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09 / 02 / 2004

RECYCLING-1 (FALSE FRIEND: TO REALISE): meaning and examples

Good morning everybody!

I hope you had a good weekend. Before continuing, I want to take this opportunity to welcome all of the new Daily Vitamin recipients that have joined us this week. WELCOME!

As I said last week, for the next several days we will look at Daily Vitamins from the past with the objective of doing some recycling/review. Today's Daily Vitamin was originally sent on October 28th of last year. 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.

NB: Notice that it 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.

Have a good day!