I'm just wondering about the use of the reflexive comprarse. It is used in this example:
En esta tienda pueden comprarse unas joyas muy bonitas.You can buy very nice jewels in this shopWhy is the reflexive used here, and in general when do we use comprarse instead of comprar?Thanks!Marcos
we are using here the passive "se", so it is as if we were saying:
In this shop very nice jewels can be bought.
But this translation in English would sound a bit odd so it is more natural to say it with an active verb "You can buy very nice jewels in this shop."
I hope this helps.
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