What are the steps to conjugating a reflexive verb?
MIT 21F Spanish I - IV (OCW)
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Conjugating reflexive verbs is not so different from conjugating regular verbs.
I'll use the verb LEVANTARSE as an example.
Here are all the forms of LEVANTARSE:
(Yo) ME LEVANTO
(Tú) TE LEVANTAS
(Él/Ella/Usted) SE LEVANTA
(Nosotros) NOS LEVANTAMOS
(Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes) SE LEVANTAN
You see, when we conjugate reflexive verbs,
the finished form is always made of up TWO words.
Not just one.
For example, ME LEVANTO. (That's the Yo form.)
That's two words, you see?
ME and LEVANTO.
But other than that, it's not too different from regular verbs.
If you're in Spanish 2, then that's all you really need to know.
But if you're in a higher level than Spanish 2,
then I can explain to you WHY reflexive conjugations are two words, and not one.
Just let me know if you are in a higher spanish level.
thanks for all that and I would like to know why they are two words for future reference.
Okay. I'll tell you.
Let's look at ME LEVANTO.
The FIRST word tells us who the action is directed at.
The SECOND word tells us the actual action.
Let's look at the first word: ME.
That means that the action is directed at ME. MYSELF.
Let's look at the second word: LEVANTO.
"Levanto" is the Yo form of "levantar."
It means "I lift."
So, ME LEVANTO literally means..."I lift myself."
What if I were to say.....TE LEVANTO..?
The person that the action is affecting has changed, you see?
TE means that the action is directed at YOU.
And LEVANTO is still a Yo conjugated verb.
It still means "I lift."
So...TE LEVANTO would literally mean...."I lift YOU."
Let's look at some other examples....
TE QUIERO -- I want you
ME QUIERES -- You want me
TE AMO -- I love you
ME AMAS -- You love me
ME DUCHO -- I douche (wash) myself
ME VISTO -- I dress myself
TE VEO -- I see you.
Do you get it?