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Changing la semana proxima with la semana que viene

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briankj92
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Alexandria, Louisiana
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Dec 22, 2016 at 2:33pm

I was wondering why the expression was changed from the latter version of Fluenz lessons of saying next month, next week, or next year in the form of "la semana proxima" to "la semana que viene" instead. I know it's another way to say it but why introduce it first in the new version of the series instead of use the other one instead? I am confused by the reasoning and purpose behind it.

ScubaCPA
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Jan 6, 2017 at 11:31am

I was thinking the same thing and have been waiting to see an answer to your question. Nothing yet?

Fabrice
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Jan 6, 2017 at 12:50pm

Those are not equal. La semana que viene always makes reference to the week that comes next to the current week. La semana próxima could be the week after one that could be months away. For example if you said Quiero ir a España la primera semana de octubre, and your friend says "No puedo, vamos la próxima semana“ this could not be used with "la semana que viene". So probably Fluenz decided to make it clear that we're talking about the week following the current one. As an aside, in Mexico i've heard "La semana que entra" or "la semana entrante" for "La semana que viene".

briankj92
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Jan 6, 2017 at 5:38pm

I've been waiting so long for an answer LOL Thank you Fabrice!!! That makes sense now. I do believe I have heard my mexican friends say those other expressions for it as well. Rings a bell.

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