Cuando un hotel de cinco estrellas se te quede demasiado pequeño
I don't understand the function of 'se' in this phrase. Is it really incorrect to omit it?
I've checked the lesson on quedar(se) but don't see the rule here.
Freeform Writing Exercise B2
I've re-read the lesson on quedar(se) and it looks like an emphatic form of quedar rather than quedarse which I had assumed.
Yes, the use of the reflexive there is emphatic. You can omit it and it would still be correct.
I’ll just mention this because I missed it at first: the part “te quede” is an indirect usage of “quedar” that means “to fit”. It’s like the example in the lesson of clothing being too small, implying that the hotel size feels like a small pair of pants. So this is what the “se” is emphasizing.
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