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Old October 10, 2013, 08:21 AM
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"Voy a levantarme" or "Me voy a levantar"?

Does it matter whether you say "Voy a levantarme" or "Me voy a levantar"?

Is there a difference in meaning (is one more colloquial than the other, perhaps?)

Can you also say it in combination with other verbs, like "Me necesito levantar"?

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Old October 10, 2013, 10:19 AM
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No, it doesn't. You can say in both ways with "auxiliar" verbs: ir, ser, estar, haber, tener, poder, deber. I'm unable to think of each case.

It sounds weird with other verbs.

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Old October 10, 2013, 01:47 PM
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Ah ok, so someone from Spain would never say "Me necesito levantar"??
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Ah ok, so someone from Spain would never say "Me necesito levantar"??

It's possible, but uncommon.
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Old October 10, 2013, 07:05 PM
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I agree with Julvenzor.

Colloquially, you will hear "me necesito/voy a/debo/quiero/tengo que levantar", and the sentence would have the same meaning as "necesito/voy a/debo/quiero/tengo que levantarme". However, the pronoun is better added to the main verb.
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Hey, you should know that here in Colombia when you say "me voy a levantar a..." means that you are conquering a girl and you're asking her to be your girlfriend. It sounds terrible, I know, not romantic at all, but it's a colloquial saying.
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