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I am not clear as to the distinction between viajar and viajarse. When would each be used? To say "We will be traveling for a few months," I would say "Nos viajaremos unos meses," but I don't know why it couldn't be simply "Viajaremos unos meses."

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    I'm not expert but I couldn't see "viajarse" in the RAE dictionary. But I did see examples in spanishdict that used the infinitive to describe something as a mode of transportation. Could this be a regionalism? – Peter M Oct 9 '20 at 18:08
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"nos viajamos" no es una form de "viajarse", sino un uso de "se" llamado "dativo superfluo", o "dativo ético" que sirve como un complemento que se interesa vivamente en la realización de la acción expresada por el verbo. Puede omitirse sin pérdida de información. Es prescindible. Ejemplos:

  • Nosotros nos leímos la novela de un tirón.
  • Juan se comió tres platos de arroz.
  • Se fue de repente.
  • Se pasó todo un año descansando.
  • No se esperaba eso.
  • Juan se construyó un hermoso chalé en la Sierra.
  • Los alumnos se temen lo peor.
  • Juan se merece un premio.
  • ¿Cuántas cervezas te tomas al día?

Normalmente la gente viaja por días o semanas, pero nosotros nos viajaremos por meses lo cual es algo inusual por lo que se usa el "dativo se" (nos) para indicarlo.

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The verb "viajar" is intransitive and is not pronominal. Therefore, only:

  • Viajaremos unos meses.

is correct.

We can exceptionally use this verb with an aspectual dative to indicate intensity:

  • Se viajó todo. (He traveled a lot)

  • Se viajó la vida (same meaning)

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  • So by this reasoning, would "Nos viajaremos mucho durante unos meses" be correct if we mean to say "We'll be traveling a lot for a few months"? – Phil Freedenberg Oct 10 '20 at 17:08
  • No, that sentence does not work. The sentences "se viajó todo" is a unit that does not admit an adverbial of duration. However, it does admit an adverbial of time: "Se viajó todo el año pasado" (He/She travelled a lot last year) – Gustavson Oct 10 '20 at 17:10
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The correct translation is viajaremos unos meses.

viajarse comes from something called verbo pronominal.

https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verbo_pronominal

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    What does viajarse mean then? I thought it does not exist, but this answer seems to imply that it does. – wimi Oct 10 '20 at 6:50
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    According to the DLE dle.rae.es/viajar?m=form the verb only has intransitive uses and a rarer one which is transitive. There is not mention of a pronominal use there so you need to provide a source for your statement. – mdewey Oct 10 '20 at 14:03

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