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What's the difference between a turtle and a tortoise?

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Winston wrote:
May 22nd, 2020, 6:29 pm
What's the difference between a turtle and a tortoise?
I don't think there is any difference. It's just a different use of the word.

As far as I know, the word tortoise is originally from French (la tortue) and used mainly in UK.
The word 'turtle' is used mainly in USA.

Both languages did not import anything in this case which sounds like German - the word I use in my native language is 'die Schildkröte'.
No similarity at all.
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Yohan wrote:
May 22nd, 2020, 8:19 pm
Winston wrote:
May 22nd, 2020, 6:29 pm
What's the difference between a turtle and a tortoise?
I don't think there is any difference. It's just a different use of the word.

As far as I know, the word tortoise is originally from French (la tortue) and used mainly in UK.
The word 'turtle' is used mainly in USA.
Not true:
https://www.diffen.com/difference/Tortoise_vs_Turtle
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Cornfed wrote:
May 23rd, 2020, 9:01 pm
Yohan wrote:
May 22nd, 2020, 8:19 pm
Winston wrote:
May 22nd, 2020, 6:29 pm
What's the difference between a turtle and a tortoise?
I don't think there is any difference. It's just a different use of the word.

As far as I know, the word tortoise is originally from French (la tortue) and used mainly in UK.
The word 'turtle' is used mainly in USA.
Not true:
https://www.diffen.com/difference/Tortoise_vs_Turtle
Thank you, I didn't know that. In German we use the same word for both, only adding 'land' or 'water'.
die Wasserschildkröte, die Landschildkröte
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