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Uses of ‘SE’ to express involuntariness

Have you ever wondered why en español we say things like: se le rompió el teléfono”, se te quemó la cena” or se me olvidó comprar la leche”?

What’s the role of the pronoun ‘se’ in these phrases? Watch our video to learn all about “SE de acciones imprevistas”, also known as SE to express involuntariness or unplanned actions.

 

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