Spanish verb ir

Daily Verb Lesson: Spanish verb ir means 'to go'

The Spanish for go, is the Spanish verb ir. To remember this:
imagine that you GO with an EAR!

IR is an irregular -IR verb conjugated with a few differences from other -IR verbs.

As the Spanish verb ir is one of the ten most important verbs in Spanish IR is a verb you must master as soon as you can. Take 3 minutes to recite the table horizontally, and vertically. Do it daily for a few days, and you'll quickly master it. See if you can remember it in some quiet time. On the bus, in the shower, in the car...

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           to go: ir
You GO with an EAR!
Simple Tenses ir
él, ella, usted
ellos, ellas, ustedes

voy vas va vamos váis van

iba ibas iba ibamos ibais iban

fui fuiste fue fuimos fuisteis fueron

will go
iré irás irá iremos iréis irán

would go
iría irías iría iríamos iríais irían

may go
vaya vayas vaya vayamos vayéis vayan
Imperfect Subjunctive
Imperfecto de Subjuntivo

may go
fuera fueras fuera fuéramos fuerais fueran
fuese fueses fuese fuésemos fueseis fuesen
Compound Tenses ir
Present Perfect
Perfecto de Indicativo

have gone
he ido has ido ha ido hemos ido habéis ido han ido
Preterit Perfect
Pretérito Anterior

had gone
hube ido hubiste ido hubo ido hubimos ido hubisteis ido hubieron ido
Past Perfect

had gone
había ido habías ido había ido habíamos ido habíais ido habían ido
Present Perfect Subjunctive
Presente perfecto

have gone
haya ido hayas ido haya ido hayamos ido hayáis ido hayan ido
Future Perfect
Futuro Perfecto

will have gone
habré ido habrás ido habrá ido habremos ido habréis ido habrán ido
Conditional Perfect
Condicional Perfecto

would have gone
habría ido habrías ido habría ido habríamos ido habríais ido habrían ido

may have gone
hubiera ido hubieras ido hubiera ido hubiéramos ido hubierais ido hubieran ido
hubiese ido hubieses ido hubiese ido hubiésemos ido hubieseis ido hubiesen ido

ve! vaya! vamos!
o vayamos!
id! vayan!
Negative Imperative
Imperativo Negativo

don't go!
no vayas! no vaya! no vamos!
no vayamos!
no vayáis! no vayan!
Progressive Tenses ir
Present Progressive
Presente Progressivo

am going
estoy yendo estás yendo está yendo estamos yendo está yendo están yendo
Preterit Progressive

was going
estuve yendo estuviste yendo estuvo yendo estuvimos yendo estuvisteis yendo estuvieron yendo
Imperfect Progressive

had been going
estaba yendo estabas yendo estaba yendo estábamos yendo estabais yendo estaban yendo
Future Progressive
Futuro Perfecto

will be going
estaré yendo estarás yendo estará yendo estaremos yendo estaréis yendo estarán yendo
Conditional Progressive
Condicional perfecto

would've been going
estaría yendo estarías yendo estabría yendo estaríamos yendo estaríais yendo estarían yendo
Subjunctive Progressive

may have been going
que ~ yendo que ~ yendo que ~ yendo que ~ yendo que ~ yendo que ~ yendo
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        MORE on the SPANISH VERB ir      

'ir a pie' Spanish for 'to go on foot' ir a pie: to go on foot
ir en tren: to go by train
ir en avion: to go by aircraft

Spanish for go=ir ir de vacaciones: to go on vacation, holiday

Imagine that you GO with an EAR on VACATIONS.

Spanish for go =ir

Why you MUST LEARN to conjugate the Spanish verb IR:  - to go

You really need to learn to conjugate ir because it is a POWER VERB that helps you build many other phrases like: I/you/he/she/it/we/they are going to do something, which - like in English - acts as a simple future tense.

With such phrases using IR you can add any infinitive and then you have a simple, and commonly used way of expressing the future, that you can use before you have learned all the future tenses for all the various verb families.

Spanish for go =ir add an infinitive to certain tenses: present + a + infinitive
Take any of the present tense: add a + infinitive to make a "going to" tense: voy a hacer - I am going to make
Vas a correr: you are going to run
Vamos a ver: we are going to see, we will see


  • The Spanish verb for go ir is an irregular IR verb conjugated with many differences to regular IR verbs.
  • Keep doing verbs every day from the Spanish Verbs List. Reveiw ones you have learned and do new ones. Do them in groups of patterns.
  • The same applies to the various patterns. Each month we feature a daily verb from one of the major pattern groups. So you will spend a month, or 2 weeks, or so on one particular family of verbs.
  • Repeating these tables aloud 10 times throughout the day will better embed the patterns into your subconscious, and your long term memory.
  • Reciting aloud is a great way for you to practice your pronunciation, and helps you to memorize the conjugations.

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