Reflexive Results (Student Work)

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H. Tidwell says... To learn to conjugate reflexive verbs, you need to learn a different set of pronouns called "reflexive pronouns." These pronouns are positioned before the verb, while the ending "se" is dropped and the verb is conjugated. The Reflexive verbs say what u do, like I wash my hair, or I put on make up

M. White says...All reflexive verbs end in "se."
Ducharse- to take a shower
Afeitarse- to shave

All reflexive verbs need reflexive pronouns which are
me nos
te os
se se

Example sentences:

Yo me ducho.
I give myself a shower.

A. Hatton says...
to wash (non-reflexive)

to wash oneself (reflexive)
The reflexive pronouns are not subject pronouns;
rather they are object pronouns.

me (myself)
te (yourself)
se (himself, herself, yourself)
nos (ourselves)
os (yourselves)
se (themselves, yourselves)

R. Salter says...
A verb is reflexive when the subject and the object are the same.

I wash myself.
subject: I
verb: wash
object: myself

I wash the car.
subject: I
verb: wash
object: car

When the subject and object are the same, the verb is reflexive.
When the subject and object are not the same, the verb is not reflexive.

T. Hood says... First: All reflexive verbs end in "se" in the infinitive form.

K. Nava says... Yo me lavo. – I wash myself – reflexive
Raul se afeita. – Raul shaves himself – reflexive

You add the correct reflexive pronoun to fit the subject. Then you drop the “se” and conjugate the verb normally.

K. Bales
Llamarse- to be named; to call oneself

Me llamo Nos llamamos
Te llamas Os llamáis
Se llama Se llaman

A. Clark...Reflexive verbs are used when you are doing something to, at, or for yourself. In Spanish use a reflexive pronoun when the subject and direct object are the same.

C. Crane...
The purpose of the reflexive object pronouns is to show that the action of the verb remains with the subject.

S. Benefield says...
A verb is reflexive when the subject and the object are the same

I wash myself.
subject: I
verb: wash
object: myself

Since the subject and object are the same, the verb is reflexive.

I wash the car.
subject: I
verb: wash
object: car

Since the subject and object are different, the verb is not reflexive.

J. Terry says...
Reflexive verbs are verbs that you do to yourself. For example, if I say "I brush my teeth," in Spanish you say "Yo lavarme los dientes," which translates to "I wash my teeth." The six reflexive pronouns are me (1st person, singular), te (2nd person, singular), se (3rd person, singular), nos (1st person, plural), os (2nd person, plural), and se (3rd person, plural). So if I were to say, "They put on sports jackets," in Spanish it would mean, "Ellos ponerse la chaqueta deportiva". How do you tell the difference in between reflexive and none reflexive verbs? The verb poner (to put) is not reflexive, the verb ponerse however, is. Notice the "se" on the end. Reflexive verbs aren’t hard to use, once you start using them, you’ll understand better.

T. Dobbs says...
Example: Me lavo los dientes.
I brush my teeth.

Reflexive verbs come before the conjugated verb or joined with an infinitive.

Example: Bob necesito afeitarse.
Bob needs to shave.

B. Tedford says...
Reflexive verbs are used to say what you are doing to yourself or what other people and things are doing to themselves. In a sentence with a reflexive verb you use a pronoun that stands as the subject of the sentence. In Spanish the reflexive verbs are- me, te, se, nos, os se. Example in English would be- I need to shave myself. In Spanish you would say- Yo necesito ducharme.

M. Cook says...
Some more examples can be found at:

T. Bailey says...

D. Whiteside says...

A. Stephenson says...
You only use the reflexive verbs when you or someone else does something to one’s self.

J. Harper says...

M. Hamby says...

J. Pipkins says...
When the subject of the verb is its object, the verb is usually reflexive. Verbs are sometimes used the same way in English. Reflexive verbs are used for re wording or a different way of wording things. An example of a simple sentence using a reflexive verb is "Pedro se lava" (Pedro is washing himself). In that sentence Pedro is both the subject (the one doing the washing) and the object (the person begin washed). Note that the reflexive pronoun (in this case se) typically precedes the verb (although it can be attached to infinitives). A reflexive verb has a direct or indirect object. The subject and object of a reflexive verb represent the same person or thing. The reflexive verb may be used as a substitute for the passive. Some verbs are always reflexive in Spanish.

C. Logan says...
Reflexive verbs are used when you’re doing something to yourself. The subject and object represent the same thing. You can tell if it’s a reflexive verb by the ending “se”. When using reflexive verbs you have to use the correct reflexive pronoun. Me, te, se, nos, os,and se are the pronouns that we use. Ex. Necesito ducharme. Necesita lavarse. or Yo me ducho. Ella lavarse.