(Command Forms)
1) Informal (Tú Form) Commands
-Informal / Telling somebody to do or not to do
something
-This is the most common type of command
2) Formal (Usted and Ustedes Form) Commands
A more formal command / A more polite way of telling
somebody to do something
3) Nosotros Form Commands
-Used to say “let’s…”
-For example: “Let’s eat” , “Let’s Go”
When using commands in Spanish, there
are two types:
1) Affirmative = TO DO SOMETHING
2) Negative = NOT TO DO SOMETHING
To form the AFFIRMATIVE:
1)
2)
3)
Begin with the infinitive of the verb
Take off the ending (ar, er, ir)
Add:
AR = -a
ER = -e
IR = -e
*Note: The Tú form command is the same as the
regular Ud. Form present tense.
HABLAR 
HABL__ 
= HABLA
Comer 
Com__ 
= Come
1) Eat the sandwich!
¡Come la sándwich!
2) Clean your bedroom!
¡Limpia tu dormitorio!
3) Wear a jacket!
¡Lleva una chaqueta!
Write 3 informal
affirmative commands
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
venir =ven
decir = di
salir = sal
hacer = haz
tener = ten
ir = ve
poner = pon
ser = sé
To form the Informal NEGATIVE Command
(To tell somebody to NOT DO something):
1)
2)
3)
Take the YO FORM, PRESENT TENSE of the verb
Take off the ending (-o)
Add
AR = -es
IR = -as
ER = -as
*Note: You also need to put “No” before each verb
Hablar 
Hablo
Habl__
= No hables
Comer 
Como
Com__
= No comas
Don´t eat the sandwich!
= ¡No comas la sándwich!
Don´t speak!
= ¡No hables!
Don’t wear a jacket!
=¡No lleves una chaqueta!
•Ser = no seas
•Estar = no estés
•Ir
= no vayas
•Dar = no des
*Verbs that have irregular forms in the YO FORM
PRESENT TENSE are irregular in the INFORMAL
NEGATIVE COMMAND FORM:
Poner = pongo = no pongas
Tener = tengo = no tengas
Venir = vengo = no vengas
Salir = salgo = no salgas
Hacer = hago = no hagas
Decir = digo = no digas
Don’t wear the red shirt!
¡No lleves la camisa roja!
Wear the blue shirt!
¡Lleva la camisa azul!
Go to the store!
¡Ve al supermercado!
Buy milk!
¡Compra leche!
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Write your name on the paper.
Clean your bedroom.
Don´t sing.
Open the book.
Don´t speak.
Go to school.
Eat the apple.
Don´t use Twitter.
Stem Changing Verbs in the Present Tense will also
Stem Change in the Command Forms.
Examples:
 Pensar
= Piensa / No Pienses
 Pedir = Pide / No pidas
 Dormir = Duerme / No duermas
When using a reflexive verb in the command form:
Negative:
= place the pronoun before the command:
No te bañes.
Affirmative:
= Attach the pronoun to the end of the verb
Báñate
= C  QU
 GAR = G GU
 ZAR = Z C
 CAR

Buscar =
Busca / No Busques
Empezar =
Empieza / No empieces
 Jugar =
Juega / No juegues


Make a list of commands (5 affirmative and 5 negative)
that you might give somebody when they are in a specific
location.

Cuando estás en la BIBLIOTECA:
1. No grites.
2. No uses tú teléfono celular.
Say the affirmative and negative informal
command forms for each verb
Buscar
Busca
No busques
Emepezar
Empieza
No empieces
Ir
Ve
No vayas
Ser
Sé
No seas
Tomar
Toma
No tomes
Hacer
Haz
No hagas
Tener
Ten
No tengas
Decir
Di
No digas
Morir
Muere
No mueras
Dormir
Duerme
No duermas
Jugar
Juega
No juegues
Traer
Trae
No traigas
Levantarse
Levántate
No te levantes
Ducharse
Dúchate
No te duches
Divertirse
Diviértete
No te diviertas
Sentirse
Siéntete
No te sientas
Venir
Ven
No vengas
Salir
Sal
No salgas
Correr
Corre
No corras
Lavarse
Lávate
No te laves
Contestar
Contesta
No contestes
Tocar
Toca
No toques
Pagar
Paga
No pagues
Cruzar
Cruza
No cruces
Parar
Para
No pares
Seguir
Sigue
No sigas
Ganar
Gana
No ganes
Perder
Pierde
No pierdas
Pedir
Pide
No pidas
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