Asked • 03/15/19

Why does "Se habla espanol" translate to "We speak Spanish"?

I see on stores that they have a sign that says `Se habla espanol`. From first glance I would think that it is saying "It speaks Spanish". How is it unambiguous that it is saying "*We* speak Spanish"? I think that "We speak Spanish" would be `Hablamos espanol`. Are these both acceptable translations?

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Leah A. answered • 03/17/19

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