Spanish languageSpanish Reflexive Verbs
  
Reflexive verbs must be used with a reflexive pronoun in order to indicate that the subject is performing the action of the verb upon itself. Reflexive verbs exist in English, but they are much more common in Spanish.

Reflexive verbs usually have to do with parts of the body, clothing, or one's state of mind. Here are some common reflexive verbs:

aburrirse to get bored
acostarse to go to bed
afeitarse to shave
alegrarse to be happy
animarse to cheer up
arreglarse to get ready
asustarse to get scared
bañarse to bathe
calmarse to calm down
caerse to fall (down)
cansarse to get tired
cepillarse to brush (hair, teeth)
colocarse to get a job
cortarse to cut (hair, nails)
decidirse to make up one's mind
despedirse to say goodbye to
despertarse to wake up
divertirse to have a good time
dormirse to fall asleep
ducharse to take a shower
enfermarse to get sick
enojarse to get angry
lastimarse to hurt oneself
lavarse to wash (up)
levantarse to get up
maquillarse to put on makeup
peinarse to comb (hair)
pintarse to put on makeup
ponerse to put on (clothes)
preocuparse to worry
probarse to try on
quebrarse to break (arm, leg)
quedarse to stay, remain
quemarse to burn (oneself, one's body)
quitarse to take off (clothes)
romperse to tear (clothes);
to break (arm, leg)
sentarse to sit down
sorprenderse to be surprised
vestirse to get dressed

Test on reflexive verbs

 
Reflexive verbs are one category of pronominal verbs.

More about Spanish pronominal verbs

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