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    Quote Originally Posted by vicente
    Actually, I do think the phrase sounds a little odd...but many idiomatic expressions sound odd (in any language),
    It does sound odd, and it is not idiomatic to say the sentence like this . I guess he wanted to say it this way, a whim, or he is leaving the end open as to say: Te quiero más...que nunca. Or something like this.
    Los hombres son superiores a las mujeres porque Alá les otorgó la primacia sobre ellas. Portanto, dió a los varones el doble de lo que dió a las mujeres. Los maridos que sufrieran desobediencia de sus mujeres pueden castigarlas: abandonarlas en sus lechos, e incluso golpearlas.
    No se legó al hombre mayor calamidad que la mujer."


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    Could be! It's probably never a good idea to take informal writings too seriously for that very reason. But interpretations can be fun!

    Whatever he meant, I have learned a new expression from this thread...echar de menos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vicente
    Whatever he meant, I have learned a new expression from this thread...echar de menos.
    By the way, this is the only expression we use in Spain to say to miss. Extrañar is not used in Spain, except for the adjective, extraño, meaning strange, odd.
    Los hombres son superiores a las mujeres porque Alá les otorgó la primacia sobre ellas. Portanto, dió a los varones el doble de lo que dió a las mujeres. Los maridos que sufrieran desobediencia de sus mujeres pueden castigarlas: abandonarlas en sus lechos, e incluso golpearlas.
    No se legó al hombre mayor calamidad que la mujer."


    El Corán (libro sagrado de los musulmanes, recitado por Alá a Maomé en el siglo VI)


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    Quote Originally Posted by exxcéntrica
    By the way, this is the only expression we use in Spain to say to miss. Extrañar is not used in Spain, except for the adjective, extraño, meaning strange, odd.
    Interesting Exx. The first expression for to miss that I learned was hacer falta (me haces falta) which I still don't use because to me it means I need you more than it means I miss you and is more appropriate for lovers than friends. But I have had native speakers in Central America assure me that it is OK for a friend to say me haces falta to another friend.

    I wonder what our native speakers would say on this?

    I just stick to extrañar to be safe.


    I think I will ask this question in a new thread.
    Last edited by vicente; 06-13-2009 at 12:38 PM.
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