Reflexive
verbs
What is a reflexive verb?
A reflexive verb is an action done to the subject.
– Ex. I wash the car.
NOT REFLEXIVE
– Ex. I wash myself.
– Ex. She talks to the doctor.
– Ex. She talks to herself.
REFLEXIVE 
NOT REFLEXIVE
REFLEXIVE 
Are the following sentences reflexive?
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I eat burritos.
She hides the book.
We feel sad.
You fall down the stairs.
The pen falls off of the desk.
They hide themselves.
Señor writes a love letter to Shakira.
Señor writes himself a letter about Shakira.
How do you conjugate them?
Me
Nos
Te
Os
Se
Se
HABLARSE
HABLO
1. Pretend the “se” is really a chart.
2. Conjugate the verb normally (present tense or past tense)
3. Choose the correct pronoun from the chart.
4. Put the pronoun in front of the verb.
Let’s conjugate these verbs
together.
1. (yo) ducharse
2. (ella) peinarse
3. (nosotros) acostarse (o-ue)
4. (mamá) cepillarse
5. (Eva y María) maquillarse
Conjugate these verbs.
1. (yo) esconderse
2. (ella) pelearse
3. (nosotros) aburrirse
4. (mamá) vestir
5. (Eva y María) limpiarse
Some verbs change definitions
when they are REFLEXIVE.
DORMIR:
to sleep
DORMIRSE: to fall sleep
Some verbs change definitions
when they are REFLEXIVE.
IR:
to go
IRSE:
to leave
(usually a command)
Some verbs change definitions
when they are REFLEXIVE.
LLAMAR:
to call
LLAMARSE:
to be called
(as in a name)
Some verbs change definitions
when they are REFLEXIVE.
LLEVAR:
to wear, carry
LLEVARSE: to take away (steal)
to carry oneself (attitude)
Some verbs change definitions
when they are REFLEXIVE.
PONER:
to put/place
PONERSE:
to put on
(as in clothes)
Some verbs change definitions
when they are REFLEXIVE.
LEVANTAR: to lift
PONERSE:
to get up
(stand up)
Some verbs change definitions
when they are REFLEXIVE.
DORMIR vs DORMIRSE
IR vs IRSE
LLAMAR vs LLAMARSE
LLEVAR vs LLEVARSE
PONER vs PONERSE
LEVANTAR vs LEVANTARSE
DORMIR
IR
LLAMAR
LLEVAR
PONER
LEVANTAR
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
DORMIRSE
IRSE
LLAMARSE
LLEVARSE
PONERSE
LEVANTARSE
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Reflexive verbs - Senor Rudis 6.0