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    aidahernandez is offline Newbie
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    Question meanings

    what is the difference between lend and borrow?
    thank u for your time.

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    mykwyner is offline Key Member
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    Re: meanings

    In many languages, there is only one word for both concepts (in Spanish, prestar). In English the words are used like this:

    Mr. A lends his car to Mr. B. Therefore, Mr. B borrows a car from Mr. A.

    Lend means give for a time.
    Borrow means take for a time.

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    Re: meanings

    Quote Originally Posted by mykwyner View Post
    In many languages, there is only one word for both concepts (in Spanish, prestar). In English the words are used like this:

    Mr. A lends his car to Mr. B. Therefore, Mr. B borrows a car from Mr. A.

    Lend means give for a time.
    Borrow means take for a time.
    Hi mykwyner,
    Ok, but I wouldn't go as far as to say that both concepts are expressed by 'prestar' in Spanish; we make a difference between lend (prestar) and borrow (tomar o sacar o pedir prestado). A librarian can lend you some books and you can borrow some books from the library.
    Regargs
    Last edited by Wuisi; 05-Feb-2008 at 23:47. Reason: greeting missing

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