órdenes y peticiones

Making commands and requests in Spanish

In Spanish as well as in English there are different ways to make a command or request. Depending on the context and the formality or informality of the request we will use different structures. The imperative and present subjunctive are commonly used for this purpose but other verbal structures are also used in specific contexts.

How to give commands by context

Direct order 

Indirect order 

Expressing wishes

Insisting on a command

Instructions to general public

In step by step instructions

To encourage people to do something

Commands by sentence structure

Imperative form

Infinitive form

Que form

Subjunctive

 

 

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