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Conjugate reflexive verbs in the present tense in Spanish (El Presente)

To conjugate a reflexive verb in El Presente in Spanish you need to use the reflexive pronoun matching each person, and then conjugate the verb normally.

Learn how to conjugate reflexive verbs in Spanish

yo

me 

     + verb conjugated
      in El Presente

te

él, ella, usted

se

nosotros

nos

vosotros 

os

ellos, ellas, ustedes   

se

Look at these examples of Spanish reflexive verbs conjugated in El Presente :

Yo me maquillo todas las mañanas.I put on my make-up every morning.

te peinas todos los días.You comb your hair every day.

Ella se viste siempre de negro.She always wears black.

Nosotros nos levantamos muy pronto.We get up very early.

Vosotros os sentáis en el sofá todas las noches.You sit on the sofa every night.

Ellos se miran en el espejo.They look at themselves in the mirror.

Ustedes se lavan muy rápido.You wash yourselves very quickly.


In the dictionary, you’ll see the reflexive pronoun se attached at the end of the verb, here are some examples:
  • despertarse  (to wake up)
  • levantarse  (to get up)
  • vestirse   (to get dressed)
  • acostarse  (to go to bed / to lie down)
  • peinarse  (to comb one’s hair)
  • mirarse  (to look at oneself)

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Ellos se miran en el espejo.They look at themselves in the mirror.
Nosotros nos levantamos muy pronto.We get up very early.
Ella se viste siempre de negro.She always wears black.
Ustedes se lavan muy rápido.You wash yourselves very quickly.
te peinas todos los días.You comb your hair every day.
Vosotros os sentáis en el sofá todas las noches.You sit on the sofa every night.
Yo me maquillo todas las mañanas.I put on my make-up every morning.
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