haïr vs détester

MichelleC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

haïr vs détester

What is the difference between haïr and détester? Couldn't I just as easily say Je te déteste and so on? Is one "stronger" than the other. 
Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team member

Hi Michelle,

Both verbs mean 'to hate' but as détester is easier to conjugate than haïr, I think people prefer to use it...

Hope this helps!

MichelleC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Yes, it does, thank you very much. I think haïr is a good one to know, but I'll probably stick with détester for real life use as it does seem to be very colloquial. 

haïr vs détester

What is the difference between haïr and détester? Couldn't I just as easily say Je te déteste and so on? Is one "stronger" than the other. 

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