Grammar Term:
Reflexive

The term reflexive in language means that the subject of an action is also the object. Think of looking at yourself in the mirror – you look and you’re what’s looked at. This is expressed using reflexive pronouns.

In some languages, like English, those are distinct from other pronouns. In German, it’s a mixture of unique and non-unique words, because… confusion.

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Reflexive Verbs in German

Reflexive verbs in German seem confusing. But that's partially because many explanations suck. Today, we'll see what's actually going on.


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