The 24 Most Common Reflexive Verbs in Spanish - Part II

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Are all reflexive verbs regular? What happens when you have prepositions or other verbs before a reflexive verb? If you’d like an answer for these questions, it’s time to keep working with us and finally master the reflexive verbs in Spanish. 

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The 24 Most Common Reflexive Verbs in Spanish - Part I

Irregular reflexive verbs

Reflexive verbs can be irregular. However, the irregularity doesn’t affect reflexive pronouns, just the conjugated forms. Here you have some irregular verbs: 

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Reflexive verbs: imperative forms

What happens with the imperative forms? To solve this question and any other you might have about imperative forms in Spanish, learn and practise with our in depth blog post.

Imperative Forms in Spanish: Pronoun Placement

Reflexive verbs after prepositions and other verbs

Normalmente leo un libro antes de dormirme, pero me gusta acostarme temprano. ¿Tú también prefieres acostarte temprano?

We always use infinitive after a preposition in Spanish. But… what happens with reflexive verbs in the infinitive form? Look at these examples:

Después de despertarme, bebo un café. 

Antes de ducharte, preparas la ropa. 

Para secarnos necesitamos toallas limpias.

Tenéis mal el pelo por teñiros tanto. 

As you have seen in the previous examples, we need to change the reflexive pronouns to make it agree with the subject and we need to add it at the end of the infinitive.

The same rule applies in cases like these: 

Quiero acostarme temprano porque estoy muy cansado.

No te gusta ducharte por la mañana. 

Preferimos despertarnos tarde. 

¿Vais a sentaros en el sofá?

It’s time to practise!

Videos for practising reflexive verbs in Spanish

Eva is a student who lives in Ponferrada (Northern Spain). Here you have a typical day in the life of a Spanish young adult.

Teacher Catalina shows you her morning routine in this comprehensible video full of reflexive verbs in Spanish.

Finally we have a musical recommendation to keep practising reflexive verbs. The classic Latin band El Gran Combo Dominicano sings about the perks of a simple life with their Y no hago más na’ (And I don’t do anything else).

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