Spanish Reflexive verbs

July 15, 2008 by admin

There are REFLEXIVE verbs in all the three verb groups (-er, -ar & -ir).

They have se added to the end of the INFINIIVE.

They are used in the verbs which describe the doing of the action to oneself,

e.g. To wash = LAVAR

To wash oneself = LAVAR SE

The conjunction is;

I wash myself — me lav o

you wash yourself — te lav as

we wash ourselves — nos lav amos

you wash yourselves — os lav áis

they wash themselves — se lav an

These are the basic that you need to launch yourself into learning Spanish.

To begin with you can pick up your dictionary and look up some of the items in your lounge. Make a list of them in English and Spanish and fix a label to each item in Spanish. Read the list and relevant translation as often as you can and say the word to yourself out loud. Say it out loud each time you see that article and word until you have remembered it. Having learned those expand onto more items around the house. Make another list of the items in your wardrobe, label them, learn them. Do the same in the kitchen, the bathroom, the bedroom etc. You’ll soon want to write more lists and enjoy learning.


Involve your partner, your children your friends. It all helps to remember your new vocabulary.

It can be a great advantage in your life to master a foreign language. MAKE IT INTO YOUR HOBBY.

Move onto studying and learning some of the most frequently used verbs. Concentrate on their construction and notice the repetition of the endings of the AR verbs, the repetition of the endings of the ER verbs and the repetition of the endings of the IR verbs.

REFERING TO KEEP THE PRONUNCIATION in the phrase book or dictionary.

Return to making your lists and labels to break up routine. Move onto new areas, at work, in the shops and in the street.


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