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Generally, we specify the subject for emphasis. Using your examples: Soy alto (inteligente, moreno, etc.) In this sentence, I am specifying one of my characteristics, which are the important part of the sentence. I don't need to specify the subject, since it is inferred from the verb. Yo soy alto (inteligente, moreno, etc.) Subtly different: once ...


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Aunque can be followed either by subjunctive or indicative, with a subtle difference in meaning. Aunque tengo que buscarlos en las cárceles, los encontraré They are found in the jails, and although that may make things difficult, I shall find them. Aunque tenga que buscarlos en las cárc5les, los encontraré Whether or not I may need to search the jails, I ...


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Though it is true that the structure of se habla using se before the third person singular of the verb is seen in reflexive constructions, this is not the case in the example that is being discussed here. You wouldn't say El se habla castellano. You would say El habla castellano. He speaks Spanish. The pronoun or particle se has many uses, one of which is ...


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The difference between ser/estar resides in the transitiveness of the adjective. I am a man, and that is not going to change, so : Soy un hombre I am sitting on my computer, but I can stand up: Estoy sentado en mi ordenador. La bolsa está rota, pero antes estaba sana. Es una bolsa, y siempre será una bolsa. Please read about transitive and ...



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