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New vocab in Spanish upgrade.

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ojosdeverdes
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belleplaine, mn
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Dec 2, 2015
Sep 27, 2017 at 1:08pm

I just downloaded the upgraded Spanish (LA) today. In the old version I learned that próximo means next, as in El mes próximo = Next month, or La semana próxima = Next week. In the upgraded version I learned that que viene means next, as in El mes que viene = next month, or La semana que viene = Next week. My question is, are both acceptable or is que viene more widely used? More importantly, going forward, if I run into similar differences in the coming sessions of the upgrade, are the new terms more widely accepted or "more correct", or are they interchangeable, just another way way of saying the same thing that is equally acceptable? I hope that made sense. Thanks in advance.

Fabrice
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San Diego, CA
United States
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Sep 17, 2012
Sep 28, 2017 at 12:23pm

They are interchangeable if you talk about the month that is coming after the current month. But you could use "próximo" in situations when the month is not the one coming after the current one. For example let's say we are in September, and you say "In January I will go to Mexico, and the following month I will travel to China". In this case you would say "En enero voy a viajar a México y el mes próximo viajaré a china". El mes que viene is only for the month following the current one.

ojosdeverdes
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belleplaine, mn
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Sep 28, 2017 at 12:52pm

@Fabrice. Thanks for that explanation. My experience with the upgrade so far is that it is overall more detailed and this is a great example.

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