Indirect Commands in Spanish

In Spanish there are formal commands, informal commands, vosotros commands, nosotros commands and indirect commands. Indirect commands are given through a third party and are common in Spanish. Indirect commands are often used in instructions, signs, and recipes. There are two forms of indirect commands in Spanish: Que Commands and Infinitive Commands.

Indirect "Que" Commands

Que commands are used to convey a wish or a hope that something will take place. They're most frequently used when referring to a third person. The Que Command is formed using the following formula: que + present subjunctive. Read and listen to the following examples, then repeat each out loud.

I want you to do it.
Que lo hagas tú.
Have a good day.
Que tenga un buen día.
Have the job applicant come in.
Que venga el solicitante de empleo.
Have them call me.
Que me llamen.
Have John wear the black tie.
Que se lleve Juan la corbata negra.
I hope my parents don't see.
Que no vean mis padres.

Indirect "Infinitive" Commands

Infinitive commands, as their name suggests, use the infinitive form of a verb, nothing more. Infinitive commands are often used in signs, instructions and recipes. Infinite commands are used to address a general audience. Read and listen to the following examples, then repeat each out loud.

No smoking.
No fumar.
No walking on the grass.
No pisar en el césped.
Mix the eggs first.
Mezclar los huevos primero.