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"The house turns into a hotel."

Translation:La casa se convierte en un hotel.

March 5, 2013


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May 2, 2013


I am not sure why there is a need for 'se' in this sentence. Why is it not just 'La casa convierte en un hotel' after all the house is not converting itself?

March 5, 2013


What the "se" does is that it makes the expression impersonal. There is no real subject in the English sentence either, where the house also does the "turning". In the Spanish phrase, if you leave out the se there is no ojbect and then the house would turn something, that is not specified at all, into a hotel.

March 5, 2013


Thank you. That is a very useful explanation.

April 30, 2013


why the SE. Isnt the "HOUSE" the subject? I dont understand and have never been properly taught the role of SE and its uses/reasons. Help. thank you

June 25, 2013
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