Etwa and ungefähr

RexV

Etwa and ungefähr
I know that “ungefähr” can be used when writing e.g. approximately, circa etc. However, I can see that “etwa” can also be used for this.
Is it correct understood that both are interchangeable?
 

sfpugh

There is a German with Jenny about how to say approximately:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIcLpQDFWaM
There is a short promo for a French course at the beginning.
She seems to use both interchangeably although most examples are with ungefähr.

There is also this
https://german.stackexchange.com/questions/6815/etwa-vs-ungef%C3%A4hr-gibt-es-einen-unterschied
ungefähr and etwa are normally used as  adverbs however it points out that ungefähr can be used as an adjective when it is not interchangeable with etwa.

 

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