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From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Thursday, July 1, 1999, 18:42
On Thu, 1 Jul 1999 15:05:51 -0300 FFlores <fflores@...> writes:
>As for slang, maybe Carlos can tell me if a thing I hear here is also >found in Colombia... the use of <re-> as augmentative. In formal >words, >as you know, <re-> means repetition, as in French and English (via >French?). >But in colloquial speech here it means "a lot", "very". It can also >become <requete-> or <recontra->! For example:
> >--Pablo Flores
My Spanish 3 and AP Spanish teacher taught us that <re->, <rete->, <requete-> are pretty much the same thing as <-i'simo>. She's from Buenos Aires. -Stephen (Steg) ...bas bavel hasheduda, ashrey sheyeshalem lakh es gemuleikh shegamalt lanu - ashrey sheyohheiz venipeitz es olalayikh el hasala... ___________________________________________________________________ Get the Internet just the way you want it. Free software, free e-mail, and free Internet access for a month! Try Juno Web: