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

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Why is "te" needed in these sentences? [duplicate]

I was wondering why the pronoun te is needed in these sentences: No te preocupes. (meaning "don't worry") My confusion here comes from the fact that preocupar is already conjugated to tú form. ...
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Definite article before generic nouns in constructions with the verb "gustar"

I'm designing a problem based around the generic noun 'el pastel' and I'm wondering which variant of the following two is more acceptable: A ellos les gusta comer el pastel. A ellos les gusta comer ...
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Why is the "se" needed in "la niña se baja del coche"?

In the phrase La niña se baja del coche Why is the se needed as we know it is the girl that gets out of the car?
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Using 2 verbs in a passive voice

You can use "se" to construct a passive voice sentence. The passive se formula is this: se + verb (third person) + noun Example: Se vende queso English tranlation: Cheese sold here Now I want ...
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Why isn't "cómo se dice" "cómo dices"?

"Cómo se dice __", meaning "how do you say __", is confusing me. Why is there se? Why is dice in él/ella/usted (3rd) form if "cómo se dice" means "how do you say __"? Why isn't it "cómo dices"?
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Why, in "mis padres se llaman __", do you need "se"?

I know there's another question about "se", but I don't understand the answer or know which of the scenarios described refers to this one. While learning Spanish, I'm supposed to know the sentence ...
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Why is "yo me quedo en casa" instead of "yo quedo en casa"?

So I understand that it's "me quedo" instead of "yo quedo" because the "yo" is omitted. Just like everything else in Spanish, the verb tense gives away what the pronoun is. Why is it then "yo me ...
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"Vistiéndose" vs "vistiendo" - what is the difference?

María está vistiéndose (María is dressing up) vs María está vistiendo (María is wearing) Is this meaning correct?
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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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What is the grammatical decomposition of "Se te ve tan diferente"?

What is the grammatical structure of Se te ve tan diferente answered in How do you say "You look so different" in Spanish?? se Is this: Passive form "Se + 3rd person present" se ve for a general ...
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How do you say "spread" in Spanish? [closed]

Like in the sentence: The poison spread out all over her body. El veneno .... por todo su cuerpo.
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¿Hay diferencia entre "cuando se jubile" y "cuando jubilarse"?

While listening to my Pimsleur Spanish audio, I was instructed that while the following are both similar ways of saying "when you retire," the second option frames the statement as a question, rather ...
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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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El uso de "se los" en "se los pasó su número"

En un grupo de español vi que alguien había puesto la frase: Se los pasó su número. Había alguien que se quería agregar al grupo. Lo que no entiendo es que el "los" se refiera a "ustedes". Lo que ...
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Se personal y se pasiva refleja

Is it: ¿En qué circunstancias se usan? (Is this a passive sentence?) ¿En qué circunstancias se los usa? (Is se an ethic dative there?) No sé dónde se encontraron los libros. Does that mean "I don't ...
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Usage of 'se impersonal' ('la niña se come una manzana')

I've been using the Duolingo app to get some extra practice and have just come across the following questions: Translate: La niña se come una manzana. Ella se come la manzana. And the ...
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Impersonal Construction with Se vs Commands?

Should sentences using the Impersonal Construction with se be translated / read as commands? i.e. should se nada en la piscina y el océano be translated/read as "Swim in the pool and ocean" or "They ...
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¿Cuál es el análisis gramatical de la siguiente frase?

Estaba escribiendo una receta de cómo preparar la sopa, tratando de usar las formas impersonales de los verbos (por ejemplo, Se necesita calentar el agua). Cuando la mostré a mis amigos ...
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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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Pregunta sobre la voz pasiva con "se"

Entiendo que en Español se puede decir, "La pintura fue creada por Picasso". Pero, no sé si se puede decir lo mismo con la construcción pasiva con "se". ¿Es posible decir, "Se creó la pintura por ...
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El uso de «se» en «se llevó los niños a rezar»

¿Qué significa el se en esta frase? Siempre didáctico, hizo [Melquíades] una sabia exposición sobre las virtudes diabólicas del cinabrio. Úrsula no le hizo caso, sino que se llevó los niños a ...
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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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¿Por qué se dice "¿qué se te ofrece?" y no "¿qué te ofrezco?"?

Llevo más o menos tres años hablando español, dos de los cuales viví en Mexico. Pero algo que sigo sin entender es por qué, si es que hay alguna razón, decimos ¿Qué se te ofrece? y no ¿Qué te ofrezco? ...
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Uses of "SE" : se discutió

Can you see the difference between no. 6 and no. 7? Are there any differences in meaning? Could you please answer the questions below? 6, En el coloquio se discutió un tema interesante. 6a, In ...
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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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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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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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