Reflexive pronouns are personal pronouns that complement reflexive verbs and agree with the subject of the sentence in person and number. Reflexive pronouns add a certain meaning to verbs and always refer to the subject, indicating that the action that the subject performs falls on him at the same time.
1..Reflexive verbs must be used with a reflexive pronoun in order to indicate that the subject is performing the action of the verb upon itself. Reflexive verbs exist in English, but they are much more common in Spanish. For instant reflexive verbs usually have to do with parts of the body, clothing, or one’s state of mind. Here are some common reflexive verbs:
Los niños se lavan las manos (The children wash their hands).
Me pongo la falda (I wear my skirt).
Me estoy aburriendo (I am getting bored).
2..We are going to use the reflexive pronouns plural to indicate that two or more people are equally performing an action on each other. The most common translation is that two or more people do something to or with “each other.”:
Ellos se hablan mucho (They often talk to each other).
Nosotras nos ayudamos siempre (We always help each other).
Some common reciprocal verbs are:
|abrazarse (to hug each other)||conocerse (to know each other)||mirarse (to see each other)|
|ayudarse (to help each other)||despedirse (to say good-bye to each other)||pelearse (to fight with each other)|
|besarse (to kiss each other)||divorciarse (to divorce each other)||reunirse (to get together)|
|casarse (to marry each other)||estrellarse (to crash into each other)||turnarse (to take turns)|
3..Some verbs change the meaning when used with a reflexive pronoun:
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