Salir Verb Conjugation in Spanish

Salir is an extremely versatile verb, and it can have a lot of different meanings; some Spanish dictionaries list over 40 alternatives for salir.

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Its most common meanings can be grouped into a few categories:

  • To exit: as in to come out, to go out, or to get out of somewhere.
  • To depart: as in to leave a certain place or set off for somewhere.
  • To appear: including to sprout, to come through or to come. In more specific cases it can mean to rise (as in "the sun rises") or to be made public.
  • To originate from somewhere.
  • To go out with friends, or to date someone.
  • To get a result.
  • To lead to somewhere.
  • To cost a certain price.
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Conjugations

Salir isn't just complicated in meaning, it also happens to be an irregular verb. However, the tables and examples below should help you master this complexity.

Present

Yo

salgo

Nosotros/Nosotras

salimos

Tú (Vos)

sales (salís)

Vosotros/Vosotras

salís

Él/Ella/Usted

sale

Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes

salen

Examples:

  • Salgo de trabajar a las seis. - I leave work at six.
  • Las entradas para el concierto salen USD 100. - The tickets for the concert cost USD 100.

Imperfect

Yo

salía

Nosotros/Nosotras

salíamos

Tú/Vos

salías

Vosotros/Vosotras

salíais

Él/Ella/Usted

salía

Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes

salían

Examples:

  • Con mis hermanos salíamos a jugar todas las tardes. – My brothers and I went out to play every afternoon.
  • Apretaba "imprimir", pero no salían las hojas. - I pressed "print", but the pages wouldn't come out.

Preterite

Yo

salí

Nosotros/Nosotras

salimos

Tú/Vos

saliste

Vosotros/Vosotras

salisteis

Él/Ella/Usted

salió

Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes

salieron

Examples:

  • Juana debe estar por llegar, ya salió de su casa. - Juana must be about to get here; she already left her house.
  • ¿Ya salió el tren para Córdoba? - Has the train for Córdoba already left?

Future

Yo

saldré

Nosotros/Nosotras

saldremos

Tú/Vos

saldrás

Vosotros/Vosotras

saldréis

Él/Ella/Usted

saldrá

Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes

saldrán


Examples:

  • ¿Mañana saldrás con Mariana? - Are you going out with Mariana tomorrow?
  • El sol saldrá a las 5 a. m. - The sun will rise at 5 a. m.
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Conditional

Yo

saldría

Nosotros/Nosotras

saldríamos

Tú/Vos

saldrías

Vosotros/Vosotras

saldríais

Él/Ella/Usted

saldría

Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes

saldrían

Examples:

  • La nueva puerta saldría al jardín. - The new door would lead to the garden.
  • Saldría con él si me invitara. - I would go out with him if he asked me out.

Don't let the many meanings of salir put you off from learning it. Practice enough, and you will find yourself using this verb in all kinds of situations.