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In this Spanish lesson we will introduce some commonly used reflexive Spanish verbs, such as “despertarse” (to wake up), “levantarse” (to get up) and “vestirse” (to get dressed). Reflexive Spanish verbs are those verbs where the subject of the verb is also its object. Verbs are used the same way in English, however reflexive Spanish verbs are often called for when a different way of wording the sentence would be applied in English and this can make things a little complicated. Try not to translate everything literally and give yourself time to get accustomed to the different way that the Spanish language works. An example sentence using a reflexive Spanish verb is “John se duchar” (John is showering himself). Here John is both the subject (the one showering) and the object (the one being showered). “Se” is the reflexive Spanish pronoun and typically precedes the verb. The use of reflexive Spanish verbs is an important topic that we will cover in much more detail in the following two Spanish lessons and throughout this course.

Lesson notes:

Despertarse: To wake up
Levantarse: To get up
Ducharse: To have a shower
Lavarse: To wash yourself
Lavarse el pelo / los dientes … : To wash your hair / teeth …
Vestirse: To get dressed
Peinarse: To comb your hair
Ponerse: To put something on
Quitarse: To take something off
Acostarse: To go to bed

Activity:

Translate the following…

To have a shower:
To put something on:
To get up:
To go to bed:
To get dressed:

Here are the answers to the last activity:

-Hola buenos días.
-Buenos días.
-Necesito información sobre el tren de Santander a Madrid.
-¿Para qué día?
-Para el 28 de abril.
-Hay un tren que sale a las nueve y media y llega a la una y media.
-Vale, ¿Cuánto cuesta?
-¿Ida o ida y vuelta?
-Ida y vuelta.
-Cuesta (30, 50€) treinta euros con cincuenta.
-¿Puedo reservar dos plazas?
-Sí. Son (61€) sesenta y un euros.
-Aquí tiene, muchas gracias.

 

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