Spanish Language Verb Seguir Conjugation – Usage And Examples

Spanish Language Verb Seguir Conjugation – Usage And Examples

Following or chasing, or continuing, is the common meaning of the Spanish verb seguir. Unlike other regular -ir verbs, follow follows a different conjugation pattern. There are only a few other verbs in the same conjugation pattern, such as getting (to get, attain, or achieve) and pursuing (to pursue, prosecute, or persecute). In contrast, there are verbs with similar conjugations as following, such as saying, dressing, and asking, where the e sometimes transforms into an “I”.

You will find examples and translations of the following conjugations. This includes verb conjugations in the indicative moods of the present, past and future, as well as the subjunctive and imperative moods.

When you were a kid, did you play follow the leader? Spanish is the language of following. We will learn how to conjugate the present and prêterite tenses of “continue.” You will also see examples of how the verb is used.

In the near future, Lupe and Mara will start new careers. Learning new things and following instructions are both challenging. Let’s listen to what they have to say about it.

My manager has always instructed me to follow his instructions in the new job I have. Whenever I go to work, I follow my manager’s instructions. In Spanish, seguir means “to follow.” This may also be translated as “to continue.” seguir means “to follow.”. This may also be translated as “to continue.”. Following means “to follow”. In this lesson you will learn how the verb follows is conjugated in the present and preterite tenses.

seguir conjugation preterite
seguir conjugation preterite

Conjugation Of Seguir Chart

Indicative conjugation

PresentPreteriteImperfectConditionalFuture
yosigoseguíseguíaseguiríaseguiré
siguesseguisteseguíasseguiríasseguirás
él/ella/Ud.siguesiguióseguíaseguiríaseguirá
nosotrosseguimosseguimosseguíamosseguiríamosseguiremos
vosotrosseguísseguisteisseguíaisseguiríaisseguiréis
ellos/ellas/Uds.siguensiguieronseguíanseguiríanseguirán

Subjunctive Conjugation

PresentImperfectImperfect 2Future
yosigasiguierasiguiesesiguiere
sigassiguierassiguiesessiguieres
él/ella/Ud.sigasiguierasiguiesesiguiere
nosotrossigamossiguiéramossiguiésemossiguiéremos
vosotrossigáissiguieraissiguieseissiguiereis
ellos/ellas/Uds.sigansiguieransiguiesensiguieren

Imperative Conjugation

AffirmativeNegative
yo
sigueno sigas
Ud.sigano siga
nosotrossigamosno sigamos

Continuous (Progressive) Conjugation

PresentPreteriteImperfectConditionalFuture
yoestoy siguiendoestuve siguiendoestaba siguiendoestaría siguiendoestaré siguiendo
estás siguiendoestuviste siguiendoestabas siguiendoestarías siguiendoestarás siguiendo
él/ella/Ud.está siguiendoestuvo siguiendoestaba siguiendoestaría siguiendoestará siguiendo
nosotrosestamos siguiendoestuvimos siguiendoestábamos siguiendoestaríamos siguiendoestaremos siguiendo

Perfect Tense

PresentPreteritePastConditionalFuture
yohe seguidohube seguidohabía seguidohabría seguidohabré seguido
has seguidohubiste seguidohabías seguidohabrías seguidohabrás seguido
él/ella/Ud.ha seguidohubo seguidohabía seguidohabría seguidohabrá seguido
nosotroshemos seguidohubimos seguidohabíamos seguidohabríamos seguidohabremos seguido

Perfect Subjunctive Conjugation

PresentPastFuture
yohaya seguidohubiera seguidohubiere seguido
hayas seguidohubieras seguidohubieres seguido
él/ella/Ud.haya seguidohubiera seguidohubiere seguido
nosotroshayamos seguidohubiéramos seguidohubiéremos seguido
vosotroshayáis seguidohubierais seguidohubiereis seguido
ellos/ellas/Uds.hayan seguidohubieran seguidohubieren seguido

Seguir Conjugation Preterite

Using the preterite tense, you talk about events that took place in the past. Following is a regular verb in the preterite. A shift of ‘i’ to ‘e’ for the third-person singular and plural occurs.

Seguir (Say-Gear) –To Follow And Continue

SUBJECT
PRONOUN
PRETERITE TENSEPRONUNCIATIONTRANSLATION
yoseguíseh-GEEI followed/continued
seguisteseh-GEES-tayYou (informal) followed/continued
él, ella,
usted
siguiósee-gee-OHHe, she, you (formal) followed/continued
nosotros
nosotras
seguimosseh-GHEE-moseWe followed/continued
vosotros
vosotras
seguisteisseh-ghee-STAY-eesYou (plural, informal) followed/continued
ellos, ellas,
ustedes
siguieronsee-ghee-EH-roneThey (male, female), you (plural, informal) followed/continued

Are there any stem changes for the follow?

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PRESENTPRETERITE
has seguidohubiste seguido
él/ella/Ud.ha seguidohubo seguido
nosotroshemos seguidohubimos seguido
vosotroshabéis seguidohubisteis seguido

Preterit Changes Stem?

A stem change in present tense -ar and -er verbs does not transfer to the preterite. The verbs are conjugated just as they are in the preterite. In the preterite, verbs without stem changes in the present tense don’t change in the same way.

INGLÉSYOÉL/ELLA/USTEDNOSOTROS/-ASVOSOTROS/-ASELLOS/ELLAS/USTEDES
PresentI follow, am followingsigasigassigasigamossigáissigan
Present PerfectI have followed, followedhaya seguidohayas seguidohaya seguidohayamos seguidohayáis seguidohayan seguido
ImperfectI followed, was followingsiguiera

OR

siguiese

siguieras

OR

siguieses

siguiera

OR

siguiese

siguiéramos

OR

siguiésemos

siguierais

OR

siguieseis

siguieran

OR

siguiesen.

Past Perfect – PluperfectI had followedhubiera seguido

OR

hubiese seguido

hubieras seguido

OR

hubieses seguido

hubiera seguido

OR

hubiese seguido

hubiéramos seguido

OR

hubiésemos seguido

hubierais seguido

OR

hubieseis seguido

hubieran seguido

OR

hubiesen seguido.

FutureI will followsiguieresiguieressiguieresiguiéremossiguiereissiguieren
Future PerfectI will have followedhubiere seguidohubieres seguidohubiere seguidohubiéremos seguidohubiereis seguidohubieren seguido

Final Words

Congratulations for making it all the way to the end! If you have gotten to the end of the chapter, and you feel like you are making progress with your learning, then you are doing really well with your reading. You might want to practice some follow conjugations by going through the Cloze Collection provided at the end of this post if you’re up for it. There is a collection tailored specifically to what you learned from this lesson, in order for you to immediately begin to put what you have learned into practice.

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