¿CÓMO SE DICE "RARO" EN INGLÉS?
This is one of the thousands of false friends that exist between English and Spanish. One of my students used this the other day, so I wrote it down so I could share it with you.
Imagine that you want to use the word "raro" in English? What is the first thing that comes to your mind? Is it the word "rare"? If it is, then don't worry because I think many Spanish speakers would choose that option.
Unfortunately, you can't use the word "rare" because that is mostly used in contexts where something is unique or very uncommon. For example: "That is a very rare bird, it only lives in the Amazon jungle".
Another use is when you are describing how you would like your meat to be cooked! A waiter may ask: "How would you like your meat? Rare, medium or well done?"
If you want to translate "raro" my prefered option would be "strange". For example: "He is a very strange man".
Hope that helps!
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