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Old July 27, 2009, 09:02 AM
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Punto y aparte

Can someone tell me what punto y aparte means?
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Can someone tell me what punto y aparte means?
Punto y aparte is a full stop, but I think you're not referring to this, but as an expression. This has the same meaning than "se acabó". For instance, you're discussing with somebody and you want to stop that discussion, so you say "punto y aparte".
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En escritura, el punto y aparte es el punto que se pone al final de un párrafo.

Como expresión, se dice de alguien o algo que es "punto y aparte" cuando se trata de enfatizar que es algo o alguien especial o bien que no es necesario mencionar en el momento y que requiere un tratamiento específico. (Con frecuencia puede llevar una carga de sentido irónico o sarcástico.)


-- Los elefantes son mamíferos.
-- ¿Como las cebras?
-- Sí, pero ésas son punto y aparte.


Juan se lleva bien con todos sus vecinos, pero la vecina de al lado es punto y aparte.


Le regalé a todos un chocolate, pero a Pedro le di dos. Él es punto y aparte.

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Or just simply period.
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  • Hacer un punto y aparte: Dar por concluido o por terminado un tema, una tarea o un asunto, y cambiar a otro.
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In writing:

punto y aparte
punto (end the sentence) y aparte (start a new paragraph)

punto y seguido
punto (end the sentence) y seguido (start a new sentence [but not a new paragraph])
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I think you don't distinguish between "punto y aparte" and "punto final", both of them are "full stop", am I wrong?
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full stop (BrE) = period (AmE) = punto (no punto y aparte)
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Eso es punto y aparte = That´s a different story Glory.
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full stop (BrE) = period (AmE) = punto (no punto y aparte)
Is full stop a period in BrE? I had always heard full stop as "punto y aparte", and "stop" as "punto" (and I've learnt BrE). Copy from wordreference.com:

punto y aparte, full stop, new paragraph
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