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In English, one can use the gender-neutral indefinite pronoun "one", e.g.:

One does not simply walk into Mordor...

In most dialects of modern English, this is rarely used, being replaced by the impersonal "you".

Does a Spanish equivalent of the pronoun "one" exist? As in German man/einer, French on, Catalan hom etc. Or is the only option to use the impersonal se?

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    Well, in this specific case we use uno: Uno no va directamente.... You can also head uno tiene cierta edad ya when someone talks about themselves. – fedorqui 'SO stop harming' Mar 20 '19 at 13:32
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    One=Uno. As simple as that. – DGaleano Mar 20 '19 at 13:47
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Though it is indeed more common to use the impersonal se in analogues of such phrases:

No se entra así como así en Mordor...

Spanish does have such a (subject) pronoun:

uno2, na
...
11. pron. indef. m. sing. Designa a una persona indeterminada.

Uno debería saber cómo comportarse en esos casos.

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  • Another translation would be "Uno no entra así como así a Mordor" – Barranka Mar 21 '19 at 5:20

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