Spanish Grammar: The Impersonal SE

Spanish Grammar: The Impersonal SE

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Identify:

Spanish Grammar: The Impersonal SE
la gramática española: el se impersonal

  • The impersonal se is one of a few functions of the pronoun se.
  • Make general statements without attaching them to a specific subject.

Study:

The Impersonal SE is used to make general statements without attaching them to a specific subject.

The Impersonal SE is formed by placing SE in front of the third-person singular form of the verb being used. (The él/ella/usted form).

Se debe estudiar mucho para sacar buenas notas.
One should study a lot in order to get good grades.

Se habla español aquí
Spanish is spoken here.

Se dice que nieva mañana.
It is said that it will snow tomorrow.

Se vende carros en la ciudad.
Cars are sold in the city.

Adapt:

¿Dónde se prepara un buen bistec?
Where is a good steak prepared?

¿Cómo se dice “book” en español?
How does one say “book” in Spanish?

¿Cómo se habla español bien?
How is Spanish spoken well?

¿Cuándo se sirve la cena?
When is dinner served?

¿Por qué se hace esto así?
Why is it done that way?

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