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Verdad vs. verdadero/a

If someone in Spanish asks you if something is true, do you respond "Sí, es verdad" or "Si, es verdadero"? I feel like I've heard both, but don't really see any distinction. Por favor, ayúdenme a entender las distinciones.

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/PeterW1982
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Actually both statements mean the same but "verdad" means "truth" whereas "verdadero" means "true"

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tylerlucas13

Does that mean that "es verdad" is really "it is a truth," while "es verdadero" means "it is true"?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PeterW1982
PeterW1982
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literally, yes...

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/belineo
belineo
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In Spain we use " es verdad". "verdadero" is just used in questions like true or false.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NickM98
NickM98
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We say "Sí, es verdad". I'd like to explain you why, but I don't know :/

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tylerlucas13

So it would sound weird to say "Sí, es verdadero"?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NickM98
NickM98
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Yes, basically. But the way, I don't know if in Spain or Mexico it would be normaller, here it would be really weird if you said it.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Samsta
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"Normaller" isn't a word. Use "more common." And I don't know what "but the way" means. What were you trying to say (in Spanish)? Perhaps you meant, "by the way" (por cierto)?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NickM98
NickM98
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Yes, I meant by the way, when I'm tired I tend to write badly, sorry :/

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rspreng

Verdad is a noun and verdadero is an adjective

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tylerlucas13

but please see my question to Klenpatrona

4 years ago