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conversar vs falar

I understand that falar may have broader usage, but it was counted wrong when I used conversar instead of falar when the sentence had to do with someone speaking with another..why?

July 16, 2013

4 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Paulenrique

Certainly falar is more common and informal. Conversar may seem more serious and formal, but they are interchangeable. Conversar comes from conversation, so it may sometimes represent a longer talk.

July 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/rspreng

Take this to the Portuguese forum and you'll have a better chance of getting a response.

July 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/kristinemc

Going to move this to the portuguese discussion where other learners can weigh in :)

July 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Torikawa

From what I would assume, it would then be "Someone has a conversation" rather than "Someone is speaking" sort of thing. They are similar (even within English) but not the same. But that's only an assumption of mine.

July 17, 2013
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