Salir Conjugation: Spanish Verb Conjugation Chart in Every Tense + Examples

Salir” is a frequently used Spanish verb that means “to leave,” “to go out,” or “to exit.”

It belongs to the group of verbs ending in -ir, which is one of the three regular verb endings in Spanish (-ar, -er, -ir). Despite being an -ir verb, “salir” is considered irregular because it DOES NOT ALWAYS follow the standard -ir verb conjugation patterns.

Irregular verbs are also part of your Spanish language learning journey, so it’s probably best to check out this video from Spring Spanish where the teacher explains everything about them:

In this blog post, we’ll explore the different salir conjugation forms with tables and examples!

1. Salir Conjugation in indicative mood (indicativo)

Present (Presente)

Subject PronounTenseTranslation
yosalgoI leave/go out
salesYou leave/go out (informal)
él/ella/ustedsaleHe/She leaves/goes out
nosotros/assalimosWe leave/go out
vosotros/assalísYou all leave/go out (informal Spain)
ellos/ellas/ustedessalenThey/You all leave/go out

Examples:

  1. Yo salgo con mis amigos cada viernes. (I go out with my friends every Friday.)
  2. Tú sales tarde del trabajo hoy. (You leave work late today.)
  3. Ellos salen de la escuela a las tres. (They leave school at three.)

Pretérito Perfecto (Present Perfect)

Subject PronounTenseTranslation
yohe salidoI have left
has salidoYou have left
él/ella/ustedha salidoHe/She/You has/have left
nosotros/ashemos salidoWe have left
vosotros/ashabéis salidoYou all have left
ellos/ellas/ustedeshan salidoThey/You all have left

Examples:

  1. Nosotros hemos salido a comprar la cena. (We have gone out to buy dinner.)
  2. Ella ha salido para el aeropuerto ya. (She has already left for the airport.)
  3. Ustedes han salido campeones este año. (You all have become champions this year.)

Pretérito Imperfecto (Imperfect)

Subject PronounTenseTranslation
yosalíaI used to leave
salíasYou used to leave
él/ella/ustedsalíaHe/She/You used to leave
nosotros/assalíamosWe used to leave
vosotros/assalíaisYou all used to leave
ellos/ellas/ustedessalíanThey/You all used to leave

Examples:

  1. Yo salía de casa sin desayunar. (I used to leave home without having breakfast.)
  2. Vosotros salíais de paseo todas las tardes. (You all would go out for a walk every afternoon.)
  3. Él salía con su perro cada mañana. (He would go out with his dog every morning.)

Pretérito Pluscuamperfecto (Pluperfect)

Subject PronounTenseTranslation
yohabía salidoI had left
habías salidoYou had left
él/ella/ustedhabía salidoHe/She/You had left
nosotros/ashabíamos salidoWe had left
vosotros/ashabíais salidoYou all had left
ellos/ellas/ustedeshabían salidoThey/You all had left

Examples:

  1. Tú habías salido cuando llegaron tus padres. (You had left when your parents arrived.)
  2. Nosotros habíamos salido antes de que empezara a llover. (We had left before it started raining.)
  3. Ellas habían salido de compras toda la tarde. (They had been out shopping all afternoon.)

Pretérito Perfecto Simple (Preterite)

Subject PronounTenseTranslation
yosalíI left
salisteYou left
él/ella/ustedsalióHe/She/You left
nosotros/assalimosWe left
vosotros/assalisteisYou all left
ellos/ellas/ustedessalieronThey/You all left

Examples:

  1. Ella salió a las seis de la mañana. (She left at six in the morning.)
  2. Yo salí de la reunión temprano. (I left the meeting early.)
  3. Ustedes salieron de vacaciones en julio. (You all went on vacation in July.)

Futuro Simple (Simple Future)

Subject PronounTenseTranslation
yosaldréI will leave
saldrásYou will leave
él/ella/ustedsaldráHe/She/You will leave
nosotros/assaldremosWe will leave
vosotros/assaldréisYou all will leave
ellos/ellas/ustedessaldránThey/You all will leave

Examples:

  1. Tú saldrás de viaje la próxima semana. (You will go on a trip next week.)
  2. Nosotros saldremos por la puerta de atrás. (We will leave through the back door.)
  3. Él saldrá temprano del trabajo mañana. (He will leave work early tomorrow.)

Futuro Perfecto (Future Perfect)

Subject PronounTenseTranslation
yohabré salidoI will have left
habrás salidoYou will have left
él/ella/ustedhabrá salidoHe/She/You will have left
nosotros/ashabremos salidoWe will have left
vosotros/ashabréis salidoYou all will have left
ellos/ellas/ustedeshabrán salidoThey/You all will have left

Examples:

  1. Yo habré salido cuando me llames. (I will have left when you call me.)
  2. Ellos habrán salido de la ciudad antes de mayo. (They will have left the city before May.)
  3. Vosotras habréis salido de dudas después de la explicación. (You all will have cleared up any doubts after the explanation.)

Condicional Simple (Simple Conditional)

Subject PronounTenseTranslation
yosaldríaI would leave
saldríasYou would leave
él/ella/ustedsaldríaHe/She/You would leave
nosotros/assaldríamosWe would leave
vosotros/assaldríaisYou all would leave
ellos/ellas/ustedessaldríanThey/You all would leave

Examples:

  1. Tú saldrías con nosotros si no tuvieras que trabajar. (You would go out with us if you didn’t have to work.)
  2. Nosotras saldríamos a caminar si no lloviera. (We would go for a walk if it weren’t raining.)
  3. Ellos saldrían más temprano si pudieran. (They would leave earlier if they could.)

