Conjugating the Spanish Verb Vender (to Sell) - dummies

Conjugating the Spanish Verb Vender (to Sell)

Spanish verbs fall into different groups, and each group is conjugated a little differently. If you’re going to master Spanish verbs like vender, you need to be able to identify which group a verb belongs to: regular (follows regular conjugation rules for -ar, -er, and -ir verbs), stem-changing (morphs depending on how you use it in a sentence), spelling-changing (has consonant-spelling changes in some forms to follow pronunciation rules), or reflexive (reflects the action back on the subject of the sentence).

Vender (bvehn-dehr) (to sell) is a regular er verb, so its conjugation is pretty straightforward. Here it is in the present tense:

The Present Tense of Vender
Conjugation Translation
yo vendo I sell
tú vendes You (informal) sell
él/ella/ello/uno vende He/she/one sells
usted vende You (formal) sell
nosotros vendemos We sell
vosotros vendéis You all (informal) sell
ellos/ellas venden They sell
ustedes venden You all (formal) sell

The following examples show you vender in action:

  • María vende frutas en el mercado. (Maria sells fruits at the market.)

  • Ellos venden camisas muy elegantes. (They sell very elegant shirts.)

Need to know how to conjugate vender in another tense? The following tables show you the preterit, imperfect, and future forms.

The Preterit Tense of Vender
Conjugation Translation
yo vendí I sold
tú vendiste You (informal) sold
él/ella/ello/uno vendió He/she/one sold
usted vendió You (formal) sold
nosotros vendimos We sold
vosotros vendisteis You all (informal) sold
ellos/ellas vendieron They sold
ustedes vendieron You all (formal) sold

You use the preterit tense like this:

  • Juan y Raúl vendieron su coche. (Juan and Raúl sold their car.)

  • ¿Vendiste el carro ayer? (Did you sell the car yesterday?)

The Imperfect Tense of Vender
Conjugation Translation
yo vendía I used to sell
tú vendiás You (informal) used to sell
él/ella/ello/uno vendía He/she/one used to sell
usted vendía You (formal) used to sell
nosotros vendiámos We used to sell
vosotros vendiáis You all (informal) used to sell
ellos/ellas vendían They used to sell
ustedes vendían You all (formal) used to sell

Here are some examples of the imperfect tense:

  • Tú y yo vendíamos manzanas todos los días. (You and I used to sell apples every day.)

  • ¿Vendían tus hermanos chocolates? (Did your brothers used to sell chocolates?)

The Future Tense of Vender
Conjugation Translation
yo venderé I will sell
tú venderás You (informal) will sell
él/ella/ello/uno venderá He/she/one will sell
usted venderá You (formal) will sell
nosotros venderamos (venderemos) We will sell
vosotros venderáis (venderéis) You all (informal) will sell
ellos/ellas venderán They will sell
ustedes venderán You all (formal) will sell

The following samples put the future tense to work:

  • Yo venderé mi casa. (I will sell my house.)

  • ¿Venderá usted su camión? (Will you sell your truck?)