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"Eso se va a resolver solo."

Translation:That is going to resolve itself.

December 27, 2012



Assuming this translation is correct, what's the purpose of the word "solo"? Wouldn't "eso se va a resolver" also mean "that is going to resolve itself"?


Based on this old thread http://duolingo.com/#/comment/80189 I say "Eso se va a resolver" would mean "That is going to be resolved" One of the definitions of "solo" is "own its on" http://www.spanishdict.com/translate/solo scrambled to "on its own" it kind of makes sense. That is going to be resolved on its own" = "That is going to resolve itself."


From doing a google search for the phrase, "se va a resolver", what I deduced was that "eso se va a resolver" doesn't specifically mean "that is going to resolve itself." It could mean that, but it could also mean any odd "it" such as "that is going to resolve it" The "it" could be anything. It doesn't have to be referring to the "that" which would be "itself". I think they add the "solo" to make it clear that it is referring to itself.

I still don't quite understand Spanish direct and indirect object pronouns, so take what I said with a grain of salt

(P.S. if anyone has a reference for direct and indirect objects, I would love to see it.)


This is neither a direct or indirect object pronoun, it's a reflexive pronoun.

One of the uses of the reflexive is to create something similar to English's passive voice, in which you make the object into the subject, and then optionally include the originaly subject after "by".

Spanish is spoken here [by people]. Se habla Español aquí.

Apparently the most natural interpretation of "Eso se va a resolver," without the "solo" would be this passive-like form. The "solo" makes that interpretation invalid, and shifts it to the reflexive-pronoun form, "That is going to resolve itself."


My understanding is that "Eso se va a resolver" could be either the passive voice or the reflexive, either "That will be resolved" or "That will resolve itself." A preference for one or the other would be based on context. The "solo" is best translated in English as "by itself," which could be appended to either.


My thoughts too! It is reflexive so why do we need "solo" ?


Why not "that is going to resolve itself alone".


i also want to know this?


I had put "that alone will resolve it", but it was wrong. It is a slightly different meaning than what is suggested.


Your version implies that although more than one thing can be done to solve the problem, there is one thing that should be sufficient. This is not what the original sentence says - it states that the problem will disappear by itself, without any actions taken.


Hi Dimitri, I don't agree with your definition of my sentence, since to me it means "that is the only thing that will resolve it". But in reading the duo sentence, I really did not understand what it meant. That is why I came to the comments section to figure it out. And I was looking for feedback on my comment to help in this process, so thank you for being someone who cared to comment.


"that will be resolved by itself" why is not correct? you are already using fixed in the translation


Because that's not valid English. You can say that a problem or situation will resolve itself, but for whatever idiosyncratic reason, if you say a problem or situation will be resolved by somebody, it has to be by an animate agent. Or, I guess in some situations, it could be an abstract something that can be read as having the power to apply some kind of force to the situation. "This problem will be resolved by the passage of time." But for whatever reason, "This problem will be resolved by itself," just reads as invalid. (I think this has to do not so much with English grammar, as with English conceptual metaphors. http://theliterarylink.com/metaphors.html )


I know this is an old comment, but it is a perfectly valid English metaphor to say something will fix itself.


I don't see at all how it is a metaphor. Could someone explain. (And yes, I know the concept of metaphor very well). A metaphor for what? Or do you mean a personification?


Auros, that is a very interesting link, but I do not see how it supports your point.


I would like to get an answer to this question too.


solo refer that is going to solve without you do anything for solving it o.o this is a tongue-twister


Still not working, but I submitted it. Judging from comments on other threads, it is simply a matter of fewer people having run through the later lessons and sending in corrections.


Shouldn’t “That will resolve itself on its own.” be a correct answer? If it isn’t, what does that translate to?


"Eso se resolverá solo."is offered by the SpanishDict. It seems to be synonymous to "Eso se va a resolver solo.", doesn't it?


resolverá is future tense, which is generally not used for near-future events. It's generally use about more speculative or abstract future events.


Earlier in this lesson DL wanted us to translate"esto se va a resolver"with no solo. Their answer was "this is going to resolve itself". Is the solo just for emphasis?


