Advertisement vs Commercial

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by ariadna_y, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. ariadna_y

    ariadna_y Senior Member

    Buenos Aires
    Castellano
    Hi foreros! I'm writing a composition and came across this question? Are "advertisment and commercial synonims? and if not, which is the difference?

    I was looking for a word that meant "propaganda".

    I turned the TV on and started flipping through channels until I saw the commercial/advertiment of a brand new reality show called Mr Perfect.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Chris K Senior Member

    Tacoma WA, US
    English / US
    "Commercial" is a more specific term used only for radio and TV ad(vertisement)s. All commercials are ads, but only TV and radio ads are commercials.

    You'd say "until I saw a commercial for a brand new..."
     

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