1. The impersonal passive contruction in English is as follows. Meat is sold at the butcher shop.
2. In Spanish the pronoun se can be used to express the impersonal passive voice. Note that if the subject is singular, the verb is singular. If the subject is plural, note the verb is plural. The 3 part construction is- Se+verb+subject
We don’t know WHO sells… so the subject is the WHAT they are selling! Se vende carne.= Meat is sold here Se venden legumbres. = Vegetables are sold here **Ellos venden carne. = They sell meat.
3. Se can be used to convey (or translated as) the general subject, one, they, and people.
También ellos venden mariscos. También se venden mariscos.
Pero allí ellos no hablan español. Pero allí no se habla español.
Practice Practice for Passive Voice with Se: Translate 1.Se comen muchas tortillas en México. 2. They eat a lot of potatoes in Chile. 3. Se come mucha carne en Argentina. 4. They drink a lot of wine in Spain. 5. Se comen muchos mariscos en Ecuador.
Continued… 6. They use hot salsas in México. 7. Se comen muchas comidas italianas en Uruguay. 8. They eat a lot of rice and beans in Puerto Rico. 9. Se usa mucho aceite en España. 10. They drink a lot of coffee in the USA.
*Definitions* **Choose 20 words from your vocabulary list and create your own clue/definition. If I read what you write, I should be able to tell what vocabulary word you are talking about. **You must use at least one word from each of the sections on your vocabulary list
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