Spanish reflexive prepositional pronouns
are pronouns which refer back to the subject and occur after prepositions, often
in order to emphasize the noun they replace.
There are 5 forms of reflexive prepositional pronouns in Spanish:
The first and second person singular and plural reflexive prepositional
pronouns are the same as the non-reflexive
prepositional pronouns. However, the reflexive pronoun for all of the third
person singular and plural forms is sí.
Compré un regalo para mí.
I bought a present for myself.
Hablas nunca de ti.
You never talk about yourself.
Vamos a construir la casa para nosotros.
We're going to build the house for ourselves.
Lo quieren todo para sí.
They want it all for themselves.
All of the reflexive prepositional pronouns can be followed by the adjective
(or misma/mismos/mismas - depending on the gender and number of the subject) in
order to emphasize the reflexive aspect.
Quiero hacerlo para mí mismo.
I want to do it for myself.
Ellas hablan mucho de sí mismas.
They talk a lot about themselves.
Sí can mean yourself (with Ud.),
yourselves (with Uds.), himself, herself, itself, themselves, or oneself.
Uds. deben hacerlo por sí.
You have do you it yourselves.
Él lo quiere todo para sí mismo.
He wants it all for himself.
Debe que mirar por sí.
One has to look out for oneself.
1. Con + sí combine into consigo: Está contento
consigo - He's happy with himself.