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deja la pelota..

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deja la pelota...guess it means leave the ball with me

Does spanish not use the word "give" the ball
instead of "leave" the ball (with me)

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updated MAY 8, 2008
posted by Sudha

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It is nearly the same, but sometimes theres is a shade in meaning.

"Dejar" in certain cotexts implies that you want the object to be returned.
"Dar" in certain contexts implies that you give something forever.

I assume that is the same nuance as in give/lend

updated MAY 8, 2008
posted by Dunia
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dejar is acutally often used instead of give in Spanish meaning the same:

Dame tu movíl, déjame tu movil: give me /lend me your mobile phone

updated MAY 8, 2008
posted by 00494d19
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You can say:

Déja(me) la pelota = leave me the ball
Dame la pelota = give me the ball

updated MAY 8, 2008
posted by Dunia
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