lo mismo vs quizas

StevenC1Kwiziq community member

lo mismo vs quizas

One of the examples given is: "Nadie responde...lo mismo el restaurante ha cerrado."  Can you say the same thing and exchange "lo mismo" for "quizas": "Nadie responde...quizas el restaurante haya cerrado."?  

Asked 1 month ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Sound

When we use "lo mismo" in this context (the one Steven was presenting in his question) that is an idiomatic phrase meaning "maybe" - it doesn't have that meaning of "igual/iguales". 

For your meaning of "mismo", meaning "the same", we use it like this:

Mi coche es igual / Mi coche es el mismo = My car is the same

Las maletas son iguales / Las maletas son las mismas = The suitcases are the same

etc, i.e. with agreement, using el mismo, la misma, los mismos, las mismas, or, igual and iguales, depending on the gender and number (sing.or plural) of the noun they are modifying.

I hope this clarified it.

Saludos

InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Steven

Yes, you can. Quizás and Lo mismo are synonyms, with lo mismo being more colloquial. 

Saludos

SoundA2Kwiziq community member

@Inma What about iguales? When is that used instead of mismo

lo mismo vs quizas

One of the examples given is: "Nadie responde...lo mismo el restaurante ha cerrado."  Can you say the same thing and exchange "lo mismo" for "quizas": "Nadie responde...quizas el restaurante haya cerrado."?  

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