se


se
pron.
1 himself, (f) herself (de personas) (singular).
se está lavando, está lavándose she is washing (herself)
se lavó los dientes she cleaned her teeth
espero que se diviertan I hope you enjoy yourselves
el perro se lame the dog is licking itself
se lame la herida it's licking its wound
se levantaron y se fueron they got up and left
2 oneself.
hay que afeitarse todos los días one has to shave every day, you have to shave every day
3 each other, one another.
se aman they love each other
se escriben cartas they write to each other
4 (to) him, (f) (to) her (de personas) (singular).
se lo dio he gave it to him/her/etc
se lo dije, pero no me hizo caso I told her, but she didn't listen
si usted quiere, yo se lo arreglo en un minuto if you like, I'll sort it out for you in a minute
m.
Se, selenium.
* * *
SE
símbolo
1 (sureste) southeast; (símbolo) SE
* * *
pron.
1) to him, to her, to you, to them
2) himself, herself, itself, yourself, yourselves, themselves
3) each other
* * *
ABR
= sudeste SE
* * *
(= sureste) SE
* * *
= one.
Nota: Cualquier persona.
Ex. None of these labels is entirely accurate, in that some packages which one would want to include in this category do not match one or other of these labels.
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* per se = per se.
* se anunciará = to be announced.
* se argumenta que = the argument goes that.
* se avecinan malos tiempos = hard times lie ahead.
* se cae de su peso que = it goes without saying that.
* se decía que = rumour had it that.
* se desprende que = it follows that.
* se dice = so the story goes.
* se dice pronto, pero no es tan fácil = easier said than done.
* se dice que = rumour has it that, the saying + be + that.
* se ha hecho público = word's out, the.
* se pierda o se gane = win or lose.
* se postula que = the argument goes that.
* se puede = is to be.
* se rumoreaba que = rumour had it that.
* se rumorea que = rumour has it that.
* ¡se te acabó el cuento! = the jig's up!.
* se va a + Infinitivo = be to be + Participio.
* se + Verbo = be + to be + Verbo, one + Verbo.
* se ve tal cual aparecerá impreso (WYSIWYG) = WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get).
* * *
(= sureste) SE
* * *
= one.
Nota: Cualquier persona.

Ex: None of these labels is entirely accurate, in that some packages which one would want to include in this category do not match one or other of these labels.

* per se = per se.
* se anunciará = to be announced.
* se argumenta que = the argument goes that.
* se avecinan malos tiempos = hard times lie ahead.
* se cae de su peso que = it goes without saying that.
* se decía que = rumour had it that.
* se desprende que = it follows that.
* se dice = so the story goes.
* se dice pronto, pero no es tan fácil = easier said than done.
* se dice que = rumour has it that, the saying + be + that.
* se ha hecho público = word's out, the.
* se pierda o se gane = win or lose.
* se postula que = the argument goes that.
* se puede = is to be.
* se rumoreaba que = rumour had it that.
* se rumorea que = rumour has it that.
* ¡se te acabó el cuento! = the jig's up!.
* se va a + Infinitivo = be to be + Participio.
* se + Verbo = be + to be + Verbo, one + Verbo.
* se ve tal cual aparecerá impreso (WYSIWYG) = WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get).

* * *
SE
(= sureste) SE
* * *

Multiple Entries:
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saber    
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saber 1 sustantivo masculino
knowledge;
una persona de gran sé a person of great learning

saber 2 (conjugate saber) verbo transitivo
1
a)nombre/dirección/canciónto know;

ya lo sé I know;

no lo sé I don't know;
no sé cómo se llama I don't know his name;
¡yo qué sé! how (on earth) should I know! (colloq);
que yo sepa as far as I know;
sé algo de algo to know sth about sth;
sé muy poco de ese tema I know very little about the subject;
no sabe lo que dice he doesn't know what he's talking about
b) (enterarse) to find out;

lo supe por mi hermana I found out about it through my sister;

sin que lo supiéramos without our knowing;
¡si yo lo hubiera sabido antes! if I had only known before!;
¡cómo iba yo a sé que …! how was I to know that …!
2 (ser capaz de):
sé hacer algo to know how to do sth;

¿sabes nadar? can you swim?, do you know how to swim?;
sabe escuchar she's a good listener;
sabe hablar varios idiomas she can speak several languages
verbo intransitivo
a) (tener conocimiento) to know;

