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 Post subject: padrąsinti vs paskatinti
PostPosted: 2009 01 23, 01:53 
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Are these words basically synonyms? (pa)drąsinti and (pa)skatinti

Can they be used interchangeably or is there a slight difference somehow in the meaning? Why might a person choose one word to use instead of the other? :roll:

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PostPosted: 2009 01 23, 19:33 
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Yes, these words are synonyms.

Look to the meanings, the same as in English:

drąsinti (padrąsinti ) - to encourage;
skatinti (paskatinti) - to stimulate;

So I can explain in this way:
Padrąsindama savo žodžiais skatinu tave dar labiau mokytis ir tobulėti.
By encouraging you with my words I am stimulating you to study and improve more.

Again, only with a time you will feel when one word suits more than another. ;)


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 Post subject: (pa)drąsinti and (pa)skatinti
PostPosted: 2009 01 23, 19:42 
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Yippee ti yo yi yeah! :lol: I love this forum thing! What a clear and simple explanation! I will play around with the words a bit with my Lithuanian friends in conversation to see how they use them. But that gives me a clear idea how to create some sentences to practice with them!

Thanks Ms. Palomita!! :D

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