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Translation of coger in English:

verbo transitivo

  • 9 (ocupar) See examples: ve pronto y coge sitio
    get there early and save a place
    coge la vez en la cola
    take your turn in the line (inglés norteamericano) o (inglés británico) queue
    cogió la delantera
    he took the lead

verbo intransitivo

also: cogerse verbo pronominal

Example sentences
  • Y peor si coge un taxi para evitar el tráfico.
  • En esta habitación, encima de la mesa podemos coger un Cuchillo.
  • Ya los cogí!” Pero no los cogió.

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    Pronunciation: fɔːˈtɪsɪməʊ
    (especially as a direction) very loud or loudly
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