Verbos Reflexivos. Remember DOPs and IOPs?. Let’s compare some examples…. Definition/Meaning. Reflexive verbs - the person doing the verb is also the object of the verb; in other words, the person is performing the action on himself/herself I bathe myself. He dries himself.
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Remember DOPs and IOPs?
Let’s compare some examples…
Reflexive verbs - the person doing the verb is also the object of the verb; in other words, the person is performing the action on himself/herself
Three easy steps:
1. Move the reflexive pronoun to before the infinitive.
bañarse → se bañar
2. Conjugate the verb like normal.
se bañar → se baño (yo)
3. Modify the pronoun to match the verb.
se baño → me baño
I take a bath.
*en España**en Latinoamérica
No me puedo dormir en un hotel extraño. (dormirse)
¡Te viste rápidamente! (vestirse)
Le gusta bañarse por la mañana.
Nos levantamos a las 8:00 para ir al museo. (levantarse)
Se cepillan los* dientes dos veces por día. (cepillarse)
the pronoun can attach to the infinitive or go before the conjugated verb
*you don’t say “brush their teeth” but you use the reflexive verb with the definite article
You can make any verb reflexive; it just changes the meaning.
I fix some coffee. - I fix some coffee for myself.
Preparo un café. - Me preparo un café.