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03 Affirmative Tú Commands

Posted by Señor Jordan on Feb 4, 2013 in -AR, -ER, -IR, basics, commands, conjugation, present, reflexives, regular, stem-changers, year 3 |

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.


General Rule: (click graphic to enlarge)

affirmative command rule (for website)


verbos (verbs):
– 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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Mar 27, 2013 at 11:03 pm

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Eugene Klein
Feb 6, 2017 at 10:06 am

Should it be Cuando esté triste, sonríe, using the subjunctive?



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