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An Additional Reflexive Pronoun?

Jim_4

Jim_4

Hola; I am practicing the flash cards and have a question regarding reflexive pronoun usage. In the example "Peter siempre se ve muy ordenado" I understand the the "se" is referring to Peter because he, himself, looks tidy. In the sentence, " Esa camisa se te ve muy bien," why do we need the "se?" Why not just, "Esa camis te vey my bien?" (The shirt looks great on you.) I am assuming that the "se" refers to the shirt. Seems like unnecessary pronouns to me. Gracias, Jim
Mauricio

Mauricio

Hola, The pronoun 'se' is necessary in the sentence: Esa camisa se te ve muy bien. (That shirt looks good on you.) If you were to omit the 'se' :arrow: Esa camisa te ve muy bien. - this would now translate as "That shirt looks at you very well." - which doesn't make much sense. The reflexive pronoun 'se' brings the "look very good" back to you. So, the shirt looks good ON YOU. -Mauricio
marti1

marti1

So I can use 'verse' in the sense of 'to look good on' and the second pronoun tells 'who'... (a m)i se me ve este vestido. This dress (really) looks gond on me. Can it be used with inanimate things such as in the sentence 'A tu camion esos ruedas de aluminio se le ve.' :?:

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