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Old December 17, 2008, 05:13 AM
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What is the difference between prestar and emprestar? Does it depend on the direction the action is going?

For example, how would one say: "Could you lend me five Euros?"

Or: "I'll lend it to you untill tomorrow."

Thanks in advance,

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Old December 17, 2008, 07:29 AM
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People,

What is the difference between prestar and emprestar? Does it depend on the direction the action is going?

For example, how would one say: "Could you lend me five Euros?"

Or: "I'll lend it to you untill tomorrow."

Thanks in advance,

Dean
It's mor common to use prestar. Emprestar is a word I haven't come across much. It has more to do with asking for a loan (as in loan from a bank). More commonly you would use pedir un prÚstimo when asking for a loan.
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Emprestar is a word that has fallen out of common use. Use prestar or pedirle un prÚstamo a ... (when dealing with an institution).

Could you lend me ...
= ┐Me prestas ...?
= ┐Puedes/PodrÝas prestarme ...?

I'll lend it until ...
= Te lo presto hasta ...
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Old December 17, 2008, 08:46 PM
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I thank both Poli and Rusty for their nice replies.

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