Spanish Imperative Direct Objects & Reflexives Spanish Verb Conjugation

Direct objects and reflexive commands work the same for “Ud.”, “Uds.” and “Tú”. However, they are different for positive and negative commands. Let’s take a look at how they work. For positive commands, direct objects and reflexive pronouns come after the verb. They hook right onto the verb and because of that, a written accent mark has to be placed over the stressed vowel. Here are some examples. Feel free to look at the charts if you need to as you go through this lesson for the first time.

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(Tú)Eat it Cómelo
(Ud) Help me Ayúdeme
(Tú)Invite her Invítala
(Uds.) Spend it Gástenlo
(Ud.) Teach them Enséñelos
(Tú) Call me Llámame
(Uds.) Wait for us Espérennos
(Tú) Wake up Despiértate
(Ud.) Sit down please Siéntese por favor
(Uds.) Stay here Quédense aquí
(Tú) Get ready Arréglate
(Uds.) Get dressed Vístanse
(Ud.) Please shave Aféitese por favor
(Tú) Brush your hair Cepíllate el cabello

Next are negative commands. Unlike positive commands, with negative commands, the direct object and reflexive pronouns go before the verbs. Take a look and try to guess the answers before they’re said.

(Tú) Don’t eat it No lo comas
(Ud) Don’t help me No me ayude
(Tú) Don’t invite her No la invites
(Uds.) Don’t spend it No lo gasten
(Ud.) Don’t teach them No los enseñe
(Tú) Don’t call me No me llame
(Uds.) Don’t wait for us No nos esperen
(Tú) Don’t wake up late No te despiertes tarde
(Ud.) Don’t sit down No se siente
(Uds.) Don’t stay here No se queden aquí
(Tú) Don’t get ready No te arregles
(Uds.) Don’t get angry No se enojen
(Ud.) Please don’t shave Por favor no se afeite
(Tú) Don’t brush your hair No te cepilles el cabello