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does it mean "it seems to me that..."

I am trying to understand the "se" usage here, or is it just an expression'

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updated FEB 6, 2009
posted by casper

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Thank you, Casper. Next stop, the book store.

casper said:

I have the Diccionario Oxford Compact español-inglés and inglés-español, it has exactly what Lazarus just mentioned.

Janice said:

Are the dictionaries that you refer to (the ones you use) Spanish, English, Spanish-English? I want to buy one! and even if it is very big and heavy.

lazarus1907 said:

It is not easy, and memorizing all those rules I posted is just not enough, but you can always check a verb in the dictionary, and if it says "transitive" (tr.), then you are expected to have a direct object. "Hacer" is transitive in many of its uses, so you have to "make" (or do) something. If it doesn't fit, you have to consider an alternative.The dictionaries I use clearly label this use as "pronominal", and they translate this "hacerse" as "seem like".

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updated FEB 6, 2009
posted by Janice
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I have the Diccionario Oxford Compact español-inglés and inglés-español, it has exactly what Lazarus just mentioned.

Janice said:

Are the dictionaries that you refer to (the ones you use) Spanish, English, Spanish-English? I want to buy one! and even if it is very big and heavy.

lazarus1907 said:

It is not easy, and memorizing all those rules I posted is just not enough, but you can always check a verb in the dictionary, and if it says "transitive" (tr.), then you are expected to have a direct object. "Hacer" is transitive in many of its uses, so you have to "make" (or do) something. If it doesn't fit, you have to consider an alternative. The dictionaries I use clearly label this use as "pronominal", and they translate this "hacerse" as "seem like".

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updated FEB 6, 2009
posted by casper
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Are the dictionaries that you refer to (the ones you use) Spanish, English, Spanish-English? I want to buy one! and even if it is very big and heavy.

lazarus1907 said:

It is not easy, and memorizing all those rules I posted is just not enough, but you can always check a verb in the dictionary, and if it says "transitive" (tr.), then you are expected to have a direct object. "Hacer" is transitive in many of its uses, so you have to "make" (or do) something. If it doesn't fit, you have to consider an alternative.

The dictionaries I use clearly label this use as "pronominal", and they translate this "hacerse" as "seem like".

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updated FEB 5, 2009
posted by Janice
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It is not easy, and memorizing all those rules I posted is just not enough, but you can always check a verb in the dictionary, and if it says "transitive" (tr.), then you are expected to have a direct object. "Hacer" is transitive in many of its uses, so you have to "make" (or do) something. If it doesn't fit, you have to consider an alternative.

The dictionaries I use clearly label this use as "pronominal", and they translate this "hacerse" as "seem like".

updated FEB 5, 2009
posted by lazarus1907
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thanks Lazarus for your invaluable help, I've been referring to your link about "types of se", it's one thing to understand it and another thing to apply it. I hope to get a command of it somehow.

lazarus1907 said:

TYPES OF SE

That "se" makes the verb intransitive and it changes its meaning of "to seem (like)". It is basically a pronominal verb.

Se me hace que... = It seems to me that...

Me hace que... = (someone) makes me (to something)

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updated FEB 5, 2009
posted by casper
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TYPES OF SE

That "se" makes the verb intransitive and it changes its meaning of "to seem (like)". It is basically a pronominal verb.

Se me hace que... = It seems to me that...
Me hace que... = (someone) makes me (to something)

updated FEB 5, 2009
posted by lazarus1907
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it its an spanish modism that is used mainly to have the idea of know, other form is like : ""ya se""
or figureout of someting

updated FEB 5, 2009
posted by benito
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