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"Besides" is a preposition which is often translated as "además de", and "apart from" is a conjunction which is often translated as "aparte de". Learn more about the difference between "besides" and "apart from" below.
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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apart from(
A conjunction is a word that connects words, phrases, clauses, or sentences (e.g. The cat and the dog slept.).
1. (aside from)
a. aparte de
Apart from my brother, only six men work at that company.Aparte de mi hermano, solo seis hombres trabajan en esa empresa.
b. excepto
Nobody, apart from me, knows your secret.Nadie, excepto yo, sabe tu secreto.
2. (in addition)
a. además de
Apart from Japan, she also traveled to China and Cambodia.Además de Japón, también viajó a China y Camboya.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (isolated)
a. apartado de
Sometimes I feel apart from the rest of my familia.A veces me siento apartado del resto de mi familia.
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