There are 3 main translations of se in English:

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se

pronombre personal

  • 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 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) se cortó el dedo (reflexivo)
    he cut his finger
    se hizo un vestido (reflexivo)
    she made herself a dress
    (causativo)
    she had a dress made
    no se hablan (recíproco)
    they're not on speaking terms
    they're not speaking to each other
    se lo comió todo (enfático)
    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
    3.3 (en normas, instrucciones) See examples: ¿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

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    In Spain, a geographical, social, and culturally homogeneous region, with a clear natural or administrative demarcation is called a comarca. Comarcas are normally smaller than regiones. They are often famous for some reason, for example Ampurdán (Catalonia) for its wines, or La Mancha (Castile) for its cheeses.