I have been studying Spanish for a while. I still have basic questions , one of which is:
Why do some verbs sometimes use "se" in the infinitive and sometimes not?
Example: ir de marcha/irse de marcha. Comer/comerse Recordar/recordarse There are loads. I understand reflexive verbs, e.g. lavarse/afeitarse mean to wash oneself/shave etc. I don't have a problem with those. Is the "se" optional? I know in Hiberno-English(Ireland) we often say things like , I like to take off with myself on holiday, or I like to sit myself down with a good book. This sounds conversational and natural. Is it similar? Or has it something to do with Direct and Indirect Object pronouns and duplication which I read about in a previous post? I am sorry ,therefore if I am duplicating a question!