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"Entonces" is an adverb which is often translated as "then", and "en fin" is a phrase which is often translated as "anyway". Learn more about the difference between "entonces" and "en fin" below.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (introducing a conclusion)
a. then
Si ellos están aquí, entonces, ¿quién está en casa?If they're here, then who's at home?
2. (at that time)
a. then
Éramos muy felices entonces.We were very happy then.
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en fin(
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
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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