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"En principio" is an adverb which is often translated as "in principle", and "así" is an adverb which is often translated as "like this". Learn more about the difference between "en principio" and "así" below.
en principio(
ehn
 
preen
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see
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pyoh
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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. (theoretically)
a. in principle
Sin evidencia para apoyar su plan presupuestario, los legisladores solo podían estar de acuerdo con él en principio.Without evidence to support the budgetary plan, the legislators could only agree with it in principle.
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así(
ah
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see
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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 a way)
a. like this
¿Cómo lo hago? ¿Así?How should I do it? Like this?
Cose el vestido así.Sew the dress like this.
b. like that
Me encanta cuando bailas así.I love it when you dance like that.
Solía cocinar la paella así para mis hijos.I used to cook the paella like that for my kids.
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