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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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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'...
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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 '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 "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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¿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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What is the difference between "mobiliario" and "mueble(s)"?

The first word I learned for "furniture" in Spanish was "mueble(s)." Since then, I've been exposed to a lot more Spanish and one thing I've noticed is that there is this other word for furniture — ...
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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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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 "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 '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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Word usage: difference between "bailar" and "danzar"

Is there any difference between "bailar" and "danzar"?
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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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¿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 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 among 'estante' vs 'repisa' vs 'balda'?

Is there any difference in meaning between "estante", "repisa" and "balda", when they mean "shelf" (an horizontal surface on which you put objects) ? I had never heard "balda" before, but I have just ...
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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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borrador vs boceto

¿Hay alguna diferencia de significado o de uso entre "boceto" y "borrador" cuando se refieren a una versión inicial/provisoria de algo? Las definiciones relevantes en el DLE me ...
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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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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 distinction between "nombrar" and "llamar"?

Recently reading the twitter feed of the Spanish meteorological agency AEMET I notice mention of the naming of an approaching storm which became borrasca Isaack. There is a helpful graphic explaining ...
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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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"Último" vs. "final"

I understood último means 'most recent' and final 'the very last'. Now in my language course, I read: El sábado es el último día de la semana. How should I understand that?
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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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"No tiene por qué pagar" vs "No tiene que pagar"

Por favor, vea el vinculo siguiente:https://elpais.com/elpais/2020/02/07/eps/1581073136_206237.html Tengo un problema con la frase Un ciudadano de a pie no tiene por qué pagar la propaganda de ...
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¿Cuál es la diferencia entre "haber que" y "tener que"?

¿Cuál es la diferencia entre "haber que" y "tener que"? Por ejemplo, entre "había que tirarlo" y "tenía que tirarlo". La duda me ha surgido leyendo el poema de ...
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Diferencias de uso entre los adjetivos "corporal" y "corpóreo"

Me refiero a las siguientes acepciones de estos dos adjetivos, según el DLE: corporal 1. adj. Perteneciente o relativo al cuerpo, especialmente al humano. Presencia corporal. Pena corporal. corpóreo ...
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What's the difference between rompecabezas and pasatiempo in the context of a (writing) puzzle?

What's the difference between rompecabezas and pasatiempo in the context of a puzzle which you write on? (e.g. Word Search, Suduko, Maze etc). Can the words be used interchangeably? When would you use ...
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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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¿Se puede cazar una gamba?

Ayer me propusieron ir a cazar gambas. De primeras, respondí que las gambas no se cazan, se pescan; a lo cual la otra persona me replicó que no, que pescar es solo para coger peces con la caña. Y ...
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What is the difference between "ya que" and "porque"?

English: Since months attending a course in spanish, I still don't understand the difference between the two constructs "ya que" and "porque" when used to describe a reason for ...
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What is the difference between "completarse" and "estar terminado"?

I was trying to create my own sentences in Spanish and using a machine translator to check what I came up with. When I checked: The trading must be completed by 4 this afternoon. I was given this ...
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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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¿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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¿Qué pasa? vs. ¿Qué tal? vs. ¿Qué onda?

What is the difference between "¿Qué pasa?", "¿Qué tal?" and "¿Qué onda?" ? They all mean and can be translated as "What's up?" in English per my understanding ...
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Is there a difference between 'detenerse' vs 'pararse'?

Is there any difference between the words? "Real life" examples: El hombre se detuvo. El coche se paró. For instance, can one exchange them? El hombre se paró. El coche se detuvo.
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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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Difference between "adiós" and "chau"?

What is the difference between adiós and chau? Do they both mean "goodbye"? Examples: I am going now, see you tomorrow, ¡adiós! I am going now, see you tomorrow, ¡chau!
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Culpado vs Culpable - ¿cuál es la diferencia?

¿Cuál es la diferencia entre culpado y culpable? ¿Cuándo y cómo utilizarlas? Ya he buscado sus significados el en diccionario, pero no me quedó clara la diferencia...
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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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Hostería vs Pensión vs Hospedería

Una hostería es Casa donde se da comida y alojamiento mediante pago. mientras que una pensión es Casa donde se reciben huéspedes mediante precio convenido. y una hospedería es Casa destinada al ...
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Debe vs debería

Can someone explain specifically how the tense of deber changes the meaning of these sentences? ¿Por qué cree que debería orar? (translated as Why do you think you should pray?) and ¿Por qué cree ...
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¿Qué nombre recibe en otros países hispanoparlantes el juego conocido en España como "las tres en raya"?

Ayer estaba leyendo con mi hijo una de sus revistas y me encontré con la siguiente foto, que describe cómo hacer una versión de viaje de un popular juego conocido en España como "tres en raya": La ...
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What is the difference between "acostarse" and "recostarse" when it means "to lie down on a surface"?

What is the difference between "acostarse" and "recostarse" when it means "to lie down on a surface"? DLE has the following definitions: acostarse tr. Echar o tender a alguien para que duerma ...
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What are the differences (when would you use) demasiado vs en exceso?

The two words seem to mean somewhat the same (too much), so: what are the grammar differences? Is it correct that demasiado can be used with nouns (Hay demasiada comida = There is too much food), ...
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When to use/difference between "Amoroso" and "Cariñoso"

When looking for the term "loving" on SpanishDict.com, it gives two different words that seem to translate the same. However the examples show different applications. Is there a difference ...
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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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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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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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¿Existe alguna diferencia entre "taumaturgo" y "mago"?

El Diccionario de la lengua española de la Real Academia Española define Taumaturgo: Del gr. θαυματουργός thaumatourgós, de θαῦμα, -ατος thaûma, -atos 'maravilla', 'cosa asombrosa' y -εργος -ergos '...
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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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