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事故 VS 事件

I know these words are both translated as "accident"...but is there any difference between them ?

For learning: Japanese
Base language: English
Category: Language



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    事故 refers to something that happens out of carelessness or by merely coincidence such as 交通事故(こうつうじこ=traffic accident) and 飛行機事故(ひこうきじこ=plane crash). Whereas 事件 is something caused by people, mostly violent and harmful, such as 強盗事件(ごうとうじけん=robbery) and 殺人事件(=murder case).
    I hope this helps.


    事故 is an accident and 事件 is a problem!xD

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