Cap3-Reflexive verbs

Cap3-Reflexive verbs - Reflexive verbs In this...

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Reflexive verbs Reflexive verbs In this presentation, we are going to look at a special group of verbs called reflexives. Let’s start out by thinking of the English verb wash . List several things that you can wash.
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Some examples Some examples I wash my clothes, I wash the dishes, I wash the car, I wash the windows. I wash my hands, I wash my hair, I wash my face.
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What’s the difference? What’s the difference? I wash my clothes, I wash the dishes, I wash the car, I wash the windows. I can wash things that are not part of me, that is, not attached to my body. In Spanish, we say, “Lavo la ropa, lavo los platos, lavo el
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… and… I wash my hands, I wash my hair, I wash my face. I also wash things that are attached to my body – hands, face, hair (unless you wear a toupee!). In Spanish, we say, “Me lavo las manos, me lavo el pelo, me
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And your point is…? And your point is…? Lavo la ropa, lavo los platos, lavo el coche, lavo las ventanas. Me lavo las manos, me lavo el pelo, me lavo la cara. If you are washing something that is attached, you need to add the word “ me .”
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Huh? Huh? There are two ways to talk about washing in Spanish: Lavar: to wash something else Lavarse : to wash part of one’s body.
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Lavarse Lavarse Here are the forms: me lavo te lavas se lava nos lavamos se lavan The “me, te, se, nos, se” forms are called reflexive pronouns.
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This note was uploaded on 02/14/2011 for the course SPAN 121 taught by Professor Losada during the Spring '08 term at South Carolina.

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