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30 / 11 / 2006

FALSE FRIEND: TO REALISE (REVIEW): meaning and examples

Good morning!

Today's Daily Vitamin is a version of a Daily Vitamin originally sent on October 28th, 2003. I hope you find it useful.


Today's word is a very useful verb: to realise (esp.= darse cuenta de / cat.= adonar-se)

Meaning: To begin to understand something that you did not know or notice before.

NOTE: This verb does NOT mean the same as in Spanish and Catalan! (realizar/realitzar)

Example 1:
When I converted the price from Euros to Pesetas, I realised how expensive it was.

Example 2:
I've just realised how much I miss him.

Example 3:
After losing the elections, they realised how much they had lost touch with the citizens.

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