I find using somehow and somewhat a bit confusing. Please tell me when to use each.
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Somehow means in some way you don't quite understand or know, Izzy:

Somehow my dog managed to open the gate on the backyard fence and get out.

Somewhat means "more or less":

Izzy finds these two words somewhat confusing. Wink

It's really as simple as that. Smile
You can say both.

Your first sentence means X is different from Y, but you're not sure how.

Your other sentence means X is more or less different from Y.

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