soy hombre or soy un(el) hombre and why?
Oct 21, 2018 1:05 PM
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They both mean the same, though omitting 'un' gives emphasis. For example 'Soy un hombre, entonces tengo bigotes' Is perfectly OK. My mother, who is quite old and a bit hairy on the lip, would probably resist any mention of this: "No tengo bigotes, ¡no soy hombre!" - 'un' would deprive this of its force. Similarly, 'soy un hombre de palabra' would be a bland statement of fact, 'soy hombre de palabra' would be an emphatic declaration, perhaps after an accusation of dishonesty.
October 21, 2018
Soy un hombre. = I am a man. Soy hombre. = I am male.
October 21, 2018
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