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18:34 Feb 20, 2009
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Spanish term or phrase: gratuito and gratis
I asked a question before about the difference between gratis and gratuito in Spanish. The answer I got was that gratis is an adverb and gratuito is an adj. In the dictionary it also lists gratis as an adj. So, now what?
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5 +1gratis vs gratuito
Rosa Paredes
5Gratuito/gratis: free/ for nothing - gratuito:unwarranted
Christine Walsh
4Gratuito = Gratis
Mariela Diaz-Butler


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Gratuito = Gratis


Explanation:
They are one and the same. Look at the Royal Academy dictionary and you'll see this for yourself.

Both grtuito and gratis are adjectives. Only "gratuitamente" is an adverb.


    Reference: http://buscon.rae.es/draeI/SrvltConsulta?TIPO_BUS=3&LEMA=gra...
Mariela Diaz-Butler
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neutral  rhandler: Gratis is also an adverb, meaning "gratuitamente". Therefore, there is a subtle difference between them.
11 mins
  -> Well yes, I guess that's right, so it depends on how it is used, isn't it?
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Gratuito/gratis: free/ for nothing - gratuito:unwarranted


Explanation:
In other words, they usually mean the same, but 'gratuito' has a second meaning. Both are adjectives, 'gratuitamente' is an adverb.

OXFORD:
gratuito -ta adj
a (gratis) free; asistencia médica gratuita
free medical care
b ‹ afirmaciones › unwarranted

RAE:
gratuito, ta. (Del lat. gratuītus).

1. adj. De balde o de gracia.

2. adj. Arbitrario, sin fundamento. Suposición gratuita. Acusación gratuita.

gratis. (Del lat. gratis).

1. adj. gratuito (‖ de balde).

2. adv. m. gratuitamente (‖ de gracia).


Christine Walsh
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gratis vs gratuito


Explanation:
gratis is adverb AND adj.
Paseamos gratis en bote.
Un paseo gratis.

Gratuito is an adj.
Un paseo gratuito

Pero NO Paseamos gratuito en bote.

Espero haber aclarado tu duda.

Rosa Paredes
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