2What are reflexive verbs? Reflexive pronouns work with a reflexive verb toIndicate that a person is performing the actiontoward or for him- or herself.These types of verbs are not very common in English,but are used frequently in Spanish.Many actions related to personal care or daily routinesare reflexive, but other verbs can be reflexive as well.
3What are reflexive verbs? The subject is performing the action on him- or herself, making the object of the verb, the same as the subject. Compare two sentences in which one is reflexive and one is not.I wash myself. (Me lavo.) - myself is the object of washI wash the dog. (Lavo el perro.) - the dog is the object of washREFLEXIVENOT REFLEXIVE
4Reflexive Pronouns nos (to or for ourselves) me (to or for myself) os (to or for you all)se (to or for themselves, you all, or eachother)me (to or for myself)te (to or for yourself)se (to or for himself, herself, itself)
5Placement of reflexive pronouns ReflexivePronouns, me, te, se, nos, os and se are placed either before a conjugated verb or attached to the end of an infinitive.
6Before the conjugated verb Te alegras de hablar español.(It makes you happy to speak Spanish.)Se aburre en la clase de matemáticas.(He gets bored in Math class.)
7After & attached to the infinitive Voy a acostarme a las 10.(I am going to bed at 10.)Ellos quieren peinarse.(They want to brush their hair.)
8Reflexive VerbsReflexive verbs have two parts: a reflexive pronoun (me, te, se, nos, os, se) 2. and a verb form.
18DON’T USE IT WHEN…You do not use a reflexive pronoun or reflexive verb when the action is not performed on one self. If you are bathing yourself… that’s reflexive. If you are bathing your friend… NOT REFLEXIVE
19Reflexive VerbsWhen using reflexive verbs to talk about parts of the body, use the definite article. (the el, la, los, las that mean “the”)
20Reflexive VerbsNos lavamos el pelo.¿Te cepillas los dientes?
21Let’s practice Matt y Maria dry their hair together. BE CAREFUL!Matt y Maria dry their hair together.You brush your teeth in the morning.I brush my dog’s teeth.Sam and I wash our hands.Ya’ll get dressed in the morning.I dress my husband in the morning.