Spanish 1: In English, I was taught that "further" and "farther" are different. But in Spanish more far is further
In English in the southern United States, farther and further seem to be used interchangeably. Farther means "more far" in distance. I noticed in my Spanish lessons that "lejos" which is far is replaced in the comparative by "further" (mas lejos). Is this correct?
Hi, you're right, even if they're often used interchangeably, as far as I know in English Farther has a more literal meaning (more far in distance) while Further has a more symbolic meaning. In Spanish this nuance doesn't exist, you use "más lejos" for both Farther and Further. Enjoy the program!