Words "vez" originates from vicis in Latin. That word referred to various points choose a rotate that you take or the act of alternating. It additionally evoked the concept of luck or fortune, a definition that you deserve to check out still caught in the English word vicissitude (or vicisitud in Spanish):

I think this defines why it happened provided to express uncertainty around an outcome. It's likewise talvez in Portuguese (though not in Catalan as far as I recognize, which offers potser prefer the French peut-être).

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That's not fairly right. You can say that tal doesn't have actually a discrete interpretation in your examples, bereason those are set expressions, yet the word tal primarily means "such" or "like" or "the point previously mentioned" and also it supplied in many various contexts:

Jamás he visto tal cosa. I've never before viewed a thing choose that. I've never before viewed such a point.

No me acuerdo de tal promesa. I don't remember the promise you are talking about/referring to. I don't remember making a promise like that.

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Each of these expressions are familiar - you'd use them through your frifinish, but probably not in a task interwatch.

I might be (very) wrong, yet I believe tal vez is pretty a lot interchangeable through quizás and also doesn't have to be avoided for being as well informal?


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'tal vez' - perhaps, 'tal vez vaya a comprar tu libro'.


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Originally, "tal vez" literally supposed "a veces, alguna vez" = sometime(s).

Then the meaning shifted to "maybe/perhaps", possibly from "si tal vez...".

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