Correr Conjugation 101: Conjugate Correr In Spanish


Correr is one of the most common -ER verbs. Since it can help you practice and learn this conjugation group, in this guide, you’ll learn how to conjugate correr. Here is an overview of all the conjugation charts and additional resources we’ll cover:

Overview of Correr

Verb CharacteristicProperty
Verb Type-ER
IrregularNo
InfinitiveCorrer
Gerund (Present Participle) FormCorriendo
Past Participle FormCorrido
SynonymsDespedir, trotar, pasar

 

Depending on the sentence, correr can be translated as ‘to run’, ‘to fire’, or ‘to pass by’. For simplicity, I’ll only use one of these translations in the conjugation examples included in the tables below. You can check when to apply the other meanings in the Uses & Examples section.

Indicative Conjugations of Correr

Present tense

The present tense conjugation of correr allows you to talk about a person’s current running habits. For example: Simón corre todos los días.

PersonConjugationTranslation
YoCorroI run
CorresYou run
Él / Ella
Usted
CorreHe/She runs
You (formal) run
NosotrosCorremosWe run
VosotrosCorréisYou run
Ellos / Ellas
Ustedes
CorrenThey run
You (plural) run

Preterite tense

Correr’s preterite conjugations can be used to communicate that someone ran or was fired at a specific time in the past. For instance, ayer corrí tres kilómetros. Below is the preterite conjugation chart for ‘correr’.

PersonConjugationTranslation
YoCorríI ran
CorristeYou ran
Él / Ella
Usted
CorrióHe/She ran
You (formal) ran
NosotrosCorrimosWe ran
VosotrosCorristeisYou ran
Ellos / Ellas
Ustedes
CorrieronThey ran
You (plural) ran

Imperfect tense

 The imperfect past tense of correr can be used to describe someone’s past running habits. Claudia y Tom corrían todas las tardes. Depending on the sentence, the imperfect conjugations of correr mean ‘used to run’ or ‘ran’.

PersonConjugationTranslation
YoCorríaI ran
I used to run
CorríasYou ran
You used to run
Él / Ella
Usted
CorríaHe/She ran
He/She used to run

You (formal) ran
You (formal) used to run
NosotrosCorríamosWe ran
We used to run
VosotrosCorríaisYou ran
You used to run
Ellos / Ellas
Ustedes
CorríanThey ran
They used to run

You (plural) ran
You (plural) used to run

Near future

 Ir (present) + a + correr is the structure to form the near future of ‘correr’ in Spanish. This form of ‘correr’ is used to express that someone will run or be fired in the immediate future. For instance: creo que van a correr a tres personas.

PersonConjugationTranslation
YoVoy a correrI’m going to run
Vas a correrYou’re going to run
Él / Ella
Usted
Va a correrHe/She is going to run
You (formal) are going to run
NosotrosVamos a correrWe’re going to run
VosotrosVais a correrYou’re going to run
Ellos / Ellas
Ustedes
Van a correrThey’re going to run
You (plural) are going to run

Future simple tense

Correr in the future tense is used to express that someone will run or be fired at some moment in the future. Mañana correré dos kilómetros más.

PersonConjugationTranslation
YoCorreréI will run
CorrerásYou will run
Él / Ella
Usted
CorreráHe/She will run
You (formal) will run
NosotrosCorreremosWe will run
VosotrosCorreréisYou (formal) will run
Ellos / Ellas
Ustedes
CorreránThey will run
You (plural) will run

Conditional tense

 In the conditional tense, ‘correr’ communicates that someone would run if certain circumstances are met. For instance: si no estuviera lastimada, correría otra vuelta.

PersonConjugationTranslation
YoCorreríaI would run
CorreríasYou would run
Él / Ella
Usted
CorreríaHe/She would run
You (formal) would run
NosotrosCorreríamosWe would run
VosotrosCorreríaisYou would run
Ellos / Ellas
Ustedes
CorreríanThey would run
You (plural) would run

Present perfect tense

In Spanish, the present perfect tense of ‘correr’ is used to talk about someone’s running activities in a moment close to the present. For example: esta semana no he corrido. This tense is formed with the structure ‘haber’ in the present tense + corrido.

PersonConjugationTranslation
YoHe corridoI have run
Has corridoYou have run
Él / Ella
Usted
Ha corridoHe/She has run
You (formal) have run
NosotrosHemos corridoWe have run
VosotrosHabéis corridoYou have run
Ellos / Ellas
Ustedes
Han corridoThey have run
You (plural) have run

Past perfect

The past perfect of ‘correr’ allows you to explain that someone ran or was fired before some other reference point in the past. No había corrido desde hace años. To form the past perfect, use the imperfect form of ‘haber’ and the past participle form of ‘correr’.

PersonConjugationTranslation
YoHabía corridoI had run
Habías corridoYou had run
Él / Ella
Usted
Había corridoHe/She had run
You (formal) had run
NosotrosHabíamos corridoWe had run
VosotrosHabíais corridoYou had run
Ellos / Ellas
Ustedes
Habían corridoThey had run
You (plural) had run

Future perfect

The future perfect of ‘correr’ expresses that someone will run or be fired by or before a certain time in the future. For instance: para el lunes, habremos corrido diez kilómetros.

PersonConjugationTranslation
YoHabré corridoI will have run
Habrás corridoYou will have run
Él / Ella
Usted
Habrá corridoHe/She will have run
You (formal) will have run
NosotrosHabremos corridoWe will have run
VosotrosHabréis corridoYou will have run
Ellos / Ellas
Ustedes
Habrán corridoThey will have run
You (plural) will have run

Conditional perfect

In Spanish, the conditional perfect forms of ‘correr’ can be used to communicate that someone would have run if a past condition had been met. For example: habríamos corrido más, pero teníamos que regresar a trabajar.

PersonConjugationTranslation
YoHabría corridoI would have run
Habrías corridoYou would have run
Él / Ella
Usted
Habría corridoHe/She would have run
You (formal) would have run
NosotrosHabríamos corridoWe would have run
VosotrosHabríais corridoYou would have run
Ellos / Ellas
Ustedes
Habrían corridoThey would have run
You (plural) would have run

Progressive tenses

The progressive tenses forms of ‘correr’ are used to express that someone is running at the moment of speaking. Adam está corriendo. These tenses are formed with the verb estar and correr’s gerund form.

Progressive TenseFormulaTranslation Example
PresentEstar (present) + corriendoI am running
PreteriteEstar (preterite) + corriendoYou were running
ImperfectEstar (imperfect) + corriendoHe was running
FutureEstar (future) + corriendoWe will be running
ConditionalEstar (conditional) + corriendoThey would be running

Correr Subjunctive Conjugations

In Spanish, the subjunctive is used to talk about wishes, hypothetical situations or express uncertainty. The conjugation charts below show the subjunctive forms of correr.

Present subjunctive

Correr’s subjunctive conjugations are regular. You can use the subjunctive forms of ‘correr’ to recommend someone to run or to provide them with suggestions about this activity. For example: es necesario que corras más rápido.

PersonConjugationTranslation
YoCorraI run
CorrasYou run
Él / Ella
Usted
CorraHe/She runs
You (formal) run
NosotrosCorramosWe run
VosotrosCorráisYou run
Ellos / Ellas
Ustedes
CorranThey run
You (plural) run

Present perfect subjunctive

Haber in the present subjunctive + corrido is the formula to build the present perfect subjunctive of ‘correr’. With this tense, ‘correr’ conveys uncertainty about people being fired or their running activities. For instance: no creo que hayan corrido a nadie.

PersonConjugationTranslation
YoHaya corridoI have run
Hayas corridoYou have run
Él / Ella
Usted
Haya corridoHe/She has run
You (formal) have run
NosotrosHayamos corridoWe have run
VosotrosHayáis corridoYou have run
Ellos / Ellas
Ustedes
Hayan corridoThey have run
You (plural) have run

Imperfect subjunctive

You can use the imperfect subjunctive of ‘correr’ to talk about past suggestions, wishes, recommendations you made to someone about running. El doctor me dijo que corriera todos los días. 

The imperfect subjunctive has two conjugation models depending on which type of Spanish you’re using:

Latin American Spanish version

PersonConjugationTranslation
YoCorrieraI ran
CorrierasYou ran
Él / Ella
Usted
CorrieraHe/She ran
You (formal) ran
NosotrosCorriéramosWe ran
Ellos / Ellas
Ustedes
CorrieranThey ran
You (plural) ran

Note: The table above doesn’t include the conjugation for vosotros because this pronoun is not used in Latin American Spanish.

Castilian Spanish version

PersonConjugationTranslation
YoCorrieseI ran
CorriesesYou ran
Él / Ella
Usted
CorrieseHe/She ran
You (formal) ran
NosotrosCorriésemosWe ran
VosotrosCorrieseisYou ran
Ellos / Ellas
Ustedes
CorriesenThey ran
You (plural) ran

Past perfect subjunctive

In the past perfect subjunctive, correr communicates that someone would have run if a past circumstance was met. This tense can also be used to talk about wishes or express regret about running. For example: Ojalá hubiéramos corrido un poco más.

PersonConjugationTranslation
YoHubiera corridoI had run
Hubieras corridoYou had run
Él / Ella
Usted
Hubiera corridoHe/She had run
You (formal) had run
NosotrosHubiéramos corridoWe had run
VosotrosHubierais corridoYou had run
Ellos / Ellas
Ustedes
Hubieran corridoThey had run
You (plural) had run

Correr Imperative Conjugations

The imperative is used to give commands in Spanish and tell people what to do (affirmative imperative) and what not to do (negative imperative).

Affirmative commands

You can use affirmative commands to order or recommend someone to run or fire another person. Si el sol te molesta, corre en las tardes.

PersonConjugationTranslation
CorreRun
UstedCorraRun
VosotrosCorredRun
UstedesCorranRun

Negative commands

On the other hand, the negative imperative allows you to order someone to not run or fire another person. For example: no corras a Judith, no fue su culpa.

PersonConjugationTranslation
No corrasDon’t run
UstedNo corraDon’t run
VosotrosNo corráisDon’t run
UstedesNo corranDon’t run

Correr Meanings & Examples

Since you already studied correr conjugation charts, below you can learn the most common applications of this verb. 

1. As the equivalent of ‘to run’

[Correr conjugated] + [complement]

¿Hasta dónde corriste hoy, Oliver?
How far did you run today, Oliver?

El instructor nos pidió que corriéramos más rápido.
The coach asked us to run faster.

Take Note: In books or movies, the imperfect form of correr is used as a formal way to say a date in Spanish. Corría el año de 1950…(it was 1950). 

2. Talk about firing people

La semana pasada corrieron a Mindy y Tyler.
Last week, Mindy and Tyler got fired.

¿Qué pasaría si la corrieras?
What would happen if you fired her?

Take Note: This meaning of ‘correr’ is more commonly used in Latin American Spanish. Note that in this context ‘correr’ works with a direct object, which means you can use direct object pronouns.

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