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"En cambio" is a phrase which is often translated as "instead", and "por otro lado" is a phrase which is often translated as "on the other hand". Learn more about the difference between "en cambio" and "por otro lado" below.
en cambio(
ehn
 
kahm
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byoh
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. instead
Pensó que le iban a dar una promoción. En cambio, lo despidieron.He thought they were going to give him a promotion. Instead, they fired him.
b. however
Roberto estaba tranquilo. Cristina, en cambio, estaba muy nerviosa.Roberto was very calm. Cristina, however, was very nervous.
c. conversely
En cambio, si no invertimos ahora puede que demos a quiebra dentro de un año.Conversely, if we don't invest now, we could go bankrupt within a year.
d. on the other hand
He logrado evitar el refresco por un mes. El café, en cambio, es otro rollo.I've managed to go a month without soda. Coffee, on the other hand, is a different story.
e. but
A mí sí que me gustó, en cambio a Daniel para nada.I liked it, but Daniel didn't like it at all.
f. whereas
Los hijos de mi hermana son muy estudiosos, en cambio los míos son creativos.My sister's children are very studious whereas mine are creative.
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por otro lado(
pohr
 
oh
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troh
 
lah
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doh
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (in contrast)
a. on the other hand
Estamos en crisis económica, pero por otro lado, la gente sigue consumiendo.We are in the midst of an economic crisis, but on the other hand, people are still consuming.
2. (additionally)
a. furthermore
Por otro lado, hemos tenido la gran suerte de recibir apoyo económico del partido.Furthermore, we had the great fortune to receive financial support from the party.
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