Spanish Verb Pasear Conjugation

Pasear Conjugation, Usage, and Examples

walking near Mendoza, Argentina
Los amigos pasearon por las montañas de Argentina. (The friends took a stroll through the mountains of Argentina).

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Pasear is a Spanish verb that typically refers to taking a stroll. In context, it sometimes can be translated as "walk," "travel," "ride," or "go out" in a leisurely way.

Below you'll find the conjugations for all the simple tenses: the present indicative, the preterite indicative, the imperfect indicative, the future indicative, the present subjunctive, the imperfect subjunctive, and the imperative. Also listed are the conjugations for the present and past participles, which are used to form compound tenses.

How to Conjugate Pasear

Pasear is a regular -ar verb, but its root, pase- ends in a vowel. When the conjugation results in a double e, native speakers typically merge the two e sounds into one. So paseé sounds the same as if it were spelled pasé.

This verb can be used as a model for hundreds of verbs that end in -ear. The -ear ending is frequently used for coined verbs derived from nouns or foreign words, such as snowboardear or zigzaguear.

Pasear is sometimes used in its reflexive form, pasearse, with little change in meaning.

The word most closely related to pasear is paseo, a noun referring to a walk or to a place where people go walking, such as a promenade. Just like in English you would use expressions like "going for a stroll" or "take a stroll," in Spanish you can use the noun paseo in such expressions: "ir de paseo" or "salir de paseo," which are actually more common uses.

Present Indicative Tense of Pasear

The indicative present tense is used for actions that are occurring now or that regularly occur.

Yo paseo I stroll Yo paseo en las tardes.
paseas You stroll Tú paseas por la avenida.
Usted/él/ella pasea You/he/she stroll Ella pasea con su perro.
Nosotros paseamos We stroll Nosotros paseamos por la playa.
Vosotros paseáis You stroll Vosotros paseáis para respirar el aire puro.
Ustedes/ellos/ellas pasean You/they stroll Ellos pasean por la selva.

Pasear Preterite

The preterite tense is used similarly to the simple past tense in English, which ends in "-ed."

Yo paseé I strolled Yo paseé esta tarde.
paseaste You strolled Tú paseaste por la avenida.
Usted/él/ella paseó You/he/she strolled Ella paseó con su perro.
Nosotros paseamos We strolled Nosotros paseamos por la playa.
Vosotros paseasteis You strolled Vosotros paseasteis para respirar el aire puro.
Ustedes/ellos/ellas pasearon You/they strolled Ellos pasearon por la selva.

Imperfect Indicative Form of Pasear

The imperfect tense is another type of past tense. It doesn't have a single-word equivalent in English, although it is used similarly to constructions such as "used to take a stroll" or "was talking a stroll." It refers to actions that don't have a clear end.

Yo paseaba I was strolling Yo paseaba esta tarde.
paseabas You were strolling Tú paseabas por la avenida.
Usted/él/ella paseaba You/he/she was strolling Ella paseaba con su perro.
Nosotros paseábamos We were strolling Nosotros paseábamos por la playa.
Vosotros paseabais You were strolling Vosotros paseabais para respirar el aire puro.
Ustedes/ellos/ellas paseaban You/they were strolling Ellos paseaban por la selva.

Pasear Future Tense

The simple future tense is used similarly to the "will + verb" future form of English. It is more formal than the periphrastic future.

Yo pasearé I will stroll Yo pasearé esta tarde.
pasearás You will stroll Tú pasearás por la avenida.
Usted/él/ella paseará You/he/she will stroll Ella paseará con su perro.
Nosotros pasearemos We will stroll Nosotros pasearemos por la playa.
Vosotros pasearéis You will stroll Vosotros pasearéis para respirar el aire puro.
Ustedes/ellos/ellas pasearán You/they will stroll Ellos pasearán por la selva.

Periphrastic Future of Pasear

Yo voy a pasear I am going to stroll Yo voy a pasear esta tarde.
vas a pasear You are going to stroll Tú vas a pasear por la avenida.
Usted/él/ella va a pasear You/he/she is going to stroll Ella va a pasear con su perro.
Nosotros vamos a pasear We are going to stroll Nosotros vamos a pasear por la playa.
Vosotros vais a pasear You are going to stroll Vosotros vais a pasear para respirar el aire puro.
Ustedes/ellos/ellas van a pasear You/they are going to stroll Ellos van a pasear por la selva.

