Hello and welcome to VisiHow. This is part of a series of videos on the Spanish language. In this video, we are going to show you how to use "Reflexive Verbs".
Reflexive verbs are very common in Spanish
They're made by adding a Reflexive Personal Pronoun before the conjugated verb or attaching it to the end in some cases. This serves to reflect the verb back onto the subject and demonstrates that the action is happening to the subject.
There is a situation where the position of the Reflexive Personal Pronoun changes
This is the case when using the Gerund, which in Spanish is "ando" for "AR" verbs and "iendo" for "ER" and "IR" verbs. In English, it is the ending "ing", such as in the words going, talking, walking, etc. This is called the Progressive tense in English.
For example, "Estaba levantandome cuando..." means "I was waking up when..." Therefore, when we're using the Gerand, the ending "ando" in levantando, meaning "I was waking", then we put the Reflexive Personal Pronoun on the end of the verb
We also put the Pronoun and the verb together in one word.
Try to conjugate some regular Reflexive verbs, and use them to create your own sentences. Try "Llamarse", which means "To call one's self" and "Ducharse", which means "To shower one's self". Follow the same rules that we've discussed in this video to create your own sentences. Then leave them in the comment section below, so you can share them with us.