when we say
je me suis lave
and je lave
does the second sentence make any sense thou????
is it like "myself "when we use pronominaux?
Pronominal verbs, at the most basic level, are used to describe an action on the self or reciprocal actions. For example:
Je me lave: I wash myself
Ils se lavent: This one is ambiguous! it could mean "They wash themselves" or "They wash each other"
"Je lave" (I wash) requires an object. "Je lave les chemises sales" (I wash the dirty shirts) is a correct sentence. "Je lave" alone sounds odd/incomplete and doesn't really mean anything.
In French, there are also many pronominal verbs that indicate a change in emotional state. Two examples:
se fâcher : to become angry
Nous nous fâchons rarement.
s'énerver: to become annoyed
Tu t'énerves trop facilement.
Several verbs can change meaning depending on whether or not they are used reflexively. One example is "tromper" vs. "se tromper":
Il trompe sa femme: He is cheating on his wife (infidelity)
Il s'est trompé: He was mistaken (error)
Hope this helps!