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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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¿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 ha and hay?

If there's a duplicate question, please point to it, but I've failed to find one. In some cases, "hay" is used instead of "ha" (haber, third person singular). One particular case ...
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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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¿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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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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Unidad y departamento en un hospital

En los hospitales de España, ¿es lo mismo una unidad y un departamento, o existe alguna diferencia entre ambos términos? De haberla, ¿me podrían dar un ejemplo donde se vea la diferenciación? Muchas ...
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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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Difference between "al detalle" and "en detalle"?

Would it be more correct to say, "el contenido está al detalle" o "el contenido está en detalle"? The context is: Todo el contenido médico se trata al detalle y está completamente ...
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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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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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Can I regard the ”particular“ as extraordinary and the "peculiar" as distinct ?

What is the difference between "peculiar" and "particular" in meaning and usage?
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What is the difference between "escasear" and "faltar"?

They both mean "lack" in English. However,is there any difference in the usage? Thanks a lot!
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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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¿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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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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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 cretino, idiota? [closed]

Please help me with these. What is the difference between cretino, idiota? Thank you in advance.
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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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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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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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Is there a difference among 'hay que', 'tener que', and 'deber'?

I understand that all of these: hay que tener que deber are the Spanish equivalent of “ought to” or “must” or “should". But I really need to know if there are any subtle differences in the ...
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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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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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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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¿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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"así que se la pasaba siempre merodeando" vs. "así que estaba merodeando"

I was listening to a mexican podcast and heard the sentence: así que se la pasaba merodeando cerca de mi casa. As a native english speaker it feels much more comfortable to say: así que (ella) estaba ...
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¿Que diferencia hay entre "opereta" y "zarzuela"?

La zarzuela es f. Obra dramática y musical de origen español en que alternativamente se habla y se canta. y la opereta es f. Ópera cómica de asunto frívolo, con partes habladas y partes cantadas. ...
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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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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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ir de compras vs ir a hacer compras

Is there any difference in meaning and usage between the two expressions below? (me) voy de compras. (me) voy a hacer compras. According to https://forum.wordreference.com/threads/ir-de-compras-...
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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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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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¿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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Diferencia entre caridad y generosidad

No me queda muy claro esta diferencia. Estuve buscando pero encuentro cosas relacionadas con la religión y me gustaría algo que no este relacionado con este aspecto para diferenciar estos dos ...
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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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"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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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 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 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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Word usage: difference between "bailar" and "danzar"

Is there any difference between "bailar" and "danzar"?
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¿Es lo mismo "función" que "funcionalidad" en el ámbito de las características de un producto?

En dos preguntas de este sitio se ha hablado del concepto inglés feature: How to translate "feature" in "Is it a feature or a bug"? Is it a bad translation to consider a product ...
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¿Son intercambiables "ponerse a" y "meterse a"?

Serafina se pone a llorar cuando ve a su hijo Delfin. vs. Serafina se meta a llorar cuando ve a su hijo Delfin. ¿Son los dos verbos intercambiables? ¡Gracias!
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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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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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"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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¿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 "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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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 (...