“Pagar” verb conjugation in Spanish

The Spanish verb “pagar” translates to “to pay” in English. It refers to the action of giving money or settling a debt in exchange for goods, services, or to fulfill an obligation. “Pagar” is used in various contexts, such as:

  1. Financial Transactions:
    Voy a pagar la factura. (I am going to pay the bill.)
    ¿Puedo pagar con tarjeta de crédito? (Can I pay with a credit card?)
  2. Settling Debts:
    Mañana voy a pagar el préstamo. (Tomorrow I will pay the loan.)
    Todavía tengo que pagar la hipoteca. (I still have to pay the mortgage.)
  3. Making Purchases:
    Me gustaría pagar estos productos. (I would like to pay for these items.)
    ¿Dónde puedo pagar por este artículo? (Where can I pay for this item?)
  4. Covering Expenses:
    Debemos pagar el alquiler este mes. (We need to pay the rent this month.)
    ¿Quién va a pagar la cena? (Who is going to pay for dinner?)
  5. Meeting Financial Obligations:
    Es importante pagar los impuestos a tiempo. (It is important to pay taxes on time.)
    Necesito pagar la matrícula universitaria. (I need to pay the university tuition.)

“Pagar” is a regular verb in Spanish, and its conjugation follows standard patterns in different tenses and moods. It is an essential verb in everyday communication, used in various situations related to financial transactions, obligations, and purchases.

Conjugation of the Spanish verb “pagar” (to pay)

Present Indicative

  • Yo pago (I pay)
  • Tú pagas (You pay)
  • Él/Ella/Usted paga (He/She/You pay)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras pagamos (We pay)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras pagáis (You all pay – informal, used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes pagan (They/You all pay)

Preterite (Past Simple) Indicative

  • Yo pagué (I paid)
  • Tú pagaste (You paid)
  • Él/Ella/Usted pagó (He/She/You paid)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras pagamos (We paid)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras pagasteis (You all paid – informal, used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes pagaron (They/You all paid)

Imperfect Indicative

  • Yo pagaba (I used to pay)
  • Tú pagabas (You used to pay)
  • Él/Ella/Usted pagaba (He/She/You used to pay)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras pagábamos (We used to pay)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras pagabais (You all used to pay – informal, used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes pagaban (They/You all used to pay)

Future Indicative

  • Yo pagaré (I will pay)
  • Tú pagarás (You will pay)
  • Él/Ella/Usted pagará (He/She/You will pay)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras pagaremos (We will pay)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras pagaréis (You all will pay – informal, used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes pagarán (They/You all will pay)


  • Yo pagaría (I would pay)
  • Tú pagarías (You would pay)
  • Él/Ella/Usted pagaría (He/She/You would pay)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras pagaríamos (We would pay)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras pagaríais (You all would pay – informal, used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes pagarían (They/You all would pay)

Present Subjunctive

  • Yo pague (That I pay)
  • Tú pagues (That you pay)
  • Él/Ella/Usted pague (That he/she/you pay)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras paguemos (That we pay)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras paguéis (That you all pay – informal, used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes paguen (That they/you all pay)

Imperfect Subjunctive

  • Yo pagara/pagase (If I paid)
  • Tú pagarías/pagases (If you paid)
  • Él/Ella/Usted pagaría/pagase (If he/she/you paid)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras pagáramos/pagásemos (If we paid)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras pagarais/pagaseis (If you all paid – informal, used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes pagaran/pagasen (If they/you all paid)


  • (Tú) Paga (Pay – singular, informal)
  • (Él/Ella/Usted) Pague (Pay – singular, formal)
  • (Nosotros/Nosotras) Paguemos (Let’s pay)
  • (Vosotros/Vosotras) Pagad (Pay – plural, informal, used in Spain)
  • (Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes) Paguen (Pay – plural, formal)