¿quién sabe? who knows?;

sé de algo/algn to know of sth/sb;
yo sé de un lugar donde te lo pueden arreglar I know of a place where you can get it fixed
b) (tener noticias, enterarse):

no sé nada de ella desde hace más de un mes I haven't heard from her for over a month;

yo supe del accidente por la radio I heard about the accident on the radio
a) (tener sabor) (+ compl) to taste;

sabe dulce/bien it tastes sweet/nice;

sé a algo to taste of sth;
no sabe a nada it doesn't taste of anything;
sabe a podrido it tastes rotten
b) (causar cierta impresión): me sabe mal or no me sabe bien tener que decírselo I don't like having to tell him

saberse verbo pronominal (enf) ‹lección/poemato know
se pron pers
1 seguido de otro pronombre: sustituyendo a
le, les : ya sé lo he dicho (a él) I've already told him;


(a ella) I've already told her;
(a usted, ustedes) I've already told you;
(a ellos) I've already told them;
el vestido tenía cuello pero sé lo quité the dress had a collar but I took it off

2 (en verbos pronominales):
¿no sé arrepienten? [ellos/ellas] aren't they sorry?;


[ustedes] aren't you sorry?;
el barco sé hundió the ship sank;

sé secó/secaron (refl) he dried himself/they dried themselves;
sé secó el pelo (refl) she dried her hair;
sé hizo un vestido (refl) she made herself a dress;

(caus) she had a dress made;
no sé hablan (recípr) they're not on speaking terms, they're not speaking to each other;

sé lo comió todo (enf) he ate it all
3
a) (voz pasiva):

sé oyeron unos gritos there were shouts, I (o we etc) heard some shouts;

sé publicó el año pasado it was published last year
b) (impersonal):

aquí sé está muy bien it's very nice here;

sé castigará a los culpables those responsible will be punished
c) (en normas, instrucciones):

¿cómo sé escribe tu nombre? how is your name spelled?, how do you spell your name?;

sé pica la cebolla bien menuda chop the onion finely
ser (conjugate ser) cópula
1 (seguido de adjetivos) to be
ser expresses identity or nature as opposed to condition or state, which is normally conveyed by estar. The examples given below should be contrasted with those to be found in estar 1 cópula 1 es bajo/muy callado he's short/very quiet;

es sorda de nacimiento she was born deaf;
es inglés/católico he's English/(a) Catholic;
era cierto it was true;
sé bueno, estate quieto be a good boy and keep still;
que seas muy feliz I hope you'll be very happy;

(+ me/te/le etc)
siempre le he sido fiel I've always been faithful to her;

ver tb imposible, difícil etc
2 (hablando de estado civil) to be;
el mayor es casado the oldest is married;

es viuda she's a widow;
ver tb estar 1 cópula 2
3 (seguido de nombre, pronombre) to be;
soy abogada I'm a lawyer;

ábreme, soy yo open the door, it's me
4 (con predicado introducido por `de'):
esos zapatos son de plástico those shoes are (made of) plastic;

soy de Córdoba I'm from Cordoba;
es de los vecinos it belongs to the neighbors, it's the neighbors';
no soy de aquí I'm not from around here
5 (hipótesis, futuro):
será un error it must be a mistake;

¿será cierto? can it be true?
verbo intransitivo
1
a) (existir) to be

b) (liter) (en cuentos):

érase una vez … once upon a time there was …

2
a) (tener lugar, ocurrir):

la fiesta va a sé en su casa the party is going to be (held) at her house;

¿dónde fue el accidente? where did the accident happen?
b) (en preguntas):

¿qué habrá sido de él? I wonder what happened to o what became of him;

¿qué es de Marisa? (fam) what's Marisa up to (these days)? (colloq);
¿qué va a ser de nosotros? what will become of us?
3 (sumar):
¿cuánto es (todo)? how much is that (altogether)?;

son 3.000 pesos that'll be o that's 3,000 pesos;
somos diez en total there are ten of us altogether
4 (indicando finalidad, adecuación) sé para algo to be for sth;
este agua es para beber this water is for drinking

(en locs)
a no ser que (+ subj) unless;

¿cómo es eso? why is that?, how come? (colloq);
como/cuando/donde sea: tengo que conseguir ese trabajo como sea I have to get that job no matter what;
hazlo como sea, pero hazlo do it any way o however you want but get it done;
el lunes o cuando sea next Monday or whenever;
puedo dormir en el sillón o donde sea I can sleep in the armchair or wherever you like o anywhere you like;
de ser así (frml) should this be so o the case (frml);
¡eso es! that's it!, that's right!;
es que …: ¿es que no lo saben? do you mean to say they don't know?;
es que no sé nadar the thing is I can't swim;
lo que sea: cómete una manzana, o lo que sea have an apple or something;
estoy dispuesta a hacer lo que sea I'm prepared to do whatever it takes;
o sea: en febrero, o sea hace un mes in February, that is to say a month ago;
o sea que no te interesa in other words, you're not interested;
o sea que nunca lo descubriste so you never found out;
(ya) sea …, (ya) sea … either …, or …;
sea como sea at all costs;
sea cuando sea whenever it is;
sea donde sea no matter where;
sea quien sea whoever it is;
si no fuera/hubiera sido por … if it wasn't o weren't/hadn't been for …
(en el tiempo) to be;
¿qué fecha es hoy? what's the date today?, what's today's date;

