What does “reflexive” mean? Certain verbs in French are what we call reflexive verbs. This means the action is reflected on the subject. In English we often use the word -self to express this:Anglais FrançaisI wash myself Je me laveYou dress yourself Tu t’habilles** Remember that if one word end with a vowel in French and the next word starts with a vowel, you drop the vowel from the end of the first word and add an apostrophe.
Conjugation of Reflexive verbs Reflexive verbs take the same endings as regular –er verbs. They require the use of a reflexive pronoun before the verb.Subject pronoun Reflexive pronounje metu teil,elle senous nousvous vousils,elles se
Body Parts When you want to specify a certain body part, the definite article is used, because the reflexive pronouns already indicates whose body part is affected:Je me lave les mains = I wash my handsTu te brosses les dents = You brush your teeth
Commands In an affirmative command the reflexive pronoun follows the verb and is connected to it by a hyphen:Dêpechez-vous! = Hurry up!In negative command the pronoun precedes the verb as usual:Ne vous dêpêchez pas! = Don’t hurry up!
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