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How to conjugate Coger in Spanish

To take, to catch, to get, to pick Irregular Verb

Introduction

Coger is the Spanish verb for "to take, to catch, to get, to pick". It is an irregular verb. Read on below to see how it is conjugated in the 18 major Spanish tenses!

Similar verbs to coger include: arrebatar, llevar, sacar, tomar, atrapar, pillar, prender, conseguir, obtener, traer, escoger.

SpanishEnglish
Infinitivecogerto take, to catch, to get, to pick
Past participlecogidotaken
Gerundcogiendotaking
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Indicative Tenses of Coger

Coger in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of coger is used to talk about situations, events or thoughts that are happening now or in the near future. It is also used to talk about facts and truths. For example, "cojo", meaning "I take".

In Spanish, the Indicative Present is known as "El Presente".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yocojo I take
TĂșcogesyou take
Ella / Él / Ustedcoges/he takes, you (formal) takes
Nosotras / Nosotroscogemoswe take
Vosotras / Vosotroscogéisyou (plural) take
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescogenthey take, you (plural formal) take

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Coger in the Indicative Preterite

The Indicative Preterite of coger is used to talk about actions completed in the past, at a specific point in time. For example, "cogĂ­", meaning "I took".

In Spanish, the Indicative Preterite is known as "El Pretérito Indefinido".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YocogĂ­I took
TĂșcogisteyou took
Ella / Él / Ustedcogiós/he took, you (formal) took
Nosotras / Nosotroscogimoswe took
Vosotras / Vosotroscogisteisyou (plural) took
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescogieronthey took, you (plural formal) took
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Coger in the Indicative Imperfect

The Indicative Imperfect of coger is used to describe regular and repeated actions that happened in the past and descriptions of things you used to do. For example, "cogĂ­a", meaning "I used to take".

In Spanish, the Indicative Imperfect is known as "El Pretérito Imperfecto".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YocogĂ­aI used to take
TĂșcogĂ­asyou used to take
Ella / Él / Ustedcogías/he used to take, you (formal) used to take
Nosotras / NosotroscogĂ­amoswe used to take
Vosotras / VosotroscogĂ­aisyou (plural) used to take
Ellas / Ellos / UstedescogĂ­anthey used to take, you (plural formal) used to take
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Coger in the Indicative Present Continuous

The Indicative Present Continuous of coger is used to talk about something that is happening continuously or right now. For example, "estoy cogiendo", meaning "I am taking".

In Spanish, the Indicative Present Continuous is known as "El Presente Progresivo".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoestoy cogiendoI am taking
TĂșestĂĄs cogiendoyou are taking
Ella / Él / Ustedestá cogiendos/he is taking, you (formal) are taking
Nosotras / Nosotrosestamos cogiendowe are taking
Vosotras / VosotrosestĂĄis cogiendoyou (plural) are taking
Ellas / Ellos / UstedesestĂĄn cogiendothey are taking, you (plural formal) are taking
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Coger in the Indicative Informal Future

The Indicative Informal Future of coger is used to talk about something that will happen in the future, especially in the near future. For example, "voy a coger", meaning "I am going to take".

In Spanish, the Indicative Informal Future is known as "El Futuro PrĂłximo".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yovoy a cogerI am going to take
TĂșvas a cogeryou are going to take
Ella / Él / Ustedva a cogers/he is going to take, you (formal) are going to take
Nosotras / Nosotrosvamos a cogerwe are going to take
Vosotras / Vosotrosvais a cogeryou (plural) are going to take
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvan a cogerthey are going to take, you (plural formal) are going to take
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Coger in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of coger is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "cogeré", meaning "I will take".

In Spanish, the Indicative Future is known as "El Futuro Simple".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YocogeréI will take
TĂșcogerĂĄsyou will take
Ella / Él / Ustedcogerás/he will take, you (formal) will take
Nosotras / Nosotroscogeremoswe will take
Vosotras / Vosotroscogeréisyou (plural) will take
Ellas / Ellos / UstedescogerĂĄnthey will take, you (plural formal) will take
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Coger in the Indicative Conditional

The Indicative Conditional of coger is used to talk about something that may happen in the future, hypothesis and probabilities. For example, "cogerĂ­a", meaning "I would take".

