https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BabetteBeo

El se está alojando en un hotel.

I cannot understand what the 'se' is doing in this sentence. It is not necessary in El está jugando en el parque, or El está viviendo en Francia. Can anyone explain what's happening here? Many thanks in anticipation.

May 20, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ignatznkrazy

Alojarse is a pronominal verb that has a different meaning than alojar.

http://www.spanishdict.com/translate/alojar

alojar

TRANSITIVE VERB

1. (to give housing to)

a. to accommodate

Podremos alojar 3,000 huéspedes en nuestro hotel. We'll be able to accommodate 3,000 guests in our hotel.

b. to house

Este refugio aloja refugiados de la guerra. This shelter houses refugees from the war.

c. to put up (in someone's house)

Te podemos alojar por unas noches mientras estás en la ciudad. We can put you up for a few nights while you're in town.

alojarse

PRONOMINAL VERB

2. (to be lodged)

a. to stay

Hay muchos lugares lindos en donde alojarse en nuestra ciudad. There are many nice places to stay in our city.

b. to be housed

Se alojaron sobrevivientes del huracán Katrina por todo el estado. Survivors of Hurricane Katrina were housed all across the state.

May 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ahau.3

Inmejorable respuesta :)

May 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BabetteBeo

Thank you so much now I understand.

May 21, 2018
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