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Nosotros Commands in Spanish

First person commands "nosotros"

How do you form nosotros commands in Spanish?

Note: "Nosotros" commands are used when the speaker is included, and are used to express the idea “let’s + verb” To form these commands, use the "nosotros" form of the Present subjunctive.

Escribamos la carta - Let’s write the letter.

Pintemos las paredes. - Let’s paint the walls.


Note: To form the negative command, place the word "no" before the same verb form (Present subjunctive).

No escribamos la carta - Let’s not write the letter.

No pintemos las paredes. - Let’s not paint the walls.


Note: The only exception is the verb "ir(se)", which uses the Present indicative for the affirmative command only.

Affirmative:

Vamos ahora. - Let’s go now.

Negative:

No vayamos ahora. - Let’s not go now.


Note: As with other commands, a written accent is often required when pronouns are added. With affirmative commands, the final “s” of the verb form is dropped before adding the pronouns “nos” or “se”

amemo - s + nos = amémonos.
Let’s love ownself

escribamo - s + se + los = escribámoselos.
Let’s write it to them.


But not with negative commands.

No nos amemos. - Let’s not love ownself

No se los escribamos.Let’s not write it to them.


Note: “Vamos a + infinitive” can also be used to convey the meaning “Let’s ___.” Note the two different ways of saying the same thing.

Bailemos juntos. - Let’s dance together.

Vamos a bailar juntos. - Let’s dance together.

 


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