What is the difference between 表达 (biǎo dá) and 表示 (biǎo shì)?

What is the difference between 表达 (biǎo dá) and 表示 (biǎo shì)?
Shasha Liu

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Shasha’s experience includes teaching positions at two Chinese universities and she specializes in customizing instruction for students from different culture using storytelling and a special method to help beginning students remember Chinese characters. Shasha enjoys traveling and watching movies.

What is the difference between 表达 (biǎo dá) and 表示 (biǎo shì)?
Teacher : Shasha Liu

Today I will be discussing the two words “表达“ and “表示“。 Both essentially mean to express your thoughts, feelings and attitudes about something or towards someone. However, the main difference is “表达“ expresses it with emotion, for example, one would normally use “表达你的感情“ and not “表示你的感情”.

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