THE MOST USEFUL SPANISH REFLEXIVE VERBS FOR CONVERSATION
What did you do today?
Did you wake up early?
Did you take a shower?
Did you have fun?
If you take a look there is nothing special about these verbs in English, but guess what? In Spanish these verbs belong to a category called Reflexive Verbs.
But what does Reflexive verbs mean in Spanish? and when to use it?
Check this out!
How to identify a reflexive verb?
All the reflexive verbs are follow for the ending SE in their infinitive form.
SE means «to oneself» and this action is reflected to the person who performs the action.
For example, the verb «levantar» y «levantarse»
The fist one, the action is referred to another person or thing.
Levanto mi computadora- I lift my computer
The second one shows that the action is happening to the self, not to another person or object.
Me levanto muy temprano- I wake up very early
But pay attention, do not try to translate every verb into «oneself», because some verbs also have the pronoun SE but the action does not reflect to itself, it is just the structure of the verb.
For example: sentarse- to sit down
burlarse- to make fun of
Let´s conjugate the reflexive verbs in present tense!
Acostarse– to go to bed
yo me acuesto
tú te acuestas
él/ella/usted se acuesta
nosotros nos acostamos
vosotros os acostáis
ellos/ustedes se acuestan
Now I want to give you the list of reflexive verbs most commonly used!
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