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"But" is a conjunction which is often translated as "pero", and "yet" is an adverb which is often translated as "todavía". Learn more about the difference between "but" and "yet" below.
but(
buht
)
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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yet(
yeht
)
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (up to now)
a. todavía
They haven't arrived yet.No han llegado todavía.
b. aún
I haven't seen the new Tarantino movie yet.Aún no he visto la nueva película de Tarantino.
c. ya
Have you been to the supermarket yet?¿Has ido al supermercado ya?
2. (to date)
a. hasta ahora
This is their best album yet.Éste es su mejor álbum hasta ahora.
3. (even)
a. todavía
I lent him some money but now he's asking for yet more.Le presté dinero pero ahora está pidiendo más todavía.
b. aún
It's only December. It's going to get colder yet.Es solo diciembre. Va a hacer aún más frío.
4. (eventually)
a. ya
I'll beat him yet.Ya le ganaré.
5. (referring to the future)
a. todavía
We have two hours yet before the plane leaves.Tenemos dos horas todavía antes de que salga el avión.
b. aún
A price has yet to be agreed on.Aún no se acordó un precio.
6. (in addition)
a. aún
She took out yet more photos to show me.Sacó más fotos aún para mostrarme.
b. otro más
We've found yet another deposit of gold.Hemos encontrado otro depósito de oro más.
7. (so soon)
a. todavía (with negatives)
They're here already? I wasn't expecting them yet.¿Ya llegaron? No los esperaba todavía.
A conjunction is a word that connects words, phrases, clauses, or sentences (e.g. The cat and the dog slept.).
8. (however)
a. sin embargo
It was a quiet place, yet she found the silence somewhat unsettling.Era un lugar tranquilo, sin embargo, le inquietaba un poco el silencio.
b. pero
He was strong yet gentle.Era fuerte pero tierno.
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