tratar or parar. This article includes pasar conjugations in the present, past and future indicative, the present and past subjunctive, as well as the imperative and other verb forms.

In Spanish, pasar has many different meanings and uses. One of the most common uses is to say "to occur" or "to happen." For example, if you wanted to say "What happened?" in Spanish, you would say "¿Qué pasó?"

Pasar Present Indicative

YopasoI passYo paso por tu casa todos los días.
pasasYou passTú pasas la sal durante la cena.
Usted/él/ellapasaYou/he/she passesElla pasa mucho tiempo estudiando.
NosotrospasamosWe passNosotros pasamos la frontera en carro.
VosotrospasáisYou passVosotros pasáis tres semáforos en el camino.
Ustedes/ellos/ellas pasanYou/they passEllos pasan hambre durante la guerra.

Pasar Preterite Indicative

There are two forms of the past tense in Spanish, the preterite and the imperfect. The preterite is usually translated to English as the simple past, and it is used to talk about completed or punctual events in the past. Notice that the last vowels of the yo and usted/él/ella forms in the preterite carry an accent mark.

YopaséI passedYo pasé por tu casa todos los días.
pasasteYou passedTú pasaste la sal durante la cena.
Usted/él/ellapasóYou/he/she passedElla pasó mucho tiempo estudiando.
NosotrospasamosWe passedNosotros pasamos la frontera en carro.
VosotrospasasteisYou passedVosotros pasasteis tres semáforos en el camino.
Ustedes/ellos/ellas pasaronYou/they passedEllos pasaron hambre durante la guerra.

Pasar Imperfect Indicative

The imperfect tense can be translated to English as "was passing" or "used to pass." It is used to talk about background events, ongoing or habitual actions in the past. 

YopasabaI used to passYo pasaba por tu casa todos los días.
pasabasYou used to passTú pasabas la sal durante la cena.
Usted/él/ellapasabaYou/he/she used to passElla pasaba mucho tiempo estudiando.
NosotrospasábamosWe used to passNosotros pasábamos la frontera en carro.
VosotrospasabaisYou used to passVosotros pasabais tres semáforos en el camino.
Ustedes/ellos/ellas pasabanYou/they used to passEllos pasaban hambre durante la guerra.

Pasar Future Indicative

YopasaréI will passYo pasaré por tu casa todos los días.
pasarásYou will passTú pasarás la sal durante la cena.
Usted/él/ellapasaráYou/he/she will passElla pasará mucho tiempo estudiando.
NosotrospasaremosWe will passNosotros pasaremos la frontera en carro.
VosotrospasaréisYou will passVosotros pasaréis tres semáforos en el camino.
Ustedes/ellos/ellas pasaránYou/they will passEllos pasarán hambre durante la guerra.

Pasar Periphrastic Future Indicative

Yovoy a pasarI am going to passYo voy a pasar por tu casa todos los días.
vas a pasarYou are going to passTú vas a pasar la sal durante la cena.
Usted/él/ellava a pasarYou/he/she is going to passElla va a pasar mucho tiempo estudiando.
Nosotrosvamos a pasarWe are going to passNosotros vamos a pasar la frontera en carro.
Vosotrosvais a pasarYou are going to passVosotros vais a pasar tres semáforos en el camino.
Ustedes/ellos/ellas van a pasarYou/they are going to passEllos van a pasar hambre durante la guerra.

Pasar Conditional Indicative

The conditional tense can be used to talk about possibilities or conjectures, or about things that would happen. The í in the conditional endings always carries an accent mark.

YopasaríaI would passYo pasaría por tu casa todos los días si tomara otro camino.
pasaríasYou would passTú pasarías la sal durante la cena si le hiciera falta sal a la comida.
Usted/él/ellapasaríaYou/he/she would passElla pasaría mucho tiempo estudiando si quisiera mejorar sus notas.
NosotrospasaríamosWe would passNosotros pasaríamos la frontera en carro si no fuera peligroso.
VosotrospasaríaisYou would passVosotros pasaríais tres semáforos en el camino si vinierais por esta ruta.
Ustedes/ellos/ellas pasaríanYou/they would passEllos pasarían hambre durante la guerra, pero están recibiendo ayuda.

Pasar Present Progressive/Gerund Form

For regular -ar verbs, the present participle or gerund is formed with the ending -ando. This verb form can be used as an adverb or to form progressive tenses, such as the present progressive.

Present Progressive of Pasar

está pasando She is passing 

Ella está pasando mucho tiempo estudiando.

Pasar Past Participle

For regular -ar verbs, the past participle is formed with the ending -ado. This verb form can be used as an adjective or with an auxiliary verb to form compound tenses like the present perfect. 

