How do I know that se lo compró does not mean

Emanuel

Kwiziq community member

10 June 2019

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How do I know that se lo compró does not mean

This question relates to:
Spanish lesson "Pronouns le / les become se when used with lo, la, los, las (indirect with direct pronouns)"

Emanuel

Kwiziq community member

10 June 2019

10/06/19

"she bought it for herself"?

Inma

Kwiziq language super star

10 June 2019

10/06/19

Hola Emanuel

That sentence could actually mean both:

"Laura se lo compró" (Laura bought it for herself) [comprarse algo = to buy something for oneself]

or 

"Laura se lo compró (Laura bought it for her/him/them) [comprar algo a alguien = to buy something for someone]

Saludos 

Inma

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