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"En conjunto" is a phrase which is often translated as "as a whole", and "conjunto" is an adjective which is often translated as "joint". Learn more about the difference between "en conjunto" and "conjunto" below.
en conjunto(
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (in general)
a. as a whole
Las nuevas medidas no afectan solo a los funcionarios sino a la población en conjunto.The new measures not only affect civil servants but the population as a whole instead.
b. on the whole
Su obra me gusta en conjunto, pero ninguno de sus cuadros me entusiasma.I like her work on the whole, but I'm not crazy about any of her paintings.
c. overall
En conjunto, los servicios que ofrece esta empresa de telefonía son buenos, aunque hay cosas que se podrían mejorar.Overall, the services offered by this telephone company are good, although there's room for improvement.
d. altogether
Mi experiencia como fotógrafa de guerra fue en conjunto interesante, pero no sé si la volvería a repetirAltogether, my experience as a war photographer was interesting, but I don't know if I'd repeat it.
2. (in cooperation)
a. jointly
El proyecto fue llevado a cabo en conjunto por varias ONGs que operan en la zona.The project was carried out jointly by several NGOs operating in the area.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (combined)
a. joint
Los dos países frecuentemente participan en ejercicios militares conjuntos.The two countries regularly engage in joint military exercises.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (collective of things or people)
a. collection (of things)
Cindy tiene un conjunto de conchas en una vitrina.Cindy has a collection of shells in a glass case.
b. group
El conjunto de estudiantes recorrió el museo.The group of students toured the museum.
3. (totality)
a. whole
La serie de pequeños errores, en conjunto, llevaron a la empresa a la quiebra.The series of small errors, as a whole, brought the company to bankruptcy.
4. (clothing)
a. outfit
¡Te ves excelente en ese conjunto!You look great in that outfit!
5. (music)
a. ensemble
Un conjunto de jazz tocó música durante nuestra cena formal.A jazz ensemble played music during our formal dinner.
b. group
Mi cuñado está en un conjunto que toca en las bodas.My brother-in-law is in a group that plays at weddings.
c. band
Formaron un conjunto de rock para divertir a sus amigos en las fiestas.They formed a rock band to entertain their friends at parties.
6. (sports)
a. team
El conjunto de Tijuana se enfrentará al de San Luis este sábado.The team from Tijuana will face San Luis this Saturday.
7. (mathematics)
a. set
El conjunto de los números primos es menor que el conjunto de los números pares.The set of prime numbers is less than the set of even numbers.
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