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"Lei se lo merita."

Translation:She deserves it.

July 21, 2013



What is the se here? I thought that means if

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When two clitics are next to each other the first one changes (double pronouns):

  • Io mi merito questo: io me lo merito
  • Tu ti meriti questo: tu te lo meriti
  • Lui/Lei si merita questo: lui/lei se lo merita

And so on; this particular case is the latter, from the reflexive meritarsi. It gets more complicated when you start mixing in indirect object pronouns too.

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