French Grammar Explained /

Reflexive verbs: the negative form

We've learned before that the negation particles ne... pas go around the verb:
Vous ne lavez pas la table.
You don't wash the table.
When the verb is reflexive, the reflexive pronoun me, te, se,... goes inside the ne... pas sandwich like this:
Je ne me lave pas les mains.
I don't wash my hands.
Vous ne vous lavez pas les mains.
You don't wash your hands.