Use of quedar(se)

DavidC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Use of quedar(se)


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.

Gracias

Asked 5 months ago
DavidC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

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.

InmaKwiziq team member

Hola David

Yes, the use of the reflexive there is emphatic. You can omit it and it would still be correct. 

Saludos

MarcosC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

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.

Use of quedar(se)


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.

Gracias

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