Page 7Realidades 3 – Para Empezar Reflexive Verbs
Do you remember your Indirect Object Pronouns?
me (to or for me) te (to or for you) le (to or for him, her, it) nos (to or for us) les (to or for them, you all) Indirect Object Pronouns
Placement of Indirect Object Pronouns • Indirect Object Pronouns, me, te, le, nos, and les are placed either before a conjugated verb or attached to the end of an infinitive.
Before the verb or after the infinitive: Before the verb: • ¿Le vas a dar el libro a Elena? • Sí, le voy a dar el libro a Elena. After the infinitive: • ¿Vas a darle el libro a Elena? • Sí, voy a darle el libro a Elena.
Today we are learning about • reflexive verbs and they have • pronouns much like Indirect • Object Pronouns and are • used much in the same way. • Make sure you have your • Indirect Object Pronouns • memorized.
Reflexive Verbs • Reflexive verbs are used to tell that a person does something to or for him- or herself.
Reflexive Verbs • Reflexive verbs have two parts: 1. a reflexive pronoun (me, te, se, nos, se) 2. and a verb form.
Reflexive Verbs LAVARSE(to wash oneself) Verb Form Reflexive Pronoun
Reflexive Verbs • In English, we really don’t identify with reflexive verbs. So these will seem strange to you.
Reflexive Verbs • In English, a sentence using a “so called” reflexive verb might be… • Lauren brushes her hair. • Scott bathes himself.
Reflexive Verbs • You must remember that these are actions being done to oneself, by oneself. For example: • I wash my (my own) hair.
me (to or for myself) te (to or for yourself) se (to or for himself, herself, itself) nos (to or for ourselves) os (to or for you all) se (to or for themselves, you all, or each other) Reflexive Pronouns
TO WASH ONESELF • I wash myself • You wash yourself • He, She, It washes himself, etc. • We wash ourselves • They wash themselves
me lavo te lavas se lava nos lavamos os laváis se lavan LAVARSE
Reflexive Pronouns • They can either go before a conjugated verb or attached to an infinitive.
Reflexive Pronouns Before the verb: • Me voy a lavar el pelo. After the infinitive: • Voy a lavarme el pelo.
Reflexive Verbs • Let’s do more verbs!
me cepillo te cepillas se cepilla nos cepillamos os cepilláis se cepillan CEPILLARSE
me ducho te duchas se ducha nos duchamos os ducháis se duchan DUCHARSE
Reflexive Verbs • When using reflexive verbs to talk about parts of the body, use the definite article. (the el, la, los, las that mean “the”)
Reflexive Verbs • Nos lavamosel pelo. • ¿Te cepillas los dientes?