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02 – Antes de / Después de + verb (part 2) w/ reflexives

¡Hola! In this video lesson, we’ll be reviewing what we talked about in the last video about antes de (before) and después de (after). We’ll also be throwing in reflexive verbs and how to change them after antes dedespués de. This video might be little more advanced for some. If you’ve been working on the basics, there might be some lessons in between that you would need before proceeding. Hope it’s helpful!

Please leave any questions, comments, or suggestions about this video below!

antes de – before
después de – after

desayunar – to eat breakfast
ir a la escuela – to go to school
temprano – early
el pelo – hair
la cara – face

levantarse – to get oneself up, to lift oneself
lavarse – to wash oneself
cepillarse – to brush oneself
secarse – to dry oneself
bañarse – to bathe oneself
vestirse (e-i) – to dress oneself
despertarse (e-ie) – to wake up oneself
acostarse (o-ue) – to put oneself to bed, to go to bed
dormirse (o-ue) – to fall asleep




Related video(s)

  1. Antes de / Después de + verb (part 1)
  2. Reflexives (part 1)
  3. Reflexive verbs (part 2) Stem-Changers
  4. Reflexive verbs (part 3) Multiple verbs + ing

9 Responses

  1. For the te secas el pelo and te banas example wouldn’t you bathe yourself before drying your hair and dry your hair after bathing yourself?

  2. Hola Sr. Jordan

    Thank you very much for your answer to all my questions before.

    Do all the verbs need to stem change if they contain more than one vowels (not include the end ar/ir/er) ?


  3. Sr. Jordan, me encantan mucho sus videos….muchisima gracias por compartiendo (or is it just compartir?? )

    He visto el video sobre los reflexivos y tengo unas dudas

    1. es posible decir yo cepillo mis dientes?? podemos usar esta frase en vez de yo me cepillo los dientes?

    2. Como se usa antes de y despues de con los reflexivos para la forma vosotros.


  4. Ramya,
    Thanks for your comment and questions…

    For your first question, I already answered that in a comment: here

    For your second question, the vosotros forms in the present would be:
    (-ar verbs) os laváis la cara – you all wash your faces
    (-er verbs) os veis en la fiesta – you all see each other in the party
    (-ir verbs) os dormís – you all fall asleep

    with antes de and después de, we would use the verbs in the infinitive (ending in r) and adding the os to the end…

    ¿Os secáis antes de vestiros u os vestís mojados?
    Do you all dry off before getting dressed or do you all get dressed wet?
    ¿Nunca os bañáis antes de acostaros?
    You all never take a bath before going to bed?

    -Sr. J

  5. Hola, Sr. Jordan,

    I have the same question as Dielle Meyer posted on August 7, 2010, but I didn’t see you give any response to it. On the time segment of your video 4:13, I think it sounds more logical if the example sentence could be changed to “Antes de secarte el pelo, te bañas. (Before drying your hair, you take a shower.)” Just for your reference. Ja! Ja!

  6. Sr. Jordan,

    Thanks so much for your outstanding videos. You are an amazing teacher. I have been able to regain a great deal of my language skills that I once had in college, and in doing so, I hope to attain better employment. You have really made a difference in my situation. I look forward to working my way through all the videos, thanks again!

  7. Hola Sr. Jordan!

    In the video, the examples used are: Después de levantarme, yo me cepillo los dientes.

    Is it possible to write it as: Yo me cepillo los dientes, después de levantarme.

    Also, is it possible to write it as: Después de me levanto,yo me cepillo los dientes.


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