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"By the time" is a phrase which is often translated as "para cuando", and "by that time" is a phrase which is often translated as "para entonces". Learn more about the difference between "by the time" and "by that time" below.
by the time(
bay
 
thuh
 
taym
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. para cuando
By the time Rachel and Octavio got married, they'd been living together for five years.Para cuando Rachel y Octavio se casaron, habían estado viviendo juntos para cinco años.
b. en el momento
Teenagers already have hours of practice by the time they get their driver's licenses.Adolescentes ya tienen horas de práctica en el momento en que reciben sus licencias para conducir.
c. para el momento
By the time your flight lands, I will be at the airport.Para el momento en que tu vuelo aterriza, estaré en el aeropuerto.
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by that time(
bay
 
thaht
 
taym
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (in the future)
a. para entonces
Come back in an hour. Your order should be ready by that time.Vuelve en una hora. Tu pedido debería estar listo para entonces.
2. (in the past)
a. para entonces
It was 2011. By that time I had already graduated from high school.Era 2011. Para entonces ya me había graduado de la secundaria.
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