Is "Vamanos" Irregular?
I have been wondering which infinitive verb the word "vamanos" comes from.
And why is there a "nos" at the end??
Thanks in advance!
The verb is ir, more precisely irse. Ir means to go. Irse means to leave (literally to make oneself go). Vámanos means let's go. The nos refers to us or we.
It is also acceptable to simply say, "Vamos," which also means, "let's go."
So "vámanos" might be more accurately translated as "let's get out of here."
This is irse or the pronominal form of ir (used in conjunction with a reflexive pronoun).
1st person, plural command (imperative mood)
vamos+nos=vámonos (the s is dropped in this construction).
no nos vamos
same construction pattern as 2nd person commands
vete (informal)..........no te vayas
váyase (formal)........no se vaya
The non-pronomial form would be vayamos (subjunctive) or vamos (indicative)
Once you have mastered the information gfreed has presented - which is an excellent explaination and even with the proper spelling of "Vámonos" - you might want to try something for fun: Even though it's absolutely incorrect, as an idiom, we many times say, "Fuímonos" in place of "Vámonos."