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"Contrary" is an adjective which is often translated as "contrario", and "elsewhere" is an adverb which is often translated as "en otro lugar". Learn more about the difference between "contrary" and "elsewhere" below.
contrary(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (opposite in nature)
a. contrario
I'm open to hearing contrary points of view; in fact, I think they're extremely valuable.Estoy abierto a escuchar puntos de vista contrarios; de hecho, creo que son sumamente valiosos.
We believe that the proposed healthcare reforms are contrary to the interests of patients.Creemos que las reformas de la asistencia médica que se proponen son contrarias a los intereses de los pacientes.
b. opuesto
Our boss won't tolerate any contrary points of view.Nuestra jefa no tolera puntos de vista opuestos.
2. (in opposite directions)
a. en contra
The ship was driven back into port by contrary winds.Los vientos en contra obligaron al barco a volver a puerto.
3. (obstinate)
a. terco
You were always such a contrary child. You'd never do what you were told.De pequeño, siempre fuiste muy terco. Nunca hacías lo que se te decía.
b. que siempre lleva la contraria
"I don't know why you have to be so contrary!" she snapped. "We've always done it this way.""¡No sé por qué siempre tienes que llevar la contraria!" dijo bruscamente. "Siempre lo hemos hecho así."
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (the opposite)
a. lo contrario
I know you think he's a difficult person, but my experience of him has always been the contrary.Sé que crees que es una persona de trato difícil, pero en mi experiencia siempre ha sido lo contrario.
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
5. (counter; used with "to")
a. contrariamente
Contrary to everyone's expectations, the team reached the final.Contrariamente a lo que se esperaba, el equipo pasó a las finales.
b. en contra
Contrary to popular belief, bread is good for you.En contra de lo que comúnmente se cree, el pan es bueno para la salud.
c. al contrario
Contrary to what happened last time I did the journey, I got there in under two hours.Al contrario de lo que pasó la última vez que hice el viaje, llegué en menos de dos horas.
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elsewhere(
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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. (in another location)
a. en otro lugar
I've seen a painting like that elsewhere, but I'm not sure where.He visto un cuadro parecido en otro lugar, pero no estoy seguro dónde.
b. en otro sitio
I thought they would have bread at this store; we'll have to look elsewhere.Creí que tendrían pan en esta tienda; tendremos que buscar en otro sitio.
c. en otra parte
They are setting up police controls on freeways and elsewhere in the country.Están estableciendo puestos de control policial en carreteras y en otras partes del país.
2. (to another location)
a. a otro sitio
We should go to this restaurant; if we try to go elsewhere, we might not find a table.Deberíamos ir a este restaurante; si intentamos ir a otro sitio, puede que no encontremos mesa.
b. a otra parte
If you are not happy with how they treat you here, then go elsewhere once and for all.Si no te gusta cómo te tratan aquí, entonces vete a otra parte de una buena vez.
c. a otro lugar
A lot of the initial settlers had moved elsewhere on account of harsh life conditions.Muchos de los colonos originales se habían mudado a otro lugar a causa de las duras condiciones de vida.
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