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    foreign foreigner?

    I have spanish as mother languaje and would like to know what is the difference or when do I have to use foreign and foreigner

    thanks

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    Re: foreign foreigner?

    Quote Originally Posted by matrix20 View Post
    I have spanish as mother languaje and would like to know what is the difference or when do I have to use foreign and foreigner

    thanks
    Welcome to the forum.
    I think you are asking about the difference between "foreign" and "foreigner"? If so, you should check a dictionary first.
    'Foreign' is an 'adjective'; foreigner is a 'noun'. That should give you a clue.

    Here's one free online dictionary:
    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/foreigner

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    Re: foreign foreigner?

    Quote Originally Posted by matrix20 View Post
    I have spanish as mother languaje and would like to know what is the difference or when do I have to use foreign and foreigner

    thanks
    For some reason, Spanish people have difficulty with the idea that a foreigner is a foreign person. In the same way, you can't have 'a Spanish' (un español).

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    Re: foreign foreigner?

    BobK:

    Stepping a bit out of bounds, but I'll risk it:

    "estranjero" is used, both, as a noun and an adjective. Thus the problem. There is "forastero", a noun, which may help to explain the difference.

    M.

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    Re: foreign foreigner?

    Thanks all of you I undestood very well

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    Re: foreign foreigner?

    That's what I thought, but my Spanish is Best Before End June 1974 so I didn't want to pontificate.

    b

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