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Distinto means exactly what it sounds like, distinct. It is very often used in the way we use the word different. In Spanish there is the word diferente too, but it seems distinto is the preferred word.

I am sure there are some fine points as to when one would use diferente over distinto, but I have not figured it out yet. Please leave a comment if you know if there is a distinction.

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    […] other non-native Spanish speakers make this mistake over the last few days. There is something very distinto between the meanings of antes and after. It can impact when visitors show up at your house, or how […]

    Antes on December 24th, 2007


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