Hola a todos,
I think I’m right in saying that, “Uno debe cuidar bien a sus amigos...” means “One/you must/look after/care for your friends...”. Is ‘uno debe’ just an alternative to ‘se debe’?
I also wanted to ask about the use of ‘lo suyo’ in this passage. In the context here does it mean ‘it’s their thing/it’s up to them/ it’s their job to make me laugh...’?
I enjoyed this exercise, gracias! :)
Dictation exercise B2
1. Uno debe (+ infinitive)
Yes, it has the same meaning as "se debe + infinitive" as an impersonal sentence. With "uno" you don't need "se"; just the verb in the active form "uno debe...", "uno puede..." (one can..., one must...)
2. "lo suyo" in that specific sentence expresses "what the appropriate/ideal thing is" (The ideal thing is/should be to ...). It'd be the same case as these other two sentences from the lesson:
-Lo suyo sería que repartieran todo a partes iguales.
-The appropriate thing [to do] would be to share everything equally.
-Espero que en Barcelona podamos visitar iglesia de la Sagrada Familia. -Eso sería lo suyo.
-I hope in Barcelona we can visit La Sagrada Familia. -That would be ideal.
Muchas gracias Inma for the explanation, much appreciated.
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