Peace Corps Online: Directory: Guatemala: Message Center for Guatemala RPCVs: Fijese

By Dennis ( - on Sunday, August 26, 2007 - 12:22 pm: Edit Post

I did my three years in Guate - and now some one has asked me for the root of the word "fijese' - I'm stumped - any suggestions?

Dennis Ogden, PC Guatemala, 1987-1991

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Thank you

By solman ( on Friday, March 27, 2009 - 6:03 pm: Edit Post

Hi Dennis,
Your name sounds familiar weren't you in my group in Guate? Sorry if I've forgotten, it's been a long time.

Fijese is the command tense of the reflexive verb Fijar-se (to pay attention), not to be confused with Fijar in the non-reflexive form which means "to fix".
Here is a good link if you want to brush up on your grammar: pic/Command-Forms-with-Reflexive-Pronouns.topicArt icleId-23932,articleId-23922.html

Brian RPCV 87-89

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