Avancemos 3. 2.1 - Negative tú commands. When Are Negative Commands Used?. Negative Commands are used when you tell a person to not do an action. For Example : If you tell someone NOT to do something then in Spanish the negative command would be used .
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2.1 - Negative tú commands
Negative Commands are used when you tell a person to not do an action.
For Example: If you tell someone NOT to do something
then in Spanish the negative command would be used.
If you want to make a tú command negative(don’t…), you have to change the verb completely. You should follow a3 step process:
1) Go to the yo form of the verb.
2) Drop the “o” (you are now left with the stem)
3) Add the opposite tú ending. (For “ar” verbs add –es. For “er/ir” verbs add –as).
4) DON’T FORGET TO ADD THE ‘NO’ IN FRONT OF THE VERB!
However…if a verb is irregular in the “yo” form, it will also be irregular in the negative tú command.
Poner yopongo ( I put) No pongas (don’t put)
Salir yosalgo ( I leave) No salgas (don’t leave)
Traer yotraigo ( I bring) No traigas (don’t bring)
Probar yopruebo ( I taste) No pruebes ( don’t taste)
Pedir yopido ( I order) No pidas (don’t order)
Dormir yoduermo( I sleep) No duermas(don’t sleep)
The following verbs are IRREGULAR (they form the acronym SIDES)
¡ No seas !
¡ No vayas !
¡ No des !
¡ No estés !
¡ No sepas !
¡ No estésenojado !
¡ No des dinero!
¡ No seas amable !