Spanish "Nosotros" Commands

First person "nosostros" commands are used when the speaker is included in or belongs to the group being told to complete an action. Nosotros commands are used to express the idea "let's do something" – where the "something" is an action verb. These commands are formed by (1) using the present subjunctive or (2) ir + a + infinitive form. Consider the following exmamples.

Let's eat there.
Comamos allí.
Let’s work together.
Trabajemos juntos.
Let’s have fun today!
¡Vamos a divertirnos hoy!
Let's go to the park.
Vamos al parque.

The Subjunctive Nosotros Command Form

The subjunctive "nosotros" command form is most frequently used when speaking with friends and family. It is simply formed by using the nosostros form of the present subjunctive. Read and listen to the following examples, then repeat each out loud.

Let's take the bus.
Tomemos el autobús.
Let's watch the movie.
Veamos la película.
Let's eat at that restaurant.
Comamos en ese restaurante.

The "ir + a + infinite" Command Form

To form the "ir + a + infinite" person command form, use the present indicative of the 1st person plural instead of the present subjunctive for the verb "ir". Consider the following examples.

Let's go run.
Vamos a correr.
Let's get out of here.
Vámonos de aquí.
Note: when attaching a pronoun to the nosotros command (as shown in the example directly above) simply remove the final -s from the conjugated "ir" verb, attach the pronoun to the end, and add a written accent to the second to last syllable (ie. Vámo + nos = Vámonos).


Negative Nosotros Commands

Negative nosotros commands are formed using the present subjunctive and by adding a "no", or other negative word, before the verb that forms the negative command. Read and listen to the following examples, then repeat each out loud.

Let's not dance.
No bailemos
Let's not say.
No quedemos.
Let's never go to that movie again.
Nunca vayamos a esa película de nuevo.

Pronoun Placement with Subjunctive Nosotros Commands

When using pronouns in conjunction with subjunctive nosotros commands, simply drop the final -s of the command verb and then attach the pronoun to the end of the affirmative nosotros command. Finally, add a written accent to the second to last syllable of the original verb. Read and listen to the following examples, then repeat each out loud.

Let's make it for him.
Hagámoselo.
(Hagamos + se + lo)
Let's sit over there.
Sentémonos allá.
(Sentemos + nos)
Let's go to the zoo.
¡Vámonos al parque zoológico!
(Vamos + nos)

Pronoun Placement with "ir + a + infinite" Nosotros Commands

With affirmative "ir + a + infinite" nosotros commands, the pronoun is attached to the end of the main verb of the command, which is the infinitive. Review the following examples.

Let's go to the store.
Vamos a irnos a la tienda.
Let's go to bed.
Vamos a acostarnos.


Direct and indirect object pronouns, or reflexive pronouns, precede the command verb but follow the negative word. Consider the following examples.

Let's not sit here.
No nos sentemos aquí.
Let's not give it to them.
No se lo demos.
Let's not buy it.
No lo compremos.