Así se forma 1: Reflexive verbsReflexive actions are performed by people to (on) themselves are often expressed by verbs describing daily routine or personal care activities.Express reflexive actions in Spanish with the reflexive pronouns me, te, se, nos, os, se (myself, yourself, himself, etc.) with a conjugated verb (lavar, bañar, levantar, etc.) Carlos baña a su hermanito. (nonreflexive) Carlos bathes his little brother. Carlos se baña. (reflexive) Carlos bathes himself.
Placement of reflexive pronounsNote that when the reflexive pronoun is attached to a presentparticiple, we need to add a written accent on the vowel that carriesthe emphasis. Linda está divirtiéndose. Estoy bañándome.The accent will always be on the “a” for –Ar verbsAnd on the “e” for –Er and –Ir verbs.This will not be on the final exam as the Present Progressive tendsto be over-used by native English speakers. It does not correspondto the way we use the “-ing” form in English!
Práctica: La rutina de AlejandraDescribe la rutina de Camila por las mañanas según cada dibujo.Modelo:Camila se despierta a las ocho de la mañana.Ella usa un despertador. Carefully read the “Nota 1. 2. de lengua” on p. 185 of the text! We don’t use personal pronouns with reflexive verbs: 3. 4. 5. Me lavo LAS manos.