"la parete" vs. "il muro"

If anybody is wondering what is the difference between "la parete" and "il muro" :

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  • They are used interchangeably most of the time.
  • In short "la parete" would be a wall in a closed space (internal wall), while "il muro" can refer to a wall built anywhere (il Muro di Berlino).
  • "la parete" is used in biology, while "muro" isn't. (the cell walls = le pareti cellulari)
August 8, 2013

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Perfect, exactly the explanation I was looking for! Thanks dnovinc!

May 8, 2016

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