Classroom Commands (These are ustedes commands: to more than one person)

¡Abran!: Open! (¡Abre! to one student)¡Cierren!: Close! / Shut!¡Escuchen!: Listen!¡Escriban!: Write!¡Lean!: Read!¡Hablen!: Talk! / Speak!¡Miren!: Look! / Watch!¡Levántense!: Stand up!¡Siéntense!: Sit down!¡Dibujen!: Draw!¡Repitan!: Repeat!¡Saquen!: Take out!¡Muestren!: Show!¡Tomen!: Take!¡Sigan! Follow!/ Continue!¡Escojan! Choose! / Select!¡Denme! Give me!
Notice that the command for the verb abrir, is ¡Abran! This is the ustedes command. (The ustedes commands is used when talking to more than one person, such as in a classroom).
There are also other command forms that exist.
For example:
  • The command is ¡Abre!.
  • The usted command is ¡Abra!
  • The nosotros command is ¡Abramos!
  • The negative commands are: ¡No abran!, ¡No abras!, ¡No abra! and ¡No abramos!


These are the irregular commands:

All the commands for poner (Put!): an irregular verb
  • tú: ¡Pon! and ¡No pongas!
  • usted: ¡Ponga! and ¡No ponga!
  • ustedes: ¡Pongan! and ¡No pongan!
  • nosotros: ¡Pongamos! and ¡No pongamos!

All the commands for hablar (Talk!) a regular verb

  • tú: ¡Habla! and ¡No hables! (Talk! and Don't talk!)
  • usted: ¡Hable! and ¡No hable! (Talk! and Don't talk)
  • ustedes: ¡Hablen! and ¡No hablen! (Talk! and Don't talk!)
  • nosotros: ¡Hablemos! and ¡No hablemos! (Let's talk! and Let's not talk!)

The command is the most used. For regular verbs, the tú command is the same as the él/ella form of the verb in the present tense.
For example:
Ella corre. She runs ¡Corre! Run!