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"But" is a conjunction which is often translated as "pero", and "nevertheless" is an adverb which is often translated as "sin embargo". Learn more about the difference between "but" and "nevertheless" 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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nevertheless(
nehv
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uhr
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thuh
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lehs
)
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (even so)
a. sin embargo
It was very sunny out. Nevertheless, he had to stay in and work. Hacía mucho sol afuera. Sin embargo, tuvo que quedarse adentro para trabajar.
b. no obstante
That restaurant is so expensive. Nevertheless, it's the only place to get Thai food. Ese restaurante es tan caro. No obstante, es el único lugar donde se puede encontrar comida tailandesa.
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