Como=if

JuliaC1Kwiziq community member

Como=if

I learned Spanish in Mexico and this usage is not familiar to me. Is it more likely found in Spain?

Asked 10 months ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Julia

This is very common in Spain. I believe it is also something commonly used in Latin America, at least in some countries. Maybe you haven't come across it before. 

Saludos

Inma

DavidC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Thank you for this exercise, Inma - it is something completely new to me - despite the fact that I have been working at my Spanish [or trying to !] for 20 years... > @Julia - "A new reference grammar of Modern Spanish" by Butt and Benjamin (4th edition, on p.365) says that according to Lope Blanch this construction is unknown in Mexican Spanish - [although it is used in Cuba]

Como=if

I learned Spanish in Mexico and this usage is not familiar to me. Is it more likely found in Spain?

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