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Coger Present Tense

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Verb Meaning(s): to grab, to take

Verb Chart: Coger Present Tense



I grab
I do grab
I am grabbing



we grab
we do grab
we are grabbing

(Juana, Juan)


you grab
you do grab
you are grabbing


(informal Spain)


you all grab
you all do grab
you all are grabbing


(Sra./Dr. García)


he/she/you grab
he/she/you do grab
he/she/you are grabbing



they/you all grab
they/you all do grab
they/you all are grabbing

Coger Present Tense Practice

Multiple Choice Game

Conjugation Practice

Present Tense

Coger Present Sentence Examples

1. Yo cojo el autobús para ir al trabajo.
I take the bus to go to work.
2. ¿Tú coges manzanas del árbol?
Do you pick apples from the tree?
3. Él coge un libro de la estantería.
He grabs a book from the shelf.
4. Nosotros cogemos el tren a las 8 a.m.
We take the train at 8 a.m.
5. Vosotros cogéis las llaves antes de salir. (Used only in Spain)
You all take the keys before leaving.
6. Ellas cogen flores del jardín.
They pick flowers from the garden.
7. Ustedes cogen paraguas por si llueve.
You all grab umbrellas in case it rains.
8. ¿Coge él la guitarra para tocar una canción?
Does he grab the guitar to play a song?
9. ¿Coge ella papel durante la clase?
Does she grab paper during the class?
10. Cogen sus mochilas y se van a la escuela.
They grab their backpacks and go to school.