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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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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
 
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