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In this Advanced Spanish lesson we will look at more ways to give orders, advice and instructions in Spanish using Rogar + subjuntivo/infinitivo, No se te ocurra/No vayas a + infinitivo, and Infinitivo compuesto. This is the third Spanish lesson in the series. We have already covered this topic a little in my Beginner Spanish course, but here in this new series of Spanish lessons at advanced level we will delve much deeper, uncover new techniques and clear up any doubts or bad habits you may have developed. I hope very much that you are enjoying this Advanced Spanish course. We are now up to lesson 20 and you have had some time to get used to listening to me speaking 100% Spanish in the lessons unlike with the Intermediate Spanish course and the Beginner Spanish course where I explained everything in English and provided Spanish examples to illustrate my points. I hope you can now appreciate that it is much more beneficial for you at this stage to fully immerse yourself in the language and step away from translating everything to and from English. By the end of this course your Spanish will have taken massive steps and you should be completely clear and confident with the Spanish grammar, vocabulary and expressions and armed with all of the necessary skills to understand and join in on any native Spanish dialogue or text.

Lesson notes:

Vamos a ver las tres últimas formas de dar órdenes, consejos e instrucciones:

7. Rogar + subjuntivo/infinitivo:

Es una manera formal para pedir algo. Se suele usar en carteles y avisos. Por ejemplo: “Se ruega no fumar”. A una persona que está muy nerviosa le puedes decir: “Te ruego que te tranquilices”.

8. No se te ocurra/No vayas a + infinitivo:

Se usa para dar órdenes negativas queriendo a su vez transmitir una advertencia. También puede interpretarse como una amenaza. Por ejemplo: “No se te ocurra salir esta noche”
Si dices eso a tu hijo, “das a entender que si sale por la noche, va a tener un castigo”.

9. Infinitivo compuesto:

Se usa como un imperativo hacia el pasado. Quieres dar a entender a la otra persona que debería haber hecho eso antes. Por ejemplo: “Haberlo dicho antes”, “Haberlo comprado cuando estaba en oferta”.

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