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Old March 24, 2010, 12:05 PM
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Se acabó/se nos acabó

Hola a todos:

¿Me podrían decir estas frases estan bien, por favor?

Se acabó el cereal
Se nos acabó el cereal

-¿Hay más cereal?
-No, perdon, se nos acabó=we ran out

-¿Dónde está el cereal?
-uno se acabó(one finished the cereal off/me acabe el cereal=I finished the cereal off

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Old March 24, 2010, 03:16 PM
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Hola a todos:

¿Me podrían decir si estas frases están bien, por favor?

Se acabó el cereal
Se nos acabó el cereal

-¿Hay más cereal?
-No, perdón, se nos acabó=we ran out

-¿Dónde está el cereal?
-Se acabó(one finished the cereal off/"it ran out")/me acabé el cereal=I finished the cereal off

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Old March 24, 2010, 09:29 PM
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¿Con "(uno) se acabó el cereal" se refiere a alguien terminó el cereal, pero no se sabe quien? ¿Con "se le acabó el cereal (a uno/a el/a ella/a Ud) pones la culpa "en el cereal" pero todavía admites que accidentalmente tuviste la culpa?

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Old March 25, 2010, 07:31 AM
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¿Con "(uno) se acabó el cereal" se refiere a alguien terminó el cereal, pero no se sabe quien? ¿Con "se le acabó el cereal (a uno/a el/a ella/a Ud) pones la culpa "en el cereal" pero todavía admites que accidentalmente tuviste la culpa?

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Uno se acabó - could mean:

There isn't anymore of one of the cereal types.
One(self) finished off the cereal.
(Some)one finished off the cereal.

That's how I understand it.
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To tell you the truth, I don't think you need to use the word "off" at all. That sounds so ..... mafioso..

-I'm going to finish you off. (not at all correct but I have heard it used in the movies)

Off sounds so .... final. Whereas if you run out of cereal you can get more.

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-¿Dónde está el cereal?
-uno se acabó(one finished the cereal off/me acabe el cereal=I finished the cereal off

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Al decir "uno se acabó" yo entiendo que se acabó un tipo de cereal. Por ejemplo, se acabó la avena, pero todavía nos queda trigo, cebada, etc. Si fuera una persona la que se hubiera acabado el cereal, diría: "uno lo acabó".
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From the English "take" on the phrase, when offering the last bit or drop
of something to someone, it's common to say "Here, finish it off.").
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To tell you the truth, I don't think you need to use the word "off" at all. That sounds so ..... mafioso..

-I'm going to finish you off. (not at all correct but I have heard it used in the movies)

Off sounds so .... final. Whereas if you run out of cereal you can get more.

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From the English "take" on the phrase, when offering the last bit or drop
of something to someone, it's common to say "Here, finish it off.").
That's a totally different context....here the word "off" sounds right.
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