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Reflexive Verbs. Certain verbs in Spanish require one extra step when they are used. These verbs are called reflexive verbs. Reflexive verbs refer to

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Reflexive Verbs Slide 2 Certain verbs in Spanish require one extra step when they are used. These verbs are called reflexive verbs. Reflexive verbs refer to actions that people do to themselves. This construction does not really exist in English. Slide 3 The following examples demonstrate the idea behind reflexive verbs. I got myself up at six-thirty. She got herself dressed. Many reflexive verbs have to do with personal hygiene and daily routines things that you do to yourself. Slide 4 baarse Slide 5 ducharse Slide 6 vestirse (e i) Slide 7 mirarse Slide 8 afeitarse Slide 9 lavarse las manos Slide 10 cepillarse los dientes Slide 11 acostarse (o ue) Slide 12 dormirse (o ue) Slide 13 despertarse (e ie) Slide 14 levantarse Slide 15 Hint Because so many reflexive verbs are also stem- changing verbs, you may want to review the stem-changer PowerPoint before continuing. Slide 16 How to use reflexive verbs Reflexive verbs follow the normal rules for conjugation; that is, the ar, er, or ir is removed, and the appropriate ending is added. In addition, the se is removed, and the appropriate reflexive pronoun is placed before the verb. Slide 17 Reflexive Pronouns menos teX se Notice that these are similar to, but not the same as, direct and indirect object pronouns. Slide 18 3 Easy Steps to Carefree Use of Reflexive Verbs Step 1: Move the se to in front of the verb. Step 2: Conjugate the verb. Step 3: Replace se with the appropriate reflexive pronoun. - The reflexive pronoun always agrees with the subject. Slide 19 Step 1: Move the se to in front of the verb. Yo __________. (baar ) Start your risk-free trial of our three-step program to use reflexive verbs! se Slide 20 Step 1: Move the se to in front of the verb. Step 2: Conjugate the verb. Yo __________. ( ) ar o seba Slide 21 Step 1: Move the se to in front of the verb. Step 2: Conjugate the verb. Step 3: Replace se with the appropriate reflexive pronoun. Yo __________. seme bao Slide 22 Now you try! T __________ a las seis. (levantarse) te levantas Notice that the reflexive pronoun and the verb agree with the subject. Slide 23 Rodrigo ___________ de noche. (baarse) se baa Slide 24 Elena y Mara ____________ las manos. (lavarse) se lavan

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