I see RAE refer to "transporte" and "trasporte". Is there a difference between them or cases when I might use one over the other?

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As RAE indicates in the DPD, the prefix trans-, meaning "behind", "on the other side", "through" is often pronounced tras- in common speech. Therefore, RAE accepts both forms of the prefix, so both "transporte" and "trasporte" are correct, with no difference in meaning whatsoever. In writing, "transporte" is the most commonly seen version, and some people may incorrectly think that there is a mistake when they read "trasporte".


No difference - they are two different ways to spell the same word.

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