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English Vocabulary - Vocabulario de inglés
CLASSIC OR CLASSICAL?
Key
Classic is related to:
- things that serve as a standard, model or guide (for example, the classic model of evolution)
- things of enduring interest, quality or style (classic cars, classic clothes, classic rock, a classic design)
- typical things (He's late again, that's just classic!)

Classical is related to:
- things characteristic of Greek and Roman antiquity (for example, classical literature, classical languages, classical cultures)
- the formally and artistically more sophisticated types of music (classical music includes symphonies, operas, sonatas)
Classic está relacionado con:
- cosas que sirven como un estándar, modelo o guía (por ejemplo, the classic model of evolution)
- cosas de interés, calidad o estilo duradero (classic cars, classic clothes, classic rock, a classic design)
- cosas típicas (He's late again, that's just classic!)

Classical está relacionado con:
- cosas características de la antigüedad griega y romana (por ejemplo, classical literature, classical languages, classical cultures)
- los estilos de música más sofisticados formal y artísticamente (classical music includes symphonies, operas, sonatas)
  • classic
    I have a classical car (wrong, because there were no cars in antiquity). I have an MG, it's a classic car.
    I have a book of classic Tuscan recipes (recipes typical of a region or that act as standard or guide).

  • classical
    I have a book of classical recipes (recipes of antiquity).
    He only listens to classical music.

 

We thank Francis Dixon-Clarke (from Sao Paulo, Brazil) for his contribution.

 

Practice

Level of this activity: MediumExercise - Classic or classical? - Medium

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