Forming the Spanish imperative of vosotros for all verbs (affirmative commands)

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Learn how to form the imperative affirmative of vosotros in Spanish

For all verbs in Spanish there is just one way of forming the imperative (affirmative commands) of vosotros. Regardless of any irregularity that the verb might have in any other tense, the vosotros form of the imperative will always be formed this way:

1. Take the infinitive form of the verb (e.g hablar)

2. Drop the final -r  (habla-)

3. Add -d  (hablad)

Have a look and listen to some examples of totally regular verbs:

Hablar. ¡Hablad!To speak. Speak! (you plural)

Comer. ¡Comed!To eat. Eat! (you plural)

Vivir. ¡Vivid!To live. Live! (you plural)

Have a look and listen to some examples of stem-changing verbs:

Venir. ¡Venid!To come. Come! (you plural)

Ir de compras. ¡Id de compras!To go shopping. Go shopping! (you plural)

Volver temprano. ¡Volved temprano!To come back early. Come back early!

See also Using the imperative with reflexive pronouns: affirmative commands (El Imperativo) for a more advanced lesson on the imperative with reflexive verbs.

 

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Examples and resources

¡Id con ellos! (Vosotros/vosotras.)Go with them! (You plural informal.)
Ir de compras. ¡Id de compras!To go shopping. Go shopping! (you plural)
¡Sed prudentes!Be careful! ("you" plural informal)
Hacer las maletas. ¡Haced las maletas!To make the suitcases. Make the suitcases! (you plural)
¡Tened en cuenta la propuesta! Have into account the proposition! ("you" plural informal = "vosotros")
¡Decid toda la frase!Say the whole sentence! ("you" plural informal = "vosotros")
Venir. ¡Venid!To come. Come! (you plural)
Comer. ¡Comed!To eat. Eat! (you plural)
¡Venid al parque! Come to the park! ("you" plural informal = "vosotros")
Volver temprano. ¡Volved temprano!To come back early. Come back early!
¡Salid más tarde!Go out later! ("you" plural informal = "vosotros")
¡Poned la mesa ahí! Put the table there! ("you" plural informal = "vosotros")
¡Haced la maleta!Pack your luggage! ("you" plural informal = "vosotros")
Hablar. ¡Hablad!To speak. Speak! (you plural)
Vivir. ¡Vivid!To live. Live! (you plural)
Mario y Juan ¡bailad más rápido!Mario and Juan, dance faster!
¡Vosotros, corred hasta casa!You, run home!
Pedro, Juan, Rosa ¡comprad leche!Pedro, Juan, Rosa buy milk!
I'll be right with you...