Venir Conjugation Chart & Full Tense Guide

The Spanish verb “venir,” meaning “to come,” is an irregular, stem-changing verb, similar to seguir and other Spanish verbs ending in -IR.

As an irregular verb, conjugating “venir” can present challenges for learners, yet it remains indispensable for expressing arrival, invitations, and future actions.

I’m James, from Learn Spanish With James, and this comprehensive guide is filled with “venir” conjugation charts with examples translated into English across the indicative mood, subjunctive mood, as well as the imperative, spanning simple and compound tenses.

Read on and I’ll help you learn how to conjugate ”venir” and how to use this essential Spanish verb effectively.

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Present Tense

he,she,it, you(formal)él,ella,ustedviene
you pl.vosotros, vosotrasvenís
they, you pl. (formal)ellos,ellas,ustedesvienen

When we use the Present Tense

Each present tense conjugation for ”venir” is in the chart above, with example sentences below.

We use the present tense to express actions that are happening right now, as well as for habitual actions.

As a general rule, to conjugate verbs in the present tense, remove the infinitive ”venir” ending (in this case -ir) and add the appropriate endings.

You will notice that for the first person singular, this is highly irregular, just like “seguir” and “tener“.

Examples of the Verb “Venir” in the Present Tense

  • Yo vengo a la fiesta. (I come to the party.)
  • Tú vienes con nosotros. (You come with us.)
  • Él/Ella viene a la escuela todos los días. (He/She comes to school every day.)
  • Nosotros venimos en coche. (We come by car.)
  • Vosotros venís temprano. (You all come early.)
  • Ellos/Ellas vienen de lejos. (They come from far away.)

Preterite Tense

he, she. it, you (formal)él, ella, ustedvino
wenosotros, nosotrasvinimos
you (plural)vosotros, vosotrasvinisteis
they, you (pl. formal)ellos, ellas, ustedesvinieron

When we use the Preterite Tense

The preterite tense in Spanish is used to describe completed actions in the past.

I always iterate to my students that you should not confuse the preterite tense with the imperfect tense, which describes ongoing past actions or something you used to do.

The literal translation of “venir” in the preterite tense is “came”.

This past tense is often used for actions that happened at a specific point in time and its irregular conjugation for ”venir” requires some changes in the stem for all persons.

I have written examples below.

Examples of “Venir” in the Preterite Tense

  • Yo vine ayer. (I came yesterday.)
  • Tú viniste conmigo al concierto. (You came with me to the concert.)
  • Él/Ella vino tarde a la reunión. (He/She came late to the meeting.)
  • Nosotros vinimos en avión. (We came by plane.)
  • Vosotros vinisteis de vacaciones. (You all came on vacation.)
  • Ellos/Ellas vinieron en autobús. (They came by bus.)

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Imperfect Tense

he, she, it, you (formal)él, ella, usted venía
wenosotros, nosotrasveníamos
you (plural)vosotros, vosotrasveníais
they, you(pl. formal)ellos, ellas, ustedesvenían

When we use the Imperfect Tense

The imperfect tense in Spanish is used to describe ongoing or repeated actions in the past.

The translation in the case of “venir” is “I was coming” or “I used to come”.

We also use the imperfect tense for descriptions, states of being, and actions that were in progress.

For this reason, you’ll find the imperfect tense used a lot in Spanish literature.

Examples of “Venir” in the Imperfect Tense

  • Yo venía cada día. (I used to come every day.)
  • Tú venías a mi casa de vez en cuando. (You used to come to my house from time to time.)
  • Él/Ella venía siempre tarde. (He/She always used to come late.)
  • Nosotros veníamos en bicicleta. (We used to come by bicycle.)
  • Vosotros veníais a la fiesta todos los años. (You all used to come to the party every year.)
  • Ellos/Ellas venían juntos. (They used to come together.)

Future Tense

he,she,it, you(formal)él,ella,ustedvendrá
you pl.vosotros, vosotrasvendréis
they, you pl. (formal)ellos,ellas,ustedesvendrán

When we use the Future Tense

The ”venir” future tense is used to inform that someone will come or arrive in the future.

The key word to remember here is “will”.

In Spanish, we form the future tense by adding the appropriate endings to the infinitive. This makes it nice and easy to learn.

You will see each “venir” conjugation in the future tense below.

Examples of the Future Tense “Venir” Conjugation

  • Yo vendré mañana. (I will come tomorrow.)
  • Tú vendrás a la playa conmigo. (You will come to the beach with me.)
  • Él/Ella vendrá a la fiesta el sábado. (He/She will come to the party on Saturday.)
  • Nosotros vendremos en tren. (We will come by train.)
  • Vosotros vendréis a la boda. (You all will come to the wedding.)
  • Ellos/Ellas vendrán en coche nuevo. (They will come in a new car.)

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Conditional Tense

he,she,it, you(formal)él,ella,ustedvendría
you pl.vosotros, vosotrasvendríais
they, you pl. (formal)ellos,ellas,ustedesvendrían

When we use the Conditional Tense

The conditional tense in Spanish is used to express actions that would happen under certain conditions or to indicate politeness.

