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Reflexive Pronouns. By: Rachel Hoffman. Subject Pronouns. I You (familiar) You (formal) He She We All of you (familiar) All of you (formal) They (m) They (f). Yo Tù Usted èl Ella Nosotros (as) Vosotros (as) Ustedes Ellos Ellas. Reflexive Pronouns. Me Nos Te Os

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reflexive pronouns

Reflexive Pronouns

By: Rachel Hoffman

subject pronouns
Subject Pronouns


You (familiar)

You (formal)




All of you (familiar)

All of you (formal)

They (m)

They (f)





Nosotros (as)

Vosotros (as)




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Reflexive Pronouns

Me Nos

Te Os

Se Se

Se Se

Se Se

2 different meanings
2 Different Meanings
  • An action that reflects back on the subject.

-Yo me lavo

I wash (myself)

-Ella se levanta

She gets up.

2. An action in which 2 or more subjects interact.

-Nosotrasnosreunimospor la tarde.

We get together in the afternoon.

-Ellas se miran.

They look at each other.

  • I wake at 9:00.

Yo me despierto a lasnueve.

  • He showers at 3:00.

Élse ducha a lastres.

  • We dress at 4:00.

Nosotrosnosvestimos a lasseis y diez.

what to do
What to do…

If the verb that is reflexive is part of a verb phrase and isn’t conjugated, add the reflexive pronoun (me, te, se, etc.) to the end of it (the verb).

  • I want to eat breakfast.


  • He is going to dress himself.

Élva a vestirse.

  • We are going to stay.

Nosotrosvamos a querdarnos.

reflexive vs non reflexive
Reflexive vs. Non-reflexive

Dormirse= to fall asleep

  • I always sleep 8 hours.

Siempreduermo 8 horas.

Dormir = to sleep

  • I almost always fall asleep when I study.

Casisiempre me duermocuandoestudio.

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Reflexive vs. Non-reflexive

Ponerse = to put on

  • I put on my shoes.

Me pongo los zapatos.

Poner = to put or to place

  • I put the shoes in the locker.

Pongo los zapatos en el armario.

reflexive vs non reflexive2
Reflexive vs. Non-reflexive

The meaning of the sentence can change if you use the reflexive pronoun.

  • Using the reflexive pronoun expresses a reciprocal action

-the idea of each other.

  • Llamo a mi amigo.

I call my friend.

  • Mi amigo y yonosllamamos.

My friend and I call each other.

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Reflexive vs. Non-reflexive
  • With non-reflexive the subject does the action to someone or something else.
  • With reflexive the subject does the action to itself.
where do they go
Where do they go?
  • Put reflexive pronouns before conjugated verbs.
  • Attach reflexive pronouns to affirmative commands.
  • Put reflexive pronouns before negative commands.

Model: Me voy a bañar. -Sí, bañate.

  • No me puedocalmar. -Sí, ______.
  • Nosqueremosacostar. -No, __ ________
  • Yo _____
  • Mi hermano ______
  • Mis padres ______
  • Tù _____
  • Sí, calmate.
  • No, se acuesten.
  • Yo --> me
  • Mi hermano--> se
  • Mis padres --> se
  • Tù --> te
reflexive pronouns b efore conjugated verb or add to inf initive
Reflexive Pronouns Before Conjugated Verb or Add to Infinitive
  • Ella (quedarse) va a quedarseor se va a quedar
  • Tù (reunirse) te vas a reuniror vas a reunirte
  • Ellos (ocuparse) se van a ocuparor van a ocuparse

Reflexive pronoun before conjugated verb or use ir + a + infinitive

  • Nosotros (divertirse) __________ or vamos a divertirnos.
  • Yo (acostarse) ________ or me voy a acostar.
  • Él (levantarse) _________ or va a levantarse.

1. nosvamos a divertir

2. voy a acostame

3. se va a levantar