Reflexive Pronouns   By Ron Slone

Spanish Grammar Reflexive Verbs Reflexive Pronouns
Overview

Reflexive pronouns show that the person doing the action is the person who the action is directed at. They are always linked to reflexive verbs.

Nonreflexive Form
Lavo la cabeza de mi hijo.
I wash my son's head.

Reflexive Form
Me lavo las manos.
I wash my hands.

The reflexive pronouns are listed in the table below.

me myself
te yourself (informal)
se himself, herself, itself
se yourself (formal)
se themselves, each other (formal)
se yourselves (formal)
nos ourselves, each other
os each other, yourselves (informal)

Below are example sentences using reflexive pronouns:

Él se lava.
He washes himself.

Ellos se lavan las manos.
They wash their hands.

Me llamo Jennifer.
My name is Jennifer.

Tú no te peinas bien.
You don't comb your hair well.

Mi papá nunca se enoja.
My dad never gets angry.

Ella se ríe mucho.
She laughs a lot.

¿No se aburre usted?
Don't you get bored?

Nosotros nos bañamos.
We took a shower.

Me siento un poco cansado.
I feel a little tired.

Note!
Indirect object pronouns are similar to the reflexive ones, except that the performer of the action is different from its recipient.


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