Correr Conjugation: Command & Future Tense

Instructor: Tiffany Strickland

Tiffany has taught middle, high, and college level Spanish and has a Educational Specialist's Degree in Teaching and Learning.

In this lesson, we will learn how to use the verb 'correr', which means 'to run'. We will learn to conjugate the verb in the command form and the future tense so you can talk about running later or tell someone else to!

Using The Verb Correr

When you were little, how many times did you parents tell you to not run in the house? Many times, I'm sure. If you are going to talk about running, you will need to know how to use verb correr ('to run', pronounced koh-REHR) in Spanish.

Command Form Explained

The verb correr can be used to in telling someone what to do. This is called the command form or the imperative form. The command form is used differently depending on who you are talking to.

If you are talking to someone you know, you will use the pronoun for 'you'. When using this pronoun, the verb will use the present tense conjugation of él, ella, usted, which is an -e ending for -er verbs. So, for correr, which is a normal -er verb in Spanish, it becomes corre. Let's take a look at how the verb is conjugated in all pronouns in the imperative or command form.

Subject Pronouns Correr Conjugation: Command Pronunciation Translation
corre KOH-reh Run!
usted corra KOH-rah You (formal) run!
nosotros/nosotras corramos koh-RAH-mos Let's run!
vosotros/vosotras corred KOH-rehth You (plural) run!
ustedes corran KOH-rahn You (plural) run!

Negative Commands

If you are using the pronoun , but telling the person what not to do, you will take the opposite endings of what you normally would for present tense. So, for correr, your ending would be -as.

As seen in the story above, the nosotros command form also used 'opposite' endings. So, the -er verb of correr would be -amos.

Subject Pronoun Correr Conjugation: Neg. Command Pronunciation Translation
no corras noh KOH-rahs Don't run!
usted no corra noh KOH-rah You (formal) run!
nosotros/nosotras no corramos noh koh-RAH-mos Let's not run!
vosotros/vosotras no corráis noh koh-RAYS You (plural) don't run!
ustedes no corran noh KOH-rahn You (plural) don't run!

Example

Imagine that you're at your Spanish-speaking friend's house. You hear her telling her children:

Miguel, no corras en la casa. Ve afuera y corre allá. (Michael, don't run in the house. Go outside and run out there.)

Then, her daughter Ana comes in running as well. Now both children are running in the house. So, she says:

¡No corran en la casa! ¡Váyense afuera y corran allá! (Don't run in the house! Go outside and run out there!)

Miguel: Ana, vámanos y corramos afuera. (Ana, let's go and let's run outside.)

Corramos afuera (We run outside)
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Using Correr In The Future Tense

The future tense is used on verbs to convey actions that haven't happened yet. The verb correr can be used in the future tense as well. Usually when conjugating verbs, you take off the ending of the verb. However, when you use the future tense, you do not take off the -er ending before adding the conjugation endings. So, let's look at how correr is conjugated in the future tense:

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