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A video lesson from the Pre-Intermediate Spanish Practice Course which practices the 69 topics of the Pre-Intermediate Spanish Theory Course.

This is the 31st Spanish lesson in the Pre-Intermediate Spanish Practice Course. This is an interactive Spanish video where you have the opportunity to practice Spanish at pre-intermediate level with a native Spanish speaker.

In this interactive Spanish video lesson we will practice using irregular Spanish imperatives with orders, suggestions, and instructions. This is the second video lesson in a series of lessons looking at practising using Spanish Imperatives. In the previous video lesson practised how to conjugate regular Spanish verbs and now we will look at the exceptions to the general rules – irregular Spanish imperatives. When giving orders, suggestions, and instructions in Spanish you have to change the verb and there are specific rules which govern this with regular verbs ending in -ar, -er, and -ir. With the irregular Spanish verbs unfortunately it is just a case of having to remember how to conjugate each individual exception to the rules.

Please try to watch the video first before looking at the lesson notes. Answers to all tasks involved in the lesson will be given at the end of the post. Try not to look at the answers until you have tried a good few times to give your own responses.

This lesson practices the information taught in Pre-Intermediate Spanish Lesson 31: Practice using Irregular Spanish Imperatives from my Pre-Intermediate Spanish Course.

Lesson notes:

Voy a decir unos imperativos irregulares en español y tienes que decirme en inglés lo que he dicho:

I am going to say some irregular Spanish imperatives and I would like you to tell me what I have said in English:

1. Oiga por favor
2. Pon el libro en la mesa
3. Id a la farmacia
4. Ven al cine conmigo
5. Sal de la clase
6. Digan sus ideas
7. Tenga su billete
8. Haz la comida

Ahora voy a decir unos imperativos irregulares en inglés y tienes que traducirlos a español:

Now I am going to say a few irregular imperatives in English and I would like you to translate them to Spanish. After each one I will say “tú”, “usted”, “vosotros” or “ustedes” and you will have to choose the right ending:

1. Go with my friend (usted)
2. Say something (vosotros)
3. Put the coffee on the table (tú)
4. Leave the house (ustedes)
5. Listen to the radio (tú)
6. Make the drinks (vosotros)
7. Come with us (ustedes)
8. Have these bananas (usted)



1. Listen, please (one person/formal)
2. Put the book on the table (one person/informal)
3. Go to the pharmacy (group/informal)
4. Come to the cinema with me (one person/informal)
5. Leave the classroom (one person/informal)
6. Say your ideas (group/formal)
7. Have your ticket (one person/formal)
8. Make the food (one person/informal)

1. Vaya con mi amigo
2. Decid algo
3. Pon el café en la mesa
4. Salgan de la casa
5. Escucha la radio
6. Haced las bebidas
7. Vengan con nosotros
8. Tome estos plátanos

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