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Old December 04, 2009, 08:22 PM
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Fabulous - those examples are helpful. For some reason, I was having trouble imagining what kind of comparison used "even". Now I see. (DOH!)

So, in any of your sentences, you could have used "todavía" instead of "aún"? GOOD to know!
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Fabulous - those examples are helpful. For some reason, I was having trouble imagining what kind of comparison used "even". Now I see. (DOH!)

So, in any of your sentences, you could have used "todavía" instead of "aún"? GOOD to know!
Yes, in all of them. Aún = todavía.

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Old December 07, 2009, 07:58 AM
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Juan es más alto que Pedro, pero José es aún más alto que Juan.
Juan is taller than Pedro, but José is even taller than Juan.
Awesome examples! That's something that will come in handy. In fact, I think I'll go post a Facebook update in spanish, just so I can use it!
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Old December 07, 2009, 08:59 AM
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Tell us what your facebook update is (or a near approximation.....)!!
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Old December 07, 2009, 09:41 AM
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Tell us what your facebook update is (or a near approximation.....)!!
It's probably wrong, but no one in my network speaks spanish anyway. But here it is:
"No sabía 'aún' y 'aun' son dos palabras con sentidos diferentes. Tambíen aprendía uno uso nuevo para 'aún'. ¡La palabra tiene aún más utíl que yo creía!"

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No sabía que 'aún' y 'aun' son dos palabras con sentidos diferentes. Tambíen aprendía aprendí uno uso nuevo para 'aún'. ¡La palabra tiene es aún más utíl de lo que yo creía!


Nice sentence, Fazor!

"Uno", when placed before a word, becomes "un" for euphony reasons.

You could have also said: "La palabra tiene aún más utilidad de la que yo creía"
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"de la que"; what exactly is going on there? "has even more utility than (the utility) that I thought." ?
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"de la que"; what exactly is going on there? "has even more utility than (the utility) that I thought." ?
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sucede con más frecuencia de la deseable
it happens more often than one would wish
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