Spanish Verb SERVIR: to serve

The Spanish verb servir means 'to serve ' and is an irregular Spanish IR verb.

To remember this, imagine you say to the waitress, "SERVE 'ERE!"

Around 30 verbs are conjugated like servir, replacing the e with an i in the present, preterite, subjunctive and imperative tenses.
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           to serve: servir
Imagine you say to the waitress, "SERVE 'ERE!"
Simple Tenses - Spanish Verb servir
él, ella, usted
ellos, ellas, ustedes

sirvo sirves sirve servimos servís sirven

servía servías servía servíamos servíais servían

serví serviste sirvió servemos servisteis sirvieron

will serve
serviré servirás servirá serviremos serviréis servirán

would serve
serviría servirías serviría serviríamos serviríais servirían

may serve
sirva sirvas sirva sirvamos sirváis sirvan
Imperfect Subjunctive
Imperfecto de Subj.

might serve
sirviera sirvieras sirviera sirviéramos sirvierais sirvieran
sirviese sirvieses sirviese sirviésemos sirvieseis sirviesen
Imperatives   Spanish Verb servir - to serve

¡sirve! ¡sirva! ¡sirvamos! ¡servid! ¡sirvan!
Negative Imperative
Imperativo Negativo

don't serve!
¡no sirvas! ¡no sirva! ¡no sirvamos! ¡no sirváis! ¡no sirvan!
Servound Tenses of the Spanish Verb SERVIR  Past Participle: servido - have served
Present Perfect
Perfecto de Indicativo

have served
he servido has servido ha servido hemos servido habéis servido han servido
Preterit Perfect
Pretérito Anterior

had served
hube servido hubiste servido hubo servido hubimos servido hubisteis servido hubieron servido
Past Perfect

had served
había servido habías servido había servido habíamos servido habíais servido habían servido
Present Perfect Subj
Presente Perfecto Subj

may have served
haya servido hayas servido haya servido hayamos servido hayáis servido hayan servido
Future Perfect
Futuro Perfecto

will have served
habré servido habrás servido habrá servido habremos servido habréis servido habrán servido
Conditional Perfect
Condicional Perfecto

would have served
habría servido habrías servido habría servido habríamos servido habríais servido habrían servido
Pluperfect Subjunctive
Pluscuamperf. de sbj

might have served
hubiera servido hubieras servido hubiera servido hubiéramos servido hubierais servido hubieran servido
hubiese servido hubieses servido hubiese servido hubiésemos servido hubieseis servido hubiesen servido
Progressive Tenses SERVIR  Present Participle: sirviendo - serving
Present Progressive
Presente Progressivo

am serving
estoy sirviendo estás sirviendo está sirviendo estamos sirviendo estáis sirviendo están sirviendo
Preterit Progressive
Pretérito Prog

was serving
estuve sirviendo estuviste sirviendo estuvo sirviendo estuvimos sirviendo estuvisteis sirviendo estuvieron sirviendo
Imperfect Progressive
Imperfecto Prog

had been serving
estaba sirviendo estabas sirviendo estaba sirviendo estábamos sirviendo estabais sirviendo estaban sirviendo
Future Progressive
Futuro Perfecto Prog

will be serving
estaré sirviendo estarás sirviendo estará sirviendo estaremos sirviendo estaréis sirviendo estarán sirviendo
Conditional Progressive
Condicional perf. prog.

would have been
estaría sirviendo estarías sirviendo estabría sirviendo estaríamos sirviendo estaríais sirviendo estarían sirviendo
Subjunctive Progressive
Subjuntivo Progressivo

may've been
que ~ sirviendo que ~ sirviendo que ~ sirviendo que ~ sirviendo que ~ sirviendo que ~ sirviendo
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Spanish verb servir - serve servir can also mean: to be of use; to pour; to process.
servir para: to be used for.
servirse: to serve oneself; to help oneself to.
servirse de algo to make use of something.
servir de ejemplo: to serve as an example.

Spanish to serve is servir servir la comida to serve the food.
servir a la patria: to serve one's country.

Spanish for serve is servir el servicio (nm) :service.
a votre servicio : at your service.
los servicios (nmpl) : toilets, rest rooms.
el servicio a domicillo: home delivery servcie.
estar de servicio: to be on duty/ready for service.
libre de servicio: off duty.
fuera de servicio: out of order.

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 irregular IR verbs, the conjugations remain the same as for except for the addition of accents in the following tenses:
Presente:      vos servís
Imperativo:  ¡serví!

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