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надо vs нужно

What's the difference between these two words? It's been driving me insane for quite some time now...

2 years ago

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"нужно" is a softer form, equivalent to "should/need" in English. "надо" is more like "must".

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TheHockeyist

Thanks.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alexm768
2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TheHockeyist

Thanks.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alexm768

You may find useful that thread too: нужно / надо - merely a matter of politeness?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TheHockeyist

Again, thanks.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alexm768

Oh, and this answer from ShadyArc is the best: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/12866931$comment_id=12867871

You can find more on this matter using search. ;)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TheHockeyist

Again, huge thanks. It's now clear to me.

2 years ago