For some reason, I imagine the difference is quite significant, but in which two directions do these verbs (辩论 and 吵架) go? How do they differ?
a formal discussion of an issue at a public meetingor in a parliament. In a debate two or more speakers express opposing views and then there isoften a vote on the issue.
吵架=quarrel (with sb/betwecn A and B) (aboul/ oversth) an angry argument or disagreement betweenpeople, often about a personal matter