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REFLEXIVE VERBS. REFLEXIVE VERBS The subject of the verb receives the action of the verb. The person doing the verb receives the result of the verb being.

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1 REFLEXIVE VERBS

2 REFLEXIVE VERBS The subject of the verb receives the action of the verb. The person doing the verb receives the result of the verb being done.

3 Non-Reflexive: I wash the car. Yo lavo el carro. Subject: I (yo) Recipient: car Reflexive: I wash myself. Yo me lavo. Subject: I (yo) Recipient: myself (me)

4 Non-Reflexive: The girl dressed the baby. La chica vistió al niño. Subject: girl (chica) Recipient: baby (niño) Reflexive: The boy dressed himself. El chico se vistió. Subject: boy (chico) Recipient: himself (se)

5 Reflexive Pronouns: me te nos os se

6 Reflexive Pronouns have the same placement rules as Direct and Indirect Object Pronouns. Reflexive Pronouns are placed: Before a conjugated verb After and attached to an infinitive (unconjugated verb) After and attached to a gerrund (-ando/-iendo)

7 are easy to recognize in their infinitive (unconjugated) form. acostar maquillar levantar Reflexive Verbs se

8 To Conjugate Reflexive Verbs: Take the se off the end of the infinitive and move it to the front of the verb. Change the se to the appropriate pronoun based on your subject (or leave it the same) Conjugate your infinitive verb as normal. menos teos se levantarsemete nosos

9 an To Conjugate Reflexive Verbs: Take the se off the end of the infinitive and move it to the front of the verb. Change the se to the appropriate pronoun based on your subject (or leave it the same) Conjugate your infinitive verb as normal. menos teos se levantse ar -- aronaban

10 To Conjugate Reflexive Verbs: me levanto te levantas nos levantamos os levantáis se levantase levantan

11 Any verb can be a reflexive verb. However, not all verbs make sense reflexively. (comerse…yikes!) Reflexive verbs can be conjugated in any tense. (present, preterit, imperfect, future, etc) Reflexive Verbs

12 Many times the meaning of a verb changes when it becomes reflexive: levantar – to liftlevantarse – to get up (literally to lift oneself up) poner – to putponerse – to put on to place (get dressed) dormir – to sleepdormirse – to fall asleep arreglar-to arrange arreglarse – to get ready Etc… Many times the meaning of a verb changes when it becomes reflexive: levantar – to liftlevantarse – to get up (literally to lift oneself up) poner – to putponerse – to put on to place (get dressed) dormir – to sleepdormirse – to fall asleep arreglar-to arrange arreglarse – to get ready Etc… Reflexive Verbs

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