Beginner Spanish Review Lesson 22 Practice using reflexive Spanish verbs

Posted on 16. Apr, 2013 by in Basic, Learning, Pronunciation, Spanish Grammar, Spanish Vocabulary, Travel, Videos

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Today we are going to practice using some useful reflexive Spanish verbs. What are reflexive Spanish verbs? Reflexive Spanish verbs are those verbs which end in “se” and where the object and subject of the sentence are the same.

Answers to all tasks involved in this lesson will be given at the end of the post and you can also follow a link with this post to watch the original theory video lesson on the same topic.

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Practice using reflexive Spanish verbs

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1. First let´s see if you recognize if a Spanish verb is reflexive or not. I will say a few verbs, some are reflexive and some are not. You only have to say if the verb is or not reflexive.

Acostarse
Ir
Comprar
Levantarse
Ducharse
Quitarse
Comer
Ponerse
Leer
Estar

2. Next, let´s see if you know how to say these verbs in Spanish:

To wake up
To get dressed
To wash yourself
To have a shower
To put something on
To go to bed
To comb your hair

3. Let´s practice now conjugating reflexive Spanish verbs in the Present Tense. I will say a verb and a person (yo, tú, él, ella, usted, nosotros, vosotros, ustedes, or ellos) and I would like you to conjugate the verb in the correct way for the Present Tense. For example: Levantarse – nosotros: Nos levantamos:

Levantarse, tú
Acostarse, ellos
Ponerse, vosotros
Ducharse, usted
Lavarse, él
Quitarse, ustedes
Vestirse, ella
Despertarse, yo
Peinarse, nosotros

4. Finally, please answer the following questions conjugating the verb in the correct form and saying the time I indicate in English. For example: ¿A qué hora te acuestas? (eleven o´clock) You will have to answer: Me acuesto a las once.

¿A qué hora se peina Marta? (8:00)
¿A qué hora os levantáis? (7:00)
¿A qué hora te lavas el pelo? (8:30)
¿A qué hora se despiertan Pedro y Ana? (7:30)
¿A qué hora se visten ustedes? (8:15)
¿A qué hora se acuesta usted? (0:00)

This is all for today.

Remember that reflexive Spanish verbs are actions that we do to ourselves and you always have to use the reflexive pronoun before the verb. These pronouns won´t change when we are talking about the future or past, they will always be: me, te, se, nos, os, se.

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Answers:

1.
Reflexive
Non reflexive
Non reflexive
Reflexive
Reflexive
Reflexive
Non reflexive
Reflexive
Non reflexive
Non reflexive

2.
Despertarse
Vestirse
Lavarse
Ducharse
Ponerse
Acostarse
Peinarse

3.
Te levantas
Se acuestan
Os ponéi
Se ducha
Se lava
Se quitan
Se viste
Me despierto
Nos peinamos

4.
Se peina a las ocho.
Nos levantamos a las siete.
Me lavo el pelo a las ocho y media.
Se despiertan a las siete y media.
Nos vestimos a las ocho y cuarto.
Me acuesto a las doce.

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