Questions tagged [verbo-pronominal]

Preguntas sobre los verbos que se usan con pronombres reflexivos (me, se...).

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What exactly are the “passive se” and “impersonal se”?

Many materials for learning Spanish, discuss the "impersonal se" (e.g. ¿Se puede tocar esto?) and "passive se" (e.g. Se habla español.). What exactly are these forms grammatically? Is the se in both ...
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Why “se lo” instead of “le lo”? / ¿Por qué debo escoger “se lo” en vez de “le lo”?

In this (simple) sentence: Se lo dijo la historia. (He told her the story.) I think this is also right: Le lo dijo la historia. But the latter doesn't seem so prevalent or even acceptable. ...
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“Voy a dormir” vs “me voy a dormir” - huge difference or not?

What is correct? Is there any grammatical difference between them? I have just stumbpled upon verbs ending with "-se". Before that I was thinking that "voy a" is the only way to say "I'm going to......
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Is there a difference between “reflexivo” and “pronominal”?

In the context of Spanish linguistics, is there a difference in how the terms reflexivos and pronominales are used to describe verbs/pronouns? Note 1: question suggested in this Meta thread: Is there ...
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Usage of “ver(se)” for “to seem/look” (te ves, se te ve, te veo, etc.)

The verb ver can be used in a few different constructions to convey how something looks or seems: Te ves bonita. Se te ve mal. Te veo bien. For the reflexive constructions, the WordReference entry ...
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Why does “¿Cómo te llamas?” mean “¿Cuál es tu nombre?”?

Why does "¿Cómo te llamas?" mean "¿Cuál es tu nombre?". After all, it literally means "How do you call yourself?". Yet, most of the time, you don't call yourself anything; rather, other people call ...
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When does one replace “le/les” with the pronoun “se”?

When are the object pronouns le/les replaced with se?
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How does “Te vas a cansar” mean “You're going to get tired”?

Why does "Te vas a cansar" mean "You're going to get tired"? Irse means to leave, to go, to die, to go away and to forget. There is no translation which means "to become something" for instance, "to ...
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What is the difference between “No lo digas” and “No se lo digas”?

I'm taking my very first steps into learning Spanish. I was watching the first episode of Extr@ en español where one person tells another: ¡No se lo digas a nadie! Why is 'se' used here? To my ...
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Why “se” in front of some verbs?

I get very confused when I see se in front of some verbs in Spanish or about when to put it in front of a verb when writing in Spanish. From my understanding I think it is used when someone is trying ...
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Dejarte irte, dejarte ir, dejar irte

A partir de una serie de comentarios intercambiados con @rsanchez en este otro hilo, me gustaría conocer la opinión de los colegas del sitio sobre las frases verbales en negritas: (1) Dejarte irte ...
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¿Qué es un dativo? ¿Cuántos hay? ¿Cuál es su diferencia con los pronombres reflexivos?

He visto ejemplos donde frases como "me viene la película" o "no se lo digas a nadie" tienen el pronombre "se" como dativo, lo que no entiendo es qué diferencia a un dativo de un reflexivo.
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Reflexives and use of “se” in “terminarse”

I'm slowing working my way through reflexive pronouns, and I understand that there are several uses of the pronoun 'se' : Accidental / unplanned circumstances (se me cayó el vaso) Passive Voice for ...
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¿“Le escapa la respiración” vs “Se le escapa la respiración”?

Con la frase inglesa "His breath escapes him", ¿cuál sería la traducción (más) correcta? Le escapa su respiración o Se le escape su respiración He indagado un poco pero no entiendo ...
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What's the usage of “se” in “se me olvidaron”?

I'm trying to undertstand this sentence: Se me olvidaron las llaves. I can roughly figure out the meaning of "I forgot the keys, but I can't understand the usage of "se me olvidaron". What's the ...
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“Usarse” or “usar” identification

I want to ask a question about distinguishing reflexive verbs from pronomial verbs (verbs that use a reflexive pronouns). I was learning about "la forma del futuro imperfecto" and the following ...
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¿Es esto un caso de leísmo?

Hago esta pregunta a raíz de lo ocurrido en esta pregunta: https://spanish.stackexchange.com/a/27253/17253 En la cual, una compañera usuaria pregunta por la frase La vi bajarse disimuladamente ...