¡lávate las manos! (wash your hands!). regular imperative of pronominal verbs

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¡Lávate las manos! (Wash your hands!). Regular imperative of pronominal verbs

Reminder: the imperative is used for orders, instructions, advice and direct requests.

Lava los platos. lavar, imperativo presente

Wash the dishes. 

To conjugate a pronominal verb (amarse/to love each other, conocerse/to know each other, etc.), we add the relevant pronoun to form a single word:


Lavarse
(tú) lávate
(usted) lávese
(nosotros/as) lavémonos
(vosotros/as) lavaos
(ustedes) lávense

Meterse
(tú) métete
(usted) métase
(nosotros/as) metámonos
(vosotros/as) meteos
(ustedes) métanse

Reunirse
(tú) reúnete
(usted) reúnanse
(nosotros/as) reunámonos
(vosotros/as) reuníos
(ustedes)reúnanse

¡Lávate los dientes!

Brush your teeth!

¡Reunámonos!

Let's meet up!

When we form a single word there are some changes:

  • We add an accent in most forms.

Prepara la cena prepárate para la cena.

Prepare dinner get yourself ready for dinner.

  • With nosotros/as, we remove the -s of the verb ending (-emos, -amos) and add -nos.

Nosotros lavemos   lavémonos las manos.

We wash let's wash our hands.

  • With vosotros/as, we remove the -d of the verb ending ( -ad, -ed)  and add -os.

Vosotros despertad despertaos

You, wake up wake up


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