Mert vs ugyanis vs mivel

I would be really grateful if anyone could explain the differences (if any) between these three words. Many thanks in advance.

February 21, 2019


"Mert" and "mivel" are completely interchangeable.

"Ugyanis" carries the same meaning, but has a slightly different shade: it is more explanatory. The former two means a simple "because", but "ugyanis" means that you will give an explanation.

February 22, 2019

If you accidentally used the wrong one, would you still be understood?

February 22, 2019
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yes, but as HirundoPrima pointed out, you would better opt for "mert" or "mivel". If you'd use "ugyanis" in every occurrence, you sounded like a know-it-all. Almost as if you started all your English sentences with: "To let you know..."

February 22, 2019

You will still be understood, but for the sake of simplicity and avoiding misunderstanding, I would suggest the usage of "mert".

February 23, 2019
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