I’m struggling to get the imperative right in CM. Does anyone have any suggestions for how to tackle questions like this one:
Let me in, please
I think, ok, probably permitir. Permitir, probably tú form, so permíteme. The right answer is permítame, so addressing usted.
The fact that the tú form and the usted form change ending (a or e) plus the lack of indication of who is being addressed in CM, means I’m constantly getting confused and getting these wrong. Or what happens is I’ll try one possibility, as in permíteme, get 1 letter off, and then re-do it as permítame.
But I feel like it’s guessing, and I start getting confused (Do I change the ending form ar -> er? Oh, no, that’s negative imperative. Oh, but what about usted? etc etc round and round) The proper way is not sticking.