Imperative Mood Conjugations: Ud., nosotros, Uds.

Conjugaciones del imperativo

Spanish imperative conjugations
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The Spanish imperative exists for 5 different grammatical people: , 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.

Present tenseImperative
  affirmativenegative
Ud. estudia estudieno estudie
nosotros estudiamos estudiemosno estudiemos
Uds. estudian estudienno estudien

Regular -ER verbs

For all Ud., nosotros, and Uds. commands, change the E at the beginning of the suffix to A.

Present tenseImperative
  affirmativenegative
Ud. bebe bebano beba
nosotros bebemos bebamosno bebamos
Uds. beben bebanno beban

Regular -IR verbs

Change the vowel at the beginning of the suffix to A:

1) For Ud. and Uds., change E to A.

Present tenseImperative
  affirmativenegative
Ud. abreabrano abra
Uds. abrenabranno abran

2) For nosotros: change I to A.

nosotros abrimosabramos no abramos

En resumen …

 AffirmativeNegative
Uds.abrano abra
nosotrosabramos no abramos
Uds.abranno abran

Notes

  • The imperative endings for -ER and -IR verbs are identical.
  • The vast majority of Spanish imperative conjugations are the same as subjunctive conjugations.

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Imperativo conjugations in Spanish