haha! have fun at highschool today NERDS. i’m gonna be doing cool ADULT stuff like sleeping WHENEVER i want and CRYING
Technically, any verb could become reflexive. Reflexive verbs just mean that the person does the action to himself/herself. For reflexive verbs, they use the following pronouns. I’ll show you how to use then in another step.
Me - yo
Te - tú/vos
Se - él/ella/usted
Nos - nosotros
Os - vosotros
Se - ellos/ustedes
To conjugate reflexive verbs, you conjugate it how you would any other verb BUT the reflexive pronoun goes In front of the conjugated verb. The pronoun just refers to whom the action was done. In the reflexive, the doer is ALWAYS doing the action to him or herself… always.
So the verb levantarse, to get up, (literally to lift oneself up) is a very common reflexive verb.
•me levanto - I get up - (lit) I lift myself up
•te levantas - you get up - (lit) you lift yourself up
•se levanta - he/she/you(formal) get up - (lit) he/she/you (formal) lift him/her/yourself up
•nos levantamos - we get up - (lit) we lift ourselves up
•os levantáis - you (pl.SP) get up - (lit) you lift yourselves up
•se levantan - they/you(pl) get up - (lit) they/you lift themselves/yourselves up
The same conjugation rules would be applied for -ER and -IR verbs as well. All reflexive verbs will follow this pattern no matter the root.
Whenever you need to the reflexive verb in the infinitive (unconjugated verb), you must use the appropriate pronoun depending on who is doing the action (to themselves). BUT, it can be placed in front of the conjugated verb or tacked on to the end of infinitive from where it came.
Me necesito bañar - or - Necesito bañarme. (From bañarse)
Te quieres levantar - or - Quieres levantarte. (from levantarse)
Se va a cortar el pelo - or - Va a cortarse el pelo. (From cortarse)
Nos debemos ir - or - Debemos irnos (From irse)
Vostros os queréis reír - or - Vosotros queréis reíos. (From reírse)
Se van a casar - or - Van a casarse (From casarse)
NOTE: The plural Reflexives can mean to do something “to each other”. Like “se besan” would be “they kiss each other”. So whenever you want express that 2 or more people do something to each other, use the reflexive to say that.
Any other questions regarding Reflexives, just leave an ask! Hope it helped.
Your last question is a matter of indirect/direct object pronouns. Here’s a link to a post I did about those and how to use them. http://spanishboone.tumblr.com/post/86465938914/spanish-direct-and-indirect-object-pronouns
hq another episode scans from famitsu’s recent issue!
•start at one corner
•find something from 5 years ago and stare at it nostalgically for 10 hours
•go to bed
what happened in roughly 1870 though
why was there temporary internet
with a few people searching for pokemon?
It’s a search of Google books, but the question still stands, what the Fuck happened in 1870
I CAN ANSWER THIS!!
In the Cornish dialect of English, Pokemon meant ‘clumsy’ (pure coincidence).
In the mid 1800s there was a surge of writing about the Cornish language and dialect in an attempt to preserve them with glossaries and dictionaries being written. I wrote about it HERE.
I just love that this post happened to find the ONE HUMAN ON THE INTERNET who had the answer to this question
if white people be like “white people be like” but i’m white and i be like white people be like “white people be like” then who’s driving the car