a pesar de que?

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What does it mean? Anyone know of any on-line references where multi-word expressions can be looked up'

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updated JUL 15, 2012
posted by Shane

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I am using Rosetta Stone software. In my current lesson, it seems to mean "in spite of" and is used in contrast to debido a "due to", or "because of".
A pesar de la hora, (3 pm) ella esta' dormida.
Debido a la hora, (11 pm) ella esta' dormida.

Hope this works for you.

updated JUL 15, 2012
posted by Phyllis
Thanks Phyllis; that was useful.
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I kind of like either of these two:

http://translation.paralink.com
http://www.freetranslation.com

They were refered by this forum a few weeks ago, Cherry, I think. They are very literal, but do make a useful tool for learning. Your phrase "a pesar de que" came out to = "although" when I put it in the first reference site above.

updated ENE 27, 2008
posted by Mark-Burcham
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updated ENE 27, 2008
posted by Camille