If you have learnt about reflexive verbs in Spanish you’ll know that they usually direct the action back to the subject, e.g. lavar = to wash, lavarse = to wash oneself.
However, there are a few special cases where the verb can take a completely different meaning in the reflexive form. We have prepared a short list with some of the most used verbs where the reflexive form takes a different meaning.
Creer: To believe
Creerse: To be arrogant, think to have more qualities than others without being true
Quedar: To agree / To suit (clothes) / To place something somewhere
Quedarse: To wait in the same place / To be shocked
Llamar: To talk with somebody
Llamarse: The name of the person or place
- Aprovechar: To use an opportunity
Aprovecharse: To abuse of someone or something(aprovechar conjugations)
- Negar: To deny
Negarse: To reject to do something / To refuse to help(negar conjugations)