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Old September 25, 2012, 09:36 PM
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Originally Posted by JSK View Post
Our book calls this phenomenom of the Spanish language Involutariedad.

Se me ha estropeado el ordenador/la computadora -> I broke my computer.
Se me ha quemado el erroz -> I burnt the rice.

Se indicates that the actions took place involuntarily (from the point of view of the speaker) and the personal pronoun me indicates the affected person(s), in your case he/she -> le.
Great explanation! It addresses my confusion very well. Thanks!
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