Present Progressive/Gerund Form of Pasear

In standard Spanish, the gerund or present participle tends to function as a verb or an adverb, rather than as an adjective or noun as it does in English.

Gerund of pasear: está paseando

Is taking a stroll -> Ella está paseando con su perro.

Past Participle of Pasear

Past participles are used to form the perfect tenses.

Participle of pasear: ha paseado

Has taken a stroll -> Ella ha paseado con su perro.

Conditional Form of Pasear

Yo pasearía I would stroll Yo pasearía esta tarde si no lloviera.
pasearías You would stroll Tú pasearías por la avenida, pero estás cansada.
Usted/él/ella pasearía You/he/she would stroll Ella pasearía con su perro si él se portara bien.
Nosotros pasearíamos We would stroll Nosotros pasearíamos por la playa, pero está lloviendo.
Vosotros pasearíais You would stroll Vosotros pasearíais para respirar el aire puro si vivierais en el campo.
Ustedes/ellos/ellas pasearían You/they would stroll Ellos pasearían por la selva, pero está prohibido.

Present Subjunctive of Pasear

The subjunctive mood is used in statements that are contingent on the action of another verb. The subjunctive is much more common in Spanish than in English.

Que yo pasee That I stroll Mamá quiere que yo pasee esta tarde.
Que tú pasees That you stroll Laura prefiere que tú pasees por la avenida.
Que usted/él/ella pasee That you/he/she stroll José quiere que ella pasee con su perro.
Que nosotros paseemos That we stroll Es importante que nosotros paseemos por la playa.
Que vosotros paseéis That you stroll La doctora quiere que vosotros paseéis para respirar el aire puro.
Que ustedes/ellos/ellas paseen That you/they stroll Está prohibido que ellos paseen por la selva.

Imperfect Subjunctive Forms of Pasear

Both of these options are grammatically correct, but the first is more common.

Option 1

Que yo paseara That I strolled Mamá quería que yo paseara esta tarde.
Que tú pasearas That you strolled Laura prefería que tú pasearas por la avenida.
Que usted/él/ella paseara That you/he/she strolled José quería que ella paseara con su perro.
Que nosotros paseáramos That we strolled Era importante que nosotros paseáramos por la playa.
Que vosotros pasearais That you strolled La doctora quería que vosotros pasearais para respirar el aire puro.
Que ustedes/ellos/ellas pasearan That you/they strolled Estaba prohibido que ellos pasearan por la selva.

Option 2

Que yo pasease That I strolled Mamá quería que yo pasease esta tarde.
Que tú paseases That you strolled Laura prefería que tú paseases por la avenida.
Que usted/él/ella pasease That you/he/she strolled José quería que ella pasease con su perro.
Que nosotros paseásemos That we strolled Era importante que nosotros paseásemos por la playa.
Que vosotros paseaseis That you strolled La doctora quería que vosotros paseaseis para respirar el aire puro.
Que ustedes/ellos/ellas paseasen That you/they strolled Estaba prohibido que ellos paseasen por la selva.

Imperative Forms of Pasear

The imperative mood is used in direct commands.

Imperative (Positive Command)

pasea Take a stroll! ¡Pasea por la avenida!
Usted pasee Take a stroll! ¡Pasee con su perro!
Nosotros paseemos Let's take a stroll! ¡Paseemos por la playa!
Vosotros pasead Take a stroll! ¡Pasead para respirar el aire puro!
Ustedes paseen Take a stroll! ¡Paseen por la selva!

Imperative (Negative Command)

no pasees Don't take a stroll! ¡No pasees por la avenida!
Usted no pasee Don't take a stroll! ¡No pasee con su perro!
Nosotros no paseemos Let's not take a stroll! ¡No paseemos por la playa!
Vosotros no paseéis Don't take a stroll! ¡No paseéis para respirar el aire puro!
Ustedes no paseen Don't take a stroll! ¡No paseen por la selva!