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In Spanish you use the singular second person to refer to yourself in the imperative way. for Think! you will say ¡Piensa! (or ¡Pensá! in some regions of South America). You cannot say that for the first person, so you always refer to you in the second person for the imperative (I think in English is the same).
All Spanish imperatives follow the subjunctive, with the sole exception of the present tense second person singular familiar (tú) positive form (and the vosotros form, in places that use it). The first person singular form is usually considered absent for imperatives, but you can use the second person familiar or the third person subjunctive which is ...
The use of the infinitive when an imperative is required is a common error that unfortunately nowadays is spreading all around, and it happens with all verbs in imperative form in colloquial speech in Spain and other countries where the form vosotros is used in enclitic form (-os) with an imperative. From RAE FAQ It is not considered proper, in careful ...
Only Spain. Actually you're talking about "Castellano" which is spoken in Spain. Latin America Spanish doesn't use second person plural familiar form of the verbs. In both Spain and Latin America, the informal, second person singular verb form is tú (you). For example: “¿Quieres (tú) venir a la fiesta conmigo? Would you like to come to the party with ...
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