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03 Affirmative Tú Commands

Hola. Here’s a lesson to help you with affirmative tú commands. We use these when we want to tell someone we are comfortable with to do something. The formula in this video will be useful for most verbs in Spanish. There are some that are irregular though, which we’ll talk about in the next video.

Enjoy!

General Rule: (click graphic to enlarge)

affirmative command rule (for website)

Vocabulario:

verbos (verbs):

  • abrir – to open
    • abrió – s/he opened
  • acostarse – to go to bed
  • apestar – to stink
    • apesta – it stinks
  • apagar – to turn off
  • aplaudir – to applaud, to clap
    • aplaudió – s/he apllauded, clapped
  • bailar – to dance
    • bailó – s/he danced
  • bañarse – to bath (oneself)
  • beber – to drink
    • bebió – s/he drank
  • besar – to kiss
  • caminar – to walk
  • cantar – to sing
  • cerrar – to close
  • cocinar – to cook
  • comprar – to buy
  • comer – to eat
    • comió – s/he ate
  • correr – to run
  • despertarse – to wake (oneself) up
  • dormir – to sleep
    • durmió – s/he slept
  • empezar – to begin, to start
  • escribir – to write
    • escribió – s/he wrote
  • esperar – to wait, to hope
  • estar – to be
    • estás – you are
  • firmar – to sign
  • golpear – to hit
    • golpeó – s/he opened
  • jugar – to play (games)
    • jugó – s/he played (games)
  • limpiar – to clean
  • llamar – to call
  • llorar – to cry
    • lloró – s/he cried
  • mirar – to watch, to look at
    • miró – s/he looked
  • nadar – to swim
    • nadó – s/he swam
  • oír – to hear
  • recordar – to remember
  • sacar – to take (out)
  • saltar – to jump
    • saltó – s/he jumped
  • sonreír – to smile
  • tocar – to play (instrument);  to touch
    • tocó – s/he played (instrument)
  • tomar – to take
  • trabajar – to work

sustantivos (nouns):

  • afuera – outside
  • el baño – the bathroom
  • el básquetbol – the basketball
  • el brazo – the arm
  • el voleibol – the volleyball
  • esto – this
  • la basura – the trash
  • la cara – the face
  • la fiesta – the party
  • la guitarra – the guitar
  • la mano – the hand
  • la ropa – clothes, clothing
  • la tele – the tv
  • los abuelos – the grandparents
  • los amigos – the friends
  • los refrescos – the sodas
  • una puerta – a door

otro (other):

  • algunos – some
  • aquí­ – here
  • cuando – when
  • duro – hard
  • más – more
  • para – for
  • por favor – please
  • porque – because
  • triste – sad
  • tu(s) – your

Related video(s):

  1. Affirmative tú commands (irregulars)
  2. Negative Tú Commands
  3. Tú Commands with Object Pronouns 
  4. Usted Commands
  5. Ustedes Commands
  6. Nosotros commands
  7. Vosotros commands

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