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"In place" is an adverb which is often translated as "listo", and "but" is a conjunction which is often translated as "pero". Learn more about the difference between "in place" and "but" below.
in place(
ihn
 
plehihs
)
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (general)
a. listo
Is everything in place for the royal visit?¿Está todo listo para la visita real?
b. en orden
Are the plans in place for next week's celebrations?¿Están en orden los planes para las festividades de la semana que viene?
c. en su lugar
Everything needs to be back in place before the boss returns.Todo tiene que estar de vuelta en su lugar antes de que vuelva la jefa.
d.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Do you know if the parking restrictions are still in place in the area?¿Sabes si todavía hay restricciones de aparcamiento en la zona?
I don't know if there's a new system in place yet.No sé si ya existe algún sistema nuevo.
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but(
buht
)
A conjunction is a word that connects words, phrases, clauses, or sentences (e.g. The cat and the dog slept.).
1. (used to express a contrasting statement)
a. pero
I want to go, but it's really far.Quiero ir pero es muy lejos.
b. sino
He wasn't from New York, but from New Jersey.No era de Nueva York, sino de Nueva Jersey.
2. (emphatic)
a. pero
But it is still too early to go to bed!¡Pero si aún es muy temprano para acostarse!
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
3. (only)
a. no ser más que
She is but a poor philosopher.No es más que una pobre filósofa.
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
4. (except)
a. salvo
I have read all his books but the last one.He leído todos sus libros salvo el último.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (objection)
a. pero
I don't want any buts or excuses.No quiero ni peros ni excusas.
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