Quick answer
"Contingent" is a noun which is often translated as "el contingente", and "otherwise" is a conjunction which is often translated as "de lo contrario". Learn more about the difference between "contingent" and "otherwise" below.
contingent(
kuhn
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tihn
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jihnt
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (group)
a. el contingente
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The extreme contingent of the party has alienated many moderate voters.El contingente extremista del partido ha alejado a muchos votantes moderados.
2. (military)
a. el contingente
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
An American armed contingent liberated the city with the help of the French resistance.Un contingente armado estadounidense liberó la ciudad con ayuda de la resistencia francesa.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (uncertain or accidental)
a. contingente
Your budget should include provisions to cover any contingent situation.Tu presupuesto debe incluir previsiones para cubrir cualquier situación contingente.
4. (dependent upon; used with "on" or "upon")
a. que depende de
Receipt of these benefits is contingent upon the timely submission of all the required forms.La recepción de estos beneficios depende de la entrega puntual de todos los formularios requeridos.
b. supeditado a
The student's permanent acceptance to the university is contingent on continued academic success.La admisión permanente del estudiante a la universidad está supeditada a su buen desempeño académico.
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otherwise(
uh
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thuhr
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wayz
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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. (in other circumstances)
a. de lo contrario
I hope we have good weather, otherwise I'll be disappointed.Espero que nos haga buen tiempo, de lo contrario me llevaré una desilusión.
b. si no
Put on sun lotion, otherwise you may burn.Ponte protector solar, si no, te puedes quemar.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
2. (in a different manner)
a. de otra manera
There cannot be justice otherwise.No puede haber justicia de otra manera.
3. (excepting all else)
a. por lo demás
My cat is sick, but otherwise it's a great day.Mi gato está enfermo, pero por lo demás es un día excelente.
b. aparte de eso
Jeremy just got divorced. Otherwise, his life is going well.Jeremy se acaba de divorciar. Aparte de eso, su vida va bien.
4. (not the same)
a. no lo mismo
Norma usually has an excellent memory, but after the accident it is otherwise.Norma suele tener muy buena memoria, pero después del accidente ya no es lo mismo.
b. otra cosa
The burgers are great, but the fries are otherwise.Las hamburguesas son excelentes, pero las papas son otra cosa.
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