It makes "rompe" passive, or at least intransitive. Without "si" you would wonder what the toy doesn't break.
Thanks! I appreciate the extra help!
Could you use "si" in some other sentences to show how it would sound with and without the word?
Thanks in advance!
io chiamo Roberto
I call Roberto
io mi chiamo Roberto
my name is Roberto
(I am called) Roberto
Io alzo il tavolo
I lift the table
Io mi alzo
I get up (or I wake up)
Very helpful explanation, thank you
Ah! Good explanation. Grazie.
I translated "si rompe" as "break itself" in both this example and the one about clocks - Duo marked me as correct for the latter, but not for this one. Any ideas why?
What function is the "si"?
Si means "itself".
Without it, one will think that the toy cannot break anything instead of "cannot get (itself) broken".
I inserted both "My toy does not break," as well as "My toy is not broken," in order to see if the latter would pass muster. No way of telling, from the response, unfortunately.
How would you say 'my toy is not broken please?
Il mio giocattolo non è rotto
Why not "My toy can't break"?
I do not get why lately every verb used in this subject (present 3) is explained with "You" mainly, but in the phrase is using for "He/She/It" MAINLY. Lol just an observation.
Can "giocattolo" mean "game"?
don't was not accepted