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Realidades 3 – Para Empezar
Reflexive Verbs
Do you remember your
Indirect Object
Indirect Object Pronouns
me (to or for me) nos (to or for us)
te(to or for you)
le (to or for him,
her, it)
les (to or for them,
you all)
Placement of Indirect
Object Pronouns
Indirect Object Pronouns,
me, te, le, nos, and les are
placed either before a
conjugated verb or
attached to the end of an
Before the verb or after the
Before the verb:
¿Le vas a dar el libro a Elena?
Sí, le voy a dar el libro a Elena.
After the infinitive:
¿Vas a darle el libro a Elena?
Sí, voy a darle el libro a Elena.
•Today we are learning about
reflexive verbs and they have
pronouns much like Indirect
Object Pronouns and are
used much in the same way.
•Make sure you have your
Indirect Object Pronouns
Reflexive Verbs
Reflexive verbs are used
to tell that a person does
something to or for himor herself.
Reflexive Verbs
Reflexive verbs have two
1. a reflexive pronoun
(me, te, se, nos, se)
2. and a verb form.
Reflexive Verbs
LAVARSE(to wash oneself)
Verb Reflexive
Form Pronoun
Reflexive Verbs
In English, we really don’t
identify with reflexive
verbs. So these will seem
strange to you.
Reflexive Verbs
In English, a sentence
using a “so called”
reflexive verb might be…
 Lauren brushes her hair.
 Scott bathes himself.
Reflexive Verbs
You must remember that
these are actions being
done to oneself, by
oneself. For example:
 I wash my (my own) hair.
Reflexive Pronouns
me (to or for
nos (to or for ourselves)
te (to or for yourself)
os (to or for you all)
se (to or for himself,
herself, itself)
se (to or for themselves,
you all, or each
I wash myself
You wash yourself
He, She, It washes himself, etc.
We wash ourselves
They wash themselves
me lavo
nos lavamos
te lavas
os laváis
se lava
se lavan
Reflexive Pronouns
They can either go before a
conjugated verb or
attached to an infinitive.
Reflexive Pronouns
Before the verb:
 Me voy a lavar el pelo.
After the infinitive:
 Voy a lavarme el pelo.
Reflexive Verbs
Let’s do more verbs!
me cepillo
nos cepillamos
te cepillas
os cepilláis
se cepilla
se cepillan
me ducho
nos duchamos
te duchas
os ducháis
se ducha
se duchan
Reflexive Verbs
When using reflexive
verbs to talk about parts
of the body, use the
definite article. (the el, la,
los, las that mean “the”)
Reflexive Verbs
Nos lavamos el pelo.
 ¿Te cepillas los dientes?

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