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Old August 04, 2020, 11:33 PM
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Hi,

What's the best way to say something like this in Spanish? The easy and colloquial form of distinguish?
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Old August 05, 2020, 11:51 AM
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I'd use distinguir.

No puedo distinguir entre el amarillo y el anaranjado.
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Old August 06, 2020, 04:15 AM
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I've found also no sé distinguir. Nothing else, or so it seems.
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No puedo distinguir = no sé distinguir.


Some other possible ways to express the same:
- No distingo un color del otro.
- No veo la diferencia entre un color y el otro.
- No veo en qué se distingue un color del otro.
- No puedo saber cuál es el amarillo y cuál es el naranja/anaranjado.
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