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Old June 20, 2008, 09:52 AM
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However, it seems to me that I have heard cuál used before a noun in exclamations when expressing surprise.

¡Cuál regla!? (Like what rule are you talking about?!)

Or am I imagining this?
I'll let a native speaker answer that
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Old June 20, 2008, 09:54 AM
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I just did. But maybe I don't count.... Nobodys me.
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Old June 20, 2008, 01:14 PM
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I just did. But maybe I don't count.... Nobodys me.
Sorry about that, actually I hadn't seen your post when I wrote mine.
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One more question about cuál.
Could you say, "cual es la regla, dime cuál"?
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Old June 20, 2008, 01:46 PM
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Yes, that sounds fine to my ears.
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I agree with David. Well-tuned ears, boss.
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... when expressing surprise: ¿Cuál regla?
Or am I imagining this?
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I'm sorry I really edited your post, Marsopa. But I think it will be clearer for this. I think you did hear such an expression. But it's not correct. I don't think it's got something to do with surprise. It's only a incorrect habit some people have.

I'll try to add something to what David wrote (it will be difficult)... after dinner . See you then!
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I'll try to add something to what David wrote (it will be difficult)... after dinner . See you then!
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Provecho!
Can you also say aproveche!, que aproveche! or is it my ear?
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Can you also say aproveche!, que aproveche! or is it my ear?
¡Provecho!
¡Buen provecho!
¡Qué aproveche!

And, I guess you can just say "¡Aproveche!"
but that seems more along the lines of 'take advantage of it' instead of 'enjoy your meal'. Let's see what others say.
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