Imperative in Spanish (imperativo)
The Spanish imperative makes a distinction between an affirmative imperative (imperativo afirmativo) and a negative imperative (imperativo negativo). They are formed differently.
The imperativo affirmativo is used to tell someone TO DO something in a direct manner. More simply put, sentences in the imperative mood are commands.
- ¡Limpia! (Clean up!)
- ¡Escribe una carta! (Write a letter!)
- ¡Id a casa! (Go home!)
To learn more about the affirmative imperative (imperativo afirmativo), its formation and the irregular verbs, have a look at our page on Imperativo afirmativo!
The imperativo negativo is used to tell someone NOT TO DO something in a direct manner. Again, this mood is used to express commands.
- ¡No cierres la puerta! (Do not close the door!)
- ¡No bebas alcohol! (Do not drink alcohol!)
- ¡No vayáis! (Do not go!)
To learn more about the negative imperative (imperativo negativo), its formation and the irregular verbs, have a look at our page on Imperativo negativo!
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