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I agree with Guifa. From my own experience (center of Spain), your dictionary is right in saying "regresarse" isn't used in Spain. RAE seems to agree: regresar 2. intr. Volver al lugar de donde se partió. En Am., u. c. prnl. [= en América, usado como verbo pronominal] Here's some additional data from CORDE: As you can see, all contemporary uses ...


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regresarse I don't think I've ever heard in Spain. But in any case, in Spain, volver is heavily favored over regresar (that's not to say regresar isn't used, because it is, just less often). One reason as to the difference in reflexivity could be simply that regresar appears to be a relative late-comer to the language. Based on Google's N-grams, we can ...



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