So, remember that the future tense is “will”, and the conditional tense is “would”. Also, try to remember that the stressed syllable is the “í” which is pronounced like the English letter “e”.

We form form the conditional tense in Spanish by adding the conditional endings to the infinitive.

Again, this makes the conditional tense an easy tense to learn for any required Spanish verb conjugation, as we just need to add the correct ending.

Examples of the Verb “Venir” in the Conditional Tense

  • Yo vendría si pudiera. (I would come if I could.)
  • Tú vendrías a la cena si estuvieras en casa. (You would come to dinner if you were home.)
  • Él/Ella vendría si lo invitaras. (He/She would come if you invited him/her.)
  • Nosotros vendríamos si tuviéramos tiempo. (We would come if we had time.)
  • Vosotros vendríais si quisierais. (You all would come if you wanted to.)
  • Ellos/Ellas vendrían si los llamaras. (They would come if you called them.)

Perfect Tense

PronounsPronombresAuxiliary verb ‘haber’
he,she,it, you(formal)él,ella,ustedhavenido
you pl.vosotros, vosotrashabéisvenido
they, you pl. (formal)ellos,ellas,ustedeshanvenido

When we use the Perfect Tense

The perfect tense in Spanish is used to describe actions that have been completed in the recent past.

We form this tense by using the auxiliary verb “haber” followed by the past participle.

The translation is “have come” e.g. “He venido a América Latina porque quiero conocer sus culturas.” (I have come to Latin America because I want to understand its cultures.)

Examples of the Verb “Venir” in the Preterite Perfect Tense

  • Yo he venido en taxi. (I have come by taxi.)
  • Tú has venido muy lejos. (You have come from very far away.)
  • Él/Ella ha venido a la ciudad esta mañana. (He/She has come to the city this morning.)
  • Nosotros hemos venido en autobús. (We have come by bus.)
  • Vosotros habéis venido antes. (You all have come earlier.)
  • Ellos/Ellas han venido juntos. (They have come together.)

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Pluperfect Tense

PronounsPronombresAuxiliary verb ‘haber’
he,she,it, you(formal)él,ella,ustedhabíavenido
you pl.vosotros, vosotrashabíaisvenido
they, you pl. (formal)ellos,ellas,ustedeshabíanvenido

When we use the Pluperfect Tense

The pluperfect tense in Spanish is used to describe actions that had already been completed before another past action.

For example, “Ya había venido” (I had already come.)

In order to form the pluperfect tense in Spanish, we use the imperfect tense of the auxiliary verb “haber” followed by the past participle.

Examples of the Pluperfect Spanish Verb Conjugation for “Venir”

  • Yo había venido antes de que empezara la fiesta. (I had come before the party started.)
  • Tú habías venido muchas veces aquí. (You had come here many times.)
  • Él/Ella había venido con su familia. (He/She had come with his/her family.)
  • Nosotros habíamos venido en coche. (We had come by car.)
  • Vosotros habíais venido en avión. (You all had come by plane.)
  • Ellos/Ellas habían venido desde muy lejos. (They had come from very far away.)

Future Perfect Tense

PronounsPronombresAuxiliary verb ‘haber’
he,she,it, you(formal)él,ella,ustedhabrávenido
you pl.vosotros, vosotrashabréisvenido
they, you pl. (formal)ellos,ellas,ustedeshabránvenido

When we use the Future Perfect Tense

The future perfect tense in Spanish is used to describe actions that will have been completed at a specific point in the future.

Again, we form this tense by using the future tense of the auxiliary verb “haber” followed by the past participle.

I have provided examples below of how to conjugate “venir” using the future perfect tense. Although, you are only having to change the “haber” form in order to do this.

Examples of the Future Perfect “Venir” Conjugation

  • Yo habré venido antes de que empiece la película. (I will have come before the movie starts.)
  • Tú habrás venido cuando termine el trabajo. (You will have come when the work finishes.)
  • Él/Ella habrá venido antes de la hora de cierre. (He/She will have come before closing time.)
  • Nosotros habremos venido en tren. (We will have come by train.)
  • Vosotros habréis venido a la playa. (You all will have come to the beach.)
  • Ellos/Ellas habrán venido en autobús. (They will have come by bus.)

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Conditional Perfect Tense

PronounsPronombresAuxiliary verb ‘haber’
he,she,it, you(formal)él,ella,ustedhabríavenido
you pl.vosotros, vosotrashabríaisvenido
they, you pl. (formal)ellos,ellas,ustedeshabríanvenido

When we use the Conditional Perfect Tense

The conditional perfect tense in Spanish is used to describe actions that would have been completed under certain conditions in the past.

Just like the the perfect tense, the pluperfect tense, and the future perfect tense, we form the conditional perfect tense by using the conditional tense of the auxiliary verb “haber” followed by the past participle.

