Languages › Italian Using Italian Reflexive Pronouns Share Flipboard Email Print Imperia Staffieri/Getty Images Italian Grammar History & Culture Vocabulary By Michael San Filippo Italian Expert M.A., Italian Studies, Middlebury College B.A., Biology, Northeastern University Michael San Filippo co-wrote The Complete Idiot's Guide to Italian History and Culture. He is a tutor of Italian language and culture. our editorial process Michael San Filippo Updated March 23, 2019 In a reflexive sentence the action of the verb reverts to the subject, as in the following examples: I wash myself. They enjoy themselves. In reflexive sentences, Italian verbs, like English verbs, are conjugated with reflexive pronouns. Reflexive pronouns (i pronomi riflessivi) are identical in form to direct object pronouns, except for the third person form si (the third person singular and plural form). SINGULAR PLURAL mi myself ci ourselves ti yourself vi yourselves si himself, herself, itself, yourself (formal) si themselves, yourselves (formal) Just like direct object pronouns, reflexive pronouns are placed before a conjugated verb or attached to the infinitive. If the infinitive is preceded by a form of dovere, potere, or volere, the reflexive pronoun is either attached to the infinitive (which drops its final –e) or placed before the conjugated verb. Note that the reflexive pronoun agrees with the subject even when attached to the infinitive. Mi alzo. (I’m getting up.)Voglio alzarmi. Mi voglio alzare. (I want to get up.) Mi, ti, si, and vi may drop the i before another vowel or an h and replace it with an apostrophe. Ci may drop the i only before an i or e. Si lava tutti i giorni. (He washes himself every day.)Ci divertiamo molto qui. (We enjoy ourselves a lot here.)A casa, m’annoio. (At home, I get bored.) Learn How to Properly Use Italian Reflexive Verbs Indirect Object Pronouns in Italian How to Conjugate Italian Verbs With Two Pronominal Particles Double Object Pronouns in Italian How to Use the Verb "Volere" in Italian Italian Verbs For Beginners - Mood and Tenses How to Use the Tiny Word Ne in Italian How to Use the Italian Verb Piacere Learn When to Utilize the Imperative Mood in Italian Language Conjugation Tables for the Italian Verb 'Chiamarsi' (To Be Called) Italian Helper Verbs: Potere, Volere, Dovere Understanding the Italian Present Conditional Tense How to Use Direct Object Pronouns in the Past Tense How to Use the Verb "Potere" in Italian Learn Which Italian Verbs and Expressions Are Followed by Prepositions Conjugation Table for the Italian Verb 'Cercare'