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Learn Spanish: Plural Familar Commands

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Plural Familiar (Vosotros) Command Forms

 

Learn Spanish: The Plural Familiar or Vosotros Command

This learn Spanish grammar lesson is about learning how to form the plural familiar or vosotros command in the affirmative and the negative. Remember, vosotros is the plural form of "you," that is only used in Spain.Outside of Spain, Ustedes is used, which uses the Formal Command Forms.

Affirmative Command Forms

To form the plural familiar or vosotros command form in the affirmative, take the infinitive form of the verb, drop the "r" and add "d."

For example:

1. Hablar
2. Drop the "r" = habla
3. Add "d" = hablad

Verb

Affirmative Plural Command

Llamar (to call) llamed
Comer comed
Sufrir (to suffer) sufrid

Negative Command Forms

The negative command form for the plural familiar or vosotros is the second-person plural (vosotros) of the present subjunctive. If you are not familiar with the present subjunctive forms, then here is how to form the negative command:

1. Conjugate the infintive verb as it would be for "Yo" in the present indicative.
2. Drop the -O from the end.
3. Now add either -éis for -ar verbs or -áis for -er/-ir verbs.

Verb

Yo form in Present Indicative

Drop the "O"
Plural Negative Command Form
llamar llamo llam- llaméis
beber bebo beb- bebáis
dormir duermo duerm- duermáis

Irregular Negative Plural (Vosotros) Forms

There are three irregular forms for the negative plural (vosotros) command:

Verb

Negative Vosotros Command

ir (to go) vayáis
saber (to know) sepáis
ser (to be) seáis