daily routine: verbs with direct objects (beta)

This vocabulary requires that you understand how direct objects work in Spanish, including reflexive direct objects. Take a few days to learn about them here.





VOCABULARY

+ SHOW WORD LIST

arranges ("gets ready"), cares ("cares for..."/"takes care of..."),

dresses, undresses, washes, bathes, showers, dries,

brushes, combs, shaves, depilates, paints ("puts on makeup"), "makes up" ("puts on makeup"),

wakes, rises/lifts ("gets up"/"stands up"), lays ("lays down"/"goes to bed")








MINI-LESSON

REFLEXIVE AND NON-REFLEXIVE DIRECT-OBJECT PRONOUNS

Remember that the verb really isn't reflexive, the object is reflexive.

An object is reflexive if it is the same as the subject:

· he sees himself

· they will respect themselves

· I have invited myself

Calling a verb with a reflexive direct object a "reflexive verb" is misleading and inexact.

The verbs included in a typical daily-routine unit are usually only practiced with reflexive pronouns, but they can also be practiced logically with non-reflexive pronouns:

· a man who goes to a barber will say, "he shaves me". And the barber will say "I shave him".

· patients in a hospital will say, "they bathe us", and the nurses will say, "we bathe them".

It's all very logical!








VERBS WITH DIRECT-OBJECT PRONOUNS

Make sure to SAY every answer in Spanish before you click it!

MATCH IT

present tense (is/does)

spanish vocabulary transitive verbs intelengua

TRY A PAST TENSE:

was

did

has

had

TRY THE FUTURE TENSE:

will

TRY THE CONDITIONAL MODE:

would








VERBS WITH DIRECT-OBJECT PRONOUNS PLUS PRONOUN 'TAGS'

Make sure to SAY every answer in Spanish before you click it!

MATCH IT

present tense (is/does)

spanish vocabulary transitive verbs intelengua

TRY A PAST TENSE:

was

did

has

had

TRY THE FUTURE TENSE:

will

TRY THE CONDITIONAL MODE:

would