https://www.duolingo.com/Lilyanne_Matsuda

Dinero is NOT Dinner...Gotta Remember That! O.O

Dinero sounds so much like dinner, when it actually means money! I tend to get really confused with this word. Do you guys have any cool (and preferably funny) ways to remember this? Possibly a mnemonic? Thank you! ^-^

P.S. I think that it comes from "dinar".

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/EnigmaKA

You use dinero to pay for dinner. :P

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lilyanne_Matsuda

Good one! XD

That will really help meh. : P

2 years ago

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I think a sentence using both works well. :) Dinero pone la comida sobre la mesa. (should have written la cena, somhow forgot it was dinner) I hope it's correct. Aha dinar is a type of money/ currency?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lilyanne_Matsuda

Yeah, I believe it was an old form of currency in the Middle East made or either gold or silver. Can't remember which, though. : P

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/und3rscor3

Dinar is used in Bahrain and Kuwait.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lilyanne_Matsuda

I know. ^-^

2 years ago

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Here's something that may help. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denarius

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lilyanne_Matsuda

Thank you! ^-^

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pieterhulsen

Just think of Robert Dinero (de niro) who is basically made of money

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lilyanne_Matsuda

So true. XD Thanks!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Elizabeth261736

I find it most helpful to find and print images of the word I'm trying to remember from Google images. Here's an example for dinero. If the image doesn't have the word, I write it in. I keep these in a notebook. Visual dictionaries can be good too. http://volandojuntos.com/images/articulos/dinero/dinero-abundante.jpg

p.s. Even though I've known the word dinero for much longer than I care to admit, once or maybe twice, I've typed in dinner too, especially when I was hungry.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lilyanne_Matsuda

That's hilarious. XD Thanks for the tips! ^-^

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/larsth
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My native(=L1) language is Danish: Dinner is middag in Danish, and money is penge, so for me the 2 words are very different.

Code switching (use a language and switch to another language) makes it easier to remember/learn a new language. So I use 2 languages to learn another language

English is my 1st 2nd(=L2) language, and German was the 2nd 2nd(=L2) language, and now Spanish will become my 3rd 2nd(=L2) language.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lilyanne_Matsuda

Aah, thanks! ^-^

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/aryshibal28

Hey, do you know a classroom for Spanish? I really want to try it :D

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lilyanne_Matsuda

I don't think so, sorry. : /

2 years ago
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