The imperative mood (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:

Siéntese usted.
Sit down.

Negative Negativo

The imperativo negativo is formed using forms of the subjuntivo presente. Some examples:

No mientes.
Don't lie.
¡No me molestes!
Don't bother me!
No te avergüences.
Don't be ashamed.
Nunca pierdas la esperanza.
Never lose hope.