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"But" is a conjunction which is often translated as "pero", and "again" is an adverb which is often translated as "de nuevo". Learn more about the difference between "but" and "again" below.
but(
buht
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A conjunction is a word that connects words, phrases, clauses, or sentences (e.g. The cat and the dog slept.).
1. (used to express a contrasting statement)
a. pero
I want to go, but it's really far.Quiero ir pero es muy lejos.
b. sino
He wasn't from New York, but from New Jersey.No era de Nueva York, sino de Nueva Jersey.
2. (emphatic)
a. pero
But it is still too early to go to bed!¡Pero si aún es muy temprano para acostarse!
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
3. (only)
a. no ser más que
She is but a poor philosopher.No es más que una pobre filósofa.
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
4. (except)
a. salvo
I have read all his books but the last one.He leído todos sus libros salvo el último.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (objection)
a. pero
I don't want any buts or excuses.No quiero ni peros ni excusas.
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again(
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gehn
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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. (once more)
a. de nuevo
After she left, I had to clean all over again.Después de que se fue, tuve que limpiarlo todo de nuevo.
b. otra vez
My parents are both getting married again next year.Mis padres se casan otra vez el año que viene.
c. nuevamente
Can you read your poem again for us?¿Nos leerías tu poesía nuevamente?
d.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I've made a mistake. - Well, you'll have to do it all over again.Me he equivocado. - Pues tendrás que volverlo a hacer desde el principio.
If it happens again, I'll call the police.Si vuelve a pasar, llamaré a la policía.
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