Ger and Gir Verbs Present Tense Conjugation [+6 Examples & Quiz]

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In this Spanish grammar lesson, you will learn about ger and gir verbs present tense conjugation.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • how ger and gir verbs are conjugated in Spanish
  • how ger and gir verbs are used in sentences in Spanish
  • how you can quiz yourself on ger and gir verbs present tense conjugation
  • how you can practice with flashcards on ger and gir verbs present tense conjugation
  • how and why you should use the courses of Language Atlas to learn Spanish

Please refer to the Spanish A1 Page to get a better overview of Spanish grammar, if you are curious about how this fits in the overall structure of Spanish A1.

By the end of the lesson, you will know all about ger and gir verbs present tense conjugation!

Table of Contents

Ger and Gir Verbs Present Tense Conjugation Table

coger (to catch/seize/grab)dirigir (to direct)
yocojodirijo
cogesdiriges
él/ella/ustedcogedirige
nosotros/nosotrascogemosdirigimos
vosotros/vosotrascogéisdirigís
ellos/ellas/ustedescogendirigen

In the yo form a –j replaces the last –g.

All other forms conjugate like regular -er verbs or regular ir verbs.

Common Ger and Gir Verbs

Here is a list of common ger and ger verbs:

cogerto catch, seize, grab
colegir (e > i)to deduce
corregir (e > i)to correct
dirigirto direct
elegir (e > i)to elect, choose
escogerto select, choose
exigirto demand, require
fingirto pretend
protegerto protect
recogerto pick up, gather
sumergirto submerge, immerse
surgirto surge, spurt

Example Sentences with Ger and Gir Verbs Present Tense Conjugations

This section of the lesson on ger and gir verbs present tense conjugation is about seeing the verb in action.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding of ger and gir verbs conjugation through examples.

dirigir

Yo dirijo un pequeño negocio.

I run a small business.

coger

Yo cojo el autobús a la escuela.

I take the bus to school.

fingir

¿Por qué finges tú que no me conoces?

Why do you pretend you don’t know me?

elegir (e > i)

Mi hermana siempre elige el más caro.

My sister always chooses the most expensive one.

proteger

El sombrero protege del sol.

The hat protects from the sun.

recoger

Aquí es donde recogemos al nuevo miembro del equipo.

This is where we pick up the new member of the team.

escoger

¿Qué escogéis vosotros?

What do you choose?

acoger

Estas dos regiones acogen aproximadamente la mitad de los proyectos.

These two regions host about half of the projects.

Quiz Yourself on the Ger and Gir Verbs Present Tense Conjugation

It’s not enough to just read this lesson.

You should test your knowledge to see if you really understood everything, and to be able to repeat the material.

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You will see the sentences of the previous chapter. It is up to you to give the correct answer.

You will either need to fill in the blanks, choose the correct multiple choice option, or both.

Once you are done the correct answer will be shown.

You can redo the quiz as many times as you want!

How to Practice With Flashcards for This Lesson

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