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Old November 10, 2009, 12:15 PM
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Are you joking?

I am letting you know in written form that, you should go to the Opera. That you won't regret it. Unless you happen not to like it, after attending to it.

So:

I warn you (I'm warning you), if you go to the Opera house tonight, you ...

The subject is: Is it correct the usage of the verb warn, instead of the other choices?

Now, do not let my accent fool you...
Si la sorpresa es que tocarán como nadie jamás ha tocado no es una advertencia. Si es que alguien asesinará al presidente y quieres que no vaya sí es una advertencia. Si es que todos estarán disfrazados de esqueletos y soltarán murciélagos, es una advertencia en broma.
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Old November 10, 2009, 01:30 PM
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Si la sorpresa es que tocarán como nadie jamás ha tocado no es una advertencia. Si es que alguien asesinará al presidente y quieres que no vaya sí es una advertencia. Si es que todos estarán disfrazados de esqueletos y soltarán murciélagos, es una advertencia en broma.
I warn you (I'm warning you), if you go to the Opera house tonight, you will be pleasantly surprised.

So, to warn is not good. What else would use?

Please, show me as many possible ways you can.
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I warn you (I'm warning you), if you go to the Opera house tonight, you will be pleasantly surprised.

So, to warn is not good. What else would use?

Please, show me as many possible ways you can.
This is an example of English irony.

You should try my wife's jam. I should warn you that it is rather good.

This is a exaggeration, the idea that there is some danger in discovering a jam that is very nice, presumably because there is a danger that you might kill somebody to get some more.
Same as the opera, a warning that it might be dangerous to experience something that good.

Does this make sense?
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Old November 10, 2009, 03:35 PM
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I warn you (I'm warning you), if you go to the Opera house tonight, you will be pleasantly surprised.

So, to warn is not good. What else would use?

Please, show me as many possible ways you can.
By the way, if you go to the Opera house tonight you will be pleasantly surprised. Natural
Thought I'd let you know that if you go to the Opera... Natural
For your information, if you go to the Opera... Muy formal
Consider yourself notified that if you go to the Opera... Aún más formal
A word to the wise: if you go to the Opera... Informal, alta clase social (pero, bueno, los que van a la Ópera son de media-alta o alta clase)

Perikles, ¿puedes añadir alguna?
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Old November 11, 2009, 01:37 AM
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Perikles, ¿puedes añadir alguna?
I feel obliged to inform you that if you go to the Opera tonight...Muy formal o irónico
Be told that if you go to the Opera tonight..informal
You have it on my authority that if you go to the Opera tonight ... Muy formal o irónico

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Old November 11, 2009, 06:43 AM
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This is an example of English irony.

You should try my wife's jam. I should warn you that it is rather good.

This is a exaggeration, the idea that there is some danger in discovering a jam that is very nice, presumably because there is a danger that you might kill somebody to get some more.
Same as the opera, a warning that it might be dangerous to experience something that good.

Does this make sense?
Yes, it does.

In this case advertir or avisar could be used interchangeably in Spanish.

Thank you Sir.
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Old November 11, 2009, 08:02 AM
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So, if I were to tell you: I warn you, if you go to the Opera House tonight, you'll be surprised, blah blah...

It that ok?

I probably wouldn't expect you to say it like that. It sounds kind of strange....
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Old November 11, 2009, 11:13 AM
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I probably wouldn't expect you to say it like that. It sounds kind of strange....
It is because of my Chilean mind... advertir y avisar son la misma cosa en este caso.
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