o We sleep.
• (Nosotros) dormimos.
o They put the book on the table.
• Ellos ponen el libro en la mesa.
o I go to the store.
• (Yo) voy a la tienda.
 I’m
going to give you some examples of
reflexive verbs and how they are used in the
following slides.
 See what you notice about how they are
similar or different to other verbs you’ve
learned so far.
are verbs where to subject is
doing the action to or for themselves.
In the infinitive form, these are the
verbs that have the pronoun se
attached to the end.
o Find 3 examples from your vocab sheet
and put them in your notes.
When these verbs are conjugated, the pronoun matches the
o Anoche, me dormí a las diez y media.
o Ellos se van de la clase.
Location of these pronouns follows the same format as
direct object pronouns (DOP) and indirect object pronouns
o Ellos se sienten bien.
o Yo necesito despertarme.
o Yo me necesito despertar.
o ¡Duérmete!
When a reflexive pronoun is
attached to a present participle (-ing
word), an accent mark is added to
maintain the original stress.
o Ejemplos:
• Mi hermano está afeitándose.
o Add the accents to the correct vowel in the
examples in your notes:
• La chica está bañándose.
• Ellos están durmiéndose.
NOTE: Some verbs change meaning when they are made
o Poner vs. ponerse and Dormir vs. dormirse
NOTE: Some verbs can be either reflexive or not depending
on the situation. Translate the following sentences and try
to figure out why one is reflexive and the other is not.
o Lola lava los platos.
• Lola washes the dishes.
o Patricia se lava la cara.
• Patricia washes her face.
Action done by subject
to something else.
Action done by subject
to herself.
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