Formal vs. Informal Commands: Spanish Practice Activity

Formal vs. Informal Commands: Spanish Practice Activity
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  • 0:00 Informal or Formal?
  • 0:54 ¿Qui?n lo Har??
  • 1:53 Como Hacer un Pastel
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Instructor: Raychelle Heath

Raychelle has a BA in Spanish and an MFA in Writing. She has studied in Puerto Rico and currently lives in Mexico. She has taught Spanish in various settings.

Now that you've learned about formal and informal commands, you'd probably like some practice using them. This practice lesson let's you see conversations that need both forms so you can practice.

Informal or Formal?

Notice that the two English sentences, 'Son, please help me' and 'Professor, please help me,' don't change except in the subject. But as you have learned, in Spanish, the verb in the first would be informal, and the verb in the second would be formal.

Informal and formal commands are very helpful when we need to tell someone to do something. However, it is very important that we use the correct command form. Formal commands are usually used when speaking to elders, employees, authority figures, and people you don't know or are meeting for the first time. Informal commands are usually used for family, friends, and children. If you're unsure, it's best to use the formal command.

In this lesson, you'll be given a few activities to help you practice your knowledge of formal and informal commands. Let's get started!

'¿Quién lo Hará?'

Juan needs to ask some people to do some things. Match the person with the appropriate command. Pay attention to whether a command is formal, informal, or plural. Then match the command with the correct person.

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