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"In spite of" is a preposition which is often translated as "a pesar de", and "even though" is a conjunction which is often translated as "a pesar de que". Learn more about the difference between "in spite of" and "even though" below.
in spite of(
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
1. (despite)
a. a pesar de
We went to the baseball game in spite of the rain.Fuimos al partido de béisbol a pesar de la lluvia.
b. pese a
In spite of everything I still love her.Pese a todo la sigo queriendo.
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even though(
A conjunction is a word that connects words, phrases, clauses, or sentences (e.g. The cat and the dog slept.).
1. (general)
a. a pesar de que
Even though the price of gas has decreased, many people still take the bus.A pesar de que está bajando el precio de la gasolina, mucha gente aún toma el autobús.
b. aunque
Even though I studied very hard, I failed.Aunque estudié mucho, reprobé.
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