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Common mistakes in Spanish – R


This is incorrect. The correct form in Spanish is recibir.

El Rey recibió a los embajadores.

Rayar / rallar

Confusion caused by the lack of phonetic difference between "ll" and "y" in many Spanish speaking
regions. They are two different verbs.
Rayar: (From the Latín radiare.) transitive. To make lines or stripes. // 2. To cross out written or printed
words with one or more lines. // 3. underline. // 4. to ruin or spoil a smooth or polished surface with scratches or
Rallar: (From rallo.) transitive. To break up something into small pieces by rubbing it on a grater.

Ralla más queso para la pasta.
El gato ha rayado la mesa nueva.

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