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Old September 19, 2009, 02:42 PM
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Daily no, baúl is a lot more common for that. You will find it in fairy tales more than nothing.(is this okay?)
I would say "...more than anything."

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It exists as ''coffer in English too but with a similar meaning as mentioned here

Or would it be used daily as in a type of big box as well?
"Cofre" in this context mostly reminds me of the English word "coffin" (more so than "coffer").

"Coffin" being the large wooden/metal/fiberglass crate in which a dead body is buried....

Although "coffer" technically refers to the box in which funds are kept, it is very common to use it to refer to money collected toward a fund. For example, my math colleagues and I contribute $20 at the beginning of each school year for plastic flatware, plates, birthday cakes, etc. - we each put $20 into the coffer. The coffer is still low this year because not everyone has contributed yet.....
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Old September 19, 2009, 02:44 PM
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m. Méx. Parte del automóvil que contiene el motor.
I didn't knew that, we say "capot, "capó", "capota".
Oh - and I would adjust some of the English terms being given here about cars. Typically, in most cars, the motor is found in the front: under the "hood". And, typically, in most cars, the "trunk" is in the back of the car where one puts one's suitcase or other things that you might want to carry in your car.
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I would say "...more than anything."
Thanks. Is there some rule or something like that to distinguish when to use nothing and anything to say nada?

"I don't have nothing/anything." Are both options the same?
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Thanks. Is there some rule or something like that to distinguish when to use nothing and anything to say nada?

"I don't have nothing/anything." Are both options the same?
Well, I would say that the most applicable rule is that we don't use "double negatives" like you do in Spanish.

"I don't have nothing." - means, literally, I don't have "nothingness", which actually means that I have SOMETHING.

"I don't have anything." - that means, literally, that I don't have ANY THING.

Also, you could say "I have nothing."

In Spanish: No tengo nada. ???
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Old September 19, 2009, 03:06 PM
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"I have nothing", yes, know that you mentioned that about doble negatives I understand.
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"I have nothing", yes, now that you mentioned that about double negatives I understand.
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Our NON-use of double negatives must sound as strange to you as the USE of double negatives sounds to my English ears....
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"Cofre" in this context mostly reminds me of the English word "coffin" (more so than "coffer").

"Coffin" being the large wooden/metal/fiberglass crate in which a dead body is buried....
Well yes I know the word 'coffin' But I wonder if this is how it is used in Spanish..
I know 'coffer' isn't a word used often in English (I was referring to its existence in terms of the word itself, the likeness/resemblance of this word occurring in different languages eventhough meaning something slightly different. ) Thanx for the explanation about it, because I have hardly ever heard this word used in English.

So I thought a 'cofre' would be more along the lines of this:



or:



Or would it be used for something more along the lines of an actual coffin in Spanish too..?

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That's an ataúd, sarcófago, féretro, etc. but not a cofre.
This is a cofre:


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Ok so cofre is more like the first two pictures I placed not so much like an actual coffin then?

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