Examples of the Spanish Verb “Venir” in the Conditional Perfect Tense

  • Yo habría venido si me lo hubieras pedido. (I would have come if you had asked me.)
  • Tú habrías venido si hubieras tenido tiempo. (You would have come if you had had time.)
  • Él/Ella habría venido si no estuviera enfermo/a. (He/She would have come if he/she weren’t sick.)
  • Nosotros habríamos venido si nos lo hubieran dicho antes. (We would have come if they had told us earlier.)
  • Vosotros habríais venido si hubierais querido. (You all would have come if you had wanted to.)
  • Ellos/Ellas habrían venido si hubieran sabido que la fiesta era aquí. (They would have come if they had known the party was here.)

Present Subjunctive

he,she,it, you(formal)él,ella,ustedvenga
you pl.vosotros, vosotrasvengáis
they, you pl. (formal)ellos,ellas,ustedesvengan

When we use the Present Subjunctive

The present subjunctive in Spanish is used to express desires, doubts, or uncertainty about actions in the present or future.

Even if you do not yet know how to use the subjunctive properly, you should try to learn each conjugation for “venir” in the subjunctive form.

Doing so will help with you to learn how to conjugate other Spanish verbs that follow the same pattern, such as “poner“, “oír“, and “hacer“.

This tense is formed by using the present subjunctive endings, which are irregular for the verb “venir”.

Examples of the”Venir” Present Subjunctive Conjugation Pattern

  • Es importante que yo venga a la reunión esta tarde. (It’s important that I come to the meeting this afternoon.)
  • Espero que tú vengas a la cena. (I hope you come to dinner.)
  • Es importante que él/ella venga temprano. (It’s important that he/she comes early.)
  • Dudo que nosotros vengamos mañana. (I doubt that we will come tomorrow.)
  • Esperamos que vosotros vengáis con nosotros. (We hope you come with us.)
  • Es necesario que ellos/ellas vengan con nosotros. (It’s necessary for them to come with us.)

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Imperfect Subjunctive

Iyoviniera, viniese
youvinieras, vinieses
he,she,it, you(formal)él,ella,ustedviniera, viniese
wenosotros,nosotrasviniéramos, viniésemos
you pl.vosotros, vosotrasvinierais, vinieseis
they, you pl. (formal)ellos,ellas,ustedesvinieran, viniesen

When we use the Imperfect Subjunctive

The imperfect subjunctive of a Spanish verb is used to express desires, doubts, or uncertainty about actions in the past.

Again, it is formed by using the imperfect subjunctive conjugations.

Examples of the Imperfect Subjunctive “Venir” Conjugation

  • Tú esperabas que yo viniera a ayudarte con el proyecto. (You hoped that I would come to help you with the project.)
  • Preferiría que tú vinieras conmigo. (I would prefer you to come with me.)
  • Él prefería que ella viniera al concierto. (He preferred that she would come to the concert.)
  • Nosotros queríamos que vosotros vinierais de vacaciones con nosotros. (We wanted you all to come on vacation with us.)
  • Vosotros esperabais que ellos vinieran a la reunión. (You all hoped that they would come to the meeting.)
  • Ellos deseaban que nosotras vinieran a visitarlos más seguido. (They wished that we would come to visit them more often.)

Affirmative Imperative 

he,she,it, you(formal)él,ella,usted¡venga!
you pl.vosotros, vosotras¡venid!
they, you pl. (formal)ellos,ellas,ustedes¡vengan!

When We Use The Affirmative Imperative

The affirmative imperative of a Spanish verb is used to give commands or requests in a direct and affirmative manner.

It is formed by using the present tense of the verb, but often without the subject pronoun.

For “venir,” the affirmative imperative is used to instruct someone to come.

Examples of “Venir” in The Affirmative Imperative

  1. Ven aquí ahora mismo. (Come here right now.)
  2. Ven conmigo al concierto. (Come with me to the concert.)
  3. Venid vosotros a la reunión. (Come to the meeting, you all.)
  4. Venga usted a la conferencia. (Come to the conference, formal.)
  5. Vengamos juntos a la fiesta. (Let’s come together to the party.)

Negative Imperative

you¡no vengas!
he,she,it, you(formal)él,ella,usted¡no venga!
wenosotros,nosotras¡no vengamos!
you pl.vosotros, vosotras¡no vengáis!
they, you pl. (formal)ellos,ellas,ustedes¡no vengan!

When We Use The Negative Imperative

The negative imperative form of a Spanish verb is used to give commands or requests in a negative manner, indicating that the action should not be performed.

It is formed by using the present subjunctive of the verb, but with a negative word such as “no” before it.

For “venir,” the negative imperative is used to instruct someone not to come.

Examples of “Venir” in The Negative Imperative

  • No vengas tú conmigo. (Don’t come with me.)
  • No vengáis vosotros más tarde. (Don’t come later.)
  • No venga usted con nosotros. (Don’t come with us.)
  • No vengamos juntos. (Let’s not come together.)

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