serían las cuatro cuando llegó it must have been (about) four (o'clock) when she arrived;
ver tb v impers
sé v impers to be;
era primavera it was spring(time)

sé v aux (en la voz pasiva) to be;
fue construido en 1900 it was built in 1900
■ sustantivo masculino
1
a) (ente) being;

sé humano/vivo human/living being

b) (individuo, persona):

un sé querido a loved one

2 (naturaleza):
desde lo más profundo de mi sé from the bottom of my heart

see
saber, ser

saber sustantivo masculino knowledge, learning, information
saber
I verbo transitivo
1 (una cosa) to know: no sé su dirección, I don't know her address
para que lo sepas, for your information
que yo sepa, as far as I know
2 (hacer algo) to know how to: no sabe nadar, he can't swim
3 (capacidad, destreza) sabe dibujar muy bien, he knows how to draw really well
4 (comportarse, reaccionar) can: no sabe aguantar una broma, she can't take a joke
no sabe perder, he's a bad loser
5 (tener conocimientos elevados sobre una materia) sabe mucho de música, she knows a lot about music
6 (enterarse) to learn, find out: lo llamé en cuanto lo supe, I called him as soon as I heard about it
7 (estar informado) sabía que te ibas a retrasar, he knew that you were going to be late
8 (imaginar) no sabes qué frío hacía, you can't imagine how cold it was
II verbo intransitivo
1 (sobre una materia) to know [de, of]: sé de un restaurante buenísimo, I know of a very good restaurant
2 (tener noticias) (de alguien por él mismo) to hear from sb
(de alguien por otros) to have news of sb
(de un asunto) to hear about sthg
3 (tener sabor) to taste [a, of]: este guiso sabe a quemado, this stew tastes burnt
4 (producir agrado o desagrado) to like, please: me supo mal que no viniera, it upset me that he didn't come
♦ Locuciones: el saber no ocupa lugar, you can never learn too much
me ha sabido a poco, I couldn't get enough of it
quién sabe, who knows
vas a saber lo que es bueno, I'll show you what's what
vete a saber, God knows
a saber, namely
se pron pers
1 (reflexivo) 3ª pers sing (objeto directo) (a sí mismo) himself
(a sí misma) herself: se cuida mucho, she takes good care of herself
(un animal a sí mismo) itself
(objeto indirecto) (a sí mismo) (for o to) himself
(a sí misma) (for o to) herself
(un animal a sí mismo) for o to itself: el león se lamía las heridas, the lion licked its wounds
plural (objeto directo) (a sí mismos) themselves
(indirecto) (for o to) themselves
2 frml 2.ª pers sing (objeto directo) (a usted mismo) yourself
plural (a ustedes mismos) yourselves: dejen de minusvalorarse, stop underestimating yourselves
3 (recíproco) each other, one another: se adoran, they adore each other
4 (impersonal) cualquiera se puede equivocar, anyone can make a mistake
se puede ir en tren, you can go by train
se prohíbe aparcar, parking is forbidden
4 (pasiva) la casa se construyó en 1780, the house was built in 1780
se pron pers
1 (objeto indirecto) 3.ª persona sing (masculino) (to o for) him
(femenino) (to o for) her
(plural) (to o for) them: se lo dedicó a Carla, he dedicated it to Carla
se lo deletreé, I spelt it for him
se lo susurró al oído, he whispered it in her ear
2 2.ª persona (a usted o ustedes) (to o for) you: no se lo reprocho, I don't reproach you
ser
I sustantivo masculino
1 being: es un ser despreciable, he's despicable
ser humano, human being
ser vivo, living being
2 (esencia) essence: eso forma parte de su ser, that is part of him
II verbo intransitivo
1 (cualidad) to be: eres muy modesto, you are very modest
2 (fecha) to be: hoy es lunes, today is Monday
ya es la una, it's one o'clock
3 (cantidad) eran unos cincuenta, there were about fifty people
(al pagar) ¿cuánto es?, how much is it?
son doscientas, it is two hundred pesetas
Mat dos y tres son cinco, two and three make five
4 (causa) aquella mujer fue su ruina, that woman was his ruin
5 (oficio) to be a(n): Elvira es enfermera, Elvira is a nurse
6 (pertenencia) esto es mío, that's mine
es de Pedro, it is Pedro's
7 (afiliación) to belong: es del partido, he's a member of the party
es un chico del curso superior, he is a boy from the higher year
8 (origen) es de Málaga, she is from Málaga
¿de dónde es esta fruta? where does this fruit come from?
9 (composición, material) to be made of: este jersey no es de lana, this sweater is not (made of) wool
10 ser de, (afinidad, comparación) lo que hizo fue de tontos, what she did was a foolish thing
11 (existir) Madrid ya no es lo que era, Madrid isn't what it used to be
12 (suceder) ¿qué fue de ella?, what became of her?
13 (tener lugar) to be: esta tarde es el entierro, the funeral is this evening 14 ser para, (finalidad) to be for: es para pelar patatas, it's for peeling potatoes
(adecuación, aptitud) no es una película para niños, the film is not suitable for children
esta vida no es para ti, this kind of life is not for you
15 (efecto) era para llorar, it was painful
es (como) para darle una bofetada, it makes me want to slap his face
no es para tomárselo a broma, it is no joke
16 (auxiliar en pasiva) to be: fuimos rescatados por la patrulla de la Cruz Roja, we were rescued by the Red Cross patrol
17 ser de (+ infinitivo) era de esperar que se marchase, it was to be expected that she would leave
♦ Locuciones: a no ser que, unless
como sea, anyhow
de no ser por..., had it not been for
es más, furthermore
es que..., it's just that...
lo que sea, whatever
o sea, that is (to say)
sea como sea, in any case o be that as it may
ser de lo que no hay, to be the limit

'' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
A
- abalanzarse
- abandonarse
- abarcar
- abaratarse
- abastecimiento
- abatirse
- abogada
- abogado
- abrazarse
- abuela
- aburrida
- aburrido
- acabarse
- acaramelada
- acaramelado
- acaso
- acentuarse
- acercarse
- achacar
- achantarse
- achuchar
- aclimatarse
- acomodarse
- acto
- actual
- acuerdo
- acumularse
- acusarse
- adelantarse
- adherirse
- adivinarse
- administración
- admitir
- adónde
- adscribirse
- afanarse
- aferrarse
- agachar
- agarrar
- aglomerarse
- agradecer
- ahorcarse
- aire
- alargarse
- alejarse
- alma
- alquilar
- alrededor
- alta
English:
A
- ablaze
- abstain
- accessible
- acclaim
- accomplished
- account
- account for
- accustom
- actual
- actually
- address
- administration
- admit
- adrift
- advance
- advantage
- adventure
- advice
- advise
- after
- after-sales
- ago
- agree
- ahead
- aid
- alienate
- alike
- alive
- all
- almost
- alone
- already
- also
- alter
- always
- ambit
- ambush
- ammunition
- anonymous
- another
- anticipate
- antiquated
- antisexist
- antsy
- applaud
- approach
- apt
- archives
- arguable
* * *
SE (abrev de Sudeste)
SE
* * *
SE
abr (= sudeste) SE (= Southeast)
* * *
se pron
1) : to him, to her, to you, to them
se los daré a ella: I'll give them to her
2) : each other, one another
se abrazaron: they hugged each other
3) : himself, herself, itself, yourself, yourselves, themselves
se afeitó antes de salir: he shaved before leaving
4) (used in passive constructions)
se dice que es hermosa: they say she's beautiful
se habla inglés: English spoken
saber, ser
* * *
se pron
1. (él) himself
el niño se ha cortado the boy's cut himself
2. (ella) herself
se compró un vestido she bought herself a dress
3. (ello) itself
el gato se lame the cat licks itself
4. (usted) yourself
¿se divierte usted? are you enjoying yourself?
5. (ellos, ellas) themselves
los niños se portaron bien the children behaved themselves
6. (ustedes) yourselves
¿se han divertido? have you enjoyed yourselves?
7. (posesivo) his / her / its / your / their
¿se ha lavado las manos? has he washed his hands?
se muerde las uñas she bites her nails
8. (recíproco) each other / one another
se quieren they love each other
se felicitaron they congratulated one another
se abrazaron they hugged each other
9. (impersonal, pasivo)
aquí se come bien the food is good here
se habla español Spanish spoken
véase la página 35 see page 35
se dice que ... people say that ...
se vende un piso there is a flat for sale
se hacen arreglos we do repairs
¿cómo se escribe? how do you spell it?
se ruega silencio silence, please
se suspendió el partido the match was postponed
10. (a él) to him / him
dáselo give it to him
11. (a ella) to her / her
pídeselo a tu madre ask your mother for it
12. (a usted) to you / you
ya se lo he contado I've already told you
13. (a ellos) to them / them
a ellos no se lo he dicho I haven't told them

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.


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