Reflexive Verbs (Present and Past Tense)

Topics: Reflexive pronoun, Reflexive verb, Pronoun Pages: 4 (1079 words) Published: January 4, 2013
Reflexive verbs are quite common in French but less so in English. You can recognise them in English, when you say ‘myself, yourself…’ after the verb or ‘get, gets’ before a verb: I wash myself I get washed he gets showered we get ready they ask themselves she blames herself In French they use the equivalent of ‘myself’ but it goes directly before the verb: je me lave (I myself wash) Here’s the full list for se laver (to get washed/to wash oneself): -------------------------------------------------

je me lave I get washed/I wash myselfnous nous lavons we get washed/we wash ourselves tu te laves you get washedvous vous lavez you (lot) get washed il/elle se lave he/she gets washedils/elles se lavent they get washed on se laveone gets (we get) washed Here’s a list of some common reflexives verbs in French (do you know any others?) -------------------------------------------------

se préparerto get readyse demanderto ask oneself/wonders’arrêterto stop (oneself) s’habillerto get dressedse leverto get upse doucherto get showered se maquillerto put on makeups’amuserto have funs’embêterto get bored se réveillerto wake upse coucherto go to beds’appelerto be called/name is se brosserto brushse peignerto combse fâcherto get angry se promenerto go for a walkse reposerto restse raserto shave se disputerto argues’entendreto get onse présenterto introduce oneself s’intéresser àto be interested inse casserto break/to scarperse dépêcherto hurry up se blesserto injure oneselfse foulerto sprain oneselfs’entraînerto train What do you think happens to some reflexive pronouns...
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