Reflexive pronouns are used with pronominal verbs. They always agree with the subject of the sentence and are usually placed directly in front of the verb. However, for infinitives, present participles, and affirmative commands, pronouns can get attached to the end – learn more.
There are 5 Spanish reflexive pronouns:
Like object pronouns, reflexive pronouns usually* directly precede the verb.
|Me baño.||I’m taking a bath.|
|¿Te maquillas?||Are you putting on make-up?|
|Nos vemos.||We see each other.|
Reflexive pronouns always have to agree with their subjects, with every tense, mood, and verb form.
|Future||Me bañaré.||I will take a batch.|
|Infinitive||Vamos a vernos.||We’re going to see each other.|
Reflexive Pronouns Quiz
Think you’ve got it? Test yourself on Spanish reflexive pronouns with this fill-in-the-blank exercise: La rutina de Julia
- * Reflexive pronoun placement
- Reflexive prepositional pronouns
- Reflexive se with unplanned occurrences
- Pronominal verbs
- Subject pronouns
- Direct objects
- Indirect objects
- Word order with double pronouns
- Direct, Indirect, and Reflexive Pronouns (Worksheet, 10th – higher ed)
- Pronombres (Worksheets, 9th-11th grade)