View Single Post
Old April 16, 2011, 03:15 PM
AngelicaDeAlquezar's Avatar
AngelicaDeAlquezar AngelicaDeAlquezar is offline
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Mexico City
Posts: 8,314
Native Language: Mexican Spanish
AngelicaDeAlquezar is on a distinguished road
Originally Posted by laepelba View Post
¿Cuál es la diferencia entre "impersonales" y "bipersonales"?
According with your list, "impersonales" are those actions that cannot be performed by a person:

Yo nievo -> I snow
Tú anocheces You dusk

"Bipersonales" are actions that happen to the subject.

Yo acaecí -> I happened (in the sense of an event happening, like a disaster or so)
Tus problemas no me atañen, así que no trates de involucrarme en ellos. -> Your problems are not my business, so don't try to get me involved.

About your "por qué" list: according to your definition, those verbs can only be conjugated with some persons or tenses/moods. I don't know about them all, as many of them seem to be legal terms, but "abolir", for example, is used only when conjugation has an "i":

Él abolió
Nosotros abolimos
Ellos abolieron
Yo abuelo
Él abuele
Ain't it wonderful to be alive when the Rock'n'Roll plays...
Reply With Quote