Spanish/Tenses/Imperative/Affirmative

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Regular Affirmative Spanish Commands[edit]

Spanish commands can vary based on if they are singular or plural and their formality.

Tú Commands[edit]

An affirmative tú command is the same as the Present Third Person Singular (Él, Ella, Usted) conjugation in present tense.

For Example:

Ar ER Ir
Stem + a Stem + e Stem + e
Habla Speak Come Eat Escribe Write

Usted Commands[edit]

Ar[edit]

An Ar usted command is formed by dropping the "o" from the Present First Person Singular conjugation (the yo form) and then adding an "e". For Example:

Hablar - To speak Comprar - To buy
Yo Form Command Yo Form Command
Hablo Hable Compro Compre

Er and Ir[edit]

An Er/Ir usted command is formed by dropping the "o" from the Present First Person Singular conjugation (the yo form) and then adding an "a". For example:

Beber - To drink Vivir - To live
Yo Form Command Yo Form Command
Bebo Beba Vivo Viva

Ustedes Commands[edit]

An ustedes command is formed by adding an "n" to the end of an usted command.

For example:

Hablar - To speak Compartir - To share
Ud. Command Uds. Command Ud. Command Uds. Command
Hable Hablen Comparta Compartan