When using affirmative commands with reflexive verbs, you always
place the pronoun after
the commanding verb, attached to it.
¡Levántate ahora mismo!Get up right now! (you = tú)
¡Ponte la camiseta!Put your T-shirt on! (you = tú)
¡Siéntese en el sofá!Sit down on the sofa! (you = usted)
¡Córtense el pelo en mi peluquería!Have your hair cut at my hairdresser's! (you = ustedes)
Here are some important points to take into account when using reflexive verbs in El Imperativo
1. The affirmative command of the nosotros/nosotras
(1st person plural) loses
of the -mos
ending when the verb is reflexive
¡Levantémonos temprano!Let's get up early!
¡Vayámonos a la playa!Let's go to the beach!
2. For learners of European Spanish it's also important to note that the affirmative command of the vosotros/vosotras (2nd person plural) loses the -d of the commanding verb when the verb is reflexive.
¡Duchaos con agua fría!Have a shower with cold water! (you = vosotros)
¡Lavaos el pelo!Wash your hair! (you = vosotros)
Note that verb ir (to go) has two different forms for the affirmative command of the 2nd person plural (vosotros/vosotras):
When conjugating verbs with reflexive pronouns in El Imperativo you will often need to add an accent [ ´ ] in accordance with the Spanish rules for written accents.
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