Reciprocal verbs are verbs that indicate that an action is being performed on two or more subjects. The most common translation is that two or more people do something to or with "each other." Reciprocal verbs are a combination of a verb and a reciprocal pronoun.
While there is no definite list of reciprocal verbs, below you will find a chart of some common verbs that can act on more than one subject.
Common Reciprocal Verbs
|abrazarse (to hug each other)||conocerse (to know each other)||mirarse (to see each other)|
|ayudarse (to help each other)||despedirse (to say good-bye to each other)||pelearse (to fight with each other)|
|besarse (to kiss each other)||divorciarse (to divorce each other)||reunirse (to get together)|
|casarse (to marry each other)||estrellarse (to crash into each other)||turnarse (to take turns)|
Since reciprocal pronouns are the plural forms of reflexive verbs, they are formed the same way.
|1st person||nos (to, for, from, or off ourselves)|
|2nd person||os (to, for, from, or off yourselves)|
|3rd person||se (to, for, from, or off themselves, yourselves)|
- Antonio y yo nos besamos. (Antonio and I kiss each other.)
- ¿Vosotros os conocéis? (Do you all know each other?)
- Juan y María se casaron. (Juan and Maria got married to each other.)
- Los estudiantes se ayudan. (The students help each other.)
Everybody has to match! The reciprocal pronoun must match the subject in number and person!
1) Complete each sentence with the correct conjugation of the reciprocal verb.
Example: Enrique y Sofia (divorciarse). -> Enrique y Sofica se divorcian.
- Nosotros (admirarse).
- Vosotros (verse).
- Carlos y yo (escribirse) cada semana.
- El perro y el gato (pelearse).
- Nosotros nos admiramos.
- Vosotros os véis.
- Carlos y yo nos escribimos cada semana.
- El perro y el gato se pelean.