Listening, reading or pronouncing a sentence with the expression “Tal Cual” is not a coincidence, as it is considered one of the most used expressions in the Spanish language. But do you know what it means and how to use it? Here you will find the answer to those questions. Started!

The term “Tal Cual” is used to refer to one thing being identical to the other, that is, that it has not undergone any kind of change. However, the most effective way to understand its meaning is through the examples, so let’s review some of them.

Example #1

“You have to do the job Tal Cual you did the other day””.

Just like saying:

“You have to do the job like you did the other day.”

Example #2

“Public that we’re going to close the paper“.

– You really want me to publish that news?

“Yes, Tal Cual you heard it, I’m tired.”

Tal Cual and Tal para Cual

You’ll probably have sometimes mistaken the terms “Tal Cual” to “Tal para Cual”. This is often the case because of the similarity in consonity when you pronounce them, but the first thing you should know is that they don’t mean the same .

The first, as we already know, refers to something not being modified; while the second, “Tal para Cual” is a colloquial expression that is used in personal relationships to signal a harmony between one thing and another, for example: “She and he are such for who” (she and he get along very well).

Other Contexts

“Tal Cual” is the name of a morning newspaper of national circulation in Venezuela, was founded on March 3, 2000 by the late Teodoro Petkoff.

Likewise, “Tal Cual” is titled the fourth album by Argentine singer-songwriter Diego Torres, released in 1999. The fifth song of the same is titled “Tal Cual es”, said the album had an excellent acceptance by its fanatic and sold 500 thousand copies.

Finally, we must emphasize that this expression is part of the colloquial words of our language. They are highly significant in the culture and identity of Spanish speakers.

Other meanings that may be of interest: