Correr Spanish Verb Conjugation

Learning a language often feels like doing exercise. The more you practice, the better you get. As a Spanish learner, you might want to talk about verbs related to physical activities, for instance, the word correr. This verb can be translated as ‘‘to run,’’ ‘‘to move,’’ ‘‘to flow,’’ ‘‘to get fired,’’ and ‘‘to take a risk,’’ among others. While this is a physical action verb, you will not have to break a sweat to remember its conjugation. It is a regular verb so there are no stem changes or spelling changes to follow. Just make sure you are using it in the right context. Here is the conjugation of correr for several common tenses:

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Present

Yo

corro

Nosotros

corremos

corres

Vosotros

corréis

Él/Ella/Ud.

corre

Ellos/Ellas/Uds.

corren

Example sentence:

Yo siempre corro en la mañana antes de ir al trabajo. -- I always go for a run in the morning before I go to work.

Imperfect

Yo

corría

Nosotros

corríamos

corrías

Vosotros

corríais

Él/Ella/Ud.

corría

Ellos/Ellas/Uds.

corrían

Example sentence:

Corría en las escaleras cuando me lo encontré. -- I was running down the stairs when I bumped into him.

Preterite

Yo

corrí

Nosotros

corrimos

corriste

Vosotros

corríais

Él/Ella/Ud.

corrió

Ellos/Ellas/Uds.

corrían

Example sentence:

Corrí mucho para llegar a tiempo. – I ran a lot to be here on time.

Future

Yo

correré

Nosotros

correremos

correrás

Vosotros

correréis

Él/Ella/Ud.

correrá

Ellos/Ellas/Uds.

correrán

Example sentence:

Él correrá hasta llegar a la meta. -- He’ll run until he gets to the finish line.

Conditional

Yo

correría

Nosotros

correríamos

correrías

Vosotros

correríais

Él/Ella/Ud.

correría

Ellos/Ellas/Uds.

correrían

Example sentence:

No correría tan rápido si no estuviera apurado. -- I wouldn’t be running so fast if I weren’t in a rush.

Additional Sentence Examples with Correr

Si sigues llegando tarde al trabajo, te correrán. – If you keep being late for work, you’ll get fired.

Note: correr used to mean ‘‘to fire’’ is mainly used in Mexico.

El bus sale en 15 minutos así que tenemos que correr. -- The bus leaves in 15 minutes so we have to run.

¿Sabes el tipo de riesgo que estás corriendo, verdad? -- You know the kind of risk you are taking, right?

Tan pronto me vio, él corrió hacia mí. -- As soon as he saw me, he started running towards me.

Corrí tan rápido como pude. -- I ran as fast as I could.

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Correr Used in Idiomatic Expressions

Here are some common idiomatic expressions that contain the word correr:

  • Echarse a correr. -- To start running or to run off.
  • Correr peligro. -- To be in danger.
  • Agua que no has de beber, déjala correr. -- Some possible equivalents for this one are: Don’t be a dog in the manger or Live and let live.

Get Going With Correr

Don’t you feel a bit more energized after learning this Spanish verb? As you can see, correr is a commonly used verb for several active situations, and the best part is that it is a regular verb.