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    Cool skillful & talented

    Hi,

    Can skillful be synonym of talented in some cases?

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    Re: skillful & talented

    Quote Originally Posted by bieasy View Post
    Hi,

    Can skillful be a synonym of talented in some cases?
    Yes it can. Do you have some particular examples in mind?

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    Cool Re: skillful & talented

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    Yes it can. Do you have some particular examples in mind?
    He's a very skillful football player & He's a very talented football player

    He studies well! He's skillful. & He studies well! He's talented!

    A skillful actor & A talented actor.

    Are all the words skillful & talented appropriate in all the case?

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    Re: skillful & talented

    Quote Originally Posted by bieasy View Post
    He's a very skillful football player & He's a very talented football player Both are okay.

    He studies well and he's skillful. & He studies well and he's talented! Both can be okay, depending on what he's doing.

    A skillful actor & A talented actor. I would use "talented".

    Are all the words skillful & talented appropriate in all the case?
    You can say...
    a talented/skillful (surgeon)(lawyer)(chef)

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    Cool Re: skillful & talented

    Quote Originally Posted by 2006 View Post
    You can say...
    a talented/skillful (surgeon)(lawyer)(chef)
    Thank you,

    But what do you mean by: .... depending on what he's doing. Does it depend on the subjects at school?

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    Re: skillful & talented

    Quote Originally Posted by bieasy View Post
    Thank you,

    But what do you mean by: .... depending on what he's doing. Does it depend on the subjects at school?
    I wasn't thinking about subjects at school; I was thinking about learning a trade or profession. I would say that generally "talent" is used more in relation to artistic endeavors while "skillful" is used more for physical/manual activities, but there is a lot of overlap.

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    Re: skillful & talented

    Talent is what you were born with.
    Skill is what you have learned.

    But in fact the two words are often used interchangeably.

    edward

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    Cool Re: skillful & talented

    Thank you all!

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