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The word "usar" vs. "utilizar"

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Hello, I would appreciate some help on whether there is a particular use of the verb "utilizar" rather than "usar" in every day conversation.

Only because usar is a bit easier to say.

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updated JUN 26, 2010
edited by --Mariana--
posted by Gatosuerte

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I use the word "use" more than "utilizar" and see them as "usar (to use)" and "utilizar (to utilize)."

Here's an example that I got from another thread:

Julian said:

I want to utilize / use this new car part.....Quiero utilizar / usar esta nueva pieza del coche (Either word works).

I want to use you in my new film........Te quiero usar en mi nueva película. (Just the one word works). But Utilize your talent........Utilizar tu talento is OK

updated JUN 26, 2010
posted by --Mariana--
thank you - easyfrom now on! - gatosuerte - Gatosuerte, JUN 26, 2010
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