Informal Commands
and DOPs
And the fun just keeps
Repaso de Mandatos Afirmativos
To make a positive tú command, use the
él/ella/Ud. Form of the present indicative
– Speak: Habla
– Write: Escribe
– Play (a sport): Juega
Irregulars (Remember the Ding Dong
– Di (decir), haz (hacer), pon (poner), ve (ir
AND ver)
– Sal (salir), sé (ser), ten (tener), ven (venir)
Repaso de Mandatos Negativos
 To
form a negative command:
– Yo form in present indicative tense
– Drop the –o
– Add the opposite tú ending
 -AR
verbs go to –es
 -Er/-IR verbs go to –as
– Don’t buy
 No
– Don’t ask for/order
 No
pidas (yo form is pido)
Repaso de Mandatos Negativos
The Irregulars from the Ding Dong Song
are NOT irregular in the negative with the
exception of ir and ser
Decir: digo no digas
Hacer: hago  no hagas
Poner: pongo  no pongas
Salir: salgo  no salgas
Tener: tengo  no tengas
Venir: vengo  no vengas
Commands with DOPs
 With
affirmative (positive)
commands, the DOP will be attached
directly to the end of the command
– Note: The original stress is maintained.
In order to keep the stress, you will
need to add an accent mark.
– You will need to count back three vowels
and add the accent on the third.
 BE
CAREFUL! Doesn’t always work!
Commands with DOPs
 Bring
it! (singular, masc.)
– ¡Tráelo!
 Eat
them! (plural, fem.)
– ¡Cómelos!
 Study
it! (sing, masc.)
– ¡Estúdialo!
– Note-this one you need to count back 4
vowels because the ia combination
forms a dipthong!
Commands with DOPs
 With
negative commands, the DOP
goes in front of the command,
independent of the verb.
 Don’t look at me!
– ¡No me mires!
 Don’t
put it (fem.) there!
– ¡No la pongas allí!

Informal Commands and DOPs