There are many different types of Spanish commands, including tú commands, formal commands, indirect commands and nosotros commands. We'll focus on nosotros commands in this article. ¡Empecemos! (Let's get started!)
Nosotros commands are used by a speaker to suggest an action be performed by a group of people he or she belongs to.
There are two types of nosotros commands in Spanish:
- subjunctive form commands
- vamos a plus infinitive commands
Let's take a look at each type!
Subjunctive Form Commands
To form nosotros commands with the subjunctive, simply use the nosotros form of the present subjunctive.
The present indicative form of the verb ir is used instead of the present subjunctive for affirmative commands.
2. Vamos a + Infinitive
To make this common command form, you simply use the phrase vamos a plus any infinitive verb.
Negative Nosotros Commands
To form negative nosotros commands, you simply put no or another negative word in the front of the affirmative command.
You do use the present subjunctive form of the verb ir for negative commands.
Pronoun Placement and Nosotros Commands
When attaching a pronoun to the end of a nosotros command, follow the steps below.
Affirmative Commands and Pronoun Placement
For the Subjunctive Command Form:
- Drop the final -s from the verb.
- Attach the pronoun to the end of the subjunctive command form.
- Write an accent on the second-to last-syllable of the verb.
|Sentemos + nos||Let’s sit here.|
|Hagamos + se + la||Let’s make it for her.|
|Vamos + nos||Let’s go!|
For the Vamos a + Infinitive Form:
- Attach the pronoun to the end of the infinitive form.
Negative Commands and Pronoun Placement
This one's easy! You just put the reflexive, object, or indirect object pronoun between the negative word and before the verb. That's it!