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"Besides" is a preposition which is often translated as "además de", and "also" is an adverb which is often translated as "también". Learn more about the difference between "besides" and "also" below.
besides(
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A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
1. (apart from)
a. además de
Besides beer, we don't have anything else to drink.Además de cerveza, no tenemos más nada para beber.
b. aparte de
That dog can't do anything besides that one trick.Ese perro no puede hacer nada, aparte de ese único truco.
2. (in addition to)
a. además de
Besides the toiletries, I have to buy a new bathing suit for the trip.Además de los artículos de tocador, tengo que comprar un nuevo traje de baño para el viaje.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
3. (in addition)
a. además
I should stay home and do work. Besides, it's cold outside.Debería quedarme en casa y hacer trabajo. Además, hace frío afuera.
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also(
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (too)
a. también
The suspects are also believed to have attacked a second person that night.Se cree que los sospechosos también atacaron a una segunda persona aquella noche.
2. (moreover)
a. además
I should say also that I'm going to need to take a few personal days.Debería decir además que voy a necesitar tomar algunos días personales.
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