Poner conjugation

Hello, my Spanish students! So, today we will study more about Spanish verb poner and poner conjugation. Because it’s a hard verb. Because it’s very irregular and we have different ways to use it. But, of course, it’s a very important verb and you’ll need it all the time. That’s why we did this post, to help you in improving your Latin American Spanish. First, we’ll review the conjugations. Then, we’ll see some examples of the uses. So that why you can see the complete explanation of PONER.

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Here we go!

Conjugation verb poner


So, poner, as all the verbs, has three non conjugated forms:

Infinitive form: poner Gerund: poniendo Participle: puesto

Now, let’s see the conjugations of the different tenses of the verb:

Present tense

  • yo pongo
  • tĂș/vos pones
  • Ă©l/ella/Ud. pone
  • nosotros ponemos
  • ellos/ellas/Uds. ponen

Future tense

  • yo pondrĂ©
  • tĂș pondrĂĄs
  • Ă©l/ella/Ud. pondrĂĄ
  • nosotros pondremos
  • ellos/ellas/Uds. pondrĂĄn

Imperfect past

  • yo ponĂ­a
  • tĂș ponĂ­as
  • Ă©l/ella/Ud. ponĂ­a
  • nosotros ponĂ­amos
  • ellos/ellas/Uds. ponĂ­an

Present perfect

  • yo he puesto
  • tĂș has puesto
  • Ă©l/ella/Ud. ha puesto
  • nosotros hemos puesto
  • ellos/ellas/Uds. han puesto

Past perfect

  • yo habĂ­a puesto
  • tĂș habĂ­as puesto
  • Ă©l/ella/Ud. habĂ­a puesto
  • nosotros habĂ­amos puesto
  • ellos/ellas/Uds. habĂ­an puesto

Future perfect

  • yo habrĂ© puesto
  • tĂș habrĂĄs puesto
  • Ă©l/ella/Ud. habrĂĄ puesto
  • nosotros habremos puesto
  • ellos/ellas/Uds. habrĂĄn puesto

Conditional perfect

  • yo habrĂ­a puesto
  • tĂș habrĂ­as puesto
  • Ă©l/ella/Ud. habrĂ­a puesto
  • nosotros habrĂ­amos puesto
  • ellos/ellas/Uds. habrĂ­an puesto


  • yo pondrĂ­a
  • tĂș pondrĂ­as
  • Ă©l/ella/Ud. pondrĂ­a
  • nosotros pondrĂ­amos
  • ellos/ellas/Uds. pondrĂ­an

Past Simple

  • yo puse
  • tĂș pusiste
  • Ă©l/ella/Ud. puso
  • nosotros pusimos
  • ellos/ellas/Uds. pusieron


  • pon tĂș
  • ponga Ă©l/ella/Ud.
  • pongamos nosotros
  • pongan Uds.



  • yo ponga
  • tĂș pongas
  • Ă©l/ella/Ud. ponga
  • nosotros pongamos
  • ellos/ellas/Uds. pongan

Imperfect past of Subjunctive

  • yo pusiera
  • tĂș pusieras
  • Ă©l/ella/Ud. pusiera
  • nosotros pusiĂ©ramos
  • ellos/ellas/Uds. pusieran

Present Perfect of Subjunctive

  • yo hubiera puesto
  • tĂș hubieras puesto
  • Ă©l/ella/Ud. hubiera puesto
  • nosotros hubiĂ©ramos puesto
  • ellos/ellas/Uds. hubieran puesto

Spanish verb poner

Now, we’ll see the uses of this verb. But, remember, sometimes depending on which country you are, the uses can change a little bit. Especially when you compare Latin America with Spain.

So, the first use of the verb is a reflexive verb and refers to the use of clothes. And, the translation is “to put on”. So, for example:

  • -Me puse la remera
  • -ÂĄHace calor! ÂżPor quĂ© te pusiste el abrigo?
  • -Nos pusimos el buzo al revĂ©s

Then, the second use is as a verb of change (it is also reflexive) and we use it to refer to a sudden change of state. And, the translation is “to become”. So, for example:

  • Me puse nerviosa
  • Me puse feliz
  • Te pusiste colorada

Finally, the last use is to refer to the action of placing things in a place. And, this is non-reflective. Then, the translation is “to put”. So, for example:

  • Voy a poner agua a hervir
  • Pongo el celular arriba de la mesa
  • Ponemos la bicicleta en el balcon

On the other hand, we also have some expressions that we use with this verb.

-Me puse en pedo

(I got drunk)

-Me puso una multa

(He/she gaves me a fine)

-Me tengo que poner a estudiar/trabajar

(I have to start to study/work)

-Ponerse de pie

(to stand up)

-Ponerse de rodillas

(to kneel, to fall to one’s knees)

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