Ir is an important verb to learn in Spanish. It’s how you describe where you’re going, and where you’ve been.

As a Spanish speaker, you’ll find yourself using the many different forms of ir on a daily basis in conversation. Here are just a few examples of how you can use this common verb, which means “to go”:

  • To discuss where you go regularly, eg. “Voy al colegio” (I go to school).
  • To talk about future travel plans, eg. “Iré a la playa el viernes” (I’ll go to the beach on Friday).
  • To talk about places you’ve visited in the past, eg. “Fui a Cabo San Lucas el año pasado” (I went to Cabo San Lucas last year).
  • To say where you need to go today, eg. “Necesito ir al supermercado” (I need to go to the supermarket).

In this article, you’ll find out how to conjugate the verb ir in the present and future tense, so you can form your own sentences like the examples above.

 

Where Do You Go?

First, let’s start with the present tense forms of ir. In the following list you’ll see the Spanish pronouns on the left, and the corresponding, conjugated verb to the right.

  • Yo voy. (I go)
  • Tú vas. (You go)
  • Usted va. (You go – formal)
  • Él va. (He goes)
  • Nosotros vamos. (We go)
  • Vosotros vais (Spain) or Ustedes (Latin America) van. (You all go)
  • Ellas van. (They go – feminine)

Memorize this list and you can use it as a helpful tool for quickly conjugating ir in conversation. Here are a few examples of sentences formed using the chart above. Try putting some sentences together yourself to get some extra practice!

  • Yo voy al gimnasio (I go to the gym)
  • Tú vas al gimnasio (You to the gym)
  • Él va al gimnasio (He goes to the gym)
  • Nosotros vamos al gimnasio (We go to the gym)
  • Ellas van al gimnasio (The girls go to the gym)

Here is a list of some common places you might need to say you’re going to:

  • Tienda (shop)
  • Restaurante (restaurant)
  • Teatro (theater)
  • Biblioteca (library)
  • Correos (post office)
  • Iglesia (church)
  • Estación de autobuses (bus station)
  • Estación de tren (train station)

 

Where Do You Plan to Go?

Now that you have some of the basic vocabulary down, let’s move on to the future tense of the verb ir, which is a little more advanced.

  • Yo iré (I will go).
  • Tú irás (You will go).
  • Usted irá (You will go – formal).
  • Él irá (He will go).
  • Nosotros iremos (We will go).
  • Vosotros iríais (Spain) or Ustedes irán (Lain America) (You all will go).
  • Ellas irán (They will go – feminine).

Here are a few example sentences using the future tense conjugations of ir.

  • Yo iré a la escuela mañana (I will go to school tomorrow).
  • Tú irás a la escuela mañana (You will go to school tomorrow).
  • Él irá a la escuela mañana (He will go to school tomorrow).
  • Nosotros iremos a la escuela mañana (We will go to school tomorrow).
  • Ellas irán a la escuela mañana (The girls will go to school tomorrow).