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Reflexive verbs A verb is reflexive when the Subject and the Direct Object are the same. The action of the verb is reflected back onto the subject of the sentence. I see you.This verb is not reflexive because I and you are not the same person. I see myself This verb is reflexive because I and in the mirror.myself are the same person. Reflexive verbs indicate that the subject of the sentence is doing something to himself / herself. In English, the object is usually one of the following: myself, yourself, himself, herself, itself, ourselves, or themselves.
In Spanish, reflexive verbs have [se] attached to the infinitive in the dictionary. Reflexive verbs have a Reflexive Pronoun in front of the conjugated verb. Adding a Reflexive Pronoun will change the meaning of the verb slightly. DESPERTAR [ie]to wake up someone [else] DESPERTARSE [ie]to wake up [yourself] NOTE that despertar is a stem-changing [shoe] verb !!
Reflexive verbs are conjugated normally in whichever tense is called for, then add the appropriate Reflexive Pronoun: Yo me despiertonosotrosnos despertamos tú te despiertasvosotrosos despertáis Él / ella / Ud se despiertaellos / Udsse despiertan
Yo despierto a mi hermano a las cinco. I wake up my brother at five oclock. Yo me despierto a las cinco. I wake [myself] up at five oclock. Bañar(se) to bathe (oneself) Luisa baña el perro cada día. Luisa bathes the dog every day. Luisa se baña cada día. Luisa bathes (herself) every day.