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    Quote Originally Posted by amayo View Post
    This is great. There was one that I didnīt know.

    20) How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?

    I understand the second intimate but what does the first intimate mean?? It appears to be used as a verb here. Does anybody care to shed some light on this for me?

    Thanks Vicente! You learn something new everyday!

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    Great explanation Vicente!

    That's a new one for me as well amayo!

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    It can sound weird, but we really can tell that spanish is a more perfect language than english.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kvillanueva View Post
    My mother has always told me when I was growing up and learning to read Spanish that it was very easy and not as complex as English. Which is so true!! In English you have the same words, written in the same way, but pronounced differently and it changes the meaning of the word. You have words that have Ps in them but it's silent. It is funny how when growing up you don't understand and you think your parents are crazy and don't know what they are talking about, but now it all makes sense!!!!

    It can sound weird, but we really can tell that spanish is a more perfect language than english.

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    When you say more perfect language, what do you mean exactly salvadorm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salvadorm View Post
    It can sound weird, but we really can tell that spanish is a more perfect language than english.
    I donīt think a perfect language exists, but I would be interested to hear how you came to that conclusion salvadorm.

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    in spanish you pronounce as write, spanish has many fewer exceptions, different pronouns and verb conjugations are easier to differentiate, causing fewer ambiguities, etc.

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    I donīt think that things that are easier to understand or to learn are closer to perfection, but I will respect your opinion either way.

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    I don't know about "perfection" but to me Spanish is a much easier language to learn. I truly admire non-native speakers who master English. It is difficult and complicated and, to me, British English is even worse than American English, in that they just seem to throw in superfluous letters...like in honour instead of honor, or programme instead of program, center as centre. I'm certainly glad I was raised with English because I doubt I could ever learn it otherwise.

    However, in defense of my native tongue I will say that English has a word for EVERYTHING and often several words for the same thing. Spanish, to a non-native, seems to have less range.

    I love both languages
    Last edited by vicente; 10-24-2013 at 08:39 PM.
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    Maybe I don't use the correct words, "easier language to learn", just like Vicente says, is more accurate.

    You are totally right Vicente, English has a word for Everything, so in other languages, like spanish, we take words from english for concepts that we don't know to explain with a word, versatil (versatile), control (control), líder (leader), etc. and much more about sports and technical terms.

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