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"Thank you" is a phrase which is often translated as "gracias", and "notwithstanding" is a preposition which is often translated as "a pesar de". Learn more about the difference between "thank you" and "notwithstanding" below.
thank you(
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. gracias
Thank you for the flowers.Gracias por las flores.
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notwithstanding
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
1.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(despite)
a. a pesar de
Notwithstanding her excellent qualifications, I'm not sure she would fit in well with the team.A pesar de que está muy bien calificada, no estoy convencido de que pudiera encajar bien en el equipo.
b. pese a
Notwithstanding their reservations, the couple decided to go ahead with the purchase.Pese a sus reservas, la pareja decidió seguir adelante con la compra.
c. no obstante
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
Their offer to help notwithstanding, I think this is something we should do ourselves.No obstante su oferta de ayuda, creo que esto es algo que debemos hacer nosotros mismos.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
2.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(however)
a. no obstante
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
The company has done well this year. Notwithstanding, it faces an uncertain future.La empresa obtuvo buenos resultados este año. No obstante, le aguarda un futuro incierto.
b. sin embargo
The soldier pleaded for his life, but was executed notwithstanding.El soldado suplicó que le perdonaran la vida, sin embargo, fue ejecutado.
A conjunction is a word that connects words, phrases, clauses, or sentences (e.g. The cat and the dog slept.).
3.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(although)
a. a pesar de que
Notwithstanding the negotiations have reached a successful conclusion, we still have a long way to go.A pesar de que las negociaciones llegaron a buen término, todavía nos queda mucho camino por andar.
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