5 Spanish Reflexive Verbs to Talk About Your Routine like a Native

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Spanish reflexive verbs indicate that the doer (the subject of the sentence) is doing something for himself or herself (generally speaking). 

In this post I will provide a list of Spanish reflexive verbs for you to study. This will help you talk about daily actions like getting up, preparing breakfast, and brushing your teeth. 

As a beginner student, it is important to master your Spanish reflexive verbs conjugation in order to talk confidently about routine.

Spanish Reflexive Verbs List

Here is a list of 5 Spanish reflexive verbs for you to study. All of these verbs portray daily actions like getting up and taking a shower. 

  1. Levantarse (to get up)
  2. Ducharse (to shower)
  3. Cepillarse los dientes (to brush your teeth)
  4. Peinarse (to comb)
  5. Vestirse (to get dressed)

Phrases with levantarse

  • “Yo me levanto a las 7:30 y desayuno a las 8”. 
  • “Mis hijos se levantan temprano para ir a la escuela”.
  • “Nosotros nos levantamos tarde los domingos”. 

3 Phrases with ducharse

  • “Me ducho todos los días”.
  • “El abuelo se ducha con agua fría”.
  • “Los niños no se ducharon ayer”.

More phrases with cepillarse

  • “Me cepillo los dientes después de comer”.
  • “¿Vos te cepillaste los dientes?”.
  • “No nos cepillamos los dientes en el avión.”

Sentences with peinarse

  • “Me peino para ir al trabajo prolija”.
  • “Ella se peina como una princesa”.
  • “Mis hijos se peinan antes de ir a la escuela”.

Examples with vestirse

  • “Primero me ducho y después me visto”.
  • “Vos te vestís muy elegante”.
  • “Las novias se visten de blanco”.

Spanish Reflexive Verbs Conjugation

Reflexive verbs go together with reflexive pronouns me, te, se, nos, and se. See the examples below:

DUCHARSE

  • (Yo) Me ducho
  • (Tú/vos) Te duchas/duchás
  • (Él, ella, usted) Se ducha
  • (Nosotros, nosotras) Nos duchamos
  • (Ellos, ellas, ustedes) Se duchan

PEINARSE

  • (Yo) Me peino
  • (Tú/vos) Te peinas/peinás
  • (Él, ella, usted) Se peina
  • (Nosotros, nosotras) Nos peinamos
  • (Ellos, ellas, ustedes) Se peinan

LEVANTARSE

  • (Yo) Me levanto
  • (Tú/vos) Te levantas/levantás
  • (Él, ella, usted) Se levanta
  • (Nosotros, nosotras) Nos levantamos
  • (Ellos, ellas, ustedes) Se levantan

2 Daily Routine Descriptions in Spanish

Here are two sample paragraphs of daily routine descriptions in Spanish.

  • Todos los días me levanto a las 7 y tomo un café con leche. Después me ducho, me cepillo los dientes y me visto. Por último, me peino y voy a trabajar. 
  • Los fines de semana me levanto tarde y desayuno panqueques. Después, me cepillo los dientes, me ducho, me visto y me peino para salir a caminar. 

Conclusion

These are 5 Spanish reflexive verbs to talk about your routine like a native: levantarse, ducharse, cepillarse, vestirse, and peinarse. Use these verbs to talk about your daily activities and engage in small talk with locals. 

Can you describe your daily routine in Spanish? Leave a comment below. 

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