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#224 – Commands for the classroom

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Commands for the classroom

Learn Spanish to communicate with Spanish-speaking students in school


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Today we have some commands that teachers use. These can also apply at home or in work situations.

Notice the slight difference between talking an individual or a group of 2 or more people

Commands for the classroom

The first one given is for talking to a group.
The second is for talking to an individual.

Pasen – Come in
Pasa – Come in

Siéntense – sit down
Siéntate – sit down

Levántense – stand up
Levántate – stand up

Levántense la mano – Raise your hand
Levántate la mano– raise your hand

Abran el libro… – open your book
Abre el libro… – open your book
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Cierren los libros  – close your books
Cierra el libro  – close your books

Escuchen – listen
Escucha – listen

Presten atención – Pay attention
Presta atención – Pay attention

Escriban su nombre – write your name
Escribe tu nombre – write your name

Lean en voz alta – Read aloud
Lee en voz alta – Read aloud

Contesten en español – Answer in Spanish
Contesta en español – Answer in Spanish

Trabajen en grupos – Work in groups
Trabaja en grupos – Work in groups

Prendan la computadora – turn on the computers
Prende la computadora – turn on the computer

Entreguen la tarea – Turn in your homework
Entrega la tarea – turn in your homework

Guarden silencio – be quiet
Guarda silencio –be quiet

No hablen – Don’t talk
No hables – don’t talk

Fórmense – line up
Fórmate – line up

Caminen – walk
Camina – walk

No corran – Don’t run
No corres – Don’t run

Pónganse las chamarras  – Put on your jackets
Pónte la chamarra  – Put on your jacket

Súbanse el cierre – zip up (your zipper)
Súbete el cierre – zip up

Lávense las manos – wash your hands
Lávate las manos – wash your hands


Action steps: Select just 5 commands that you could use regularly and memorize them. Write them in your notebook.

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