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"From time to time" is an adverb which is often translated as "de vez en cuando", and "now and then" is an adverb which is often translated as "a veces". Learn more about the difference between "from time to time" and "now and then" below.
from time to time(
fruhm
 
taym
 
tuh
 
taym
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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. (occasionally)
a. de vez en cuando
We don't keep in touch, but our paths cross from time to time.No nos mantenemos en contacto, pero nuestros caminos se cruzan de vez en cuando.
b. ocasionalmente
Sam lives far away, but she comes to visit us from time to time.Sam vive muy lejos pero viene a visitarnos ocasionalmente.
c. de cuando en cuando
We go to the movies from time to time, not too often.Vamos al cine de cuando en cuando, no muy a menudo.
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now and then
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (occasionally)
a. a veces
Mario plays basketball now and then. He usually works on weekends.A veces, Mario juega baloncesto. Usualmente él trabaja los fines de semana.
b. de vez en cuando
We go to the beach now and then. We're just so busy.De vez en cuando vamos a la playa. Estamos tan ocupados.
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