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What does "Se vende casa" literally mean? I know it's something like "Someone is selling their house." I know it's similar to "Se habla español" but the literal meaning is confusing to me.

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It is the passive voice. Often used for impersonal expression such as se vende casa, House for sale, se habla español, Spanish is spoken, etc.

  • I would stay with impersonal (no subject or agent) Passive voice most often has an agent. - 0074b507 Dec 30, 2009 flag
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"House for sale" I think is the closest translation (casa en venta). A word by word translation would not make sense.

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House for sale (I think).

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My guess would be - sell someone's house?

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