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"La niña es muy joven para eso."

5 years ago

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

5 years ago

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"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

5 years ago

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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.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bgravengood

Why eso instead of ese?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mitaine56

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

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

5 years ago
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