Impersonal expressions are frequently used in English.
They say you shouldn't smoke.
They say it is going to rain.
One never knows when a tornado will strike.
It is said that lightening never strikes twice...
To form an impersonal expression in Spanish:
- conjugate the verb into the third person singular
- place the impersonal se directly before the conjugated verb
¿Cómo se dice ... en español?
How does one say ... in Spanish?
¿Cómo se dice "many people" en español?
How does one say "many people" in Spanish?
¿Cómo se dice "peach" en español?
How does one say "peach" in Spanish?
Se dice "durazno".
One says "durazno".
¿Se habla español en Brasil?
Is Spanish spoken in Brazil?
En Brasil se habla portugués.
In Brazil Portuguese is spoken.
Se dice que va a nevar.
They say it's going to snow.
Se paga al final de cada mes.
One pays at the end of each month.
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