Reflexive verbs

Reflexive verbs - Reflexive Constructions: pronouns and...

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Reflexive Constructions: pronouns and verbs (Las construcciones reflexivas: los pronombres y los verbos)
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Reflexive constructions in Spanish are generally used to describe actions that people do to, or for, themselves: acostar se (ue) Notice that we often indicate that a verb is to be used reflexively by attaching se onto the infinitive afeitar bañar cepillar despertar (ie) dormir (ue, u) lavar levantar maquillar peinar quitar secar sentar (ie) vestir (i, i)
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El despertador suena a las 5:00. (Yo) me levanto temprano. One useful function of reflexive constructions is to describe daily personal activities. The subject pronoun, yo , is in parentheses since it is optional in this case; the object pronoun me is used to show who is being gotten up—in this case, the same person as the subject, indicating that I am getting myself up rather than someone else. Whenever the subject and the object of a verb are the same person, the verb is being used reflexively.
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This note was uploaded on 06/07/2011 for the course SPAN 110 taught by Professor Mcateer during the Summer '10 term at South Carolina.

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