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10.7: ¨Se¨ con accidentes

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    Ejemplos \(\PageIndex{1}\)

    Ana Luisa: ¿Qué te pasó?

    Carlitos: Se me torció el tobillo.

    Thinking about the grammar

    What do you notice about the example above? What is the subject of the answer that Carlitos gives? It is similar to the ¨se¨ we use when the subject of the sentence isn´t important. In this case, we use it when we don´t want to accept responsibility for an occurence. Carlitos doesn´t say, ¨I twisted my ankle.¨ Instead, he says something like, ¨My ankle got twisted.¨ With this structure, after the ¨se¨ we use the indirect object pronoun to show who was affected by the accident. 

    Más ejemplos \(\PageIndex{1}\)

    Ethan se cayó de la bicicleta y se le rasguñó la rodilla.

    Mi madre se cayó y se le torció el hombro.

    Yo fui a la playa y se me quemó la espalda. 

    Hicimos el senderismo en el Gran Canyón y se nos cansaron mucho las piernas. 

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