HISTORY OR STORY? -This is a mistake that MANY Spanish people make all the time. They get confused between the two and this can make the conversation VERY difficult to understand. "History" is everything that is connected with the past.
So for example: "Rome is a very interesting and has a rich history". The meaning of "story" is different because it is an account of imaginary or real people told for entertainment.
So for example: "I told my friend the story about when we went to Japan" or "I like to read a story before I go to bed". Try to avoid mixing the two versions.
Hope that helps!
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