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03 Negative tú commands

Hola.  In this video lesson, we’ll be talking about negative tú commands.  I would love to tell you that these are just like affirmative tú commands except for with a no before.  But I would be lying.

Please leave any questions or comments below.

Negative tú commands chart: (click image to see larger version)

negative tu commands summary

verbs (verbs):
abrazar – to hug
     (yo) abrazo – I hug
afeitarse – to shave one self
     ¡Aféitate! – Shave yourself!
bailar – to dance
     (yo) bailo – I dance
beber – to drink
     (yo) bebo – I drink
cepillarse – to brush one self
     ¡Cepíllate! – Brush your teeth!
comer – to eat
    (yo) como – I eat
conducir – to drive
    ¡Conduce! – Drive!
    (yo) conduzco – I drive
cortar – to cut
     (yo) corto – I cut
dar – to give
    ¡Da!  – Give!
decir – to say; to tell
     ¡Di! – Say!; Tell!
     (yo) digo – I say; I tell
distraer – to distract
     (yo) distraigo – I distract
dormir – to sleep
   ¡Duerme! – Sleep!
   (yo) duermo – I sleep
empezar – to begin
     (yo) empiezo – I begin
encender – to light
     ¡Enciende! – Light!
     (yo) enciendo – I light
enojarse – to get angry
     (yo) me enojo – I get angry
entrar [en] – to enter
     ¡Entra! – Enter!
escribir – to write
     (yo) escribo – I write
estar – to be
    está – he/she/it is
fumar – to smoke
     (yo) fumo – I smoke
golpear – to hit
     ¡Golpea! – Hit!
     (yo) golpeo – I hit
ir – to go
     ¡Ve! – Go!
jugar – to play
     ¡Juega! – Play!
     (yo) juego – I play
leer – to read
    ¡Lee! – Read!
    (yo) leo – I read
levantarse – to get up
     (yo) me levanto – I get up
llegar – to arrive
     (yo) llego – I arrive
llorar – to cry
     (yo) lloro – I cry
mandar – to send
     ¡Manda! – Send!
matar – to kill
     ¡Mata!  – Kill!
     (yo) mato – I kill
mirar – to look
     ¡Mira! – Look!
     (yo) miro – I look
molestar – to bother; annoy
     (yo) molesto – I bother; I annoy
oler – to smell
     ¡Huele! – Smell!
     (yo) huelo – I smell
pensar [en] – to think  [about]
    ¡Piensa! – Think!
    (yo) pienso – I think
poner – to put; to place; to set
     ¡Pon! – Put!
     (yo) pongo – I put
ponerse – to put on
     ¡Ponte __! – Put on __.
     (yo) me pongo ___ – I put on ___.
recordar – to remember
    (yo) recuerdo – I remember
robar – to steal
    ¡Roba! – Steal!
    (yo) robo – I steal
sacar – to take; to take out
     ¡Saca! – Take!;  Take out!
     (yo) saco – I take; I take out
salir – to leave
     (yo) salgo – I leave
ser – to be
     ¡Sé! – Be!
sonreír – to smile
     (yo) sonrío – I smile
subir – to raise
     ¡Sube! – Raise!
     (yo) subo – I raise
tocar – to touch; to play [instrument]
     ¡Toca! – Touch!; Play [instrument]!
     (yo) toco – I touch; I play [instrument]
tomar – to take
     ¡Toma! – Take!
     (yo) tomo – I take
tener – to have
     ¡Ten! – Have
     ¡Ten cuidado! – Be careful!
volver – to return
     (yo) vuelvo – I return

sustantivos (nouns):

el amigo – the friend
el b̩isbol Рbaseball
el ba̱o Рthe bathroom
el brazo – the arm
el inodoro – the toilet
el libro – the book
el pelo – the hair
el perrito – the little dog; the puppy
el perro – the dog
el plato – the plate
el miedo – the fear
el ni̱o Рthe boy
el oso – the bear
el sol – the sun
el volumen – the volume
la camioneta – the truck
la casa – the house
la chica – the girl
la clase – the class
la comida – the food
la dirección – the direction
la estufa – the stove
la guitarra – the guitar
la hermana – the sister
la leche – the milk
la mano – the hand
la pared – the wall
la pipa – the pipe
la radio – the radio
la respuesta – the answer
la sala – the living room
las cortinas – the curtains
las palabras – the words
la televisión – the tv
la tienda – the store
los dientes – the teeth
los dulces – candies; sweets
los estudiantes – the students
los zapatos – the shoes
los mensajes de texto – text messages
una foto – a photo
un compa̱ero Рa class mate
un machete – a machete

otro (other):

a – at; to
aquel – that (far)
caliente – hot
cuando – when
cuatro – four
con – with
de – of
debajo de – under
d̩bil Рweak
directamente – directly
en – in, on
ese – that
hacia – toward
malo / malas – bad
más – more
mucho – a lot
opuesto – opposite
otro(s) – other
triste – sad
todo(s) – all; every
tu(s) – your
uno – one
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7 Responses

  1. ¡Qué fantástica esta lección! Mi clase de español 4 la vio ayer y les ayudó mucho.

    Gracias por hacer estos videos para explicar estos asuntos.

  2. Hola,
    I love your videos and I’m taking spanish 2 right now so This really helps with my classes. muchas gracias para hacer este blog. 🙂

  3. Hola Señor Jordan! I love the infographics you have on the conman blogs. I’m a high school Spanish 1-3 teacher and commands decor is something I do not have. My students say it’s the one thing I’m missing. I would love to have these infographics made into poster from a local print shop or Staples, but I’m unsure about the copyright and/or proof of permission to use for educational purposes. Any help?! Gracias antemano!

  4. I have nothing bad to say about any of your lessons and I think they’re wonderful! I’m in 6th grade taking an online spanish class and I’m a gringo just like you so not only are you helping me, but you har giving me inspiration as well! ❤

  5. Thank you so much for all these videos! I’ve watched them while learning Spanish for the past two years and they are very helpful and also so funny and enjoyable to watch.

  6. Muchas gracias pur sus videos, me ayudan muchos.
    Mi ejemplo:
    No intentes esto en la casa

    Thanks for all the videos, they are a massive help.

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