Saturday, March 29, 2008

Challenging difference

Both "reto" and "desafio" are nouns that mean "challenge." What is the distinction between them? Which one would be used in a courtly or duel context? I would guess that disafio is the one related to a duel or a similar challenge. This word is an obvious cognate of "defy" or "defiance." Someone once told me that no two English words have exactly the same meaning or set of connotations. Another person told me that, when it comes to different languages, there's little in the way of exact equivalence of meanings.


At 11:20 PM, July 23, 2010, Blogger cxfwxcdsaf said...

In today’s slow economy and very tough market, Bell & Boss still stands solidly. For all those highly exacting professionals, Bell & Ross watches always represent safe investment and high value.Bell & Ross in fact have equal shares in the particular market with its rival Breitling who is also widely known for powerful timepieces for professionals in the particular following fields: Aviation, Army, Navy, Distinctive Forces, and other Elite commandos.Piaget replica watches


Post a Comment

<< Home