coger

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin colligere, present active infinitive of colligō (I collect, I gather). Cognate to Portuguese colher. Compare also the borrowed doublet colegir.

Pronunciation[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

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. (Spain) to imitate, to learn
  5. (vulgar, Argentina, Paraguay, Mexico, Central America) to have sex
  6. (Spain) to choose (a direction, route, when driving or walking)
  7. (Spain) to turn to (when driving or walking)
  8. (Spain) to board (means of transportation)

Conjugation[edit]

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

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