“Pasar” verb conjugation in Spanish

“Pasar” is one of the Spanish verbs with more meanings depending on the context in which it is used. Here are some of its most common meanings:

  1. To Pass:
    Used to indicate movement from one place to another.
    El tren pasa por la estación. (The train passes by the station.)
    Also used in contexts of time passing.
    El tiempo pasa rápido. (Time passes quickly.)
  2. To Happen/Occur:
    Used to describe events or situations taking place.
    ¿Qué pasa aquí? (What’s happening here?)
    Nada pasa en este pueblo. (Nothing happens in this town.)
    No sé qué pasó. (I don’t know what happened.)
  3. To Go Through/To Cross:
    Used to denote going through or crossing something.
    Vamos a pasar el río. (We’re going to cross the river.)
  4. To Spend (Time):
    Used to express the use of time.
    Pasamos la tarde en el parque. (We spent the afternoon in the park.)
  5. To Pass (Something to Someone):
    Used to indicate the action of passing something to someone.
    Pásame la sal, por favor. (Pass me the salt, please.)
  6. To Take Place/To Occur:
    Used to describe an event or action that takes place or occurs.
    La reunión pasará mañana. (The meeting will take place tomorrow.)
  7. To Move Forward:
    Used in the sense of moving forward or making progress.
    Debes pasar al siguiente nivel. (You must move on to the next level.)

“Pasar” is a versatile verb that is commonly used in everyday conversation and can convey a range of meanings depending on the context in which it is used.

Conjugation of the Spanish verb “pasar” (to pass)

Present Indicative of pasar

  • Yo paso (I pass)
  • Tú pasas (You pass)
  • Él/Ella/Usted pasa (He/She/You pass)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras pasamos (We pass)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras pasáis (You all pass – informal, used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes pasan (They/You all pass)

Preterite (Past Simple) Indicative of pasar

  • Yo pasé (I passed)
  • Tú pasaste (You passed)
  • Él/Ella/Usted pasó (He/She/You passed)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras pasamos (We passed)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras pasasteis (You all passed – informal, used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes pasaron (They/You all passed)

Imperfect Indicative of pasar

  • Yo pasaba (I used to pass)
  • Tú pasabas (You used to pass)
  • Él/Ella/Usted pasaba (He/She/You used to pass)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras pasábamos (We used to pass)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras pasabais (You all used to pass – informal, used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes pasaban (They/You all used to pass)

Future Indicative of pasar

  • Yo pasaré (I will pass)
  • Tú pasarás (You will pass)
  • Él/Ella/Usted pasará (He/She/You will pass)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras pasaremos (We will pass)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras pasaréis (You all will pass – informal, used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes pasarán (They/You all will pass)

Conditional of pasar

  • Yo pasaría (I would pass)
  • Tú pasarías (You would pass)
  • Él/Ella/Usted pasaría (He/She/You would pass)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras pasaríamos (We would pass)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras pasaríais (You all would pass – informal, used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes pasarían (They/You all would pass)

Present Subjunctive of pasar

  • Yo pase (That I pass)
  • Tú pases (That you pass)
  • Él/Ella/Usted pase (That he/she/you pass)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras pasemos (That we pass)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras paséis (That you all pass – informal, used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes pasen (That they/you all pass)

Imperfect Subjunctive of pasar

  • Yo pasara/pasase (If I passed)
  • Tú pasaras/pasases (If you passed)
  • Él/Ella/Usted pasara/pasase (If he/she/you passed)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras pasáramos/pasásemos (If we passed)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras pasarais/pasaseis (If you all passed – informal, used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes pasaran/pasasen (If they/you all passed)

Imperative of pasar

  • (Tú) Pasa (Pass – singular, informal)
  • (Él/Ella/Usted) Pase (Pass – singular, formal)
  • (Nosotros/Nosotras) Pasemos (Let’s pass)
  • (Vosotros/Vosotras) Pasad (Pass – plural, informal, used in Spain)
  • (Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes) Pasen (Pass – plural, formal)