2Reflexive Verbs What are reflexive verbs? A verb is reflexive when the person DOING the action is also the person RECEIVING the action.Me lavo. (I wash myself.)Te peinas. (You comb your hair.)Él se cepilla los dientes. (He brushes his teeth.)Many times “oneself” is added to the definition of the verb to give the reflexive definition.Many reflexive verbs are used to talk about daily routine.Most verbs can be either reflexive or non-reflexive.Yo lavo los platos. (I wash the dishes.)
3Reflexive Verbs – Formation Reflexive verbs have “se” on the end of their infinitive form.LavarsePeinarseCepillarseThere are 2 parts to forming reflexive verbs!Reflexive PronounVerb ending conjugation
4Reflexive Verbs – Formation Remember – there are 2 parts to forming reflexive verbs!Reflexive Pronoun Verb ConjugationReflexive verbs can be used in any tense – verb endings for various tenses will be shown on next slide.MeNosTeOsSe+
6Reflexive Verbs Me cepillo los dientes. (Presente) I brush my teeth.Me cepillé los dientes. (Pretérito)I brushed my teeth.Me cepillaba los dientes. (Imperfecto)I used to brush my teeth.I was brushing my teeth.
7Reflexive VerbsWhen using a reflexive verb in the infinitive form with another conjugated verb, the reflexive pronoun may be attached to the infinitive or placed in front of the conjugated verb.Voy a acostarme a laz diez.Me voy a acostar a las diez.
8Reflexive VerbsAttach the reflexive pronoun to the end of an affirmative commands and place it before a negative command.Cuidate muchoNo te acuestes muy tarde
9Reflexive VerbsSome common reflexive verbs are used to talk about your daily routine.AcostarseTo go to bedBañarseTo bathe oneselfDespertarseTo wake upLavarseTo wash oneselfLevantarseTo get out of bedPonerseTo put onVestirseTo dress oneself