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Parce que vs car?

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

7/6/2017, 7:38:43 PM

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

7/6/2017, 7:50:16 PM

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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.

7/6/2017, 8:52:43 PM

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I didn't know that, thanks!

7/6/2017, 9:01:41 PM

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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.

7/6/2017, 7:43:44 PM

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

7/6/2017, 7:51:18 PM
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