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Preguntas que preguntas sobre qué diferencia un conjunto de palabras. // Questions about what the difference is among a given set of words.

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ayuntamiento vs alcaldía vs municipalidad

Is there any difference in meaning between "ayuntamiento", "municipalidad" and "alcaldía" ("city hall" in English)? Word Reference and DLE definitions of these words are very similar and I cannot see ...
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What's the difference between “lejos” and “alejados”?

I've learned that both "lejos" and "alejados" mean "far" / "far away". What are the differences between these words? When should you prefer one over the other?
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'Pasillo' vs 'corredor' - meaning and usage

WordReference on corridor says that it may be expressed in Spanish by "pasillo" or "corredor", but I have never heard the latter in South America. Is "corredor" usual in any Spanish-speaking country (...
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What's the difference between “jugada” and “movimiento”?

In general as well as more specifically in chess. It seems some people use "turno", "jugada" and "movimiento" interchangeably, but is there any technical difference (like one is a single play and ...
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Differences between “envío”, “reparto” and “entrega”

The Correos of Spain sent me a message Envío en reparto para su entrega Dictionary gives: envío act of sending, a sent thing, I deliver SD reparto I distribute (first person present of repartir)...
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¿Cuál es la diferencia entre “estar sentida” y “estar molesta”?

¿Cuál es la diferencia entre "estar sentida" y "estar molesta"? Oí a alguien mexicano decir que estaba molesta, no sentida. No entiendo la diferencia.
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What’s the difference between 'recientemente' and 'últimamente'?

What’s the difference between recientemente and últimamente? Both mean 'recent', but when would you use one over another? Please give reference to the below examples: ¿Cómo ha estado el clima ...
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¿Significan lo mismo “pero si” y “aunque”?

Me pregunto si pero si tiene el mismo significado que aunque: Pero si te vi hablar con las mexicanas, no hablas español. Aunque te vi hablar con las mexicanas en el bar, no hablas español.
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¿Son intercambiables “imagínate” y “date cuenta”?

¿Son intercambiables "imagínate" y "date cuenta" en este ejemplo? Imagínate, Próspero está hablando en muchos idiomas. Date cuenta, Próspero está hablando en muchos idiomas.
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“Qué más” vs “ojalá”: ¿tienen el mismo significado?

Me gustaría saber si tienen el mismo significado estas dos frases: Ojalá pudiese hablar bien español. Qué más pudiese hablar que un buen español.
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¿Qué diferencia hay entre “autobús” y “autocar”?

En la zona donde vivo es bastante común decir autobús y autocar de forma indistinta. El otro día lo comentaba con no sé quién y me dijo que uno de ellos es para trayectos cortos... y la respuesta me ...
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¿Qué diferencia hay entre “colectivos” y “metrobuses” en Argentina?

¿Hay una diferencia entre los colectivos y metrobuses en Buenos Aires? Sitios diferentes a veces usan la palabra "colectivo" y otros parecen distinguir entre las palabras. Pero pienso que un colectivo ...
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What is the difference between “la semana siguiente” and “a la semana siguiente”?

I see both of these variations from time to time and, thus far, have not recognized a pattern that helps me to decide when to use which. Nor have I found anything that dictates whether or not one ...
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Does “ser loco” vs. “estar loco” work the same as in Brazilian Portuguese

In Brazilian Portuguese, both "estar louco" and "ser louco" may be used literally to refer to an insane person in a madhouse or figuratively to someone with a wild, unpredictable behavior. The only ...
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¿Qué diferencia hay entre “mora” y “demora”?

Leyendo la noticia Indígenas del Cauca se declaran en "asamblea permanente" por constantes asesinatos aparecida en el diario El Espectador de Colombia, veo: "El Gobierno está en mora de aplicar una ...
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¿Se puede cazar una gamba?

