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How to conjugate Escoger in Spanish

To choose, to pick Irregular Verb

Introduction

Escoger is the Spanish verb for "to choose, 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 escoger include: coger, elegir.

SpanishEnglish
Infinitiveescogerto choose, to pick
Past participleescogidochosen
Gerundescogiendochoosing
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Indicative Tenses of Escoger

Escoger in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of escoger 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, "escojo", meaning "I choose".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoescojo I choose
escogesyou choose
Ella / Él / Ustedescoges/he choose, you (formal) choose
Nosotras / Nosotrosescogemoswe choose
Vosotras / Vosotrosescogéisyou (plural) choose
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesescogenthey choose, you (plural formal) choose

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Escoger in the Indicative Preterite

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoescogíI chose
escogisteyou chose
Ella / Él / Ustedescogiós/he chose, you (formal) chose
Nosotras / Nosotrosescogimoswe chose
Vosotras / Vosotrosescogisteisyou (plural) chose
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesescogieronthey chose, you (plural formal) chose
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Escoger in the Indicative Imperfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoescogíaI used to choose
escogíasyou used to choose
Ella / Él / Ustedescogías/he used to choose, you (formal) used to choose
Nosotras / Nosotrosescogíamoswe used to choose
Vosotras / Vosotrosescogíaisyou (plural) used to choose
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesescogíanthey used to choose, you (plural formal) used to choose
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Escoger in the Indicative Present Continuous

The Indicative Present Continuous of escoger is used to talk about something that is happening continuosly or right now. For example, "estoy escogiendo", meaning "I am choosing".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoestoy escogiendoI am choosing
estás escogiendoyou are choosing
Ella / Él / Ustedestá escogiendos/he is choosing, you (formal) are choosing
Nosotras / Nosotrosestamos escogiendowe are choosing
Vosotras / Vosotrosestáis escogiendoyou (plural) are choosing
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesestán escogiendothey are choosing, you (plural formal) are choosing
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Escoger in the Indicative Informal Future

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yovoy a escogerI am going to choose
vas a escogeryou are going to choose
Ella / Él / Ustedva a escogers/he is going to choose, you (formal) are going to choose
Nosotras / Nosotrosvamos a escogerwe are going to choose
Vosotras / Vosotrosvais a escogeryou (plural) are going to choose
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvan a escogerthey are going to choose, you (plural formal) are going to choose
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Escoger in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of escoger is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "escogeré", meaning "I will choose".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoescogeréI will choose
escogerásyou will choose
Ella / Él / Ustedescogerás/he will choose, you (formal) will choose
Nosotras / Nosotrosescogeremoswe will choose
Vosotras / Vosotrosescogeréisyou (plural) will choose
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesescogeránthey will choose, you (plural formal) will choose
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Escoger in the Indicative Conditional

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoescogeríaI would choose
escogeríasyou would choose
Ella / Él / Ustedescogerías/he would choose, you (formal) would choose
Nosotras / Nosotrosescogeríamoswe would choose
Vosotras / Vosotrosescogeríaisyou (plural) would choose
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesescogeríanthey would choose, you (plural formal) would choose
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Escoger in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of escoger 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 escogido", meaning "I have chosen".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe escogidoI have chosen
has escogidoyou have chosen
Ella / Él / Ustedha escogidos/he has chosen, you (formal) have chosen
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos escogidowe have chosen
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis escogidoyou (plural) have chosen
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan escogidothey have chosen, you (plural formal) have chosen
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Escoger in the Indicative Past Perfect

The Indicative Past Perfect of escoger is used to talk about actions that happened before another action in the past. For example, "había escogido", meaning "I had chosen".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía escogidoI had chosen
habías escogidoyou had chosen
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía escogidos/he had chosen, you (formal) had chosen
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos escogidowe had chosen
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais escogidoyou (plural) had chosen
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían escogidothey had chosen, you (plural formal) had chosen
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Escoger in the Indicative Future Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré escogidoI will have chosen
habrás escogidoyou will have chosen
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá escogidos/he will have chosen, you (formal) will have chosen
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos escogidowe will have chosen
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis escogidoyou (plural) will have chosen
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán escogidothey will have chosen, you (plural formal) will have chosen
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Escoger in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría escogidoI would have chosen
habrías escogidoyou would have chosen
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría escogidos/he would have chosen, you (formal) would have chosen
Nosotras / Nosotroshabríamos escogidowe would have chosen
Vosotras / Vosotroshabríais escogidoyou (plural) would have chosen
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrían escogidothey would have chosen, you (plural formal) would have chosen
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Subjunctive Tenses of Escoger

Escoger 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, "escoja", meaning "I choose".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoescoja I choose
escojas you choose
Ella / Él / Ustedescoja s/he choose, you (formal) choose
Nosotras / Nosotrosescojamos we choose
Vosotras / Vosotrosescojáis you (plural) choose
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesescojan they choose, you (plural formal) choose

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Escoger 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, "escogiera", meaning "I chose".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoescogieraI chose
escogierasyou chose
Ella / Él / Ustedescogieras/he chose, you (formal) chose
Nosotras / Nosotrosescogiéramoswe chose
Vosotras / Vosotrosescogieraisyou (plural) chose
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesescogieranthey chose, you (plural formal) chose
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Escoger 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, "escogiere", meaning "I will choose".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoescogiereI will choose
escogieresyou will choose
Ella / Él / Ustedescogieres/he will choose, you (formal) will choose
Nosotras / Nosotrosescogiéremoswe will choose
Vosotras / Vosotrosescogiereisyou (plural) will choose
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesescogierenthey will choose, you (plural formal) will choose
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Escoger 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 escogido", meaning "I have chosen".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya escogidoI have chosen
hayas escogidoyou have chosen
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya escogidos/he has chosen, you (formal) have chosen
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos escogidowe have chosen
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis escogidoyou (plural) have chosen
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan escogidothey have chosen, you (plural formal) have chosen
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Escoger 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 escogido", meaning "I had chosen".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera escogidoI had chosen
hubieras escogidoyou had chosen
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera escogidos/he had chosen, you (formal) had chosen
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos escogidowe had chosen
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais escogidoyou (plural) had chosen
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran escogidothey had chosen, you (plural formal) had chosen
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Escoger 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 escogido", meaning "I will have chosen".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere escogidoI will have chosen
hubieres escogidoyou will have chosen
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere escogidos/he will have chosen, you (formal) will have chosen
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos escogidowe will have chosen
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis escogidoyou (plural) will have chosen
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren escogidothey will have chosen, you (plural formal) will have chosen
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Imperative Tenses of Escoger

Escoger in the Imperative Affirmative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
escoge(to you) choose!
Ella / Él / Ustedescoja (to you formal) choose!
Nosotras / Nosotrosescojamos let's choose!
Vosotras / Vosotrosescoged(to you plural) choose!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesescojan (to you plural formal) choose!

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Escoger in the Imperative Negative

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

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
no escojas (to you) don't choose!
Ella / Él / Ustedno escoja (to you formal) don't choose!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno escojamos let's not choose!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno escojáis (to you plural) don't choose!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno escojan (to you plural formal) don't choose!

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