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Old December 11, 2010, 08:33 PM
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Question Plural nouns

My workbook has a list of nouns that are "always plural". I'm not sure I understand a couple of them.

los gemelos - but what if you're talking about one person who has a twin. Like my nephews, Aaron & Will. If I'm talking about Aaron, I can say "Aaron is a twin". Why can't I say "Aaron es un gemelo"? I see that "gemelos" also means cuff links. But what if I lose one but not both cuff links. Couldn't I say "perdí un gemelo de una pareja"?

los lentes - I wear contact lenses. What if I wear in one contact lens (I have a friend who only wears one). Can I say "llevo un lente"? And doesn't "lente de aumento" also mean magnifying glass?

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