The native "vez" originates from vicis in Latin. That word referred to various things prefer a rotate that you take or the act of alternating. It likewise evoked the idea of luck or fortune, a meaning that you deserve to see still recorded in the English indigenous vicissitude (or vicisitud in Spanish):

I think this describes why it happened used come express uncertainty about an outcome. It's also talvez in Portuguese (though no in Catalan as far as ns know, which uses potser favor the French peut-être).

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That's not fairly right. You could say the tal doesn't have a discrete definition in her examples, since those are collection expressions, however the native tal generally method "such" or "like" or "the thing formerly mentioned" and also it used in countless different contexts:

Jamás the visto tal cosa. I've never ever seen a thing like that. I've never seen together a thing.

No me acuerdo de tal promesa. I don't psychic the promise you are talking about/referring to. I don't remember make a promise choose that.

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Each of these expressions are acquainted - you'd use them through your friend, yet maybe not in a project interview.

I may be (very) wrong, yet I think tal vez is pretty much interchangeable v quizás and also doesn't should be avoided for being also informal?


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'tal vez' - maybe, 'tal vez vaya a comprar tu libro'.


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Originally, "tal vez" literally meant "a veces, alguna vez" = sometime(s).

Then the definition shifted to "maybe/perhaps", probably from "si tal vez...".

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