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"En fin" is a phrase which is often translated as "anyway", and "por otra parte" is an adverb which is often translated as "moreover". Learn more about the difference between "en fin" and "por otra parte" below.
en fin(
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (used to express conclusion)
a. anyway
En fin, amigos, creo que ya ha opinado todo el mundo. Si les parece, podemos comenzar con la votación.Anyway, folks, I think everyone has had their say. If it's all right with you, we can start voting.
b. well
En fin, qué le vamos a hacer. No siempre se puede ganar, ¿no?Well, what can you do. You can't always win, can you?
c. oh well
¿Se han peleado otra vez? En fin, son niños.Did they fight again? Oh well, kids will be kids.
2. (to sum up)
a. in a nutshell
Hubo globos, juegos, música, refrescos, una gran tarta... En fin, fue una fiesta de cumpleaños por todo lo alto.There were balloons, games, music, sodas, a big cake. In a nutshell, it was quite a birthday party.
b. in short
Esto, en fin, es lo que me dijo Julia.This, in short, was what Julia said to me.
c. all in all
En fin, estamos bastante contentos con nuestra nueva casa.All in all, we're quite happy with our new home.
d. in brief
Llena de violencia gratuita y errores de guion, la película es, en fin, un desastre.Full of gratuitous violence and screenplay mistakes, the movie is, in brief, a complete disaster.
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por otra parte(
pohr
 
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trah
 
pahr
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teh
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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 addition)
a. moreover
Preocupar a los niños con su propio rendimiento puede interferir con su capacidad de aprendizaje; por otra parte también puede incrementar su temor al fracaso.Making children worry about their performance can interfere with their ability to learn. Moreover, it can also increase their fear of failure.
b. what's more
El turismo local está aumentando; por otra parte, se esperan 30.000 visitantes internacionales este año.Local tourism has been growing; what's more, around 30,000 international visitors are expected this year.
c. furthermore
En comparación con el mismo período del año pasado, las acciones cayeron 15%; por otra parte, es posible que el precio siga bajando.In comparison with the same period last year, shares fell by 15%; furthermore, the price may go on falling.
d. additionally
Ya vendimos la mayoría de los boletos para la rifa. Por otra parte, nos encargaron otros 50.We already sold most of the raffle tickets. Additionally, somebody ordered a further 50.
2. (conversely)
a. on the other hand
Te dejaste vencer por esta dificultad pero, por otra parte, no sé si hubieras logrado algo luchando contra ella.You allowed this difficulty to get the better of you but, on the other hand, I'm not sure you'd have achieved anything if you'd gone on struggling.
3. (changing the subject)
a. on another matter
Por otra parte, ya está confirmada la fecha de la boda del príncipe con su novia italiana.On another matter, the date of the wedding between the prince and his Italian fiancée has now been confirmed.
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