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Lesson of the Week: 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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Spanish Practice Idea:

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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San Antonio , Texas

This Tex Mex town is a fun place to visit, and you can definitely practice your español since over 1 million of the inhabitants speak Spanish. To read about the 5 old Missions of San Antonio, click here. To read about history of the Alamo, click here. Click above to read about the Mexican influence in San Antonio.

 

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