Conjugation for the Spanish verb “mirar”

The Spanish verb “mirar” translates to “to look” or “to watch” in English. It is a versatile verb used to express the action of directing one’s gaze toward something or someone. Here are a few examples of how “mirar” is used:

  1. To Look at Something:
    • Me gusta mirar las estrellas. (I like to look at the stars.)
  2. To Watch:
    • Vamos a mirar una película. (Let’s watch a movie.)
    • Me gusta mirar el fútbol en la televisión. (I like to watch soccer on TV.)
  3. To Look After or Take Care Of:
    • Mi hermana menor me mira. (My younger sister looks up to me.)
    • Los padres deben mirar a sus hijos. (Parents should take care of their children.)
  4. To Glance or Stare:
    • No dejes de mirar ese paisaje. (Don’t stop looking at that landscape.)
    • Ella lo miraba con admiración. (She looked at him with admiration.)
  5. To Consider or Regard:
    • Hay que mirar todas las opciones antes de decidir. (You have to consider all the options before deciding.)
    • Esa película es interesante; deberías mirarla. (That movie is interesting; you should watch it.)

, and its conjugation follows standard patterns in different tenses and moods.

Conjugation for the Spanish verb “mirar”

Present Indicative of Mirar

  • Yo miro (I look)
  • Tú miras (You look)
  • Él/Ella/Usted mira (He/She/You look)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras miramos (We look)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras miráis (You all look – informal, used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes miran (They/You all look)

Preterite (Past Simple) Indicative of mirar

  • Yo miré (I looked)
  • Tú miraste (You looked)
  • Él/Ella/Usted miró (He/She/You looked)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras miramos (We looked)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras mirasteis (You all looked – informal, used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes miraron (They/You all looked)

Imperfect Indicative of mirar

  • Yo miraba (I used to look)
  • Tú mirabas (You used to look)
  • Él/Ella/Usted miraba (He/She/You used to look)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras mirábamos (We used to look)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras mirabais (You all used to look – informal, used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes miraban (They/You all used to look)

Future Indicative of mirar

  • Yo miraré (I will look)
  • Tú mirarás (You will look)
  • Él/Ella/Usted mirará (He/She/You will look)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras miraremos (We will look)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras miraréis (You all will look – informal, used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes mirarán (They/You all will look)

Conditional of mirar

  • Yo miraría (I would look)
  • Tú mirarías (You would look)
  • Él/Ella/Usted miraría (He/She/You would look)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras miraríamos (We would look)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras miraríais (You all would look – informal, used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes mirarían (They/You all would look)

Present Subjunctive of mirar

  • Yo mire (That I look)
  • Tú mires (That you look)
  • Él/Ella/Usted mire (That he/she/you look)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras miremos (That we look)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras miréis (That you all look – informal, used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes miren (That they/you all look)

Imperfect Subjunctive of mirar

  • Yo mirara/mirase (If I looked)
  • Tú miraras/mirases (If you looked)
  • Él/Ella/Usted mirara/mirase (If he/she/you looked)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras miráramos/mirásemos (If we looked)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras mirarais/miraseis (If you all looked – informal, used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes miraran/mirasen (If they/you all looked)

Imperative of mirar

  • (Tú) Mira (Look – singular, informal)
  • (Él/Ella/Usted) Mire (Look – singular, formal)
  • (Nosotros/Nosotras) Miremos (Let’s look)
  • (Vosotros/Vosotras) Mirad (Look – plural, informal, used in Spain)
  • (Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes) Miren (Look – plural, formal)