Verbos ReflexivosEdit

Verbos que siempre usamos en la forma reflexivoEdit

alegrarse (de)

to rejoice
arrepentirse (de) (ie) to repent, regret
asomarse (a) to look out of
atreverse (a) to dare
burlarse (de) to make fun of
darse cuenta ( de) to realize
desmayarse to faint
empeñarse (en) to insist on
entrarse (de) to find out
equivocarse to make a mistake
portarse bien (mal) to behave (misbehave)
quejarse de to complain
resignarse (a) to resign oneself
suicidarse to commit suicide

Verbos que cambian de significado al usarse en forma reflexivaEdit

abonar to fertilize; pay abonarse to subscribe
aburrir to bore aburrirse to get bored
acordar to agree to acordarse de to remember
cansar to tire (someone) cansarse to get tired
casar to marry casarse to get married
comer to eat comerse to eat... all up
conducir to drive conducirse to behave
cortar to cut cortarse to get... cut
despedir to dismiss despedirse to say good-bye
dormir to sleep dormirse to fall asleep
hacer to do; make hacerse to become
ir to go irse to go away; leave
llamar to call llamarse to be called
llevar to carry; take llevarse to take away
negar to deny negarse to refuse
parecer to seem; look like parecerse to look alike
poner to put ponerse to put on; to become
probar to taste; try probarse to try on
quitar to take away quitarse to take off
sentar to place; set sentarse to sit down
volver to return volverse to turn around; become

To express a reciprocal action, use pronouns nos, os, y se. Sometimes you use phrases like unos a otros, mutuamente o a sí mismos to clarify an action.


Verbos reflexivos

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