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Ch 13: Reflexive Verb Conjugation in Spanish

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Check out these lessons for details about how to handle reflexive verb conjugation in Spanish. Students who have fallen behind in class can use these lessons to catch-up, and these lessons also provide extensive supplemental material for students who want to get ahead in their Spanish studies.

Reflexive Verb Conjugation in Spanish - Chapter Summary

In simplest terms, a reflexive verb merely describes how the person doing the action and the object of the sentence are the same. This chapter offers further insight on the rules of reflective verb conjugation in the Spanish language. To understand this form of conjugation, our instructors carefully discuss the most common related tenses. Each of the available lessons focuses on a specific reflexive verb, and from there the instructors use sentence examples to help you see the differences in conjugation based on the subject of the sentence and the tenses. By making your way through the entire chapter, you will be prepared to:

  • Point out the present tense conjugation of acordarse
  • Appraise the preterite and command forms of acostarse
  • Assess how to use present progressive and present tense for acostarse
  • Measure the rules for the preterite and present tense form of atreverse
  • Classify how banarse changes in present, preterite, command, and imperfect tenses
  • Reframe the conjugation rules for past participle, preterite, and imperfect for caerse
  • Summarize how despertarse changes in command, present, preterite, and present progressive

12 Lessons in Chapter 13: Reflexive Verb Conjugation in Spanish
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Acordarse Present Tense Conjugation

1. Acordarse Present Tense Conjugation

''Acordarse'' means 'to remember'. You often use this verb in Spanish to express things you recall. This is a reflexive verb and this lesson displays an easy table to help you conjugate it in the present tense.

Acostarse Conjugation: Command & Preterite

2. Acostarse Conjugation: Command & Preterite

This lesson covers the Spanish verb ''acostarse'' ('to go to bed'), a pronominal and irregular verb. We will talk about its use in the past tense, specifically the preterite, and we will also learn how to give commands by using the imperative.

Acostarse Conjugation: Present Tense & Present Progressive

3. Acostarse Conjugation: Present Tense & Present Progressive

The Spanish verb 'acostarse' means 'to go to bed.' Check out this lesson to learn how to conjugate this irregular verb to talk about routines with the present tense, or about actions that have been happening lately with the present progressive.

Atreverse Conjugation: Present & Preterite

4. Atreverse Conjugation: Present & Preterite

In this lesson we will learn about the Spanish verb ''atreverse'', which means 'to dare'. We will study its conjugation in the present tense, as well as its use in one of the Spanish past tenses, i.e. the preterite, using both of them in real contexts.

Banarse Conjugation: Present Tense & Command

5. Banarse Conjugation: Present Tense & Command

In this lesson we will analyze the Spanish verb ''bañarse'' ('to bathe'/'to swim'). We will learn how to use it in context in the present tense, give commands or make suggestions.

Banarse Reflexive Conjugation: Preterite & Imperfect

6. Banarse Reflexive Conjugation: Preterite & Imperfect

Bathing is a daily need for most people, so you may need to use the Spanish verb for it either in the preterite or imperfect tense. This lesson covers both tenses so you know how to use each.

Caerse Conjugation: Preterite & Imperfect

7. Caerse Conjugation: Preterite & Imperfect

The verb ''caerse'' means 'to fall'. Its conjugation in the preterite and the imperfect tenses are clearly differentiated in this lesson along with examples you can use in daily conversation.

Caerse Conjugation: Subjunctive & Past Participle

8. Caerse Conjugation: Subjunctive & Past Participle

This lesson focuses on the verb ''caerse'', which means 'to fall'. We will learn how to express doubts, wishes or give orders in the subjunctive, and how to use its past participle. Also, we will analyze its basic and extended meanings in context.

Despertarse Conjugation: Preterite & Command

9. Despertarse Conjugation: Preterite & Command

The verb 'despertarse' means 'to wake up'. Since we often use it in conversation to tell others when we woke up and we need it to tell others to wake up, this lesson covers the preterite and command tenses of this verb.

Despertarse Conjugation: Present Tense & Present Progressive

10. Despertarse Conjugation: Present Tense & Present Progressive

'Despertarse' means to 'wake up.' This lesson gives you two conjugation tables to use this verb in the present tense and then in the present progressive tense, and we'll look at examples of each tense in use in everyday conversation.

Irse Command Conjugation

11. Irse Command Conjugation

The Spanish verb 'irse' means 'to leave' and 'to go away' from a place. There are times when you want to ask someone to leave or get away from a place or the opposite, such as ask them NOT to leave/get away. This lesson covers both cases when the verb might be used as a command.

Sentarse Reflexive Conjugation: Preterite & Command

12. Sentarse Reflexive Conjugation: Preterite & Command

It is useful to know the Spanish verb ''sentarse'' (to sit down), especially to invite others to take a seat. Learn how to use it properly in the preterite to describe past actions, to use the imperative, and to give commands or make suggestions.

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