There are 3 translations of se in English:

se

pron pers

  • 1 seguido de otro pronombre: sustituyendo a le ya se lo he dicho (a él) I've already told him (a ella) I've already told her (a usted, ustedes) I've already told you (a ellos) I've already told them el vestido tenía cuello pero se lo quité the dress had a collar but I took it off
  • 2 (en verbos pronominales) quejarse to complain se queja de todo [él/ella] he/she complains about everything [usted] you complain about everything ¿no se arrepienten? [ellos/ellas] aren't they sorry? [ustedes] aren't you sorry? el barco se hundió the ship sank se cortó (reflexivo/reflexive) he cut himself se cortó el dedo (reflexivo/reflexive) he cut his finger se hizo un vestido (reflexivo/reflexive) she made herself a dress (causativo/causative) she had a dress made no se hablan (recíproco/reciprocal) they're not on speaking terms, they're not speaking to each other se lo comió todo (enfático/emphatic) he ate it all, he ate the whole thing
  • 3 3.1 (en la voz pasiva) se oyeron unos gritos there were shouts se estudiarán sus propuestas your proposals will be studied se publicó el año pasado it was published last year se habla inglés English spoken here 3.2 (impersonal) aquí se está muy bien it's very nice here se iba poco al teatro people didn't go to the theater very much ya se ha llegado a un punto en que … we've/they've now reached a point where …, a point has now been reached where … véase el capítulo X see Chapter X se los acusa de subversión they are accused of subversion se castigará a los culpables those responsible will be punished 3.3 (en normas, instrucciones) ¿cómo se escribe tu nombre? how is your name spelled?, how do you spell your name? se pica la cebolla bien menuda chop the onion finely sírvase bien frío serve chilled

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Word of the day amnistiar
vt
to grant an amnesty to …
Cultural fact of the day

Spain's War of Independence against Napoleon Bonaparte's French occupation was ignited by the popular revolt in Madrid on 2 May 1808 against the French army. With support from the Duke of Wellington, Spanish resistance continued for over five years in a guerra de guerrillas which gave the world the concept and the term guerrilla warfare. The autocratic Fernando VII was restored to the throne in 1814, and his first act was to abolish the progressive Constitution of Cadiz adopted in 1812.

There are 3 translations of se in English:

SE

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Word of the day amnistiar
vt
to grant an amnesty to …
Cultural fact of the day

Spain's War of Independence against Napoleon Bonaparte's French occupation was ignited by the popular revolt in Madrid on 2 May 1808 against the French army. With support from the Duke of Wellington, Spanish resistance continued for over five years in a guerra de guerrillas which gave the world the concept and the term guerrilla warfare. The autocratic Fernando VII was restored to the throne in 1814, and his first act was to abolish the progressive Constitution of Cadiz adopted in 1812.

There are 3 translations of se in English:

  • saber2 ser1

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Word of the day amnistiar
vt
to grant an amnesty to …
Cultural fact of the day

Spain's War of Independence against Napoleon Bonaparte's French occupation was ignited by the popular revolt in Madrid on 2 May 1808 against the French army. With support from the Duke of Wellington, Spanish resistance continued for over five years in a guerra de guerrillas which gave the world the concept and the term guerrilla warfare. The autocratic Fernando VII was restored to the throne in 1814, and his first act was to abolish the progressive Constitution of Cadiz adopted in 1812.