Pasado de Conducir

In Spanish grammar, the concept of “pasado de conducir” refers to the past tense forms of the verb “conducir”, which means “to drive.” Just like in English (and many other languages), where we have past tense forms like “drove” or “had driven,” Spanish also has its own conjugations to express past actions related to driving.


Past Tense Conjugations

When we talk about actions that have already happened in the past, we use different conjugations of the verb “conducir” depending on the subject performing the action. Here are the past tense conjugations in Spanish:

  • Yo conduje (I drove)
  • Tú condujiste (You drove)
  • Él/Ella/Usted condujo (He/She/You drove)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras conducimos (We drove)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras condujisteis (You all drove – informal, Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes condujeron (They/You all drove)


Example Sentences

Let’s look into some examples to understand how these past tense conjugations are used in sentences:

  1. Yo conduje al parque de atracciones ayer. (I drove to the amusement park yesterday.)
  2. Ella condujo muy rápido por la autopista. (She drove very fast on the highway.)
  3. Nosotros condujimos durante toda la noche. (We drove all night long.)

Here are more examples to illustrate the use of past tense forms of “conducir”:

  • Tú condujiste a tu amigo al aeropuerto. (You drove your friend to the airport.)
  • Él condujo el autobús escolar por diez años. (He drove the school bus for ten years.)
  • Nosotras conducimos por la ciudad buscando un lugar para estacionar. (We drove around the city looking for a parking spot.)
  • Vosotros conducisteis en la carretera panorámica durante las vacaciones. (You all drove on the scenic highway during the vacation.)
  • Ellos condujeron un camión de mudanzas hasta su nueva casa. (They drove a moving truck to their new house.)



Like many verbs in Spanish, “conducir” has some irregularities in its past tense conjugations. While most verbs follow a pattern, irregular verbs require memorization. Fortunately, “conducir” is a relatively regular irregular verb, meaning its conjugations follow a predictable pattern with slight changes in the stem.