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1Los Verbos Reflexivos en español… In English, we really don’t identify with reflexive verbs. So these will seem strange to you.
2Reflexive Verbs:A verb is reflexive when the subject and the object are the same.I wash myself. subject: I verb: wash object: myselfSince the subject and object are the same, the verb is reflexive. I wash the car. subject: I verb: wash object: carSince the subject and object are different, the verb is not reflexive.
3When a verb is reflexive, the infinitive ends in "se." lavar to wash (non-reflexive)lavarse to wash oneself (reflexive)
5Reflexive vs. Non-Reflexive As I hold up various pictures decide if the action is reflexive or non-reflexive.
6How do you conjugate these verbs? levantarseRemove the “se.”Conjugate the verb as always in the present or past tense.3. Add the reflexive pronouns.me noste osse selevanto levantamoslevantas levantáislevanta levantan
7The reflexive pronouns are not subject pronouns: me (myself)te (yourself) se (himself, herself, yourself) nos (ourselves) os (yourselves) se (themselves, yourselves)
8yo me lavo I wash (myself) nosotros nos lavamos we wash (ourselves) lavarselavarseyo me lavo I wash (myself)nosotros nos lavamos we wash (ourselves)tú te lavas you wash (yourself) (informal)vosotros os laváis y’all wash (yourselves) (informal)él se lava he washes (himself)ellos se lavan they wash (themselves)
11Particular Points To Note… With reflexive verbs that relate to personal care, use the definite article (el/la/los/las) for parts of the body and personal items.Me lavo las manos…I wash my hands.Juan se pone la chaqueta. Juan puts on his jacket.
12Reflexive Pronouns Before the verb: Me voy a lavar el pelo. They can either go before a conjugated verb or after an infinitive.Before the verb:Me voy a lavar el pelo.After the infinitive:Voy a lavarme el pelo.