Reflexive Prepositional Pronouns

Pronombres reflexivos enfáticos

Reflexive prepositional pronouns in Spanish
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Spanish reflexive prepositional pronouns are pronouns which refer back to the subject and occur after prepositions, often in order to emphasize the noun they replace.

Singular   Plural
myself   nosotros ourselves
ti yourself   vosotros yourselves
himself
herself
itself
yourself
  yourselves
themselves

The first and second person singular and plural reflexive prepositional pronouns are the same as the non-reflexive prepositional pronouns. However, the reflexive pronoun for all of the third person singular and plural forms is .

Por ejemplo…

Compré un regalo para mí.   I bought a present for myself.
Hablas nunca de ti.   You never talk about yourself.
Vamos a construir la casa para nosotros.   We’re going to build the house for ourselves.
Lo quieren todo para sí.   They want it all for themselves.

All of the reflexive prepositional pronouns can be followed by the adjective mismo (or misma/mismos/mismas – depending on the gender and number of the subject) in order to emphasize the reflexive aspect.

Por ejemplo…

Quiero hacerlo para mí mismo.   I want to do it for myself.
Ellas hablan mucho de sí mismas.   They talk a lot about themselves.

  can mean "yourself" (with Ud.), "yourselves" (with Uds.), or "himself, herself, itself, themselves, oneself."

Por ejemplo…

Uds. deben hacerlo por sí.   You have do you it yourselves.
Él lo quiere todo para sí mismo.   He wants it all for himself.
Debe que mirar por sí.   One has to look out for oneself.

 Notes

1. Con + contract into consigo: Está contento consigo – He’s happy with himself.

2. If the subject and pronoun do not refer to the same person, use non-reflexive prepositional pronouns.

3. You can find more examples with sound files at Emphatic Spanish reflexive pronouns for myself, yourself, himself…

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