Hola, I think yours is the best question asked here. What do you think of: Only this is going to be resolved. ? What a streak..........................


According to: Word Magic Dictionary & Tools Professional def. (#3) Solo = an Adjective (único) single , by itself


Am I the only one to find the male voice difficult to understand ...


I agree this one is weird. Solo is definitely redundant. The word can translate as "That is going to resolve itself by itself," but that's stupid. Solo has other meanings like "only", "alone," "unaided," but those also cause a redundancy or sound confused. Another expression "si solo," definitely means "itself". "Si mismo" also means itself. Sometimes Spanish does this, having sentences where the same idea is expressed twice over. "Se" is reflexive so in a puristic sense the "solo" really isn't needed, but we have to accept that a speaker can throw this in as double emphasis.


How about "Only this will resolve it"? or put "only" at the end maybe with a comma like "... ,only."


Eso se va a resolver would be translated as "That is going to be resolved" The "se" makes it intransitive, I think. Adding solo (to me) means "on its own".


Finally, the use of the word "se", where it is OBVIOUS that the sentence has a reflexive quality, wow, epiphany!


That alone will resolve itself. Should this be an acceptable solution?


I will and I repeat will Neverrr understand why "solo" is used here


Likewise, I have no idea why "solo" is used here??? Doesn't "se" in combination with "a resolver" translate "to resolve itself" making the addition of "solo" redundant? How about at least using "a sí mismo"instead of "solo"to clarify the "by itself" issue? Simply hanging "solo: at the end there makes for a very sloppy English translation.


How come it can't be "that will be solved on its own?"


Why not "only that is going to be resolved"?


You are thinking of "sólo", which is a different word from "solo".


What word represents "itself" in this sentence?


the combination of "se"..."a resolver" translates to "resolve itself."


Hola!!!!! Yo hablo español y estoy aprendiendo inglés y qurua saber que es “itself" espero que me entiendan


Es "se mismo" o "solo, sin ayuda."


Es "su misma" o "solo, sin ayuda."


"It will resolve itself "should be right


The correct answer was given as "that will be resolved by itself." I said "that will be resolved separately." I don't understand why that is not correct at least in some context.


that is going to solve BY itself ? why not?


That's what I put also (except, "resolve", not "solve"), and why I dropped in on this discussion. I see no answer so far.


I had "That is going to be solved by itself," which sounds natural and follows the Spanish meaning.


Using idiomatic English, I would translate it as "That is going to sort itself out". I did not do it though, knowing that Duo does not welcome idiomatic translations.


I like your interpretation even more than my "That is going to solve itself." We need to post acceptable variations!


Word solo seems unnecessary - so why translate it when clicked on????


Why is "This will solve itself" not acceptable??


Shouldn't "That will work itself out" be an acceptable answer?


Yes. Your translation or "That is gonna work itself out" are the most natural translations for this English speaker.


Because 'se' is reflexive and 'lo' is not ... my attempt to understand it:


"Eso lo va a resolver solo" "That is going to resolve some other thing ('lo') by itself", with

"Eso se va a resolver solo" "That is going to resolve itself ('se' the thing that does the action) by itself ('solo' - by its own power - and without some other power/help).


Why not "He is going to resolve that himself"?


'This is going to resolve itself' didnt work here...


Why can't it be: That is going to be solved?


I translated "That is going to resolve on it's own", and was marked wrong.


I wrote "That is going to resolve itself on it's own" and that was wrong as well


The better English translation of this is: That will take care of itself


That's my philosophy in life.


why isn't "That is going to take care of itself" accepted?


Why answer is not "That is going to resolve it alone "


It appears that the folks who maintain the site have stopped reviewing comments for this. It is apparent that "This is going to resolve by itself" is a good translation that does not apply to the lack of flexibility of this part of the site! Thanks.


It rejected "That is gong to resolve itself on its own". Is that right?


My answer means the same thing as the one the system used


I wish math could do that:(


"That is going to work itself out" = should be accepted. I think "sort" is more commonly used in the UK.


What does this mean?


He is going to resolve that alone

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