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Lesson 23: Irregular Spanish Commands

From the Allá en el Rancho Grande Grammar Chapter


Let's take a quick look at a few of the irregular or WEIRD informal commands. These verbs only become weird in the 2nd person (tú), otherwise they follow the same pattern as the subjunctive, which we'll look at later. These little words are very common in Spanish - and can also be used with pronouns and articles - póntelo = put it on, dímelo, = tell it to me, etc). Here are some affirmative commands, where you are telling somebody to DO something.


Irregular Spanish Commands

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Telling somebody NOT to do something is a negative command. You can make these irregular commands negative by altering the 1st person present tense verbs a little.

infinitive
1st person present tense
negative command
(DON'T DO!)

(poner)
(tener)
(venir)
(salir)
(ser)
(decir)
(ir)
(hacer)

pongo
tengo
vengo
salgo
soy
digo
voy
hago

no pongas
no tengas
no vengas
no salgas
no seas
no digas
no vayas
no hagas


Activity/Worksheet: Irregular Spanish Commands

Quiz: Irregular Commands

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