By Jami Sipe
“Nosotros/as”
Commands
Using “Let’s”
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Generally, these forms translate to
“Let’s” statements in English.
Examples:
Let’s talk.
Let’s study.
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To form these commands in
regular Spanish verbs:
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Take the present tense “yo” form of the verb.
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For –ar verbs, add “–emos” and for –er and
–ir verbs, add “–amos.”
Drop the “o.”
(Use the same endings as you do with the
“nosotros/as” form of the subjunctive.)
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Ejemplos:
hablar → ¡Hablemos!
vender → ¡Vendamos!
escribir → ¡Escribamos!
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Note: Some verbs (–car, –gar and –zar)
have spelling changes in order
to retain the correct pronunciation.
Ejemplos:
sacar →¡Saquemos!
pagar → ¡Paguemos!
almorzar → ¡Almorcemos!
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Stem-changing verbs, except –ir verbs,
will not change in the “nosotros/as” form.
recordar → ¡Recordemos!
pensar → ¡Pensemos!
volver → ¡Volvamos!
entender → ¡Entendamos!
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Stem-changing –ir verbs will make
the following changes:
o → ue verbs → the “o” changes to “u”
e → ie verbs → the “e” changes to “i”
e → i verbs → the “e” changes to “i”
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Ejemplos:
dormir → ¡Durmamos!
preferir → ¡Prefiramos!
servir → ¡Sirvamos!
pedir → ¡Pidamos!
repetir → ¡Repitamos!
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With reflexive verbs …
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Drop the “s” of the conjugated verb.
Add “nos.”
Add an accent mark over the stressed vowel
of the verb.
Ejemplos:
levantarse → ¡Levantémonos!
sentarse → ¡Sentémonos!
ducharse → ¡Duchémonos!
divertirse → ¡Divirtámonos!
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Check Your Knowledge!
Give the “nosotros” command for the following:
hablar
comer
trabajar
pedir
dormir
sentarse
→ hablemos
→ comamos
→ trabajemos
→ pidamos
→ durmamos
→ sentémonos
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Credits
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Written by: Jami Sipe
Additional Information by:
Suzanne Rutkowski
Adriana Miretti
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