Los verbosreflexivos • Objective: • To be able to talk about your daily routine. • Getting ready for a special event.
Reflexive verbs • In this presentation, we are going to look at a special group of verbs called reflexive verbs • Let’s start out by thinking of the English verb to wash.
Huh? • There are two ways to talk about washing in Spanish • First, to wash something else • I wash my clothes • I wash the car • Second, to wash part of one’s body. • I wash my hands • I wash my hair
To wash the Car… • I can wash things that are not part of me. • In Spanish, we say: • Yolavoel carro. The action of the verb goes to the car.
…and… • I also wash my body and things on my body: hands, face, hair… • I wash my hands. In spanish we say: • Melavolasmanos.
The point is… • If you are washing something that is attached to your body, you need to use reflexive pronouns.
Let’s conjugate Lavarse The endings are still the same. In this case these are endings for regular “ar” verbs in the present tense.
Notice the placement of the reflexive pronouns in Spanish: Sue bathes herself. reflexive pronoun subject Sue Sue se baña. reflexive pronoun subject
Notice the placement of the reflexive pronouns in Spanish: Joe Joe shaves himself. reflexive pronoun subject Joe se afeita. reflexive pronoun subject