To form an affirmative command in English, all you do is drop the "You":
- "You eat." becomes "Eat!"
In Spanish, you also drop the "you", but you also have to change the verb ending:
Regular ar/er/ir verbs: You simply drop the "s" from the tú verb form.
- "Tú hablas." becomes ¡Habla!
- "Tú comes." becomes "¡Come!"
- "Tú escribes." becomes ¡Escribe!
The verbs known as "go" verbs (except for oír) have an irregular affirmative tú command form.
- Use the following sentence to remember the irregular commands:
(Each of these words is used to remind you of the words below).
Ven Di Sal Haz Ten Ve Pon Sé.
- Venir (to come) becomes Ven. ¡Ven aquí! = Come here!
- Decir (to say, to tell) becomes Di. ¡Di la verdad! = Say the truth!
- Salir (to leave, to go out) becomes Sal. ¡Sal de la clase! = Leave the class!
- Hacer (to do, to make) becomes Haz. ¡Haz la tarea! = Do the homework!
- Tener (to have) becomes Ten. ¡Ten el chocolate! = Have the chocolate!
- Ir (to go) becomes Ve (Ver - to see - also becomes Ve), ¡Ve a la oficina! = Go to the office!
- Poner (to pu, to place) becomes Pon. ¡Pon el libro en la mesa! = Put the book on the table!
- Ser (to be) becomes Sé (with an accent). ¡Sé bueno! = Be good!