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Reflexive Verbs

Do you remember your Indirect Object Pronouns?

Indirect Object Pronouns
me (to or for me) nos (to or for us) te le (to or for you) (to or for him, les (to or for them, her, it) you all)

Placement of Indirect Object Pronouns
Indirect Object Pronouns,

me, te, le, nos, and les are placed either before a conjugated verb or attached to the end of an infinitive.

Before the verb or after the infinitive:
Before the verb:
Le vas a dar el libro a Elena?
 Sí, le voy a dar el libro a Elena.

After the infinitive:  Vas a darle el libro a Elena?  Sí, voy a darle el libro a Elena.

•Today we are learning about reflexive verbs and they have pronouns much like Indirect Object Pronouns and are used much in the same way. •Make sure you have your Indirect Object Pronouns memorized.

Reflexive Verbs
Reflexive verbs are used

to tell that a person does something to or for him- or herself.

Reflexive Verbs
Reflexive verbs have two

parts: a reflexive pronoun (me, te, se, nos, se) and a verb form.

Reflexive Verbs
LAVARSE(to wash oneself)
Verb Form Reflexive Pronoun

Reflexive Verbs
In English, we really don’t

identify with reflexive verbs. So these will seem strange to you.

Reflexive Verbs
In English, a sentence

using a “so called” reflexive verb might be… Lauren brushes her hair. Scott bathes himself.

Reflexive Verbs
You must remember that

these are actions being done to oneself, by oneself. For example: I wash my (my own) hair.

Reflexive Pronouns
me (to or for nos (to or for myself) ourselves) te (to or for os (to or for you yourself) all) se (to or for se (to or for themselves, himself, you all, or herself, it)

 I wash myself  You wash yourself  He, She, It washes himelf, etc.  We wash ourselves  They wash themselves

me lavo te lavas se lava nos lavamos os laváis se lavan

Reflexive Pronouns
They can either go before a

conjugated verb or after an infinitive.

Reflexive Pronouns
Before the verb:  Me voy a lavar el pelo. After the infinitive:  Voy a lavarme el pelo.

Reflexive Verbs
Let’s do more verbs!

me cepillo te cepillas se cepilla nos cepillamos os cepilláis se cepillan

me ducho te duchas se ducha nos duchamos os ducháis se duchan

Reflexive Verbs
When using reflexive

verbs to talk about parts of the body, use the definite article. (the el, la, los, las that mean “the”)

Reflexive Verbs
Nos lavamos el pelo. Te cepillas los dientes?

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