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    Default Barbilla vs. Mentón

    From the references I have found on these two words, they seem to be almost exact synonyms. I doubt that they are, for few words are ever exact. One reference did add the extra detail that la barbilla refers to the tip of the chin.

    Is there a distinction between la barbilla y el mentón?


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    Default Re: Barbilla vs. Mentón

    mentón.(Del fr. menton).1. m. Barbilla o prominencia de la mandíbula inferior.(Real Academia Española).


    It seems they are perfect synonims.

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    Default Re: Barbilla vs. Mentón

    Quote Originally Posted by o.h.
    mentón.(Del fr. menton).1. m. Barbilla o prominencia de la mandíbula inferior.(Real Academia Española).


    It seems they are perfect synonims.
    Los diccionarios no suelen mentir. (Is that correct?)

    So, which one is more likely to be used? Menton o Barbilla?


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    Default Re: Barbilla vs. Mentón

    Barbilla is more likely to be used =)

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    Default Re: Barbilla vs. Mentón

    in Argentina we used both, but "mentón" is definitely more common.
    Also, I think we use "mentón" mostly to describe the shape of one's chin - I don't think we use barbilla for that.

    Any other opinions?

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    Default Re: Barbilla vs. Mentón

    Just as curiosity here is the title of an article on facial plastic surgery that uses both words:

    "Alargar la barbilla y eliminar el doble mentón"

    http://mujer.terra.es/muj/articulo/html/mu2769.htm

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    Default Re: Barbilla vs. Mentón

    I Agree With Vernonica, Menton Is More Frequent In Argentina.
    Anyway, Both Mean The Same

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    Default Re: Barbilla vs. Mentón

    I had a chat with a girl at work today. She told me that barbilla is used in Texas. Interesting!


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