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.

YopaseoI strollYo paseo en las tardes.
paseasYou strollTú paseas por la avenida.
Usted/él/ellapaseaYou/he/she strollElla pasea con su perro.
NosotrospaseamosWe strollNosotros paseamos por la playa.
VosotrospaseáisYou strollVosotros paseáis para respirar el aire puro.
Ustedes/ellos/ellaspaseanYou/they strollEllos pasean por la selva.

Pasear Preterite

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

YopaseéI strolledYo paseé esta tarde.
paseasteYou strolledTú paseaste por la avenida.
Usted/él/ellapaseóYou/he/she strolledElla paseó con su perro.
NosotrospaseamosWe strolledNosotros paseamos por la playa.
VosotrospaseasteisYou strolledVosotros paseasteis para respirar el aire puro.
Ustedes/ellos/ellaspasearonYou/they strolledEllos 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.

YopaseabaI was strollingYo paseaba esta tarde.
paseabasYou were strollingTú paseabas por la avenida.
Usted/él/ellapaseabaYou/he/she was strollingElla paseaba con su perro.
NosotrospaseábamosWe were strollingNosotros paseábamos por la playa.
VosotrospaseabaisYou were strollingVosotros paseabais para respirar el aire puro.
Ustedes/ellos/ellaspaseabanYou/they were strollingEllos 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.

YopasearéI will strollYo pasearé esta tarde.
pasearásYou will strollTú pasearás por la avenida.
Usted/él/ellapasearáYou/he/she will strollElla paseará con su perro.
NosotrospasearemosWe will strollNosotros pasearemos por la playa.
VosotrospasearéisYou will strollVosotros pasearéis para respirar el aire puro.
Ustedes/ellos/ellaspasearánYou/they will strollEllos pasearán por la selva.

Periphrastic Future of Pasear

Yovoy a pasearI am going to strollYo voy a pasear esta tarde.
vas a pasearYou are going to strollTú vas a pasear por la avenida.
Usted/él/ellava a pasearYou/he/she is going to strollElla va a pasear con su perro.
Nosotrosvamos a pasearWe are going to strollNosotros vamos a pasear por la playa.
Vosotrosvais a pasearYou are going to strollVosotros vais a pasear para respirar el aire puro.
Ustedes/ellos/ellasvan a pasearYou/they are going to strollEllos 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 pasearestá paseandoIs taking a strollElla está paseando con su perro.

Past Participle of Pasear

Past participles are used to form the perfect tenses.

Participle of pasearha paseadoHas taken a strollElla ha paseado con su perro.

Conditional Form of Pasear

YopasearíaI would strollYo pasearía esta tarde si no lloviera.
pasearíasYou would strollTú pasearías por la avenida, pero estás cansada.
Usted/él/ellapasearíaYou/he/she would strollElla pasearía con su perro si él se portara bien.
NosotrospasearíamosWe would strollNosotros pasearíamos por la playa, pero está lloviendo.
VosotrospasearíaisYou would strollVosotros pasearíais para respirar el aire puro si vivierais en el campo.
Ustedes/ellos/ellaspasearíanYou/they would strollEllos 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 yopaseeThat I strollMamá quiere que yo pasee esta tarde.
Que túpaseesThat you strollLaura prefiere que tú pasees por la avenida.
Que usted/él/ellapaseeThat you/he/she strollJosé quiere que ella pasee con su perro.
Que nosotrospaseemosThat we strollEs importante que nosotros paseemos por la playa.
Que vosotrospaseéisThat you strollLa doctora quiere que vosotros paseéis para respirar el aire puro.
Que ustedes/ellos/ellaspaseenThat you/they strollEstá 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 yopasearaThat I strolledMamá quería que yo paseara esta tarde.
Que túpasearasThat you strolledLaura prefería que tú pasearas por la avenida.
Que usted/él/ellapasearaThat you/he/she strolledJosé quería que ella paseara con su perro.
Que nosotrospaseáramosThat we strolledEra importante que nosotros paseáramos por la playa.
Que vosotrospasearaisThat you strolledLa doctora quería que vosotros pasearais para respirar el aire puro.
Que ustedes/ellos/ellaspasearanThat you/they strolledEstaba prohibido que ellos pasearan por la selva.

Option 2

Que yopaseaseThat I strolledMamá quería que yo pasease esta tarde.
Que túpaseasesThat you strolledLaura prefería que tú paseases por la avenida.
Que usted/él/ellapaseaseThat you/he/she strolledJosé quería que ella pasease con su perro.
Que nosotrospaseásemosThat we strolledEra importante que nosotros paseásemos por la playa.
Que vosotrospaseaseisThat you strolledLa doctora quería que vosotros paseaseis para respirar el aire puro.
Que ustedes/ellos/ellaspaseasenThat you/they strolledEstaba prohibido que ellos paseasen por la selva.

Imperative Forms of Pasear

The imperative mood is used in direct commands.

Imperative (Positive Command)

paseaTake a stroll!¡Pasea por la avenida!
UstedpaseeTake a stroll!¡Pasee con su perro!
NosotrospaseemosLet's take a stroll!¡Paseemos por la playa!
VosotrospaseadTake a stroll!¡Pasead para respirar el aire puro!
UstedespaseenTake a stroll!¡Paseen por la selva!

Imperative (Negative Command)

no paseesDon't take a stroll!¡No pasees por la avenida!
Ustedno paseeDon't take a stroll!¡No pasee con su perro!
Nosotrosno paseemosLet's not take a stroll!¡No paseemos por la playa!
Vosotrosno paseéisDon't take a stroll!¡No paseéis para respirar el aire puro!
Ustedesno paseenDon't take a stroll!¡No paseen por la selva!