Condicional Compuesto (Conditional Perfect)

Subject PronounTenseTranslation
yohabría salidoI would have left
habrías salidoYou would have left
él/ella/ustedhabría salidoHe/She/You would have left
nosotros/ashabríamos salidoWe would have left
vosotros/ashabríais salidoYou all would have left
ellos/ellas/ustedeshabrían salidoThey/You all would have left

Examples:

  1. Yo habría salido pero estaba muy cansado. (I would have gone out but I was very tired.)
  2. Usted habría salido campeón si no se hubiera lesionado. (You would have become champion if you hadn’t been injured.)
  3. Vosotros habríais salido antes si hubierais terminado el proyecto. (You all would have left earlier if you had finished the project.)

2. Salir verb conjugation charts in subjunctive mood (Subjuntivo)

Present Subjunctive (Presente de Subjuntivo)

Subject PronounTenseTranslation
yosalga(That) I leave/go out
salgas(That) you leave/go out
él/ella/ustedsalga(That) he/she/you leave/go out
nosotros/assalgamos(That) we leave/go out
vosotros/assalgáis(That) you all leave/go out
ellos/ellas/ustedessalgan(That) they/you all leave/go out

Examples:

  1. Quiero que tú salgas más a menudo. (I want you to go out more often.)
  2. Es importante que nosotros salgamos a votar. (It’s important that we go out to vote.)
  3. Espero que ellas salgan temprano de la oficina. (I hope they leave the office early.)

Imperfect Subjunctive (Pretérito Imperfecto de Subjuntivo)

Subject PronounTenseTranslation
yosaliera/saliese(That) I left/went out
salieras/salieses(That) you left/went out
él/ella/ustedsaliera/saliese(That) he/she/you left/went out
nosotros/assaliéramos/saliésemos(That) we left/went out
vosotros/assalierais/salieseis(That) you all left/went out
ellos/ellas/ustedessalieran/saliesen(That) they/you all left/went out

Examples:

  1. Ojalá yo saliera/saliese más a menudo. (I wish I went out more often.)
  2. Si él saliera/saliese temprano, podríamos vernos. (If he left early, we could meet up.)
  3. Queríamos que vosotras salierais/salieseis con nosotros. (We wanted you all to go out with us.)

Pluperfect Subjunctive (Pretérito Pluscuamperfecto de Subjuntivo)

Subject PronounTenseTranslation
yohubiera/hubiese salido(That) I had left/went out
hubieras/hubieses salido(That) you had left/went out
él/ella/ustedhubiera/hubiese salido(That) he/she/you had left/went out
nosotros/ashubiéramos/hubiésemos salido(That) we had left/went out
vosotros/ashubierais/hubieseis salido(That) you all had left/went out
ellos/ellas/ustedeshubieran/hubiesen salido(That) they/you all had left/went out

Examples:

  1. Si yo hubiera/hubiese salido antes, te habría visto. (If I had left earlier, I would have seen you.)
  2. Antes deseaba que tú hubieras/hubieses salido conmigo. (I used to wish you had gone out with me.)
  3. Nos sorprendió que ustedes hubieran/hubiesen salido sin despedirse. (We were surprised that you all had left without saying goodbye.)

3. The verb salir in imperative Mood (Imperativo)

The imperative mood is unique in that it doesn’t use all subject pronouns, focusing instead on giving direct commands to “you” in its various forms.

Command TypeConjugationTranslation
Affirmative (tú) ✅salLeave/Go out!
Negative (tú) ❌no salgasDon’t leave/go out!
Affirmative (usted) ✅salgaLeave/Go out!
Negative (usted) ❌no salgaDon’t leave/go out!
Affirmative (nosotros/as) ✅salgamosLet’s leave/go out!
Negative (nosotros/as) ❌no salgamosLet’s not leave/go out!
Affirmative (vosotros/as) ✅salidLeave/Go out! (you all)
Negative (vosotros/as) ❌no salgáisDon’t leave/go out! (you all)
Affirmative (ustedes) ✅salganLeave/Go out! (you all)
Negative (ustedes) ❌no salganDon’t leave/go out! (you all)

Affirmative examples:

  1. Sal con nosotros esta noche. (Go out with us tonight.)
  2. Salgan ahora mismo de aquí. (Leave here right now.)
  3. Salgamos a explorar la ciudad. (Let’s go out and explore the city.)

Negative examples:

  1. No salgas sin paraguas. (Don’t go out without an umbrella.)
  2. No salgáis tan tarde. (Don’t go out so late.)
  3. No salga de casa sin avisarme. (Don’t leave the house without telling me.)

4. Spanish conjugation without much hassle: Conversation Based Chunking

To end this, well, to be honest, somewhat boring blog post, we only have one thing to add: mastering the conjugations of “salir” can indeed be a little overwhelming.

But!

We also have some good news. If you use the Conversation Based Chunking method, you can learn these conjugations intuitively and you won’t even need the salir conjugation charts! Conversation Based Chunking focuses on totally immersing yourself in the language, and thus, you learn the language in chunks or common phrases as they are used in real conversations, rather than memorizing isolated words or grammar rules and definitions!

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