mist and haze

KYC

Senior Member
Mandarin
Hello, there:
Is it right if I say mist is less foggy than haze.
They are translated in the same words in Chinese.
Also I checked images. But still I can't distinguish them.
Is my suspect right?

Thanks a lot!
 
  • Copyright

    Senior Member
    American English
    I believe haze can be moisture, dust, smoke or pollution, while mist is always moisture. So sometimes they're the same but often they're not.
    Edit:
    Here are Encyclopedia Britannica entries for haze and mist.
     
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    Forero

    Senior Member
    We can feel mist, similar to spray, but not haze. Haze comes in different colors, but mist generally does not.

    But mist and haze do not usually occur in the same context. Mist can touch us; haze can be imperceptible except through a lot of air, obscuring distant things.

    Hi, KYC. Do you have a context that contrasts mist with haze?
     
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    KYC

    Senior Member
    Mandarin
    Thanks for your invaluable help.
    It's really helpful.
    I am clear.:)
    Edit:Sorry, I don't have any context about mist and haze, Forero!
    I just learn a new word "haze". And I found they are also translated in the same words in Chinese.
    Also, I can't figure out the difference from dictionaries.
     
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