The imperative form of verbs ending in -ger

The imperative form of  verbs ending in -ger (coger (to get, to take), proteger (to protect), recoger (to pick up), etc. is irregular. They are conjugated as follows:

Coger en
(tú) coge
(usted) coja
(nosotros/as) cojamos
(vosotros/as) coged
(ustedes) cojan
(tú) protege
(usted) proteja
(nosotros/as) protejamos
(vosotros/as) proteged
(ustedes) protejan
Recoger en
(tú) recoge
(usted) recoja
(nosotros/as) recojamos
(vosotros/as) recoged
(ustedes) recojan

Cojamos las maletas.

Let's get the bags.

Protege a tu hermanito.

Protect your little brother.

Other verbs that follow this conjugation are acoger (to welcome, to receive), escoger (to choose), and emerger (to emerge).

Still facing difficulties with 'The imperative form of verbs ending in -ger'? Learn and enhance your Spanish grammar through our online Spanish course. Start with a free test and improve today!

What our users say:



I enjoy doing my online Spanish lessons. Only ten minutes daily are enough...Thank you!



I love your innovative method which allows me to learn a new language and have fun at the same time!



Your method is unique! Your courses have helped me to progress and gain confidence during my travels.



Gymglish has allowed me to improve my Spanish. A daily routine I wouldn't miss for anything in the world!

More testimonials.

Improve your Spanish further and test Hotel Borbollón, online Spanish lessons.