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Old November 05, 2008, 03:19 PM
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Hacer hincapié

So, what does "hacer incapie" mean? I've heard it before but haven't figured its meaning.
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So, what does "hacer incapie" mean? I've heard it before but haven't figured its meaning.
To emphasize, or to stress.
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Old November 05, 2008, 03:32 PM
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that one has an h on it? yep

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Old November 05, 2008, 03:40 PM
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Ahhh, gracias...I love these forums!
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I think that the word Dar incapie, would to mean emphasise something, I don't know when you try to say something, for example, if you want to say this, El dia de la independecia es importante. here in this sentence you are clarify something very important because you know that is the independence day.

I hope my example could to be of great to help for you.

I hope you have done understand me.
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doesn't "pie" (not the pie that we eat) mean "foot"? We're starting a new chapter in Spanish class and it's about your body parts and "where it hurts". I found out that el pie is foot

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What do you mean with food?

How you say that the pie is food?

Where you have seen that the Pie is food.
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The noun el pie means foot.
The fun thing about idiomatic expressions, like dar pie a, is that, even though you know the meaning of every word in the expression, it takes on another meaning.
Hincapié has yet another meaning, even though it was formed from hincar and pie.

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I don't think so.
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Old November 05, 2008, 04:59 PM
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That's a truthful answer, Luis.

The English word pie means pay en México (pastel en otros países), by the way.
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