Portuguese Impersonal Se

Learn how to use impersonal se in Portuguese

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30. Portuguese Impersonal se

Impersonal se shows that an action is made by an indefinite person. It's common, but not simple. You can use other resources to make the same sentence. See the differences below:

Aqui se faz, aqui se paga. Here it's done, here it's paid. (Brazilian proverb)

O que é feito aqui, é pago aqui. What is done here, is paid here.

Faz-se necessária a mudança.  The change is made necessary.

Precisamos mudar isso. We need to change it.

Quando se saberá?  When will it be known?

Quando saberemos? When will we know?


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