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La niña se lava la cara. whay cant we say : La niña lava la cara?

  • Posted Jan 19, 2012
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They are pronouns. They mean different things in different contexts, but in your example se is a reflexive pronoun. This article has some very good information.

  • Jan 19, 2012
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whay cant we say : La niña lava la cara?

You can, if she is washing someone else's face. The Se tells you that she is washing her own face.

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"la niña lava la cara" translates as "the girl washes (the) face". So, "se" it's telling you that it's her's, she's doing it to herself.

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  • Must be an echo. - 0074b507 Jan 19, 2012