Me decía mi hijo ayer que quería ir a cazar gambas. De primeras, le corregí diciendo que las gambas no se cazan, se pescan; a lo cual me replicó que no, que pescar es solo para coger peces con la caña....
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Difference between 'demás' and 'otros'?

'demás' is defined as other 'otro' is also defined as other What's the difference between them? When would you use one over the other? If possible, please could you explain making reference to ...
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Plata or Dinero

I was watching Netflix Narcos and noticed that the word plata was used dominantly to refer to money instead of dinero. The translation for the former would be silver. Is this difference a result of ...
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¿Por qué “don, doña” para el nombre pero “señor, señora” para el apellido?

El uso actual, al menos en España, dicta que "don, doña" se usa normalmente solo para los nombres; y que para los apellidos se debe usar "señor, señora": Don Arturo, pero señor Pérez-Reverte; Doña ...
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Diferencia entre sitio y asedio

No consigo cuál es la diferencia entre asedio y sitio, si es que existe. Generalmente, existe algún matiz o una palabra que es más técnica que otra. ¿Por qué se llama el sitio de París y el asedio de ...
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¿“Patriota” o “patriotero”?

Según la RAE, patriotero es: Que alardea excesiva e inoportunamente de patriotismo. Esto me da a entender que es un patriota estilo héroe americano. Pero este artículo dice algo completamente ...
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¿Cuál es la diferencia entre chupetear y chupar?

¿Qué diferencia hay entre las palabras chupetear y chupar? He visto gente hablando de las dos formas y todavía no entiendo qué diferencias hay o en cuál contexto podemos utilizarlas. Me gustaría ...
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What's the difference between “agradezco” and “gracias”?

What's the difference between "agradezco" (from the verb 'agradecer') and "gracias"? Both mean "Thank you" but when would you use one over the other? Please explain making reference to the below ...
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What is the difference (if any) between “comenzar” and “empezar”?

I am currently in highschool Spanish III, so I am rather ignorant of the language as a whole. I learned that "comenzar" means, roughly, "to begin", and "empezar" means, roughly, "to start". In English ...
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What is the difference between “cerebro” and “seso”?

What is the difference between "cerebro" and "seso"? Also, when would you use one over the other? From a quick Google search I see that seso refers to the flesh of the brain and cerebro refers to the ...
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Difference between 'mirar' and 'ver'

What is the difference between 'mirar' and 'ver'? I know they both mean 'to see' or 'to watch'. I checked online but can't find anything that helps.
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Difference between preposition “a” and “de”?

What is the difference between the preposition 'a' and 'de'? I am not sure if they both mean 'to/from'.
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Difference between “luego” and “entonces”

What is the difference between 'Luego' and 'entonces'? I know they both mean "then". Do they mean other things as well?
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Difference between “guardar” and “conservar”

What is the difference between 'guardar' and 'conservar'? They both mean 'to keep' and 'to preserve'.
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Difference between “coche” and “carro”

I have always wondered what is the difference between 'coche' and 'carro'. I have done some googling on it but still can't understand. Can anyone explain it and give me some examples please!! :)
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What is the difference among 'dormitorio', 'recámara', 'alcoba' and 'habitación'?

What are the differences among these words? dormitorio recámara alcoba habitación The dictionary says they all mean "bedroom"; I suspect it's a regional/dialectical thing. What are these words used ...
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Difference between “oreja” and “oído”

What is the difference between 'oreja' and 'oído'? Both mean ear, no?
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What is the difference among “querer”, “amar” and “adorar”?

The words “amar” and “querer” according to RAE are synonyms; however, in Colombia, at least, “amar” is considered a stronger feeling, a highest level of love, if you can say that. For example, I can ...
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What is the difference between 'hallar' and 'encontrar'?

If I find something I lost, should I use 'hallar'? For example, I found missing keys and said to my wife: "¡Hallé las llaves!" "¿Las encontraste?" —she replied—. Then a discussion about 'hallar'...