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Does the meaning of the word genial change meaning depending on its postiion in a sentence? For example: el genial artista el artista genial.
I'm under the impression that one mean the brilliant artist and the other means the agreeable artist, but I've been wrong before.

I know that in Spanish the position of the adjective in the sentece sometimes drastically changes the meaning of the word as in the word dichoso.
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Old May 19, 2009, 08:36 AM
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Does the meaning of the word genial change meaning depending on its postiion in a sentence? For example: el genial artista el artista genial.
I'm under the impression that one mean the brilliant artist and the other means the agreeable artist, but I've been wrong before.

I know that in Spanish the position of the adjective in the sentece sometimes drastically changes the meaning of the word as in the word dichoso.
Lo siento que no te diera una repuesta, pero hay algo otros palabras que cambian significar cuando antes/después el nombre

El gran hombre - the great man
El hombre grande - the big man

Tu eres mi viejo amigo - you are my longtime friend
tu eres mi amigo viejo - you are my elderly friend

Hay una pagina sobre esta tema http://spanish.about.com/od/adjectiv..._placement.htm

Lo siento, no ví "genial" cuando he buscado, alquien otro que mi responderá, espero Estoy curioso

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I cannot think about any example where the meaning of "genial" would change because of the position.

El artista genial <=> el genial artista, both mean that the artist is brilliant.


"¡Genial!" as an exclamation means "great!", "fantastic!"...

¿Nos vamos de viaje? ¡Genial!
Are we going on holidays? Great!
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Thanks. I thought genial meant genial now I know that it is a false cognate.
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Does the meaning of the word genial change meaning depending on its postiion in a sentence? For example: el genial artista el artista genial.
I'm under the impression that one mean the brilliant artist and the other means the agreeable artist, but I've been wrong before.

I know that in Spanish the position of the adjective in the sentece sometimes drastically changes the meaning of the word as in the word dichoso.
Yeah, you can considered the words as one expression for one person or thing, the word Genial is wonderful or special always that you give the hang to the sentence of example.

This girl is wonderful.

Esta chica es genial.


The tree that is in my house is amazing.

The arbol que esta en mi casa es genial o impresionante.

I hope you can understand me, if you have doubts or questions about it please you don't hesitate to ask me.
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Old May 19, 2009, 10:58 AM
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Yeah, you can considered the words as one expression for one person or thing, the word Genial means wonderful or special always. To get the hang of what I mean, here are some sentences as a examples.

This girl is wonderful.

Esta chica es genial.


The tree that is in my yard is amazing.

The arbol que esta en mi casa es genial o impresionante.

I hope you can understand me, if you have doubts or questions about it please you don't hesitate to ask me.
Bueno. Gracias Luis. Sabe que en inglés genial
es una palabra tambien pero significa amigable nada más
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Bueno. Gracias Luis. Sabe que en inglés genial
es una palabra tambien pero significa amigable nada más
You're welcome.
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