What does the pronoun "me" mean in the following sentences ?
- Se me rompió el vaso.
- Se me cayó el vaso.
Based on All about datives, or: What's that funny "le" or "me" doing in there?, it seems to me that the sentences could mean:
- I got (emotionally, physically or financially) harmed when the objects have broken (dative of interest). https://dle.rae.es/dativo seems to agree with this one.
- I am worried/concerned because the objects broke (ethical dative)
- My glass and my vase have broken (sympathetic dative)
- I am making it clear that I have broken the objects accidentally and I am neglecting the responsibility for them. https://www.espanolavanzado.com/gramatica-avanzada/755-dativo-de-interes agrees with this one (aspectual dative).
Uses of "se": "se rompió" o "rompió" is a similar question , but it seems to me that all the answers there are wrong because they only consider the sympathetic dative and the reflexive usage, not the possibilities of ethical dative, dative of interest and aspectual dative.