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Old January 18, 2010, 08:33 AM
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Originally Posted by DailyWord View Post
Las mujeres del Medio Oriente tapan su rostro.
Women in the Middle East cover their faces.
Two questions about this particular example:
1) Why "su" and not "el"? I thought that the indefinite article is to be used for body parts, and not the personal possessive. "The face..." instead of "her/their face..." ???
2) Why singular? Why not "las mujeres del Medio Oriente tapan sus/los rostros"?

Another question about the word "tapar". Is it similar in meaning to "ocultar"? What are the subtleties in differences in their meanings and usages?
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