Oxford English and Spanish Dictionary, Thesaurus, and Spanish to English Translator
Coger means to take something or someone with hands or other prehensile organs, to retain, to support. Here some example:. But also. Trying to memorize these differences would be a tedious and difficult task.
This is one of the most common questions people have when it comes to vocab in Spanish, and it's not about when to use each, but where. To use in Latin America for all contexts, because "coger" is a vulgar term in those countries. That means, use "tomar" for every single case: "to take the street to the right", "to take the bus", "to take a book"