Spanish Grammar/Reflexive pronouns
Reflexive Pronouns and Reflexive Verbs
Reflexive pronouns are pronouns that are attached to reflexive verbs. Some examples of reflexive verbs are:
lavarse – to wash onesrself
ducharse – to shower (onesrself)
peinarse – to brush one's hair
hablarse – to talk to oneself
All these examples end in –se because they're reflexive. Se is the reflexive pronoun. It translates to "oneself," "himself," "herself," or "yourself".
1st person me (me) nos (us)
2nd person te (you) os (you (plural informal))
3rd person se (him/her/you (formal) se (them/you (plural formal))
(1) Ye me lavo las manos. – I wash my hands.
(2) Ella se peina. – She brushes her hair.
(3) El se habla. – He talks to himself.
Compare the above reflexive sentences with non-reflexive sentences:
(1) Yo lavo el perro. – I wash the dog.
(2) Ella peina el caballo. – She brushes the horse.
(3) El habla con sus padres. – He speaks with his parents.