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leilayell_07 January 19, 2016, 1:34 pm
what is the difference between lo sé and yo sé?
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Dan-H24 January 19, 2016, 1:49 pm
Literally, lo sé means I know it, whereas yo sé means I know. But practically, I think they can be used interchangeably. Perhaps lo sé could be used when you want to emphasize what you know...I know IT, whereas yo sé could be used when you want to emphasize that you know whatever is known...I know.

But again, I think they are interchangeable.
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leilayell_07 January 19, 2016, 2:21 pm
So basically I can say 'yo siento' (for Im sorry) as well as, 'lo siento' and it wouldn't really matter?  
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Dan-H24 January 19, 2016, 2:58 pm
No, I don't think you can. Lo siento means, "(for it) I am sorry." I think that is the common expression.
 
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Robert-C7 January 19, 2016, 3:36 pm
Saying "yo siento" probably does not mean what you think it does.  You have to say "lo siento" to effectively say I'm sorry.  The verb "sentir" means "to feel" so saying "lo siento" literally means "I feel it" and that somehow means "I'm sorry".  It would be strange to simply say "I feel" since the verb seems to demand a subject.
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Steven-W15 January 20, 2016, 8:33 am
Definitely: "Lo siento" is the formula way to I'm sorry. An interesting question is when you would use "sentir" as opposed to "sentirse". I would venture the following:
- siento que voy a poder...: 
- me siento [adjective]

Corrections please if I'm wrong!
 
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ricardo-rich January 20, 2016, 7:40 pm
Hola a todos,

I came across something regarding sentirse vs. sentir. Sentirse: "How" you feel, Me siento bien. "What" you feel, Siento el frío. "How" reflexive. "What" not reflexive Kinda handy!

Saludos,

Ricardo
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Dan-H24 January 20, 2016, 7:49 pm

¡Gracias Ricardo! Eso es lógico para mi. 

"How" you feel (sad, happy) comes from within = reflexive.
"What" you feel (cold, hot, etc.)  comes from without = not reflexive.
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Steven-W15 January 21, 2016, 7:52 am
Thanks Ricardo!
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ricardo-rich January 21, 2016, 5:48 pm
De nada amigos.
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leilayell_07 January 25, 2016, 1:18 pm
Thanks everyone!
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