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DeterminadoAprender November 17, 2008 04:24 AM

Reflexive Verbs
 
When I list reflexive verbs, do I only need to use the reflexive pronoun once or do I need it for every single reflexive verb?

Ex: Entonces fui a lavarme, ducharme, vestirme y peinarme. VS Entonces fui a me lavo, ducho, visto y peino.

sosia November 17, 2008 04:43 AM

You must do it for every single reflexive verb. Reflexive means "with pronoun":D
Por las mañanas, me ducho, me peino, me afeito y me visto antes de ir al trabajo.
You can "hear" the second version, some persons skipped the "me" when they are speaking.
"Por las manañas me ducho, peino, afeito y visto antes del ir al trabajo."

Saludos :D

Tomisimo November 17, 2008 08:40 AM

Sosia's examples are good. For you since you're learning Spanish, I would advise you to use the reflexive pronoun with each reflexive verb, since that is the normal rule and the grammatical way of doing it.

DeterminadoAprender November 20, 2008 05:25 PM

By the way, for the reflexive verbs; lavarse and peinarse, do I need to include what part of my body I am washing or combing? Also, for that sentence, do I need to put the reflexive verbs into preterit tense?

Entonces fui a me lavé la cara y las manos, me duché, me vestí y me peiné el peno.

Tomisimo November 20, 2008 06:25 PM

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Originally Posted by DeterminadoAprender (Post 20117)
By the way, for the reflexive verbs; lavarse and peinarse, do I need to include what part of my body I am washing or combing? Also, for that sentence, do I need to put the reflexive verbs into preterit tense?

Entonces fui a me lavé la cara y las manos, me duché, me vestí y me peiné el peno.

You can put them in the preterit if you want.
Me lavo la cara. - I'm washing my face.
Me lavé la cara. - I washed my face.

With lavarse and peinarse, you don't need to specify the affected body part unless you want to.
Me levanté por la mañana; me lavé y me peiné y salí a trabajar.
I got up in the morning, washed up and combed my hair and went to work.

Jessica November 20, 2008 06:28 PM

hmmm I've never learned reflexive verbs....what are they?

Rusty November 20, 2008 07:55 PM

Have a look here to get an idea. There is a long list of Spanish reflexive verbs at the bottom of the page. ¡Diviértete!

Jessica November 20, 2008 08:03 PM

ok thanks


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