The imperative mode (in Spanish modo imperativo) expresses an order, request or prohibition. In Spanish there is an affirmative and a negative imperative. This article describes the usage of both of these variants.

Affirmative Afirmativo

Below some examples of the affirmative propositions:

¡Canta!
Sing!
Siéntese usted.
Sit down.

Negative Negativo

The imperativo negativo is always derived from the subjuntivo presente. Example:

¡No cantes!
Don't sing!
No se siente usted.
Don't sit down.