Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Monday July 22, 2013

perderse, reflexive verb:
to get lost; to be lost

You’ll know perder meaning to lose. Today we’re looking at how you can use the reflexive form perderse to mean to get lost or to be lost.
If you can’t find your way, it’s the verb you use:

Tenía miedo de perderse.
She was afraid of getting lost.

Se perdió en la selva.
He got lost in the jungle.

You also use it instead of the passive to talk about things being lost:

Se me perdieron las llaves.
I lost my keys.

Notice how you use the personal pronoun me in the previous example.

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