antworten and beantworten

Duolingo warns me to be careful not to confuse "antworten" and "beantworten". What is the shade of distinction here? Is there a parallel in English?

April 12, 2013


"antworten" >> I answer him. "beantworten" >> Ich beantworte die Frage, I answer the question.

April 13, 2013

Thank you siebolt, that gives me a context that I can work with. Ned.

April 13, 2013

You are welcome. This is what I did for a living.

April 13, 2013
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