Spanish Verb PASAR: to pass

The Spanish verb pasar means 'to pass ' and is a regular Spanish AR verb.

To remember this, imagine saying, "Whatever happens, it PASSES the time, as you watch time pass!"

There are over 6500 Spanish -AR verbs which make no changes to the stem in any tense. During February a new regular -AR verb is featured each day to enable you to consolidate the regular AR verb family. You will learn other regular verbs such as abigarrar, bromear, congelar, jorobar, and others.

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Read on, below the PASAR verb table...
           to pass: pasar
Imagine saying , "Whatever happens it
PASSES the time, as you watch time pass!"
Simple Tenses pasar
él, ella, usted
ellos, ellas, ustedes

paso pasas pasa pasamos pasáis pasan

pasaba pasabas pasaba pasábamos pasabais pasaban

pasé pasaste pasó pasamos pasasteis pasaron

will pass
pasaré pasarás pasará pasaremos pasaréis pasarán

would pass
pasaría pasarías pasaría pasaríamos pasaríais pasarían

may pass
pase pases pase pasemos paséis pasen
Imperfect Subjunctive
Imperfecto de Subjuntivo

may pass
pasara pasaras pasara pasáramos pasarais pasaran
pasase pasases pasase pasásemos pasaseis pasasen
Imperative Tenses pasar

¡pasa! ¡pase! ¡pasemos! ¡pasad! ¡pasen!
Negative Imperative
Imperativo Negativo

don't pass!
¡no pases! ¡no pase! ¡no pasemos! ¡no paséis! ¡no pasen!
Compound Tenses pasar - Past Participle pasado - passed
Present Perfect
Perfecto de Indicativo

have passed
he pasado has pasado ha pasado hemos pasado habéis pasado han pasado
Preterit Perfect
Pretérito Anterior

had passed
hube pasado hubiste pasado hubo pasado hubimos pasado hubisteis pasado hubieron pasado
Past Perfect

had passed
había pasado habías pasado había pasado habíamos pasado habíais pasado habían pasado
Present Perfect Subjunctive
Presente perfecto

have passed
haya pasado hayas pasado haya pasado hayamos pasado hayáis pasado hayan pasado
Future Perfect
Futuro Perfecto

will have passed
habré pasado habrás pasado habrá pasado habremos pasado habréis pasado habrán pasado
Conditional Perfect
Condicional Perfecto

would have passed
habría pasado habrías pasado habría pasado habríamos pasado habríais pasado habrían pasado

may have passed
hubiera pasado hubieras pasado hubiera pasado hubiéramos pasado hubierais pasado hubieran pasado
hubiese pasado hubieses pasado hubiese pasado hubiésemos pasado hubieseis pasado hubiesen pasado
Progressive Tenses: Present Participle pasando - passing
Present Progressive
Presente Progressivo

am passing
estoy pasando estás pasando está pasando estamos pasando está pasando están pasando
Preterit Progressive

was passing
estuve pasando estuviste pasando estuvo pasando estuvimos pasando estuvisteis pasando estuvieron pasando
Imperfect Progressive

had been passing
estaba pasando estabas pasando estaba pasando estábamos pasando estabais pasando estaban pasando
Future Progressive
Futuro Perfecto

will be passing
estaré pasando estarás pasando estará pasando estaremos pasando estaréis pasando estarán pasando
Conditional Progressive
Condicional perfecto

would've been passing
estaría pasando estarías pasando estabría pasando estaríamos pasando estaríais pasando estarían pasando
Subjunctive Progressive

may've been passing
que ~ pasando que ~ pasando que ~ pasando que ~ pasando que ~ pasando que ~ pasando
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Spanish for pass is pasar pasar can also mean: to happen, to spend (time); to proceed; to cross.
dejar pasar : to let pass, to let in.
pasar a la historia: to pass into history.
pasar a ser: to become.
pasar por alto: to overlook.

Spanish for pass is pasar el pasado (nm): the past.
el paso (nm): path, walkway, crossing; step, pace.
¡Pase! Come in! After you!
No se puede pasar: You can't come/go through/in.

Spanish for pass is pasar ¿Qué pasa? What is happening?
¿Qué pasó? What happened?
¿ Qué te pasa? What's the matter with you?
suele pasar: it happens.
vuelve a pasar: it happens again (it returns to happen).

you informal vos replaces - you, informal, singular -
- in Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and also in some countries of Central America.
Sometimes it also replaces the formal singular 'Usted'.
In regular AR verbs, the conjugations remain the same as for except for the addition of accents in the following tenses:
Presente:  vos pasás
Imperativo:  ¡pasá!


  • The Spanish verb for pass pasar is an Regular AR verb.
  • Learn to conjugate pasar and it will reinforce this regular pattern.
  • Do a series of verbs every day for a month and you will have a solid knowledge of the verbs' conjugation patterns. Keep doing them with a new one every day from the Spanish Verbs List.
  • The same applies to the various patterns. Each month we feature a daily verb from one of the major pattern groups.
  • 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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