El Imperativo is used to express affirmative commands in Spanish, in the same way you use the Imperative in English:
- You never use subject pronouns, just like in English.
- Verb endings change according to who you are speaking to!
Remember that in Spanish there are four different ways to say you:
- tú = informal singular
- vosotros/vosotras = informal plural
- usted = formal singular
- ustedes = formal plural
Here are more examples in El Imperativo:
El Imperativo is only used for affirmative commands in Spanish. To express negative commands, you will use El Presente de Subjuntivo. See Forming simple negative commands : No + El Presente de Subjuntivo (present subjunctive).
You can also have a look at more advanced lessons about El Imperativo.
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