AFFIRMATIVE TÚ COMMANDS
• ENGLISH GRAMMAR CONNECTION: IN BOTH SPANISH AND ENGLISH,
commands
_________________ARE
USED TO TELL SOMEONE TO DO SOMETHING.
form
IN SPANISH, COMMANDS ARE EXPRESSED AS A ______________
OF
THE VERB. THE TÚ COMMAND IS USED TO GIVE AN ORDER TO A CHILD,
ANIMAL OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW WELL (ANYONE THAT YOU WOULD USE
THE TÚ FORM WITH WHEN SPEAKING)
Take a minute to answer the three questions in your notes
AFFIRMATIVE TÚ COMMANDS
• DID YOU KNOW…YOU ALREADY KNOW HOW TO FORM TÚ COMMANDS??
• TO FORM A REGULAR COMMAND:
• TÚ AFFIRMATIVE COMMAND : IT IS THE SAME FORM AS THIRD PERSON
SINGULAR OF THE PRESENT TENSE (ÉL, ELLA, UD.) OF THAT VERB.
AFFIRMATIVE TÚ COMMANDS
To state an affirmative (tú) command of most verbs,
Conjugate for third person singular.
Verb
3rd person
Command
Translation
caminar 
camina
¡Camina!

Walk!
comer

come
¡Come!

Eat!
dormir

duerme
¡Duerme!

Sleep!
What shows the difference between the conjugation
in the present tense and the command form of the verb?
AFFIRMATIVE TÚ COMMANDS
Write the following verbs as affirmative tú commands.
1.
verbo en
inglés
verbo en
español
Ud.-form of
verb
mandato
afirmativo
to run
correr
corre
¡corre!
traer
trae
¡trae!
limpiar
limpia
¡limpia!
2. To bring
3.
to clean
IRREGULAR TÚ COMMANDS
• THERE ARE A FEW POSITIVE TÚ COMMANDS THAT ARE IRREGULAR. YOU WILL HAVE TO
MEMORIZE THEM, AS THERE ISN’T A PATTERN TO FOLLOW.
The following verbs have irregular tú commands
Infinitive
hacer
Positive Command
haz
________________
poner
pon
________________
tener
________________
ten
ir
ser
venir
salir
decir
ve
________________
sé
________________
ven
________________
sal
________________
di
________________
IRREGULAR TÚ COMMANDS
• EVEN THOUGH THESE 8 VERBS HAVE IRREGULAR COMMANDS THAT YOU WILL NEED TO
MEMORIZE, THERE IS A SENTENCE THAT YOU CAN REMEMBER THAT WILL HELP YOU
WITH THEM.
• ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW IS “ VIN DIESEL HAS TEN WEAPONS”… BUT YOU
MUST SAY IT WITH A RUSSIAN ACCENT
Ven di sal haz ten ve pon sé
TÚ COMMANDS AND DOPNS
• IF YOU USE AN AFFIRMATIVE COMMAND WITH A D.O.P.N.,
_______________________
TO THE _________
end OF THE _______________.
command
attach it
YOU MUST ADD AN ACCENT WHEN YOU ATTACH A PRONOUN TO A COMMAND OF TWO
OR MORE SYLLABLES TO RETAIN THE ORIGINAL STRESS.
• EJ:
CIERRA LA VENTANA.  CIÉRRALA
CLOSE THE WINDOW CLOSE IT.
• (ACCENT BECAUSE THERE ARE MORE THAN TWO SYLLABLES IN CIERRA)
PON LA MESA AHORA. →PONLA
SET THE TABLE NOW SET IT NOW.
(NO ACCENT BECAUSE PON ONLY HAS ONE SYLLABLE)
ACABAR DE
•WHEN YOU WANT TO SAY SOMETHING JUST HAPPENED, YOU
USE THE VERB PHRASE
acabar de + infinitive
_____________________________.
Don’t forget you need to conjugate ‘acabar’!
acabo
EJ: ACABAMOS DE TERMINAR LA TAREA. acabas
 WE JUST FINISHED THE HOMEWORK. acaba
•
•
acabamos
acabáis
Acaban
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Affirmative Tú Commands