Unformatted text preview: Pronominal verbs are verbs that, put simply, include pronouns. These pronouns are me, te, se, nous, and vous
and are used as either direct objects or indirect objects, depending on the verb that they modify. There are
three types of pronominal verbs: reflexive verbs, reciprocal verbs, and naturally pronominal verbs. Reflexive Verbs
Reflexive verbs reflect the action on the subject.
Je me lave. - I wash myself.
Nous nous lavons. - We wash ourselves.
Ils se lavent. - They wash themselves.
Reflexive verbs can also be used as infinitives.
Je vais me laver. - I'm going to wash myself.
Je ne vais pas me laver. - I'm not going to wash myself. Reciprocal Verbs
With reciprocal verbs, people perform actions to each other.
Nous nous aimons. - We like each other. Naturally Pronominal Verbs
Some verbs are pronominal without performing a reflexive or reciprocal action. Tu te souviens? - You
remember? V: Going to Work
V: At Work
travailler: to work
travailler pour: to work for (somebody) G: Devoir
French Verb • Print version • audio (upload)
devoir to have to, to owe
past participle: dû
first person je dois jeuh dwah I have to Plural
nous devons noo dehvohn we have to second person tu dois too dwah you have to vous devez voo dehvay you have to
il doit eel dwah he has to
third person elle doit ell dwah she has to ils doivent eel dwahve they have to
(masc. or mixed) on doit ohn dwah one has to elles doivent ell dwahve they have to (fem.) ...
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- Fall '13
- Pronominal verbs, Grammatical person, je, reciprocal verbs