Conjugaciones del imperativo
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The Spanish imperative exists for 5 different grammatical people: tú, Ud., nosotros, vosotros, and Uds. This page explains the imperative conjugations for Ud., nosotros, and Uds., which are the same for both affirmative and negative commands.
Regular -AR verbs
The imperative for all commands for Ud., nosotros, and Uds. are formed by taking the present tense of the verb and changing the A at the beginning of the suffix to E.
|Ud. estudia||estudie||no estudie|
|nosotros estudiamos||estudiemos||no estudiemos|
|Uds. estudian||estudien||no estudien|
Regular -ER verbs
For all Ud., nosotros, and Uds. commands, change the E at the beginning of the suffix to A.
|Ud. bebe||beba||no beba|
|nosotros bebemos||bebamos||no bebamos|
|Uds. beben||beban||no beban|
Regular -IR verbs
Change the vowel at the beginning of the suffix to A:
1) For Ud. and Uds., change E to A.
|Ud. abre||abra||no abra|
|Uds. abren||abran||no abran|
2) For nosotros: change I to A.
|nosotros abrimos||abramos||no abramos|
En resumen …
- The imperative endings for -ER and -IR verbs are identical.
- The vast majority of Spanish imperative conjugations are the same as subjunctive conjugations.
Page 2: Imperative conjugations for tú and vosotros
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- Using the imperative
- Imperative conjugations for tú and vosotros
- Imperative with object pronouns
- Imperative lessons – PwLS super list
- Indirect commands
- Introduction to verbs
Spanish lesson plans
- Commands (Project, 6th-12th grade)
- Imperative Mood (Lesson, 6th-12th grade)
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