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Informal Commands WALK! EAT! SLEEP!. In Spanish… When we want to tell a friend to do something we use informal (tú) commands… ¡Come! – EAT! ¡Camina!-

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1 Informal Commands WALK! EAT! SLEEP!

2 In Spanish… When we want to tell a friend to do something we use informal (tú) commands… ¡Come! – EAT! ¡Camina!- WALK! ¡Duerme!- SLEEP!

3 Commands are used for both dos and donts Lets begin with the dos. To state affirmative commands, conjugate the verb in él form. STATEMENTCOMMAND (tú) caminas¡Camina!Walk! (tú) comes¡Come!Eat! (tú) duermes¡Duerme! Sleep! Informal Commands Hablar Habl a

4 Los Irregulares venir = ven decir = di salir = sal hacer = haz tener = ten ir = ve poner = pon ser = sé (mantener= mantén) Ven di sal haz ten ve pon sé Vin Diesel has ten weapons, eh! * ir and ver have the same tú command, context will determine the meaning.

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6 Placement of reflexive and object pronouns in tú commands. -Placement of pronouns follows the same rules as in formal commands (Ud. and Uds.). -Pronouns are attached to commands. If the command has two or more two syllables, a written accent mark is added to maintain the original stress pattern. Ex: alegrarse ¡Alégrate! (Be happy! ) sentarse ¡siéntate (Sit down! ) pedir ¡Pídeselo! (Ask her for it!) * Remember when using direct and indirect object pronouns. Indirect object pronouns come first (people come first). 1 pronoun, 3rd syllable back 2 pronouns, 4 th syllable back Rules for Accent Marks

7 Prácticamos… Open the window!… –Verb Abrir Conjugate in the él form abre ¡Abre la ventana!

8 Speak now!... -Verb hablar -Conjugate in the él form - habla ¡Habla ahora! Más prática…

9 Drink water!... -Verb beber -Conjugate in the él form - bebe ¡Bebe agua! Más práctica…

10 Negative Commands To state negative (tú) commands -Start with the present tense yo -Drop the o -Add the opposite tú ending. -(-as for er/ir verbs) -(-es for ar verbs) STATEMENTCOMMAND (tú) fumas¡No fumes! Dont smoke! (tú) corres¡No corras! Dont run! (tú) duermes¡No duermas! Dont sleep!

11 Irregulares: dies dar = no des ir = no vayas estar = no estés ser = no seas * Place reflexive and object pronouns before the conjugated verb in a negative command. Ex: No te sientas triste. Dont feel sad No me lo digas. Dont tell me (it).

12 Dont buy pizza!... -Verb comprar -Put comprar in the tú form= compras -Change the –as to –es= compres ¡No compres la pizza! Lets work on negative commands…

13 Dont open the door!... -Verb abrir -Put abrir in the tú form= abres -Change the –es to –as= abras ¡No abras la puerta! Lets work on negative commands…

14 Dont drink soda!... -Verb beber -Put beber in the tú form= bebes -Change the –es to –as= bebas ¡No bebas los refrescos! Lets work on negative commands…

15 Verbs with spelling changes: -car, -gar, and -zar There are several verbs that change spelling when made into negative commands to keep their sound… 1. Jugar- ¡No juegues! - g changes to gue to keep the hard g sound 2. Verbs ending in –car like Practicar - ¡No practiques! -c changes to a que to keep the hard k sound

16 Any stem changes or spelling changes in the yo form still remain in negative commands. hablar = no hables traer = no traigas decir = no digas salir = no salgas conocer = no conozcas

17 These next verbs have spell changes… –Either g changes to gue OR c changes to a que Dont play in the house! - Verb jugar- in tú form = juegas - Change –as to –es and remember spelling change!= juegues ¡No juegues en la casa! Lets work on negative commands…

18 Dont arrive late! ¡No llegues tarde! Dont touch the piano! - Verb tocar in tú form = tocas -Change –as to –es and remember the spelling change!= toques ¡No toques el piano! Lets work on negative commands…

19 Eat more fruit! ¡Come más frutas! Sleep 8 hours a day! ¡Duerme ocho horas al día! Te toca a ti…

20 Dont run in the house! ¡No corras en casa! Dont open the book! ¡No abras el libro! Te toca a ti…

21 Informal Command Song (If Your Happy and you Know it) If your commanding in the tú use the él form. (2x) But if its negative, opposite ending, tú form, weve made it. And dont forget, Di, ve, se Ve, haz, sal, te, pon Olé


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