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See also: Coger


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  • (have sex): (Mexico, Venezuela, Argentina) cojer


From Latin colligere, present active infinitive of colligō (I collect, I gather). Cognate to Portuguese colher. Compare also the borrowed doublet colegir. Cognate with English cull and coil. Compare English collect as well.



coger (first-person singular present cojo, first-person singular preterite cogí, past participle cogido)

  1. (Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Spain) to take, to catch, to hold, to get
  2. to pick, to harvest; to fish
  3. to seize, to arrest; to overtake
  4. to get (a joke)
  5. (Spain) to imitate, to learn
  6. (vulgar, Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Mexico, Central America) to have sex
  7. (Spain) to choose (a direction, route, when driving or walking)
  8. (Spain) to turn to (when driving or walking)
  9. (Spain) to board (means of transportation)


  • Rule: g becomes a j before a or o.


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