Mingle versus mix , cannot figure it out

loureed4

Senior Member
Spanish
Hello,

I am studying English and came across "mingle" just the other day. I di not know this word.

Is it too different to "mix" ?. I cannot tell them apart, I am reading definition on online dictionaries and it is somewhat struggling.

Thanks in advance!.
 
  • se16teddy

    Senior Member
    English - England
    In many context they are very close synonyms. Mix might be more concrete and literal, while mingle might be better in abstract, metaphorical or literary contexts: for example it would sound rather pretentious to mingle ingredients when cooking
     
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