2 Los verbos reflexivosReflexive verbs are used when the object and subject of a verb are the same.In other words, the subject is doing something to itself.I wash my hair.Reflexive verbs require a reflexive pronoun.
7 Los pronombres reflexivos Reflexive pronouns must come before conjugated verbs and are attached to the end of infinitive verbs.When talking about body parts or clothing, you must use el, la, los, or las after the verb.
8 Práctica I am going to wash my face. Me voy a lavar la cara. Voy a lavarme la cara.He puts on his pajamas.Se pone el piyama.
9 Stem-changing reflexives Some reflexive verbs have stem-changes in the present tense.Remember that stem-changes occur in all forms except nosotros and vosotros!
10 e -> ie stem-changes despertarsemantenerse en forma
13 Práctica We stay in shape... Nos mantenemos en forma… They get dressed.Se visten.You wake up early.Te despiertas temprano.
14 Reflexives vs. Nonreflexives Many reflexive verbs may be used without the reflexive pronouns, but the meaning changes.Él se levanta temprano.He gets himself up early.Él levanta a los niños temprano.He gets the children up early.
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