reir reirse

LilouC1Kwiziq community member

reir reirse

Hello, what's the difference between reir and reirse please ? Thanks !

Asked 4 months ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Lilou

Reír and reírse both mean "to laugh", but we use it more as a pronominal verb with "se". You can say: "El niño está riendo" or "El niño se está riendo" (The boy is laughing)

However if we mention what the person is laughing about, you need "reírse":

"El niño se está riendo de su hermana" (The boy is laughing about his sister)

"Me río de ese chiste" (I am laughing about that joke)

"Nos reímos de la película" (We are laughing about the film)

Notice that we use "de..." to say "about..."

Hope this helps

Inma

reir reirse

Hello, what's the difference between reir and reirse please ? Thanks !

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