Salir Spanish Verb Conjugation: Present, Future & Command Tense

Instructor: Raychelle Heath

Raychelle has a BA in Spanish and an MFA in Writing. She has studied in Puerto Rico and currently lives in Mexico. She has taught Spanish in various settings.

When do you leave? When does she leave? When do they leave? The verb for 'to leave' in Spanish is ''salir''. In this lesson, you will learn its conjugation with examples in the present, future, and command form.

When Do They Leave?

The Hernandez family has had a wonderful reunion, but now it is time for people to head home. María is trying to help the family figure out who is leaving when. She will use the verb salir, which means 'to leave' in Spanish.

In this lesson you will learn how to conjugate salir, and see some examples of how to use the verb. Please note that all verbs are conjugated in the indicative.

Conjugating Salir in the Present Tense

The present tense is used to talk about habits and actions that happen in the present. The verb salir is regular in the present tense except for with the pronoun yo.

Subject Pronoun Present Tense Pronunciation Translation
yo salgo SAL-go I leave
sales SAH-lays You (informal) leave
él, ella, usted sale SAH-lay He, she leaves, you (formal) leave
nosotros/nosotras salimos sah-LEE-mose We leave
vosotros/vosotras salís sah-LEES You (plural, informal) leave
ellos, ellas, ustedes salen SAH-len They (male,female), you (plural, informal) leave

Examples in the Present

Here are a few examples of salir in the present tense. Remember that in Spanish, pronouns are only used when necessary to specify who is speaking. For example, pronouns are used for the third person singular (él, ella, usted), but not for first person (yo).

  • Salgo del trabajo a las cinco. (I leave work at five o'clock.)
  • Ustedes siempre salen por la puerta azul. (You (all) always leave through the blue door.)

You all always leave through the blue door.
ustedes salen por la puerta azul

  • Salimos con su grupo porque ellos tienen el transporte. (We leave with their group because they have the transportation.)

Let's check in with María and her family to see who leaves when:

María: Hola tía, ¿que haces? (Hi aunt, what are you doing?)

Tía: Necesito hacer mi maleta, pero no la encuentro. (I need to pack my suitcase, but I can't find it.)

María: La vi en la sala atrás del sofá. ¿Cuando sales de aquí? (I saw it in the living room behind the sofa. When do you leave here?)

Tía: Salgo mañana, pero tío sale en dos días. ( I leave tomorrow, but uncle leaves in two days.)

Conjugating Salir in the Future Tense

The future tense is used to talk about actions that will happen in the future. The verb salir follows the same pattern as the verb tener ('to have') in the future tense.

Subject Pronoun Future Tense Pronunciation Translation
yo saldré sal-DRAY I will leave
saldrás sal-DRAS You (informal) will leave
él, ella, usted saldrá sal-DRAH He, she, you (formal) will leave
nosotros/nosotras saldremos sal-DRAY-mose We will leave
vosotros/vosotras saldréis sal-DRAY-ees You (plural, informal) will leave
ellos, ellas, ustedes saldrán sal-DRAN They (male,female), you (plural, informal) will leave

Examples in the Future

Here are a few examples of salir in the future tense.

  • Ellos saldrán al fin del programa. (They will leave at the end of the program.)
  • Saldréis para el desfile a las cinco. (You all will leave for the parade at five o'clock.)

You all will leave for the parade at five.
you all leave

  • Saldré con mi mama. (I will leave with my mom.)

Let's check in with María. She is talking with her mom about who will leave next:

María: Hola mamá, ¿sabes cuando saldrá primo José? (Hi mom, do you know when cousin José will leave?)

Mamá: Él saldrá hoy en la noche. (He will leave tonight.)

María: Y tú y papá, ¿cuando saldrán ustedes? (And you and dad, when will you leave?)

Mamá: Saldremos mañana en la tarde, al mismo tiempo que abuelo Raul. (We will leave tomorrow afternoon, at the same time as grandpa Raul.)

We will leave tomorrow afternoon.
we will leave tomorrow

María: ¿Saldrá también abuela Rosita? (Will grandma Rosita leave also?)

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