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    comfortable and convenient

    What is the difference between comfortable and convenient? Can we call them synonyms?

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    Re: comfortable and convenient

    Quote Originally Posted by Olia5 View Post
    What is the difference between comfortable and convenient? Can we call them synonyms?
    They have the same meaning but comfortable means something soft and relaxing and convenient means something suitable and practical. As for me comfortable refers to something small in size and convenient refers yo something bigger.


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    #3

    Re: comfortable and convenient

    Hi,
    I see it differently.
    Something comfortable gives comfort - an armchair, a pair of shoes etc
    Sth convenient suits one's time and needs - a convenient time-table, bus-stop, terms etc.
    I only wonder if there are any cases when they're interchangeable.

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    #4

    Re: comfortable and convenient

    Quote Originally Posted by Humble View Post
    Hi,
    I see it differently.
    Something comfortable gives comfort - an armchair, a pair of shoes etc
    Sth convenient suits one's time and needs - a convenient time-table, bus-stop, terms etc.
    I only wonder if there are any cases when they're interchangeable.

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    Hi, Hum!
    How would you use the words "comfortable and convenient" with the words given below:
    place, car, room, sofa, time, bus, country, experience, chance, situation ...


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    #5

    Re: comfortable and convenient

    Surely depends on context :
    That's a comfortable chair to sit in and watch tv.
    That's a convenient chair to sit in to answer the phone.

    Humble's definitions seem to fit the bill.

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    #6

    Re: comfortable and convenient

    Thank a lot for your reply.
    I'd like to ask you to do me a favour. I'm making a research on this topic. So, if you have time would you be so kind to take part in my research?


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    #7

    Re: comfortable and convenient

    Are you comfortable with that?
    Is that convenient?

    Same meaning but you cannot interchange the words

    Is that chair comfortable, yes but it would be more convenient near the window.

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