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Old November 16, 2007, 07:35 PM
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Question He died 3,000 years ago...

Hi! Me again. Do these sentences say the same thing? Can someone explain the difference between the two?

Este hombre murió hace tres mil años.
Lleva muerto tres mil años.

There was a photo to go with these that showed King Tut´s coffin.

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Check out the explanation given here:
http://www.indiana.edu/~spangram/GEN...acerllevar.htm
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Old November 17, 2007, 09:47 AM
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Yes, they do say the same thing.
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Old November 17, 2007, 10:28 AM
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Good link Rusty.

Este hombre murió hace tres mil años = This man died 3,000 years ago.
Tiene tres mil años de muerto = He's been dead for 3,000 years.

Lleva muerto tres mil años
Lleva tres mil años de muerto

These last two with lleva sound a bit strange to me. Especially the first one. The second's probably ok.
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Old November 17, 2007, 10:33 AM
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Ok, thanks sosia. I typed up my post then went away from the computer for a while and you posted before me.

Thanks for the input, I wasn't sure if the second sentence was ok.
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Old November 17, 2007, 01:38 PM
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No tomisimo, my answer was to bleitzow question.
For your question, the first it's OK, the second's not.
"LLeva tres mil años muerto" (like the first but with another order)
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What is the meaning of "lleva" in the first sentence?

Oops, got it after I read Rusty's post. Thanks!
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In this context, lleva usualy means has been or have been.
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In this context, lleva usualy means has been or have been.
Could you give an example of that?
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Could you give an example of that?
El lleva 5 años en España.
He has been in Spain for 5 years.

Llevas un año estudiando español.
You have been studying Spanish for one year.
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