In Spanish, the Indicative Conditional is known as "El Condicional Simple".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YocogerĂ­aI would take
TĂșcogerĂ­asyou would take
Ella / Él / Ustedcogerías/he would take, you (formal) would take
Nosotras / NosotroscogerĂ­amoswe would take
Vosotras / VosotroscogerĂ­aisyou (plural) would take
Ellas / Ellos / UstedescogerĂ­anthey would take, you (plural formal) would take
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Coger in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of coger is used to describe actions that started recently (in the past) and are still happening now or things that have been done recently. For example, "he cogido", meaning "I have taken".

In Spanish, the Indicative Present Perfect is known as "El Pretérito Perfecto".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe cogidoI have taken
TĂșhas cogidoyou have taken
Ella / Él / Ustedha cogidos/he has taken, you (formal) have taken
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos cogidowe have taken
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis cogidoyou (plural) have taken
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan cogidothey have taken, you (plural formal) have taken
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Coger in the Indicative Past Perfect

The Indicative Past Perfect of coger is used to talk about actions that happened before another action in the past. For example, "habĂ­a cogido", meaning "I had taken".

In Spanish, the Indicative Past Perfect is known as "El Pretérito Pluscuamperfecto".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YohabĂ­a cogidoI had taken
TĂșhabĂ­as cogidoyou had taken
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía cogidos/he had taken, you (formal) had taken
Nosotras / NosotroshabĂ­amos cogidowe had taken
Vosotras / VosotroshabĂ­ais cogidoyou (plural) had taken
Ellas / Ellos / UstedeshabĂ­an cogidothey had taken, you (plural formal) had taken
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Coger in the Indicative Future Perfect

The Indicative Future Perfect of coger is used to talk about something that will have happened in the future after something else has already happened. For example, "habré cogido", meaning "I will have taken".

In Spanish, the Indicative Future Perfect is known as "El Futuro Perfecto".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré cogidoI will have taken
TĂșhabrĂĄs cogidoyou will have taken
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá cogidos/he will have taken, you (formal) will have taken
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos cogidowe will have taken
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis cogidoyou (plural) will have taken
Ellas / Ellos / UstedeshabrĂĄn cogidothey will have taken, you (plural formal) will have taken
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Coger in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

The Indicative Conditional Perfect of coger is used to talk about something that would have happened in the past but didn’t due to another action. For example, "habría cogido", meaning "I would have taken".

In Spanish, the Indicative Conditional Perfect is known as "El Condicional Perfecto".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YohabrĂ­a cogidoI would have taken
TĂșhabrĂ­as cogidoyou would have taken
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría cogidos/he would have taken, you (formal) would have taken
Nosotras / NosotroshabrĂ­amos cogidowe would have taken
Vosotras / VosotroshabrĂ­ais cogidoyou (plural) would have taken
Ellas / Ellos / UstedeshabrĂ­an cogidothey would have taken, you (plural formal) would have taken
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Subjunctive Tenses of Coger

Coger in the Subjunctive Present

The Subjunctive Present is used to talk about situations of uncertainty, or emotions such as wishes, desires and hopes. It differs from the indicative mood due to the uncertainty of the events which are being spoken about. For example, "coja", meaning "I take".

In Spanish, the Subjunctive Present is known as "El Presente de Subjuntivo".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yocoja I take
TĂșcojas you take
Ella / Él / Ustedcoja s/he takes, you (formal) takes
Nosotras / Nosotroscojamos we take
Vosotras / VosotroscojĂĄis you (plural) take
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescojan they take, you (plural formal) take

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Coger in the Subjunctive Imperfect

The Subjunctive Imperfect is used to speak about unlikely or uncertain events in the past or to cast an opinion (emotional) about something that happened in the past. For example, "cogiera", meaning "I took".

