I had no idea about. Using it now
kony wrote: ↑
Jun 01, 2018 11:03 pm
This is very helpful - muchos grazias!
Kony, I owe you some grammar from another forum (really thanks for that, seriously, no sarcasm. Despite your wish to not to cross roads each other, that's unavoidable and I'm perfectly fine with that. I'm not a bad guy, just a bit peculiar, you just need to know me better
, so this is my turn to return back the grammar favor to you so you will gain a more educated appearance at the eyes of Spanish speakers
(same way I always appreciate corrections on my poor English to avoid misunderstandings like it happened to me with yourself in that post).
(BTW, not that I'm proud of being Spanish myself, rather ashamed, but Spanish is one of the most spoken languages in the World: https://www.babbel.com/en/magazine/the- ... the-world/
"muchos grazias" (assuming as intended to sound-like Spanish) is double incorrect.
1. In Spanish (as well as other languages), gender not only refers to people but it's also used on things. For instance table ("mesa") is feminine and dish ("plato") is masculine, so you can say "muchas mesas" (many tables) but not "muchos mesas" as "muchos" is used on masculine subjects only. Otherwise, for instance "muchos platos" is right (to say "many dishes") while "muchas platos" would be incorrect as "muchas" applies to feminine nouns only (yeah, I'm aware that's complicated to non Spanish speakers as you need to get familiar with all nouns in order to know which is which).
Not exactly a rule, but as a hint, quite often words finishing in "a" are feminine and words finishing in "o" are masculine.
So, the right expression in Spanish should be "muchas gracias" as "gracia" is feminine.
2. The word "grazia" doesn't exist in Spanish but "gracia" (grace) hence its plural is "gracias".
"Grazia" is an Italian term (same meaning than the Spanish word "gracia") but in Italian you cannot add an "s" to the end of a singular word to make it plural as Italian works differently so if Italian was intended instead of Spanish then you should use "molte grazie" (notice that in both words, "molta" and "grazia", the "a" at the end turned into "e" to make them plural).
However, despite that "molte grazie" sounds more similar to Spanish than other similar expressions (being Spanish myself), during my time at Italy I've heard (and used myself) much more often "grazie tante" (many thanks) or "grazie mille" ("thousands of thanks") than "molte grazie". (not sure if it applies to the whole country or just Milan or just the people around me at that time but I rarely have heard "molte grazie" so I gravitate to not to use it when speaking Italian).
Hope it helps.
"¡Hasta la vista!" (See you later!)