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Reflexive Verbs.  Reflexives verbs are verbs in which the subject in performing the action on him/ herself.  These verbs will have reflexive pronouns.

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1 Reflexive Verbs

2  Reflexives verbs are verbs in which the subject in performing the action on him/ herself.  These verbs will have reflexive pronouns.  These reflexive pronouns will agree with the subject.

3 Reflexive Pronouns  je me  tu te  il  elle se  on  nous nous  vous vous  ils  elles se

4 se laver  je  je me lave  tu  tu te laves  il  il se lave  nous  nous nous lavons  vous  vous vous lavez  ils  ils se lavent The reflexive pronoun will go before the reflexive verb.

5  They  They are getting up.  Ils  Ils se lèvent.  She  She is going to bed.  Elle  Elle se couche.  We  We do our hair every morning.  Nous  Nous nous coiffons chaque matin.

6 Here are some of the ones we talked about last year.  se blesser  to wound oneself  se reposer  to rest  se relaxer  to relax  se priver de sommeil  to deprive oneself of sleep  se peser  to weigh oneself  se nourrir  to feed oneself (to eat)  se promener  to walk

7 Here are some other useful reflexives  se casser  to break…  s’amuser  to have fun  se dépêcher  to rush oneself (to hurry)  s’appeler  to call oneself

8 La Négation  You will still add ne.. pas to make the sentence negative.  The ne will go before the reflexive pronoun.  The pas will go after the verb.

9  He  He is not washing.  Il  Il ne se lave pas.  You  You all are not getting ready.  Vous  Vous ne vous préparez pas.  We  We are not relaxing.  Nous  Nous ne nous relaxons pas.

10 If you have two verbs, the reflexive pronoun goes before the reflexive verb.  I get ready. I am going to get ready.  Je me prépare. Je vais me préparer.

11   I want to go to bed at 10:00.   Je veux me coucher à 10h.   You can brush your teeth.   Tu peux te brosser les dents.   They don’t like to dry their hair.   Ils n’aiment pas se secher les cheveux.  You are going to wake up later.  Tu vas te réveiller plus tard.

12 Répondez…  Vous avez besoin de quoi quand vous vous préparez chaque matin?  Qu’est-ce que vous faites quand vous vous préparez ?  Qu’est-ce que vous faites avant de vous vous couchez ?  Votre réveil sonne à quelle heure ?

13 ALSO, I NEED YOU TO ME YOUR FRANCOPHONE COUNTRY PPTS. We are definitely going to reschedule our Mardi Gras party before Spring Break.

14 Reflexive Pronouns  je me  tu te  il  elle se  on  nous nous  vous vous  ils  elles se

15 se laver  je  je me lave  tu  tu te laves  il  il se lave  nous  nous nous lavons  vous  vous vous lavez  ils  ils se lavent The reflexive pronoun will go before the reflexive verb.

16 La Négation  You will still add ne.. pas to make the sentence negative.  The ne will go before the reflexive pronoun.  The pas will go after the verb.

17 If you have two verbs, the reflexive pronoun goes before the reflexive verb.  I get ready. I am going to get ready.  Je me prépare. Je vais me préparer.

18 4 MORE THINGS TO LOOK OUT FOR

19 se lever  je  je me lève  tu  tu te lèves  il  il se lève  nous  nous nous levons  vous  vous vous levez  ils  ils se lèvent Stem-Changing Verbs (They follow the pattern e_er) Other Verbs Like This se secher – to dry se peser – to weigh se promener – to walk acheter – to buy (not reflexive)

20 Body Parts  In English, we say “I brush my teeth,” and we use a possessive pronoun. I dry my hair. I dry my hair. I wash my hands. I wash my hands.  In French, you use a definite article (le, la, les) with body parts. Je me brosse les dents. Je me sèche les cheveux. Je me lave les mains.

21 NOT EVERY VERB IS REFLEXIVE…DON’T GET CONFUSED AND START TRYING TO MAKE THEM BE.

22 Finally, not even reflexive verbs are always reflexive.  Elle se lave les mains.  Elle lave le chien.

23 Decide whether these images are reflexive or not and write a sentence for each.  Elle brosse le chat.  Elle se brosse les dents.

24 Decide whether these images are reflexive or not and write a sentence for each.  Il se rase.  Il rase l’homme.

25 Decide whether these images are reflexive or not and write a sentence for each.  Il sèche les cheveux de la femme.  Elle se sèche les cheveux.


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