Present Perfect of Pasar

ha pasado She has passed

Ella ha pasado mucho tiempo estudiando.

Pasar Present Subjunctive

The subjunctive mood can be used to talk about emotions, doubts, desires, possibilities, and other subjective situations. 

Que yopaseThat I passTu hermano quiere que yo pase por tu casa todos los días.
Que túpasesThat you passTu madre pide que tú pases la sal durante la cena.
Que usted/él/ellapaseThat you/he/she passLa maestra espera que ella pase mucho tiempo estudiando.
Que nosotrospasemosThat we passLa ley permite que nosotros pasemos la frontera en carro.
Que vosotrospaséisThat you passCarla espera que vosotros paséis por tres semáforos en el camino.
Que ustedes/ellos/ellas pasenThat you/they passEl presidente no quiere que ellos pasen hambre durante la guerra.

Pasar Imperfect Subjunctive

The imperfect subjunctive functions like the present subjunctive, but in situations that took place in the past. There are two different ways of conjugating the imperfect subjunctive, shown in the tables below.

Option 1

Que yopasaraThat I passedTu hermano quería que yo pasara por tu casa todos los días.
Que túpasarasThat you passedTu madre pedía que tú pasaras la sal durante la cena.
Que usted/él/ellapasaraThat you/he/she passedLa maestra esperaba que ella pasara mucho tiempo estudiando.
Que nosotrospasáramosThat we passedLa ley permitía que nosotros pasáramos la frontera en carro.
Que vosotrospasaraisThat you passedCarla esperaba que vosotros pasarais por tres semáforos en el camino.
Que ustedes/ellos/ellas pasaranThat you/they passedEl presidente no quería que ellos pasaran hambre durante la guerra.

Option 2

Que yopasaseThat I passedTu hermano quería que yo pasase por tu casa todos los días.
Que túpasasesThat you passedTu madre pedía que tú pasases la sal durante la cena.
Que usted/él/ellapasaseThat you/he/she passedLa maestra esperaba que ella pasase mucho tiempo estudiando.
Que nosotrospasásemosThat we passedLa ley permitía que nosotros pasásemos la frontera en carro.
Que vosotrospasaseisThat you passedCarla esperaba que vosotros pasaseis por tres semáforos en el camino.
Que ustedes/ellos/ellas pasasenThat you/they passedEl presidente no quería que ellos pasasen hambre durante la guerra.

Pasar Imperative 

Verbs conjugated in the imperative mood are used to give direct orders or commands. There are both positive and negative commands. For negative commands, add the adverb no before the command. Notice that there are some differences in the positive and negative commands for tú and vosotros.

Positive Commands

pasaPass!¡Pasa la sal!
UstedpasePass!¡Pase mucho tiempo estudiando!
Nosotros pasemosLet's pass!¡Pasemos la frontera en carro!
VosotrospasadPass!¡Pasad por tres semáforos en el camino!
UstedespasenPass!¡Pasen hambre durante la guerra!

Negative Commands

no pasesDon't pass!¡No pases la sal!
Ustedno paseDon't pass!¡No pase mucho tiempo estudiando!
Nosotros no pasemosLet's not pass!¡No pasemos la frontera en carro!
Vosotrosno paséisDon't pass!¡No paséis por tres semáforos en el camino!
Ustedesno pasenDon't pass!¡No pasen hambre durante la guerra!

Table of Contents

What is Pasar in present tense?

Spanish Verb PASAR: to pass

Simple Tenses pasar
Present Presente passpasopasas
Imperfect Imperfecto passedpasabapasabas
Preterit Pretérito passedpasépasaste

How do you conjugate Pasar in the preterite?

Using the chart below you can learn how to conjugate the Spanish verb pasar in Preterite tense….Mode: Indicative.

Personal PronounConjugation

What does the verb pasar mean?

verb. go [verb] to be sent, passed on etc.

What is the future tense of Pasar?

Using the chart below you can learn how to conjugate the Spanish verb pasar in Future tense….Mode: Indicative.

Personal PronounConjugation

How do you use Pasar in a sentence?

I don’t care about anything, I couldn’t care less about anything – Paso de todo. He doesn’t care about anything – Él pasa de todo. I’m not into the bullfighting – Paso de los toros. I’m not into sport – Paso del deporte.

What is a tomar?

To say that the Spanish verb tomar means “to take” isn’t doing the word justice. Although it can usually be translated that way, it actually has a wide variety of meanings and is used in all sorts of expressions.

What are the 10 Spanish pronouns?

Here are the subject pronouns:

  • I: Yo.
  • You: Tú (informal) / Usted (Formal):
  • He: Él.
  • She: Ella.
  • We: Nosotros / Nosotras.
  • You, plural and informal: Vosotros / Vosotras.
  • You, plural and formal: Ustedes.
  • They: Ellos / Ellas.

