CORTARSE EL PELO. Let’s go! You can watch the following video to find out.
If you want to say…”Me corté el pelo ayer”, you need to say:
I HAD MY HAIR CUT. (Because ANOTHER PERSON cut your hair)
This is what we call THE CAUSATIVE PASSIVE.
HAVE + OBJECT + PAST PARTICIPLE (VERB).
You might use the causative passive in various contexts:
- When someone arranges for an action to happen: “I had my car repaired.” (I arranged for my car to be repaired by someone else.)
- When someone gets something done by someone else: “She had her hair cut.” (She didn’t cut her hair herself; she got someone else to do it.)
- When describing services or actions people offer: “They have their laundry washed and folded.” (They pay someone to wash and fold their laundry.)