Forming the imperative of vosotros for all verbs (affirmative commands)

For all verbs in Spanish there is just one way of forming the imperative (affirmative commands) of vosotros. Regardless of any irregularity that the verb might have in any other tense, the vosotros form of the imperative will always be formed this way:

1. Take the infinitive form of the verb (e.g hablar)

2. Drop the final -r  (habla-)

3. Add -d  (hablad)

Have a look and listen to some examples of totally regular verbs:

Hablar. ¡Hablad!
To speak. Speak! (you plural)

Comer. ¡Comed!
To eat. Eat! (you plural)

Vivir. ¡Vivid!
To live. Live! (you plural)

Have a look and listen to some examples of stem-changing verbs:

Venir. ¡Venid!
To come. Come! (you plural)

Ir de compras. ¡Id de compras!
To go shopping. Go shopping! (you plural)

Volver temprano. ¡Volved temprano!
To come back early. Come back early!

See also Conjugate in El Imperativo with reflexive pronouns (affirmative commands) for a more advanced lesson on the imperative with reflexive verbs.

 

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Examples and resources

¡Decid toda la frase!
Say the whole sentence! ("you" plural informal = "vosotros")


Venir. ¡Venid!
To come. Come! (you plural)


¡Vosotros, corred hasta casa!
You, run home!


¡Haced la maleta!
Pack your luggage! ("you" plural informal = "vosotros")


¡Tened en cuenta la propuesta! 
Have into account the proposition! ("you" plural informal = "vosotros")


Hacer las maletas. ¡Haced las maletas!
To make the suitcases. Make the suitcases! (you plural)


Volver temprano. ¡Volved temprano!
To come back early. Come back early!


Mario y Juan ¡bailad más rápido!
Mario and Juan, dance faster!


¡Poned la mesa ahí! 
Put the table there! ("you" plural informal = "vosotros")


¡Sed prudentes!
Be careful! ("you" plural informal)


Ir de compras. ¡Id de compras!
To go shopping. Go shopping! (you plural)


¡Salid más tarde!
Go out later! ("you" plural informal = "vosotros")


¡Id con ellos! (Vosotros/vosotras.)
Go with them! (You plural informal.)


Vivir. ¡Vivid!
To live. Live! (you plural)


¡Venid al parque! 
Come to the park! ("you" plural informal = "vosotros")


Comer. ¡Comed!
To eat. Eat! (you plural)


Pedro, Juan, Rosa ¡comprad leche!
Pedro, Juan, Rosa buy milk!


Hablar. ¡Hablad!
To speak. Speak! (you plural)


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