Reflexive Prepositional Pronouns
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.
2. If the subject and pronoun do not refer to the same person, use
non-reflexive prepositional pronouns.
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