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

"La niña es muy joven para eso."

February 9, 2013

6 Comments


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

What about "The girl is very young for that." I always thought "muy" was "very". Can someone explain when to use "muy" versus "demasiado"?

February 9, 2013

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

"muy" may mean either, "too" or "very," in my dictionary. In this context I would think if she is "very young for that" she is also "too young for that." "Muy" is a synonym for "demasiado," but demasiado has more of the meaning of "too much," I think

February 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Georg3

You're right. Additionally, when you say "para" after "muy", it always means "too" or "demasiado". But when you don't use "para", it may mean either "very" or "too", that depends on the context.

February 9, 2013

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

Why eso instead of ese?

May 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mitaine56

because, eso = demonstrative pronoun and ese = adjective demonstrative, which makes the difference.

August 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mitaine56

muy= very and demasiado= too, so, too young shouldn't be accepted, but only : very young. That's what I wrote and it was okay.

August 27, 2013
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