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How to conjugate Recoger in Spanish

To collect, to pick up Irregular Verb

Introduction

Recoger is the Spanish verb for "to collect, to pick up". It is an irregular verb. Read on below to see how it is conjugated in the 18 major Spanish tenses!

Similar verbs to recoger include: levantar.

SpanishEnglish
Infinitiverecogerto collect, to pick up
Past participlerecogidocollected
Gerundrecogiendocollecting
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Indicative Tenses of Recoger

Recoger in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of recoger 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, "recojo", meaning "I collect".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yorecojo I collect
recogesyou collect
Ella / Él / Ustedrecoges/he collect, you (formal) collect
Nosotras / Nosotrosrecogemoswe collect
Vosotras / Vosotrosrecogéisyou (plural) collect
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesrecogenthey collect, you (plural formal) collect

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Recoger in the Indicative Preterite

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YorecogíI collected
recogisteyou collected
Ella / Él / Ustedrecogiós/he collected, you (formal) collected
Nosotras / Nosotrosrecogimoswe collected
Vosotras / Vosotrosrecogisteisyou (plural) collected
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesrecogieronthey collected, you (plural formal) collected
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Recoger in the Indicative Imperfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YorecogíaI used to collect
recogíasyou used to collect
Ella / Él / Ustedrecogías/he used to collect, you (formal) used to collect
Nosotras / Nosotrosrecogíamoswe used to collect
Vosotras / Vosotrosrecogíaisyou (plural) used to collect
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesrecogíanthey used to collect, you (plural formal) used to collect
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Recoger in the Indicative Present Continuous

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoestoy recogiendoI am collecting
estás recogiendoyou are collecting
Ella / Él / Ustedestá recogiendos/he is collecting, you (formal) are collecting
Nosotras / Nosotrosestamos recogiendowe are collecting
Vosotras / Vosotrosestáis recogiendoyou (plural) are collecting
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesestán recogiendothey are collecting, you (plural formal) are collecting
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Recoger in the Indicative Informal Future

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yovoy a recogerI am going to collect
vas a recogeryou are going to collect
Ella / Él / Ustedva a recogers/he is going to collect, you (formal) are going to collect
Nosotras / Nosotrosvamos a recogerwe are going to collect
Vosotras / Vosotrosvais a recogeryou (plural) are going to collect
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvan a recogerthey are going to collect, you (plural formal) are going to collect
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Recoger in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of recoger is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "recogeré", meaning "I will collect".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YorecogeréI will collect
recogerásyou will collect
Ella / Él / Ustedrecogerás/he will collect, you (formal) will collect
Nosotras / Nosotrosrecogeremoswe will collect
Vosotras / Vosotrosrecogeréisyou (plural) will collect
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesrecogeránthey will collect, you (plural formal) will collect
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Recoger in the Indicative Conditional

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YorecogeríaI would collect
recogeríasyou would collect
Ella / Él / Ustedrecogerías/he would collect, you (formal) would collect
Nosotras / Nosotrosrecogeríamoswe would collect
Vosotras / Vosotrosrecogeríaisyou (plural) would collect
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesrecogeríanthey would collect, you (plural formal) would collect
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Recoger in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of recoger 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 recogido", meaning "I have collected".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe recogidoI have collected
has recogidoyou have collected
Ella / Él / Ustedha recogidos/he has collected, you (formal) have collected
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos recogidowe have collected
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis recogidoyou (plural) have collected
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan recogidothey have collected, you (plural formal) have collected
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Recoger in the Indicative Past Perfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía recogidoI had collected
habías recogidoyou had collected
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía recogidos/he had collected, you (formal) had collected
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos recogidowe had collected
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais recogidoyou (plural) had collected
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían recogidothey had collected, you (plural formal) had collected
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Recoger in the Indicative Future Perfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré recogidoI will have collected
habrás recogidoyou will have collected
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá recogidos/he will have collected, you (formal) will have collected
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos recogidowe will have collected
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis recogidoyou (plural) will have collected
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán recogidothey will have collected, you (plural formal) will have collected
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Recoger in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría recogidoI would have collected
habrías recogidoyou would have collected
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría recogidos/he would have collected, you (formal) would have collected
Nosotras / Nosotroshabríamos recogidowe would have collected
Vosotras / Vosotroshabríais recogidoyou (plural) would have collected
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrían recogidothey would have collected, you (plural formal) would have collected
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Subjunctive Tenses of Recoger

Recoger 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, "recoja", meaning "I collect".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yorecoja I collect
recojas you collect
Ella / Él / Ustedrecoja s/he collect, you (formal) collect
Nosotras / Nosotrosrecojamos we collect
Vosotras / Vosotrosrecojáis you (plural) collect
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesrecojan they collect, you (plural formal) collect

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Recoger 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, "recogiera", meaning "I collected".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YorecogieraI collected
recogierasyou collected
Ella / Él / Ustedrecogieras/he collected, you (formal) collected
Nosotras / Nosotrosrecogiéramoswe collected
Vosotras / Vosotrosrecogieraisyou (plural) collected
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesrecogieranthey collected, you (plural formal) collected
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Recoger in the Subjunctive Future

The Subjunctive Future is used to speak about hypothetical situations, and actions/events that may happen in the future. For example, "recogiere", meaning "I will collect".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YorecogiereI will collect
recogieresyou will collect
Ella / Él / Ustedrecogieres/he will collect, you (formal) will collect
Nosotras / Nosotrosrecogiéremoswe will collect
Vosotras / Vosotrosrecogiereisyou (plural) will collect
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesrecogierenthey will collect, you (plural formal) will collect
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Recoger 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 recogido", meaning "I have collected".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya recogidoI have collected
hayas recogidoyou have collected
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya recogidos/he has collected, you (formal) have collected
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos recogidowe have collected
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis recogidoyou (plural) have collected
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan recogidothey have collected, you (plural formal) have collected
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Recoger 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 recogido", meaning "I had collected".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera recogidoI had collected
hubieras recogidoyou had collected
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera recogidos/he had collected, you (formal) had collected
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos recogidowe had collected
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais recogidoyou (plural) had collected
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran recogidothey had collected, you (plural formal) had collected
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Recoger 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. For example, "hubiere recogido", meaning "I will have collected".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere recogidoI will have collected
hubieres recogidoyou will have collected
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere recogidos/he will have collected, you (formal) will have collected
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos recogidowe will have collected
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis recogidoyou (plural) will have collected
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren recogidothey will have collected, you (plural formal) will have collected
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Imperative Tenses of Recoger

Recoger in the Imperative Affirmative

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
recoge(to you) collect!
Ella / Él / Ustedrecoja (to you formal) collect!
Nosotras / Nosotrosrecojamos let's collect!
Vosotras / Vosotrosrecoged(to you plural) collect!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesrecojan (to you plural formal) collect!

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Recoger in the Imperative Negative

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
no recojas (to you) don't collect!
Ella / Él / Ustedno recoja (to you formal) don't collect!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno recojamos let's not collect!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno recojáis (to you plural) don't collect!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno recojan (to you plural formal) don't collect!

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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