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Old March 10, 2010, 12:58 AM
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Old March 10, 2010, 01:00 AM
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There's probably a technical difference, but I believe a boat is smaller than a ship.
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Old March 10, 2010, 02:04 AM
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and in the following context:
I´m travelling by boat/ship
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Old March 10, 2010, 02:48 AM
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and in the following context:
I´m travelling by boat/ship
You might go on a boat trip but a journey in a ship

More correctly you would go on a voyage in a ship, but journey is OK too.
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Old March 10, 2010, 08:01 AM
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The distinction between a ship and a boat varies depending on regional definitions, but as a general rule, a boat can fit onto a ship, but a ship cannot fit onto a boat. A ship, in other words, is a very large ocean-going vessel, while a boat tends to be much smaller. Additionally, a ship usually is defined as having a displacement larger than 500 tons. During the age of sailing, a craft with three or more rigged masts was considered to be a ship, but this definition has been superseded, as different methods of power generation are used on modern ships.
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And in colloquial every-day language, the differences in the meanings of the two words is not very distinct. Many times people will use one or the other when the opposite is obviously more correct....
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all vehicles of transortation that float on water that have sides are boats.
Ships are big boats, canoes are small boats. There are many words for
all the types of boats that exist.
It's like birds. Condors are birds and so are kiwis
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boats are smaller
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Debe ser la misma que entre bote y buque.
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@Hernán: Yo diría que la misma entre barco y nave...

"Bote" es una embarcación pequeña y "buque" es un barcote. ¿no?
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