Reflexive Verbs

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Reflexive Verbs

  1. 1. REFLEXIVE VERBS French II – Mlle Mortellito PHS
  2. 2. When to use a reflexive verb <ul><li>The action is performed by the subject on itself. </li></ul><ul><li>The verb has a reflexive pronoun as its object. </li></ul><ul><li>The subject and the object pronoun refer to the same thing. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: he hurt himself or we will enjoy ourselves </li></ul>
  3. 3. subject – reflexive pronoun - verb <ul><li>The reflexive pronouns usually precede the verb. </li></ul><ul><li>Il se r éveille. He wakes up. </li></ul><ul><li>Elle se parle. She talks to herself. </li></ul><ul><li>Ils se parlent tous les jours. </li></ul><ul><li>They talk to each other every day. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Reflexive pronouns <ul><li>me - myself </li></ul><ul><li>te - yourself </li></ul><ul><li>se - himself or herself </li></ul><ul><li>nous - ourselves </li></ul><ul><li>vous - yourself or yourselves </li></ul><ul><li>se - themselves or each other (m/f) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Present tense conjugation Ils/elles se lavent Il/elle se lave Vous vous lavez Tu te laves Nous nous lavons Je me lave
  6. 6. Reflexives in the negative <ul><li>Ils ne s’amusent pas. </li></ul><ul><li>They are not enjoying themselves. </li></ul><ul><li>Ne s’amusent-ils pas? </li></ul><ul><li>Aren’t they enjoying themselves? </li></ul><ul><li>Je ne me l è ve pas t ô t. </li></ul><ul><li>I don’t get up early. </li></ul><ul><li>Ne vous levez-vous pas t ô t? </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t you get up early? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Vocabulaire These are some common reflexive verbs.
  8. 8. 1 <ul><li>se raser – </li></ul><ul><li>to shave oneself </li></ul>
  9. 9. 2 <ul><li>se r é veiller – </li></ul><ul><li>to wake up </li></ul>
  10. 10. 3 <ul><li>se brosser les dents – </li></ul><ul><li>to brush one’s teeth </li></ul>
  11. 11. 4 <ul><li>s’habiller – </li></ul><ul><li>to get dressed </li></ul>
  12. 12. 5 <ul><li>se peigner – </li></ul><ul><li>to comb one’s hair </li></ul>
  13. 13. 6 <ul><li>se brosser les cheveux – </li></ul><ul><li>to brush one’s hair </li></ul>
  14. 14. 7 <ul><li>se lever – </li></ul><ul><li>to get up </li></ul>
  15. 15. 8 <ul><li>se d é pecher – </li></ul><ul><li>to hurry up </li></ul>
  16. 16. 9 <ul><li>se pr é parer – </li></ul><ul><li>to get oneself ready </li></ul>
  17. 17. 10 <ul><li>se laver - </li></ul><ul><li>to wash oneself </li></ul>
  18. 18. 11 <ul><li>s’amuser – </li></ul><ul><li>to have fun/to amuse oneself </li></ul>
  19. 19. 12 <ul><li>se coucher – </li></ul><ul><li>to go to bed </li></ul>
  20. 20. Pratiquons!

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