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Old December 06, 2009, 11:25 AM
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So how about these statements?
Sane: cuerdo, sensato.
Not sane: loco, insensato.
Wise: prudente, sabio.
Not wise: imprudente, necio.
Estoy cuerda / cuerdo.
Estoy loca / loco - soy una insensata / insensato.
Soy prudente (sabia / sabio).
Soy imprudente - necia / necio.

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Old December 06, 2009, 11:29 AM
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Thank you for writing all of that out. But ...... I'm confused. Based on the conversation thus far, I thought that "no estoy cuerda/o" could mean "not sane", too. No?

And I thought that "cuerdo" also means wise. No?
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Old December 06, 2009, 11:39 AM
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Thank you for writing all of that out. But ...... I'm confused. Based on the conversation thus far, I thought that "no estoy cuerda/o" could mean "not sane", too. No?

And I thought that "cuerdo" also means wise. No?
You use wise with two meanings: somebody who knows many things and somebody who is prudent.

Cuerdo is somebody who is prudent, who doesn't make nonsenses or silly things. We use it with the second meaning of wise.

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Old December 06, 2009, 11:49 AM
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So if I make the following changes in my request, how would those things be worded, based on the previous comments?

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Using cuerdo/a, how can I write the following?
"a person sane"
"a person not sane"
"a person prudent"
"a person not prudent"
"I am sane"
"I am not sane"
"I am prudent"
"I am not prudent"
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Old December 06, 2009, 11:56 AM
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Using cuerdo/a, how can I write the following?
"a person sane" : una persona cuerda
"a person not sane": una persona loca (no cuerda)
"a person prudent": una persona cuerda / prudente
"a person not prudent": una persona loca / imprudente (no cuerda)
"I am sane": estoy cuerda (-o)
"I am not sane": no estoy cuerda (-o) / estoy loca (-o).
"I am prudent": Soy prudente / estoy cuerda (-o).
"I am not prudent" No soy prudente / estoy loca / no estoy cuerda (-o).

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Thank you!!! I think I am starting to get it...... y pienso que estoy una poca loca........
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Old December 06, 2009, 12:07 PM
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Thank you!!! I think I am starting to get it...... y pienso que estoy una poca loca........
Estoy un poco loca

Actually, "cuerdo" is the contrary of "loco". But you have many words for "loco" (mad, crazy and fool).
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Old December 06, 2009, 12:11 PM
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Actually, "cuerdo" is the contrary of "loco". But you have many words for "loco" (mad, crazy and fool).
As has been pointed out by many of the English-speakers on this forum ... English rarely makes sense. I won't defend it!!

I have to add that I am absolutely falling in love with learning Spanish. It is SUCH a beautiful language. I love listening to it, even when I don't understand it. I am thoroughly enjoying learning the history and etymologies of different words/sounds. I think it is an elegant language in the way that words can be modified to be extremely specific. I'm really enjoying this endeavor!! Hopefully a year from now, I will be able to easily write a paragraph like this in Spanish.

Thanks for all of YOUR contributions to my learning..........
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Old December 06, 2009, 12:14 PM
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As has been pointed out by many of the English-speakers on this forum ... English rarely makes sense. I won't defend it!!

I have to add that I am absolutely falling in love with learning Spanish. It is SUCH a beautiful language. I love listening to it, even when I don't understand it. I am thoroughly enjoying learning the history and etymologies of different words/sounds. I think it is an elegant language in the way that words can be modified to be extremely specific. I'm really enjoying this endeavor!! Hopefully a year from now, I will be able to easily write a paragraph like this in Spanish.

Thanks for all of YOUR contributions to my learning..........
I'm SURE you're able to write a paragraph like this in Spanish . You only have to try
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Old December 06, 2009, 12:18 PM
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Actually, I believe that you're right. BUT, although it probably doesn't seem to be true, I don't really have time today to be sitting at my computer reading on Tomisimo. (I'm extremely distractible....) Writing a paragraph like that would take me a good hour or so........
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