como se dice, porque necesitamos dice

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In the phrase, como se dice (en espanol): how to you say (in Spanish), porque necesitamos poner "se". Comprendo que puedes usar "se" en un verbo reflexivo como se bana (he/she bathed him/herself) and para to emphasize (fijar') un direccion, por ejemplo, se sienta! (sit DOWN).

Si hice un error en mi grammar o spelling (escribir), dime por favor porque quiero saber mis errores. Aprendo mas facilmente cuando una oltra persona me dice tan desde un libro o la internet cuando necesito encontrar myself. (:D)

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updated OCT 17, 2008
posted by El-punto

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I think the 3rd response is the best answer to this. "Como se dice'" means "How is it said'" Other examples could be "Como se ve'" = "How does it look'" or "Como se deletrea'" = How is it spelled'"

updated OCT 17, 2008
posted by Jenna
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There are many uses of 'se' other than the reflexive.
In this case it is the impersonal use of 'se', as in "se come bien aquí".

I might add that the use of 'se' is not strictly required here, but without it, the meaning slightly changes. For example you could say to someone "¿Como dices ....'". Which would mean "How do you say ...'". "¿Como se dice ...'" would mean "How is it said'".

updated OCT 17, 2008
posted by Mark-W
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Nice question, lol. Hard to think.
Se... mean that somebody is doing or making an action (present). Se baña (she or he is bathing right now)
If you order something you dont need to say SE, but you have to say the verb root + ate (for second person = tu) ,verb root + se (Usted), verb root + ense (ustedes) example: bañate, bañese, bañense.

updated OCT 16, 2008
posted by Marisa-Estrada
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In this case, the "se" makes the construction passive. se dice = (it) is said

That's a very simplified explanation. If you search for "se", "reflexive", or "pronomial" in the Search Forum box, you'll see a lot more discussions about various uses of se.

updated OCT 16, 2008
posted by Natasha