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of the Week: Irregular Spanish Commands
en el Rancho Grande Grammar Chapter
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.
to hear an mp3 of irregular Spanish commands
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
person present tense
Have "Noche de Español" once a week at home. You
can cook something found in a Spanish speaking country (you have
more choices that just tacos....) and have a rule that
everybody at the table has to use whatever Spanish they know to
communicate. You'll be surprised by how much Spanish you actually
know if you're forced to use it! Set up a system where anybody who
breaks the rules has to forego dessert or clean the dishes.
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