I am not seeing the difference in a sea /es decir

PapiB2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

I am not seeing the difference in a sea /es decir

I have read through the explanations and have tested, but I really can't not differentiate the type of sentence between the two uses or concepts. Is there any other way to explain this, or some cue that might help me?

Thanks!

Asked 6 months ago
ShuiKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Papi

As it says in the lesson, there is no difference, they both mean the same thing. 

The only difference is in register, in this case the level of formality:

  • "o sea" is more colloquial (less formal)
  • "es decir" is more formal

This is why when you test you will see the hints guide you as to whether the speaker is being more or less formal.

I hope this clarifies things for you.

Saludos 

Shui

PapiB2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Thank you!   Yes, that did help.  The key is in the hint (colloquial/formal)!

I am not seeing the difference in a sea /es decir

I have read through the explanations and have tested, but I really can't not differentiate the type of sentence between the two uses or concepts. Is there any other way to explain this, or some cue that might help me?

Thanks!

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