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Blonde Spanglish #4: Let’s Talk

Blonde Spanglish: Let’s Talk

This already sounds ominous… Definitely! This is one where you seriously need to take some precautions with your Spanish…

What happened? Well, a Colombian beau and I were having a conversation about one thing or another, when I said: «I want to discuss…,» (discutir) to which he reacted with horror and said he wasn’t ‘discussing’ anything and if  there was any ‘discussing’ to be done, I could go it alone.

Ah. I think I know why… Yep, discutir is another false friend. In Colombian Spanish, of course, it translates as argue… oops!

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