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Arriba!: Comunicación y cultura Student Edition (5th Edition)

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Chapter 5: ¿Cómo pasas el día? Reflexive Verbs Pronouns: In Spanish the definite article, not the possessive adjective, is used to refer to parts of the body and articles of clothing. Me lavo las manos. I wash my hands. Pedro se pone el sombrero. Pedro puts on his hat . With infinitives, reflexive pronouns are either attached to the infinitive or placed in front of the conjugated verb. Sofía va a maquillarse ahora. Sofía is going to put her makeup on now. Verbs that express feelings, moods, and conditions are often used with reflexive pronouns: alegrarse (de) to become happy divertirse (ie, i) to have fun enamorarse (de) to fall in love (with) enfermarse to become sick enojarse (con) to get angry olvidarse (de) to forget Reciprocal Verbs The plural reflexive pronouns nos, os, and se may be used with verbs to express reciprocal actions: Nos queremos mucho. We love each other a lot . Los novios se ven todos los días. The sweethearts see one another every day . Page | 1
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Comparisons of equality and inequality Equality : In Spanish, you may make comparisons of equality with adjectives (e.g., as good as ) and adverbs (e.g., as quickly as ) by using the following construction: Joaquín es tan amable como Roberto. Joaquín is as nice as Roberto. María habla tan despacio como su hermana. María speaks as slowly as her sister. Make comparisons of equality with nouns (
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