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can anyone help with the word benir'thanks

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updated JUL 24, 2008
posted by melottie

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norvice

Hehe

Someone once told me there's a word for that: making an error while pointing out a similar error made by another person. But I can't remember the word right now.

Checking very carefully for my own typos,

James

updated JUL 24, 2008
posted by 00bacfba
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thanks for replying ,interesting information which makes sense ,makes it harder to understand for a mere norvice!

updated JUL 24, 2008
posted by melottie
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thank you Austin ,thought I was loosing my marbles

updated JUL 24, 2008
posted by melottie
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This is not specific to Costa Rica, and is seen in all Hispanic countries. It's a matter of education, not geography.

Other similar mistakes are mixing up S and Z and C, and omitting the H. Also, omitting vowels that are aren't fully pronounced in speech, such as "voy hacer" instead of "voy a hacer."

updated JUL 23, 2008
posted by 00bacfba
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Melottie...i lived in Costa Rica for years...they love to write "b" when they mean "v"

updated JUL 23, 2008
posted by Austin
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thanks eddy for your reply ,it was sent in a conversation to myself and totally confused me ,not hard when your blonde!

updated JUL 23, 2008
posted by melottie
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Other meanings for venir are as follows

To arrive - vinieron en coche - They arrived (came) by car
To originate - sus zapatos vienen de Italia - Her shoes originate from Italy
To fit - te viene un poco grande - It's a little big for you

updated JUL 23, 2008
posted by Eddy
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The letters "b" and "v" are almost indistinguishable for English speakers, which is why you probably made the mistake.

updated JUL 23, 2008
posted by Eddy
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thanks for that ,makes sense that its venir ,makes it harder to understand if mistakes are made .wondered if it was some local name as speaking to someone in costa rica

updated JUL 23, 2008
posted by melottie
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Hi
It must be "venir". Venir means "to come".

updated JUL 23, 2008
posted by Mauro