In Spanish, the Subjunctive Imperfect is known as "El Imperfecto Subjuntivo".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YocogieraI took
TĂșcogierasyou took
Ella / Él / Ustedcogieras/he took, you (formal) took
Nosotras / Nosotroscogiéramoswe took
Vosotras / Vosotroscogieraisyou (plural) took
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescogieranthey took, you (plural formal) took
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Coger in the Subjunctive Future

The Subjunctive Future is used to speak about hypothetical situations, and actions/events that may happen in the future. Note that this is very rarely used in Spanish. For example, "cogiere", meaning "I will take".

In Spanish, the Subjunctive Future is known as "El Futuro de Subjuntivo".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YocogiereI will take
TĂșcogieresyou will take
Ella / Él / Ustedcogieres/he will take, you (formal) will take
Nosotras / Nosotroscogiéremoswe will take
Vosotras / Vosotroscogiereisyou (plural) will take
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescogierenthey will take, you (plural formal) will take
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Coger in the Subjunctive Present Perfect

The Subjunctive Present Perfect is used to describe past actions or events that are still connected to the present day and to speak about an action that will have happened by a certain time in the future. For example, "haya cogido", meaning "I have taken".

In Spanish, the Subjunctive Present Perfect is known as "El Pretérito Perfecto de Subjuntivo".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya cogidoI have taken
TĂșhayas cogidoyou have taken
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya cogidos/he has taken, you (formal) have taken
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos cogidowe have taken
Vosotras / VosotroshayĂĄis cogidoyou (plural) have taken
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan cogidothey have taken, you (plural formal) have taken
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Coger in the Subjunctive Past Perfect

The Subjunctive Past Perfect is used to speak about hypothetical situations, and actions/events that occurred before other actions/events in the past. For example, "hubiera cogido", meaning "I had taken".

In Spanish, the Subjunctive Past Perfect is known as "El Pretérito Pluscuamperfecto de Subjuntivo".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera cogidoI had taken
TĂșhubieras cogidoyou had taken
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera cogidos/he had taken, you (formal) had taken
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos cogidowe had taken
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais cogidoyou (plural) had taken
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran cogidothey had taken, you (plural formal) had taken
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Coger in the Subjunctive Future Perfect

The Subjunctive Future Perfect is used to speak about something that will have happened if a hypothetical situations occurs in the future. Note that this is very rarely used in Spanish. For example, "hubiere cogido", meaning "I will have taken".

In Spanish, the Subjunctive Future Perfect is known as "El Futuro Perfecto de Subjuntivo".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere cogidoI will have taken
TĂșhubieres cogidoyou will have taken
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere cogidos/he will have taken, you (formal) will have taken
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos cogidowe will have taken
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis cogidoyou (plural) will have taken
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren cogidothey will have taken, you (plural formal) will have taken
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Imperative Tenses of Coger

Coger in the Imperative Affirmative

The Imperative Affirmative is used to give orders and commands, to tell someone to do something. For example, "coja", meaning "(to you formal) take!".

In Spanish, the Imperative Affirmative is known as "El Imperativo Afirmativo".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
TĂșcoge(to you) take!
Ella / Él / Ustedcoja (to you formal) take!
Nosotras / Nosotroscojamos let's take!
Vosotras / Vosotroscoged(to you plural) take!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedescojan (to you plural formal) take!

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Coger in the Imperative Negative

The Imperative Negative is used to give orders and commands, telling someone not to do something. For example, "no coja", meaning "(to you formal) don't take!".

In Spanish, the Imperative Negative is known as "El Imperativo Negativo".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
TĂșno cojas (to you) don't take!
Ella / Él / Ustedno coja (to you formal) don't take!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno cojamos let's not take!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno cojĂĄis (to you plural) don't take!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno cojan (to you plural formal) don't take!

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