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To choose in Spanish 🇪🇸

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to choose elegir
How to say “to choose” in Spanish? “Elegir”. Here you will learn how to pronounce “elegir” correctly and in the comments below you will be able to get all sorts of advice on to choose in Spanish like tips & tricks to remember it, questions, explanations and more.

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Tips to remember the word ‘elegir’:

– Associate ‘elegir’ with the English word ‘elect’. Both share the concept of selecting or choosing, especially when it comes to making a choice among options.
– Think of the word ‘elegant’. To make an elegant choice is to ‘elegir’ something tastefully or with discernment in Spanish.
– Remember that ‘e’ often changes to ‘i’ in the conjugation of ‘elegir,’ which is a characteristic of stem-changing verbs (e.g., ‘elegir’ becomes ‘elijo’).


– ‘Elegir’ is a verb in Spanish that means ‘to choose’ or ‘to elect’.
– It is a stem-changing verb from e to i in present indicative, present subjunctive, and imperative forms.

Other words that mean the same thing:

– Seleccionar: to select
– Optar: to opt or choose
– Escoger: to choose or select

Conjugations of ‘elegir’:

Present indicative:
– yo elijo
– tú eliges
– él/ella/usted elige
– nosotros/nosotras elegimos
– vosotros/vosotras elegís
– ellos/ellas/ustedes eligen

Preterite (simple past):
– yo elegí
– tú elegiste
– él/ella/usted eligió
– nosotros/nosotras elegimos
– vosotros/vosotras elegisteis
– ellos/ellas/ustedes eligieron

Imperfect past:
– yo elegía
– tú elegías
– él/ella/usted elegía
– nosotros/nosotras elegíamos
– vosotros/vosotras elegíais
– ellos/ellas/ustedes elegían

– yo elegiré
– tú elegirás
– él/ella/usted elegirá
– nosotros/nosotras elegiremos
– vosotros/vosotras elegiréis
– ellos/ellas/ustedes elegirán

– yo elegiría
– tú elegirías
– él/ella/usted elegiría
– nosotros/nosotras elegiríamos
– vosotros/vosotras elegiríais
– ellos/ellas/ustedes elegirían

Subjunctive present:
– yo elija
– tú elijas
– él/ella/usted elija
– nosotros/nosotras elijamos
– vosotros/vosotras elijáis
– ellos/ellas/ustedes elijan

Imperative (commands):
– tú elige
– usted elija
– nosotros/nosotras elijamos
– vosotros/vosotras elegid
– ustedes elijan

Examples of sentences using ‘elegir’:

– Tienes que elegir entre estas dos opciones. (You have to choose between these two options.)
– Ella eligió el vestido rojo para la fiesta. (She chose the red dress for the party.)
– ¿Qué plato vais a elegir en el restaurante? (What dish are you going to choose at the restaurant?)
– Mañana elegiremos al nuevo presidente del club. (Tomorrow we will elect the new president of the club.)
– Si yo fuera tú, elegiría la opción más segura. (If I were you, I would choose the safest option.)

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