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Muro ou parede

Could someone please explain the difference between these two words meaning wall

4 years ago

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This belongs to the portuguese forum, I suggest you move it there. In any case, they both mean wall, although muro is linked to muralha(fortification / wall used for defense) and parede is just any wall like the wall in your room.

4 years ago

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Muro is used to separate land while muralha is used for defence. Dispite the Berlin wall being called Muro de Berlim

4 years ago

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I think, with the definition you gave, "muro" for the Berlin wall makes sense. For another example - this is a title of a Brazilian news article. "TRUMP QUER CONSTRUIR MURO COM DINHEIRO DE MIGRANTES"

5 months ago