What are the 12 Spanish subject pronouns?

The 12 Personal Subject Pronouns of Spanish

  • yo — I.
  • tú — you (singular familiar)
  • usted — you (singular formal)
  • él, ella — he, she.
  • nosotros, nosotras — we.
  • vosotros, vosotras — you (plural familiar)
  • ustedes — you (plural formal)
  • ellos, ellas — they.

What are the basic steps of verb conjugation?

1 Answer

  • separate the ar/er/ir ending from the verb infinitive leaving the verb stem.
  • make any necessary stem changes if the verb is stem changing or irregular.
  • add the appropriate verb ending to the stem according to the person of the subject of the verb. ( assuming present tense, indicative mood)

What is a verb conjugation?

Grammarly. · Grammar. Verb conjugation refers to how a verb changes to show a different person, tense, number or mood.

Does English have verb conjugation?

Verb conjugation occurs constantly in English. The essence of verb conjugations are to match the subject with the appropriate verb based on the time period. We call this tense. There are multiple verb conjugations, and each expresses different time periods and are used differently based on context.

What are the eight verbs?

Terms in this set (5)

  • What are the 8 verbs of being? am, are, was, were, be, being, been, is.
  • What is a verb? a word that shows action of being OR otherwise helps to make a statement.
  • What is a linking verb? a verb that links the subject to a word in the predicate.
  • what is a helping verb?

Present tense pasar

Spanish Verb Conjugation - pasar  

Spanish Verb Conjugation
Spanish Verb:pasar    
English Translation:
to pass, pass by, go; to pass on, hand; to spend [time]; to happen

Notes: pasar is a completely regular verb.


  inglés yo él/ella/usted nosotros/-as vosotros/-as ellos/ellas/ustedes
PresentI pass, am passing paso pasas pasa pasamos pasáis pasan
Present PerfectI have passed he pasado has pasado ha pasado hemos pasado habéis pasado han pasado
ImperfectI was passing, used to pass, passed pasaba pasabas pasaba pasábamos pasabais pasaban
PreteriteI passed pasé pasaste pasó pasamos pasasteis pasaron
Past Perfect - PluperfectI had passed había pasado habías pasado había pasado habíamos pasado habíais pasado habían pasado FutureI will pass pasaré pasarás pasará pasaremos pasaréis pasarán Future PerfectI will have passed habré pasado habrás pasado habrá pasado habremos pasado habréis pasado habrán pasado ConditionalI would pass pasaría pasarías pasaría pasaríamos pasaríais pasarían Conditional PerfectI would have passed habría pasado habrías pasado habría pasado habríamos pasado habríais pasado habrían pasado Preterite PerfectI had passed hube pasado hubiste pasado hubo pasado hubimos pasado hubisteis pasado hubieron pasado


  inglés yo él/ella/usted nosotros/-as vosotros/-as ellos/ellas/ustedes
PresentI pass, am passing pase pases pase pasemos paséis pasen
Present PerfectI have passed, passed haya pasado hayas pasado haya pasado hayamos pasado hayáis pasado hayan pasado ImperfectI passed, was passing pasara


pasase pasaras


pasases pasara


pasase pasáramos


pasásemos pasarais


pasaseis pasaran


pasasen. Past Perfect - PluperfectI had passed hubiera pasado


hubiese pasado hubieras pasado


hubieses pasado hubiera pasado


hubiese pasado hubiéramos pasado


hubiésemospasado hubierais pasado


hubieseis pasado hubieran pasado


hubiesen pasado. FutureI will pass pasare pasares pasare pasáremos pasareis pasaren Future PerfectI will have passed hubiere pasado hubieres pasado hubiere pasado hubiéremos pasado hubiereis pasado hubieren pasado


  inglés yo él/ella/usted nosotros/-as vosotros/-as ellos/ellas/ustedes
Affirmative ImperativePass!  pasa pase pasemos pasad pasen
Negative CommandsDon't pass!  no pases no pase no pasemos no paséis no pasen Past Participlepassed pasado

Translated sentences containing 'pasar'

Tiene que pasar por la guardia.

You must pass through security.

Tiene que pasar por la aduana.

You must pass through customs.

¿Cuándo pasó?

When did it happen?

Voy a pasar su llamada.

I am going to transfer your call.

Le voy a pasar con el departamento ...

I'm going to connect you with the department ...

Pásame esa herramienta.

Hand me that tool.

pasar las vacaciones

to be on vacation

¿Cuándo pasas por casa?

When do you go by the house?

Pase la aspiradora por el vestíbulo.

Run the vacuum around the lobby.

¿Qué pasa?

What is the problem?

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