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31 / 05 / 2007

FASHION: meaning and examples

Good morning.

In Spanish it is quite common to incorrectly use the English noun fashion as an adjective.

i) ¡Wow! Esos zapatos son muy fashion.

That's like saying the following:

ii) ¡Wow! Esos zapatos son muy moda.

When words get borrowed from one language to another, this type of change often takes place. However, it's important to be aware of these borrowing-errors, so that you don't make mistakes when you speak English. For example, I have often heard students say things like the following sentence:

iii) ***Those shoes are very fashion.*** (incorrect)

However, the correct sentence would use the adjective not the noun:

iv) Those shoes are very fashionable.

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