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Old October 02, 2015, 06:29 PM
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"please cooperate with them"

What would be the most natural way to say "Please cooperate with them":

I know there's the word "cooperar" but I don't hear people using this. More often I hear things that aren't quite "cooperate" but come at it from different angles. For example "hago lo que ellos te dicen" or "trabaje con ellos". But these phrases don't quite get the meaning of "cooperate" as we say in English.
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Be careful: "hago" = I do
You need to use the imperative form of hacer for that sentence to work.

I don't know why you don't hear the verb "cooperar"; it's very common.
Imperative forms:
· Singular
- Formal: coopere
- Informal: coopera
· Plural: cooperen
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"Por favor coopere con ellos". I guess I just never hear that. I don't know why.

Yeah, hago that's a typo. "haga lo que dicen ellos"
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What would be the most natural way to say "Please cooperate with them":

I know there's the word "cooperar" but I don't hear people using this. More often I hear things that aren't quite "cooperate" but come at it from different angles. For example "hago lo que ellos te dicen" or "trabaje con ellos". But these phrases don't quite get the meaning of "cooperate" as we say in English.
Por favor colabórales ('Please, cooperate with them')

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"Por favor coopere con ellos". I guess I just never hear that. I don't know why.

Yeah, hago that's a typo. "haga lo que dicen ellos"

When you use the imperative mood and you are the one who gives the order, then you use HAGA.

but if you use the present tense

Yo hago lo que me dicen. = is correct

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