Soportar vs Apoyar

Common Mistakes in Spanish


The verbs Soportar and Apoyar in Spanish frequently confuse English speakers. Even though Soportar looks like the English word "support", it is not used to refer to supporting someone. The Spanish word for support is apoyar.


When to use Soportar

A) Soportar means to put up with someone. In its negative form it means that you can't stand someone.

B) Soportar means to support a weight (not a person).


When to use Apoyar

A) Apoyar means support (a person).



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