Spanish Verb COGER: to catch

The Spanish verb coger means 'to catch' and is an irregular Spanish ER verb.

To remember this, imagine you catch a COCK and a HARE and also a COG!

There are about 16 verbs conjugated like coger, and for the month of September a new irregular ER verb is featured each day to enable you to consolidate the ER verb families. You will also learn escoger, proteger and recoger

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Read on, below the COGER verb table...
           to catch: coger
Imagine you catch a COCK and a HARE
and also a COG!
Simple Tenses - Spanish Verb coger
él, ella, usted
ellos, ellas, ustedes

cojo coges coge cogemos cogéis cogen

cogía cogías cogía cogíamos cogíais cogían

cogí cogiste cogió cogimos cogisteis cogieron

will catch
cogeré cogerás cogerá cogeremos cogeréis cogerán

would catch
cogería cogerías cogería cogeríamos cogeríais cogerían

may catch
coja cojas coja cojamos cojáis cojan
Imperfect Subjunctive
Imperfecto de Subj.

might catch
compusiera compusieras compusiera compusiéramos compusiereis compusieran
compusiese compusieses compusiese compusiésemos compusieseis compusiesen
Imperatives   Spanish Verb coger - to catch

coge! ¡coja! ¡cojamos! ¡cojed! ¡cojan!
Negative Imperative
Imperativo Negativo

don't catch!
¡no cojas! ¡no coja! ¡no cojamos! ¡no cojáis! ¡no cojan!
Compound Tenses of the Spanish Verb COGER  Past Participle: cogido - caught
Present Perfect
Perfecto de Indicativo

have caught
he cogido has cogido ha cogido hemos cogido habéis cogido han cogido
Preterit Perfect
Pretérito Anterior

had caught
hube cogido hubiste cogido hubo cogido hubimos cogido hubisteis cogido hubieron cogido
Past Perfect

had caught
había cogido habías cogido había cogido habíamos cogido habíais cogido habían cogido
Present Perfect Subj
Presente Perfecto Subj

may have caught
haya cogido hayas cogido haya cogido hayamos cogido hayáis cogido hayan cogido
Future Perfect
Futuro Perfecto

will have caught
habré cogido habrás cogido habrá cogido habremos cogido habréis cogido habrán cogido
Conditional Perfect
Condicional Perfecto

would have caught
habría cogido habrías cogido habría cogido habríamos cogido habríais cogido habrían cogido
Pluperfect Subjunctive
Pluscuamperf. de sbj

might have caught
hubiera cogido hubieras cogido hubiera cogido hubiéramos cogido hubierais cogido hubieran cogido
hubiese cogido hubieses cogido hubiese cogido hubiésemos cogido hubieseis cogido hubiesen cogido
Progressive Tenses COGER  Present Participle: cogiendo - catching
Present Progressive
Presente Progressivo

am catching
estoy cogiendo estás cogiendo está cogiendo estamos cogiendo está cogiendo están cogiendo
Preterit Progressive
Pretérito Prog

was catching
estuve cogiendo estuviste cogiendo estuvo cogiendo estuvimos cogiendo estuvisteis cogiendo estuvieron cogiendo
Imperfect Progressive
Imperfecto Prog

had been catching
estaba cogiendo estabas cogiendo estaba cogiendo estábamos cogiendo estabais cogiendo estaban cogiendo
Future Progressive
Futuro Perfecto Prog

will be catching
estaré cogiendo estarás cogiendo estará cogiendo estaremos cogiendo estaréis cogiendo estarán cogiendo
Conditional Progressive
Condicional perf. prog.

would have been ~ing
estaría cogiendo estarías cogiendo estabría cogiendo estaríamos cogiendo estaríais cogiendo estarían cogiendo
Subjunctive Progressive
Subjuntivo Progressivo

may have been ~ing
que ~ cogiendo que ~ cogiendo que ~ cogiendo que ~ cogiendo que ~ cogiendo que ~ cogiendo
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        USING the SPANISH VERB COGER      

Spanish verb coger - catch coger can also mean: to take; to get, to choose, to select, to pick up.
Careful: coger in Mexico and Argentina is rude slang, used much the same way as to f*ck.
cogerse (vr): to hold on.
cogerse de la mano: to hold hands.

Spanish to catch is coger coger el téléfono: to pick up the phone.
coger a algiuen en autostop: to pick up a hitch-hiker.
coger sitio: to pick/save a place.

Spanish for catch is coger coger la delantera: to take the lead.
coger un berrinche: to have a temper tantrum.
cogerse una borrachera: to get drunk.

you informal vos replaces - you, informal, singular -
- in Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and also in some countries of Central America.
Sometimes it also replaces the formal singular 'Usted'.
In irregular ER verbs, the conjugations remain the same as for except for the addition of accents in the following tenses:
Presente:      vos cogés
Imperativo:  ¡cogé!

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