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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alec675

Parce que vs car?

What's the difference exactly between these two forms of "because"? Thanks!

July 6, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Speir_

The difference is that "car" is a bit more formal than "parce que".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Prenom.Pierre

I agree.

Just a small thing more about that question.

We can start a sentence with "parce que" but not with "car".

Parce que la mer était mauvaise, les marins sont restés au port. But it is a rather literary sentence.

And we can't start with "car". "Car la mer était mauvaise, les marins sont restés au port." We never say that.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Speir_

I didn't know that, thanks!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Heike333145

There was a discussion before: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/7892

It seems that "car" is more elevated speech, whereas "parce que" is everyday language.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SRcutie

Actually, both are pretty common. Although I believe "parce que" is more often used while speaking.

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