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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

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

"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

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KaiChiu1

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

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

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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