how to form participio pasado in spanish

Past participle in Spanish – How to form Participio pasado

The Past Participle in Spanish is used (among other things) to form compound verbs.

In this article we will focus on how it is formed.

How to form the Past Participle in Spanish

First Conjugation Verbs:

Root + ado

  • Cantar = Cantado
  • Amar = Amado
  • Estudiar = Estudiado

Second Conjugation Verbs:

Root + ido

Beber = Bebido

Coger = Cogido

Haber = Habido

Third Conjugation Verbs:

Root  + ido

Vivir = Vivido

Salir = Salido

Fingir = Fingido


Irregular past participle

Of course, irregular verbs could not be missing. I list some of the most common ones, which you will find in your first conversations:

  • ABRIR, Abierto
  • DECIR, Dicho
  • ESCRIBIR, Escrito
  • HACER, Hecho
  • MORIR, Muerto
  • PONER, Puesto
  • ROMPER, Roto
  • VER, Visto
  • VOLVER, Vuelto

Generally speaking, derived verbs also remain irregular. For example:

  • Poner, Puesto
  • Superponer, Superpuesto
  • Decir, Dicho
  • Predecir, Predicho
  • BUT Bendecir è Bendecido
  • Escribir, Escrito
  • Subscribir, Suscrito
  • Ver, Visto
  • Prever, Previsto
I hope you found this article helpful to understand how to form the past participle in Spanish. If you liked it, please share it. Thank you!
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