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"En tanto" is a phrase which is often translated as "meanwhile", and "subjuntivo" is a noun which is often translated as "subjunctive". Learn more about the difference between "en tanto" and "subjuntivo" below.
en tanto(
ehn
 
tahn
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toh
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (in the interim)
a. meanwhile
Yo voy limpiando el baño. En tanto, tú puedes ir haciendo las camas.I'll clean the bathroom. Meanwhile you can make the beds.
b. in the meantime
Ana estudiaba en su cuarto. En tanto, el resto de la familia veía la televisión.Ana was studying in her room. In the meantime, the rest of the family was watching television.
2. (during the time that)
a. while
En tanto los tres ladrones atracaban el banco, un cuarto hombre esperaba en el carro fuera con el motor en marcha.While the three thieves held up the bank, a fourth man waited in the car outside with the engine running.
3. (insofar as)
a. as long as
Seguirás teniendo a los profesores en tu contra en tanto no abandones esa actitud tan negativa.The teachers will remain against you as long as you keep having such a negative attitude.
b. while
Las desigualdades persistirán en tanto no se redistribuya la riqueza.Inequalities will persist while wealth is not redistributed.
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subjuntivo(
soob
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hoon
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tee
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boh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (grammar)
a. subjunctive
El subjuntivo es una forma verbal que les cuesta mucho entender a los extranjeros.The subjunctive is a verbal form that foreigners find very difficult to understand.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (grammar)
a. subjunctive
Recién cuando empecé a estudiar idiomas extranjeros me enteré de la existencia del modo subjuntivo.I only learned of the existence of the subjunctive mood when I began to study foreign languages.
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