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89 [eighty-nine]

Imperative 1

Imperative 1

89 [ochenta y nueve]

Modo imperativo 1

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You are so lazy – don’t be so lazy! Er-- m-- p-------. – ¡N- s--- t-- p-------! Eres muy perezoso. – ¡No seas tan perezoso!
You sleep for so long – don’t sleep so late! Du----- m----. – ¡N- d------ t----! Duermes mucho. – ¡No duermas tanto!
You come home so late – don’t come home so late! Ll---- m-- t----. – ¡N- l------ t-- t----! Llegas muy tarde. – ¡No llegues tan tarde!
You laugh so loudly – don’t laugh so loudly! Te r--- m-- a---. – ¡N- t- r--- t-- a---! Te ríes muy alto. – ¡No te rías tan alto!
You speak so softly – don’t speak so softly! Ha---- m-- b---. – ¡N- h----- t-- b---! Hablas muy bajo. – ¡No hables tan bajo!
You drink too much – don’t drink so much! Be--- d--------. – ¡N- b---- t----! Bebes demasiado. – ¡No bebas tanto!
You smoke too much – don’t smoke so much! Fu--- d--------. – ¡N- f---- t----! Fumas demasiado. – ¡No fumes tanto!
You work too much – don’t work so much! Tr------ d--------. – ¡N- t------- t----! Trabajas demasiado. – ¡No trabajes tanto!
You drive too fast – don’t drive so fast! Va- m-- d------. – ¡N- v---- t-- d------! Vas muy deprisa. – ¡No vayas tan deprisa!
Get up, Mr. Miller! ¡L--------- s---- M-------! ¡Levántese, señor Molinero!
Sit down, Mr. Miller! ¡S-------- s---- M-------! ¡Siéntese, señor Molinero!
Remain seated, Mr. Miller! ¡Q------ s------- s---- M-------! ¡Quédese sentado, señor Molinero!
Be patient! ¡T---- p--------! ¡Tenga paciencia!
Take your time! ¡T----- s- t-----! ¡Tómese su tiempo!
Wait a moment! ¡E----- u- m------! ¡Espere un momento!
Be careful! ¡T---- c------! ¡Tenga cuidado!
Be punctual! ¡S-- p------! ¡Sea puntual!
Don’t be stupid! ¡N- s-- t----! ¡No sea tonto!

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