Talking About Your Daily Routine  

Spanish Grammar Reflexive Verbs Daily Routine

To discuss daily activities, we generally use the reflexive form of verbs.

  • I dress myself every morning. (Reflexive)
  • I dress my son every morning. (Non-reflexive)

The infinitive form of a reflexive verb is written with the reflexive pronoun "se". For example: afeitarse (to shave oneself), lavarse (to wash oneself), and peinarse (to comb one´s hair).

Below are example sentences using reflexive verbs:

Juan se despierta a las siete de la mañana todos los días.
Juan wakes up at 7am everyday.

Él se lava.
He washes himself.

Ellos se lavan las manos.
They wash their hands.

Ella se peina.
She combs her hair.

Él se peina.
He combs his hair.

Juan y Cecilia quieren vestirse de pies a cabeza.
Juan and Cecilia want to dress themselves head to toe.

Sofía se lava la cara.
Sofía washes her face.

Raquel nunca se pone vestido.
Raquel never wears a dress.

You already know the verb dormir, which means "to sleep". The reflexive verb dormirse means "to fall asleep". Let's look at an example of each in a sentence.

Yo duermo con el gato.
I sleep with the cat.

Me duermo en clase porque el maestro es malo para enseñar.
I fall asleep in class because the teacher is really bad at teaching.

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