Negative Tu Commands are direct commands used when addressing someone familiar to you, such as a close friend, family member or peer. They are typically preceded by the word “no” and followed by the verb.
Examples of informal negative tu commands include “No hables” (Don’t speak), “No me mientas” (Don’t lie to me), “No discutas con él” (Don’t argue with him), and “No abandones el proyecto” (Don’t abandon the project).
Here’s is a ready-made Spanish lesson plan and clozeline activities that you can use in your classes. Also check out the list of additional resources.
Negative TU Commands: Cooking Expressions, Food, Appliances, Following a Recipe Lesson Plan for Spanish 2 – Students learn vocabulary related to cooking through an authentic video. With another authentic video about what they shouldn’t do in the kitchen, they are introduced to and practice negative “tu” commands.
Spanish Song – Dile al Amor by Aventura: Affirmative and Negative TU Commands – Includes three cloze versions, lyrics, artist bio and a video link to the song.
Spanish Song – No by Shakira – Negative Commands and Present Subjunctive – Includes three cloze versions, lyrics, artist bio and a video link to the song.