Slow Spanish Dialogues - The "impersonal se"  

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Impersonal expressions are frequently used in English.

One shouldn't smoke.
One never knows when a tornado will strike.

To form an impersonal expression in Spanish:
- conjugate the verb into the third person singular
- place the impersonal se directly before the conjugated verb

¿Qué idioma se habla? - What language is spoken?

se habla - is spoken, one speaks

el castellano - Castilian Spanish

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¿Qué idioma se habla en Japón?
What language does one speak in Japan?

En Japón se habla japonés.
In Japan one speaks Japanese.

¿Qué idioma se habla en Corea?
What language does one speak in Korea?

En Corea se habla coreano.
In Korea one speaks Korean.

¿Qué idioma se habla en Nueva Zelanda?
What language does one speak in New Zealand?

En Nueva Zelanda se habla inglés.
In New Zealand one speaks English.

¿Qué idioma se habla en Italia?
What language does one speak in Italy?

En Italia se habla italiano.
In Italy one speaks Italian.

¿Qué idioma se habla en España?
What language does one speak in Spain?

En España se habla castellano.
In Spain one speaks Castilian Spanish.


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