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  1. Chris Teves Poké Legend
    Chris Teves

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    Hello everyone,
    I'm currently in a Spanish 3 class at school and I need help with reflexive verbs. Can anyone give me tips on how to conjugate with them? Google isn't much help!

    Thanks!
     
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  2. Vom 97% caffeine 3% lack of sleep
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    Spanish verbs are incredibly hard to properly conjugate if you're not a native speaker of the language. If you have to master various tenses, try learning your verbs in the present first, then move on to the next, and so on and so forth. Other tenses tend to be variations of the present forms, but there are a LOT of irregular verbs. Your best bet is honestly just memorizing them.
     
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  3. DragonFang101 Dragon-type Pokemon Trainer
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    Glad to hear you're taking your third year of Spanish! I've studied Spanish for only two years but because I had a private instructor I was able to learn a lot!
    So as you may already know, the reflexive form of a Spanish verb has "se" at the end of it. The use is as follows:
    Lavar- to wash
    Lavarse- to wash onesself

    So the way to conjugate these verbs is by memorizing these reflexive verbs:
    me (myself)
    te (yourself)
    se (himself, herself, yourself)
    nos (ourselves)
    os (yourselves)
    se (themselves, yourselves)

    and using them before the reflexive verb! Once you memorize these pronouns it becomes much easier.
    Yo lavo- I wash
    Yo me lavarse- I wash myself

    Hope this helps!
     
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  4. Chris Teves Poké Legend
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    This does really help! But, do I still conjugate the verb if I'm using it in reflexive? For example, do I keep it as Yo me lavarse, or do I change it like normal like Yo me lavo or yo me lavose? I've also noticed there are some instances where the reflexive part comes at the end of a verb, like lavarme. How do I know when to put it at the front or end?

    Thanks for all the help! This really does help!
     
  5. Vom 97% caffeine 3% lack of sleep
    Vom

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    You always conjugate it unless you're using lavarse. (Yo me lavo, tu te lavas, etc.) It always goes in the beginning unless you're saying something like "I went to wash myself" in which case you'd say "fui a lavarme".
     
  6. DragonFang101 Dragon-type Pokemon Trainer
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    Vom's post above explains it ^ ^
     
  7. Chris Teves Poké Legend
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    Ah, I see. Okay thanks! I'm going to practice a little more, but thanks for all the help! I think I'm getting it now!
     
  8. Mariano11887 Goalkeeper
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    Hi Chris. I'm Argentinian and a native Spanish speaker. Any help you might need with Spanish feel free to ask me.
     
  9. bbb888 same user name as my YouTube channel
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    Hey, I need some help with Spanish as well.. How do you say, "Are you a Pokemon Trainer? Because you just captured my heart!" in Spanish?
    Or how about "Girl, you make my Onix evolve into Steelix"?
     
  10. DragonFang101 Dragon-type Pokemon Trainer
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    Wanna see my Master Balls?
     
  11. Mariano11887 Goalkeeper
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    When I offered my help, I was referring to help to understand grammar rules or how to compose a sentence correctly. What you are asking can be easily done with Google Translate.

    I wonder if this complies with the forum rules.
     
  12. DragonFang101 Dragon-type Pokemon Trainer
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    If anyone has a problem I'll just post this
     
  13. Mariano11887 Goalkeeper
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    Do you see the difference between what Chris originally asked and what bbb888 asked?
     
  14. DragonFang101 Dragon-type Pokemon Trainer
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    Ah yes. I was thinking there would be penalties for a different reason.
     

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