Quasireflexive/Pronominals Verbs  

Resources Spanish Grammar Pronominal Verbs Quasireflexive Verbs

Quasireflexive verbs also called pronominals are similar to the reflexive verbs, however, the action stays with the verb and it does not go back to the subject as a direct object. They cannot add the word a sí mismo (myself, yourself, etc.) to the end of the sentence.

The forms me, te, se, nos are not used as personal pronouns but as an intrinsic part of the verb. A few examples of these verbs are:

acostarse - to lay down
cansarse - to get tired
arrepentirse - to repent
enfermarse - to get sick
alegrarse - to get happy

Let's look at some example sentences.

Ella nunca se queja.
She never complains.

Nosotros nos quedamos en casa.
We stayed home.

Los muchachos se aburrían fácilmente.
The boys got bored easily.

Ellos y ellas se acuestan.
They lay down.

Yo me enfermo mucho cuando viajo.
I get sick a lot when I travel.

Yo nunca me acuerdo de su cumpleaños.
I never remember his birthday.

Learn Vocabulary
Use Vocabulary
Related Topics

  Vocabulary Flashcards
  Vocabulary Quiz
  Photo Quiz
  Spelling Quiz
  Sentence Flashcards
  Example Sentences
  Image-Sentence Match
  Word Order Quiz
  Multiple Choice Quiz
  A or B Quiz
  Fill In

Icon Legend

Icons are color coded by Spanish level:

Green = Beginner
Blue = Intermediate
Orange = Advanced

Black icons are unrelated to Spanish level:


Popular Phrase: learn spanish online | Verb Conjugation | Conjugated Verb: acreditar - to accredit, to prove [ click for full conjugation ]