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"Just" is an adjective which is often translated as "justo", and "yet" is an adverb which is often translated as "todavía". Learn more about the difference between "just" and "yet" below.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (fair)
a. justo
We are defending a just cause here.Estamos defendiendo una causa justa.
2. (deserved)
a. merecido
It was a just punishment for his crimes.Fue un merecido castigo por sus crímenes.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
3. (recently)
a. acabar de
I just washed the dishes and now I have to take out the trash.Acabo de lavar los platos y ahora me toca sacar la basura.
b. justo
I was just arriving when she left.Justo estaba llegando cuando ella se marchó.
c. ahora mismo
I was just deciding what to do.Ahora mismo estaba decidiendo qué hacer.
4. (barely)
a. justo
I made it to the station just before the train left.Llegué a la estación justo antes de partir el tren.
b. por poco
You just missed him. He'll be back after lunch.Te lo perdiste por poco. Regresará después del almuerzo.
5. (exactly)
a. justo
Our new house is just what I wanted.Nuestra nueva casa es justo lo que quería.
6. (only)
a. solo
Don't be angry; I was just asking.No te enfades, solo estaba preguntando.
b. solamente
I've been to New York just once.He estado en Nueva York solamente una vez.
c. nomás
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
He came late just to annoy me.Vino tarde para fastidiarme nomás.
7. (equally)
a. tan
My new computer is just as good as yours.Mi computadora nueva es tan buena como la tuya.
8. (emphatic)
a. verdaderamente
The new models are just amazing.Los nuevos modelos son verdaderamente asombrosos.
9. (simply)
a. sencillamente
It was just the best movie I've seen in years.Sencillamente fue la mejor película que he visto en años.
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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. (up to now)
a. todavía
They haven't arrived yet.No han llegado todavía.
b. aún
I haven't seen the new Tarantino movie yet.Aún no he visto la nueva película de Tarantino.
c. ya
Have you been to the supermarket yet?¿Has ido al supermercado ya?
2. (to date)
a. hasta ahora
This is their best album yet.Éste es su mejor álbum hasta ahora.
3. (even)
a. todavía
I lent him some money but now he's asking for yet more.Le presté dinero pero ahora está pidiendo más todavía.
b. aún
It's only December. It's going to get colder yet.Es solo diciembre. Va a hacer aún más frío.
4. (eventually)
a. ya
I'll beat him yet.Ya le ganaré.
5. (referring to the future)
a. todavía
We have two hours yet before the plane leaves.Tenemos dos horas todavía antes de que salga el avión.
b. aún
A price has yet to be agreed on.Aún no se acordó un precio.
6. (in addition)
a. aún
She took out yet more photos to show me.Sacó más fotos aún para mostrarme.
b. otro más
We've found yet another deposit of gold.Hemos encontrado otro depósito de oro más.
7. (so soon)
a. todavía (with negatives)
They're here already? I wasn't expecting them yet.¿Ya llegaron? No los esperaba todavía.
A conjunction is a word that connects words, phrases, clauses, or sentences (e.g. The cat and the dog slept.).
8. (however)
a. sin embargo
It was a quiet place, yet she found the silence somewhat unsettling.Era un lugar tranquilo, sin embargo, le inquietaba un poco el silencio.
b. pero
He was strong yet gentle.Era fuerte pero tierno.
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