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Nosotros and other commands

why are these so hard??? change different vowels for when its negative or positive. i took a quiz on it last week pretty sure I bombed that section......omg!!

3 years ago

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Hmm?

Nosotros is not a command, it is a pronoun, we (or us).

It's not for negative and positive, it's for females (only women and/or girls is nosotras), males (men and/or boys is nosotros), or both (females and males is nosotros, too).

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AleziaAvant

my teacher called them commands so I guess that is why i called them commands but thanks that actually helps!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/superdaisy

Hm, I wonder whether they were maybe talking about something else? Check with your teacher.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/G0108

If you want to learn Spanish or any language for that matter, you need to understand that there are genders. Nosotros is a pronoun for 'we' and it includes both males and females. Now Nosotras is 'we' for only females.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lingophilic

Hey guys, the OP could very well be talking about commands, especially if the teacher is talking about negative or positive commands.

They aren't that hard. You just use the yo form, drop the o and use the opposite nosotros ending. :) This is pretty much what the subjunctive is.

-er Infinitive = Comer: To eat

Yo form = Como: I eat

Yo form (como) - o (com) + opposite ending (amos) = comamos = let's eat

-ar Infinitive = Mirar: To watch

Yo form = Miro: I watch

Yo form (miro) - o (mir) + opposite ending (emos) = miremos = let's watch

To make it negative, just add "no" before the command. So: no comamos = let's not eat, and no miremos = let's not watch

THIS IS ONLY FOR NOSOTROS COMMANDS!

Espero que te ayudo! (Hope I help!)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AleziaAvant

thanks...your post was the most helpful :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lingophilic

No problem! :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/superdaisy

I can see the connection, but it takes a few hops to get from there to "nosotros is a command." Again, I think the OP is getting some concepts jumbled--which is totally understandable and expected when you're learning a language! Talking with your teacher will help you sort it out, because they will know what they've covered recently.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AleziaAvant

thanks guys I have good clarification and appreciate the wisdom and incite!!!!! God Bless!!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/superdaisy

As others have said, "nosotros" is a pronoun. This page has more on these "subject pronouns."

I know grammar can be confusing and boring, but when you're learning another language it is a very helpful thing to brush up on, even in your native language. Duolingo teaches most of the grammar by "doing" but luckily there are many other resources that break it down more explicitly.

3 years ago