Look at these imperative forms (commands) of reflexive verbs:
Levons-nous!Let's get up!
Tu te lèves ... Allez, lève-toi!You're getting up ... Come on, get up!
Notice that in affirmative commands, reflexive verbs follow this pattern:
1- The reflexive pronouns te / vous / nous become stress pronouns toi / vous / nous
2- They are placed after the verb with a hyphen in between.
REMEMBER that in l'Impératif:
- subject pronouns don't appear as they would normally do.
- verbs in -er lose the 's' of Le Présent in the 'tu' form.
See Conjugate regular verbs in the imperative mood in French (L'Impératif)
The verb s'asseoir (to sit down) has two accepted conjugations:
(Note that for the 'tu' form, two pronunciations are possible)
Assieds-toi !Sit down!
Asseyons-nous ! Let's sit down!
Assoyons-nous !Let's sit down!
Softening commands into suggestions
You can alternatively use l'Impératif of aller with the infinitive of the reflexive verb like this:
Allez vous habiller!Go get dressed!
Allons nous préparer.Let's go get ready.
See also Conjugate reflexive verbs in the imperative mood in French (L'Impératif) - negative commands
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