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"Él siempre dice lo mismo."

Translation:He always says the same thing.

January 30, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/droodjerky

Why is "lo" used instead of "el".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rspreng

"lo mismo" is an expression that means "the same thing."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/yosoyken

ahhhhh thank you, I think it will take me a while to internalize all the "expressions"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ErMasse

"El", "la", "lo", and "le" all come from different forms for "that" in Latin. In Italian, "lo" is a form of "the". Sometimes it's similar in Spanish.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tar2014

i cannot see any difference between 'always says' and 'says always' but the latter is given as wrong


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/oceankyra

'says always' isn't really proper. 'always says' would need to be followed by 'that' i think. like 'He always says THAT he's a penguin.' lol. so i think that there wold need to be an eso or something.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flobaby

Why isn't it "He always says (IT) the same?"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RoarieG

Hi flobaby - I think because there is a difference in meaning between saying, "it the same", as in saying something identical every time vs saying the same thing - you can tell the exact same story, for example, without using the same identical words. It's a subtle difference, but still a difference. Also, "lo mismo" is an expression that means, "the same thing". Hope that helps a little. :)

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