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Lesson of the Week: Spanish Commands (informal)

From the Cielito Lindo Grammar Chapter

Commands - telling somebody to DO something!

Commands are when you are telling (not asking!) somebody to DO something. Here are patterns for someone you would call “tú.” Commands are important because if you go to a Spanish speaking country, they are one of the first things you will hear!

patterns for spanish informal commands

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Practice saying the following commands in their affirmative and negative forms. Do you spot the patterns? What would be the negative command for the verb bailar found in the mp3?

llamar call llama! no llames
tomar take toma! no tomes
comer eat come! no comas
ver see ve! no veas
dormir sleep duerme! no duermas
escribir write escribe! no escribas

Worksheet/Activity: Spanish Commands

Quiz: Affirmative Commands

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Travel Phrases of the Week:

Where?............. ¿Dónde?

donde - where words in Spanish

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Travel Spot of the Week

visit Angel Falls and practice your Spanish!

Angel Falls, Venezuela

Ok so maybe this isn't the best time to visit Venezuela...but once things calm down you may want to consider a trip to this gorgeous and hospitable country. Angel Falls is the highest waterfall on earth - located in the exotic jungles of SE Venezuela. To see an interesting story of a guy who "base jumped" the falls w/ lots of good pictures, click here for more info on the waterfall click above.



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