Find an Online Tutor Now

Asked • 06/26/19

Iros instead of "idos" (imperative of verb "ir")?

I have heard many times the use of the infinitive instead of the imperative in Spanish with the verb "ir". For example: - Si me queréis, *irse (Instead of: Si me queréis, váyanse) [Famous quote of artist Lola Flores] - *Ir yendo (Instead of: Id yendo) - *Iros ya (Instead of: Idos ya)In Spain I have heard this error so often that for me "iros" even sounds much better than "idos" though I know that it's an error. Does this problem happen in any other regions of the world? Does it also happen with other verbs?

2 Answers By Expert Tutors


Adriana D. answered • 06/28/19

New to Wyzant

Experienced Spanish Tutor: reading, writing, speaking & AP prep

Still looking for help? Get the right answer, fast.

Ask a question for free

Get a free answer to a quick problem.
Most questions answered within 4 hours.


Find an Online Tutor Now

Choose an expert and meet online. No packages or subscriptions, pay only for the time you need.