"La ragazza che era entrata con te se ne va tra una settimana."

April 16, 2013


Could somebody explain what is the function of "se ne" in this sentence?

April 16, 2013
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"Se" in this case is the form "si" takes before pronouns, and it's there for a reflexive function (e.g. andarsi a prendere un caffè - to go get a coffee [for oneself]); "ne" is there as place adverb, meaning here or there. So "andarsene" is to take oneself out of a place, to move away, to leave a place; it's idiomatic, instead of "se ne va" it could have been "va via" (goes away, leaves).

April 17, 2013

it is rather difficult to discern "se ne va tra" from audio

April 19, 2013

I thought so too, but I thought maybe it's because I'm pretty new to the pronomial verbs.

May 20, 2013

I only got it because I saw the sentence at an earlier attempt in a different question type.

July 29, 2013
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