“Poner” verb conjugation in Spanish

The Spanish verb “poner” translates to “to put” or “to place” in English. It refers to the action of positioning something or someone in a particular location or setting. “Poner” is a versatile verb used in various contexts:

  1. Physical Placement:
    Pon el libro en la mesa. (Put the book on the table.)
    Voy a poner las llaves en mi bolsillo. (I’m going to put the keys in my pocket.)
  2. Clothing or Accessories:
    Me puse los zapatos y salí. (I put on my shoes and left.)
    Ella pone su collar todas las mañanas. (She puts on her necklace every morning.)
  3. Turning On or Activating:
    Pon la luz, por favor. (Turn on the light, please.)
    ¿Puedes poner la música? (Can you put on the music?)
  4. Applying or Adding:
    Pon un poco de sal en la comida. (Put a little salt in the food.)
    Voy a poner más azúcar en el café. (I’m going to put more sugar in the coffee.)
  5. Emotional or Mental States:
    Me pone feliz verte. (It makes me happy to see you.)
    El ruido me pone nervioso. (The noise makes me nervous.)
  6. Expressing Conditions or Situations:
    Eso pone en peligro nuestra seguridad. (That puts our safety at risk.)
    Poner fin a la discusión. (To put an end to the discussion.)

“Poner” is a common and essential verb used in everyday conversations and written texts. It allows speakers to communicate actions related to placement, activation, addition, and emotional response, among other things.

Conjugation of the Spanish verb “poner”

Present Indicative

  • Yo pongo (I put)
  • Tú pones (You put)
  • Él/Ella/Usted pone (He/She/You put)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras ponemos (We put)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras ponéis (You all put – informal, used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes ponen (They/You all put)

Preterite (Past Simple) Indicative

  • Yo puse (I put)
  • Tú pusiste (You put)
  • Él/Ella/Usted puso (He/She/You put)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras pusimos (We put)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras pusisteis (You all put – informal, used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes pusieron (They/You all put)

Imperfect Indicative

  • Yo ponía (I used to put)
  • Tú ponías (You used to put)
  • Él/Ella/Usted ponía (He/She/You used to put)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras poníamos (We used to put)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras poníais (You all used to put – informal, used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes ponían (They/You all used to put)

Future Indicative

  • Yo pondré (I will put)
  • Tú pondrás (You will put)
  • Él/Ella/Usted pondrá (He/She/You will put)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras pondremos (We will put)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras pondréis (You all will put – informal, used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes pondrán (They/You all will put)


  • Yo pondría (I would put)
  • Tú pondrías (You would put)
  • Él/Ella/Usted pondría (He/She/You would put)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras pondríamos (We would put)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras pondríais (You all would put – informal, used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes pondrían (They/You all would put)

Present Subjunctive

  • Yo ponga (That I put)
  • Tú pongas (That you put)
  • Él/Ella/Usted ponga (That he/she/you put)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras pongamos (That we put)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras pongáis (That you all put – informal, used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes pongan (That they/you all put)

Imperfect Subjunctive

  • Yo pusiera/pusiese (If I put)
  • Tú pusieras/pusieses (If you put)
  • Él/Ella/Usted pusiera/pusiese (If he/she/you put)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras pusiéramos/pusiésemos (If we put)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras pusierais/pusieseis (If you all put – informal, used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes pusieran/pusiesen (If they/you all put)


  • (Tú) Pon (Put – singular, informal)
  • (Él/Ella/Usted) Ponga (Put – singular, formal)
  • (Nosotros/Nosotras) Pongamos (Let’s put)
  • (Vosotros/Vosotras) Poned (Put – plural, informal, used in Spain)
  • (Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes) Pongan (Put – plural, formal)