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Lesson 12: Spanish Commands (informal)

From the Cielito Lindo Grammar Chapter


Commands - telling somebody to DO something!

Commands are when you are telling (not asking!) somebody to DO something. Here are patterns for someone you would call “tú.” Commands are important because if you go to a Spanish speaking country, they are one of the first things you will hear!

patterns for spanish informal commands

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Practice saying the following commands in their affirmative and negative forms. Do you spot the patterns? What would be the negative command for the verb bailar found in the mp3?

llamar call llama! no llames
tomar take toma! no tomes
comer eat come! no comas
ver see ve! no veas
dormir sleep duerme! no duermas
escribir write escribe! no escribas

Worksheet/Activity: Spanish Commands

Quiz: Affirmative Commands

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