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can we use perderse for being lost

Kevin C.C1Kwiziq community member

can we use perderse for being lost

Saludos

"Mi amiga Lucía estaba perdida en un desértico" Can we use perderse here and say " Mi amiga Lucía se perdía en un desértico" ?

Kevin


Asked 7 months ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Kevin

It's a similar sentence and both of them are grammatically correct, but bear in mind that their meanings are different: 

1. Mi amiga estaba perdida en un desierto.

This means "she was lost" in the desert. It reflects the result of an action (how she ended up after getting lost: she was lost.

2. Mi amiga se perdió / se perdía en el desierto.

This means that "she got lost" in the desert. It reflects the action of getting lost.

I hope you can see the difference (the same difference as in the English sentences)

Saludos

Kevin C.C1Kwiziq community member

Gracias, lo entiedo ahora.

Kevin

can we use perderse for being lost

Saludos

"Mi amiga Lucía estaba perdida en un desértico" Can we use perderse here and say " Mi amiga Lucía se perdía en un desértico" ?

Kevin


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