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Informal commands “tú”

What is the informal tú command?

Informal commands "tú"

Note: The affirmative informal “tú” commands are formed the same way as the Present indicative “Usted” form:

(hablar + a = habla)
(comer  + e = come)
(escribir + e = escribe)


Note: Be sure to note that the “tú” commands use the usted form, not the “tú” form.

e.g.

Habla (tú) con mi papá. – (You) Speak with my dad.

Come (tú) la cena. – (You) Eat the dinner.

Escribe (tú) el libro. – (You) Write the book.

 

The negative informal commands use the “tú” form of the Present subjunctive.




e.g.

No hables (tú) con mi papá. – Do not talk with my dad.

No comas (tú) la cena. – Do not eat the dinner.

No escribas (tú) el libro. – Do not write the book.


Note: Also note that the subject pronoun “tú” is not normally used with imperative form.

e.g.

Habla más lentamente.- (You) Speak more slowly.

Come la cena. – (You) Eat the dinner.

Escribe el libro. – (You) Write the book.

 

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