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"Besides" is a preposition which is often translated as "además de", and "as far as" is a phrase which is often translated as "tan lejos como". Learn more about the difference between "besides" and "as far as" below.
besides(
bi
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saydz
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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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as far as(
ahz
 
far
 
ahz
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (distance)
a. tan lejos como
You're in Boston? That's not as far as I thought.¿Estás en Boston? No está tan lejos como pensé.
A conjunction is a word that connects words, phrases, clauses, or sentences (e.g. The cat and the dog slept.).
2. (relating to)
a. en cuanto a
As far as height goes, this is one of the biggest mountains in Utah.En cuanto a la altura, ésta es una de las montañas más grandes de Utah.
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