Pronoun Se and change of meaning: pronominal verbs in Spanish
This is one of the most difficult points for our students, sometimes it seems very difficult to remember if a verb needs the pronoun se or not and… sometimes the same verb with or without the pronoun se it is a completely new verb with a different meaning.
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Non Pronominal Verbs in Spanish
Limitar: restrict, limit
Ocupar: take up, occupy
Parecer: appear, seem, look like
Pasar: go, proceed, go ahead, pass
Pronominal Verbs in Spanish
Fijarse: pay attention to
Limitarse: control yourself, restrict yourself to
Ocuparse: take responsibility to
Parecerse: be alike, look alike
Pasarse: act to smart (pasarse de listo), go to far with something
More examples of verbs with pronoun se here.