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regresar vs volver

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  • tengo que regresar

  • tengo que volver

Any difference of import to a learner?

3 years ago

5 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Rob2042

I have fought with these two words for some time. They are "basically" the same when used to mean "return" but a search will show there are subtle differences and even regional differences.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sebastosiano

No, both are the same

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rspreng

volver has several uses that do not apply to regresar, often being used as 'turn' (around a corner, turn blue, turn a page, etc.) rather than return. it is also used in an expression meaning "to do something again"

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sebastosiano

Si, esta bien, no había pensado en "volver a llamar" por ejemplo. Pero para los casos que el pone son exactamente lo mismo. E incluso para eso podría usarse "regresó la llamada" o "regreso a sus viejos hábitos"

3 years ago

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In Spain we use "volver" more than "regresar", in Latinoamérica I think that mostly use "regresar".

3 years ago

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