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Old April 17, 2017, 07:28 PM
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Nuevo flamante or flamante nuevo?

For "brand new" I've been saying flamante nuevo but recently got corrected to say instead nuevo flamante. Was the correction in order?
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The order would be mostly determined, as usual by what you want to emphasize.
I'd tend to put "flamante" first, because that's the more important idea for me.
Also, I would prefer "something" to go in between both adjectives, as I don't like very much the sound of them together, but if I have to choose, I prefer your proposal --"flamante nuevo".

- Mi flamante coche nuevo.
- Una flamante casa nueva.
- Esta flamante y nueva generación.
- Nuestra nueva y flamante colección de zapatos. (Since it's a product that is renewed often, the most important idea is the fact that it's a new collection, but both orders would work.)




...Yet... if you want to use a "Mexicanism", you may say "nuevecito"... or "nuevecititito", the amount of "ti"s is how much you want to emphasize the fact that the object is brand, really brand new.

- Juan trae un coche nuevecito.
- Tengo el disco nuevo de Depeche Mode: nuevecititito, salió hoy.
- Mi colección de juguetes de la Guerra de las Galaxias (Star Wars), está nuevecita; nunca abrí los empaques.
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Those Mexicanisms are also Caribbeanisms
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un automóvil cero-kilómetro (or "recién salido de fábrica")
una casa a estrenar
ropa nueva, muebles nuevos
recién sacado de la caja...
un estreno (canción, película)
totalmente nuevo/a or original (publicación, documental, obra)

not to be confused with

impecables condiciones (mint condition)

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Un político dirige un discurso a la muchedumbre mientras un borracho se tambalea entre los presentes:
Político- "¡Porque por estos bolsillos nunca ha pasado el dinero del pueblo!"
Borracho- "Así que estamos de estreno ¿no?"
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@Poli: That's great to know, thanks!
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