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"Instead" is an adverb which is often translated as "en lugar de eso", and "however" is an adverb which is often translated as "sin embargo". Learn more about the difference between "instead" and "however" below.
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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. (general)
a. en lugar de eso
I asked you to help me, and you were watching TV all afternoon instead.Te pedí que me ayudaras y, en lugar de eso, te pasaste la tarde viendo la tele.
b. en vez de eso
If we don't have enough money to buy a house, we could buy an apartment instead.Si no tenemos suficiente dinero para comprar una casa, en vez de eso, podríamos comprar un apartamento.
c. mejor
Do you want to go to a party? - Let's go to the movies instead.¿Quieres ir a una fiesta? - Mejor vamos al cine.
d. en cambio
I thought no one would come to my party; instead, a lot of people came.Pensé que nadie vendría a mi fiesta; en cambio, vino un montón de gente.
e.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I can't go to the store. Could you go instead?No puedo ir a la tienda. ¿Puedes ir en mi lugar?
The girl wanted a pony, but her parents gave her a book instead.La niña quería un pony, pero en su lugar sus papás le regalaron un libro.
f.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I don't want to go to the beach. - Ok, where do you want to go instead?No quiero ir a la playa. - Bueno, ¿adónde quieres ir?
The cake comes with chocolate ice cream. - Can I get strawberry ice cream instead?El pastel viene acompañado de helado de chocolate. - ¿Me puede dar helado de fresa?
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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. (nevertheless)
a. sin embargo
I like listening to music; however, I don't like going to concerts.Me gusta escuchar música; sin embargo, no me gusta ir a conciertos.
b. no obstante
I love reading; however, I don't like non-fiction books.Me encanta leer; no obstante, no me gustan los libros factuales.
2. (no matter how)
a. sin importar
However hard it is, I choose to forgive.Sin importar lo duro que sea, elijo perdonar.
b. por
However cold it is, I'm going to go running.Por mucho frío que haga, voy a salir a correr.
3. (how)
a. cómo
However did you get there?¿Cómo llegaste ahí?
A conjunction is a word that connects words, phrases, clauses, or sentences (e.g. The cat and the dog slept.).
4. (as)
a. como
Do your hair however you like.Péinate como tú quieras.
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