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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: coleccionar, 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".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yorecojo I collect
TĂșrecogesyou collect
Ella / Él / Ustedrecoges/he collects, you (formal) collects
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, "recogĂ­", meaning "I collected".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YorecogĂ­I collected
TĂșrecogisteyou 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, "recogĂ­a", meaning "I used to collect".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YorecogĂ­aI used to collect
TĂșrecogĂ­asyou used to collect
Ella / Él / Ustedrecogías/he used to collect, you (formal) used to collect
Nosotras / NosotrosrecogĂ­amoswe used to collect
Vosotras / VosotrosrecogĂ­aisyou (plural) used to collect
Ellas / Ellos / UstedesrecogĂ­anthey 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 continuously or right now. For example, "estoy recogiendo", meaning "I am collecting".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoestoy recogiendoI am collecting
TĂșestĂĄs recogiendoyou are collecting
Ella / Él / Ustedestá recogiendos/he is collecting, you (formal) are collecting
Nosotras / Nosotrosestamos recogiendowe are collecting
Vosotras / VosotrosestĂĄis recogiendoyou (plural) are collecting
Ellas / Ellos / UstedesestĂĄn 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".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yovoy a recogerI am going to collect
TĂșvas 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".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YorecogeréI will collect
TĂșrecogerĂĄsyou will collect
Ella / Él / Ustedrecogerás/he will collect, you (formal) will collect
Nosotras / Nosotrosrecogeremoswe will collect
Vosotras / Vosotrosrecogeréisyou (plural) will collect
Ellas / Ellos / UstedesrecogerĂĄnthey 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, "recogerĂ­a", meaning "I would collect".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YorecogerĂ­aI would collect
TĂșrecogerĂ­asyou would collect
Ella / Él / Ustedrecogerías/he would collect, you (formal) would collect
Nosotras / NosotrosrecogerĂ­amoswe would collect
Vosotras / VosotrosrecogerĂ­aisyou (plural) would collect
Ellas / Ellos / UstedesrecogerĂ­anthey 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".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe recogidoI have collected
TĂșhas 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, "habĂ­a recogido", meaning "I had collected".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YohabĂ­a recogidoI had collected
TĂșhabĂ­as recogidoyou had collected
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía recogidos/he had collected, you (formal) had collected
Nosotras / NosotroshabĂ­amos recogidowe had collected
Vosotras / VosotroshabĂ­ais recogidoyou (plural) had collected
Ellas / Ellos / UstedeshabĂ­an 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".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré recogidoI will have collected
TĂșhabrĂĄs 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 / UstedeshabrĂĄn 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 past but didn’t due to another action. For example, "habría recogido", meaning "I would have collected".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YohabrĂ­a recogidoI would have collected
TĂșhabrĂ­as recogidoyou would have collected
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría recogidos/he would have collected, you (formal) would have collected
Nosotras / NosotroshabrĂ­amos recogidowe would have collected
Vosotras / VosotroshabrĂ­ais recogidoyou (plural) would have collected
Ellas / Ellos / UstedeshabrĂ­an 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".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yorecoja I collect
TĂșrecojas you collect
Ella / Él / Ustedrecoja s/he collects, you (formal) collects
Nosotras / Nosotrosrecojamos we collect
Vosotras / VosotrosrecojĂĄis 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".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YorecogieraI collected
TĂșrecogierasyou 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. Note that this is very rarely used in Spanish. For example, "recogiere", meaning "I will collect".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
YorecogiereI will collect
TĂșrecogieresyou 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".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya recogidoI have collected
TĂșhayas recogidoyou have collected
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya recogidos/he has collected, you (formal) have collected
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos recogidowe have collected
Vosotras / VosotroshayĂĄis 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".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera recogidoI had collected
TĂșhubieras 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. Note that this is very rarely used in Spanish. For example, "hubiere recogido", meaning "I will have collected".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere recogidoI will have collected
TĂșhubieres 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!".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
TĂșrecoge(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!".

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

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
TĂșno 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 recojĂĄis (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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