Ver Verb Conjugation in Spanish

Ver is a very common Spanish verb and, while its closest equivalent in English is "to see", it can have a lot of different meanings.

¿Vemos una película? ¿Vemos una película?

Depending on the context, ver can mean "to watch", "to check", "to notice", "to meet" and "to look at."

You will even come across it in some common Spanish expressions such as ¡Nos vemos! (See you!), no lo vi venir (I didn't see that coming), a ver (let's see) and veremos (we shall see).

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Conjugations

Ver is an irregular verb, as you will notice in some forms of the present and the preterite, as well as in its imperfect conjugation. Luckily, though, it is regular in its conditional and future conjugations and, as you will see in the following examples, even its irregularities are not hard to learn.

Present

Yo

veo

Nosotros/Nosotras

vemos

Tú (Vos)

ves

Vosotros/Vosotras

veis

Él/Ella/Usted

ve

Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes

ven

Examples:

  • Veo que estás ocupada. - I see you're busy.
  • ¿Vemos una película? - Shall we watch a movie?

Imperfect

Yo

veía

Nosotros/Nosotras

veíamos

Tú/Vos

veías

Vosotros/Vosotras

veíais

Él/Ella/Usted

veía

Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes

veían

Examples:

  • Hacía mucho tiempo que no se veían - They hadn't seen each other in a long time.
  • Estaba oscuro y no se veía nada. - It was dark and you couldn't see anything.

Preterite

Yo

vi

Nosotros/Nosotras

vimos

Tú/Vos

viste

Vosotros/Vosotras

visteis

Él/Ella/Usted

vio

Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes

vieron

Examples:

  • ¿Viste el último episodio de Juego de Tronos? - Did you see the last Game of Thrones episode?
  • Vieron que no sería fácil. - They saw it wouldn't be easy.

Future

Yo

veré

Nosotros/Nosotras

veremos

Tú/Vos

verás

Vosotros/Vosotras

veréis

Él/Ella/Usted

verá

Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes

verán

Examples:

  • Veremos si vale la pena. - We shall see if it's worth it.
  • Veréis lo divertido que es. - You'll see how much fun it is.
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Conditional

Yo

vería

Nosotros/Nosotras

veríamos

Tú/Vos

verías

Vosotros/Vosotras

veríais

Él/Ella/Usted

vería

Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes

verían

Examples:

  • Ese sofá se vería bien en tu casa. - That sofa would look good in your home.
  • Pensé que jamás te vería. - I thought I would never see you.

Ver might only be three letters long, but you will find it's extremely useful in a lot of different situations, so study the examples and conjugations above to learn how and when to use it.