Brainstorm in English… • What comes to mind with the term “reciprocal action”? • How would the term “reciprocal” be related to a reflexive verb? VERBOS RECÍPROCOS Analyze the following sentence and DRAW what you think is happening. •Lorenzo y Laura se miran en el espejo. • Laura y Lorenzo se miran en el espejo. • This could be a REFLEXIVE action. • It can also be a RECIPROCAL action. • A REFLEXIVE action is something done to oneself. • A RECIPROCAL action is something done to each other. • A RECIPROCAL verb looks and works exactly like a REFLEXIVE verb… • Except it ONLY uses the nosotros, vosotros and ellos/ellas/ustedes forms. Jorge y yo nos abrazamos. Vosotros os habláis. Isabel y Fernando se casan. • WHY is that? • A small amount of reflexive verbs can also have reciprocal meanings. To marry oneself off CASARSE To marry each other To take one’s leave DESPEDIRSE To say goodbye to each other Common verbs that take on reciprocal meanings with “se”: • Abrazarse • Ayudarse • Besarse • Encontrarse • Hablarse Change your drawing if you need to. •Lorenzo y Laura se miran en el espejo. Traduce: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. I talk to myself. Jorge and I talk to each other. You help yourself. Y’all help each other. (España) Jorge finds Julio’s house. Jorge and Julio find/meet up with each other. 7. We see you. 8. We see each other. Actividad • Pick a verb that may have a reflexive and reciprocal meaning. • Write a sentence using that verb and illustrate the reciprocal meaning. Traduce estas frases: • Furio and Shannon hug when they see each other at the museum. • Luciano prefers to talk to himself, but we talk to each other sometimes. • Katniss and Peeta kiss when they know that they don’t have to kill (matar) each other. • Furio y Shannon se abrazan cuando se ven (se miran) en el museo. • Luciano prefiere hablarse, pero nosotros nos hablamos a veces. • Katniss y Peeta se besan cuando saben que no tienen que matarse. VERB LADDERS • Furio and Shannon hug when they see each other at the museum. • Katniss and Peeta kiss when they know that they don’t have to kill (matar) each other. • Luciano prefers to talk to himself, but we talk to each other sometimes. • My sister and I brush each other’s hair because we like to have fun (enjoy ourselves) at 3AM. • I prefer to look at myself in the lake (el lago). But today, mermaids (las sirenas) are putting makeup on each other so I have to use a mirror.