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"Let alone" is a phrase which is often translated as "menos aún", and "never mind" is a phrase which is often translated as "no importa". Learn more about the difference between "let alone" and "never mind" below.
let alone
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (not to mention)
a. menos aún
He is not allowed contact with other prisoners, let alone visitors from outside.No le permiten comunicarse con los demás detenidos, menos aún recibir visitas de afuera.
b. y mucho menos
I can't afford to pay the rent, let alone go on vacation.No me alcanza para pagar el alquiler, y mucho menos para irme de vacaciones.
c. no digamos ya
He won't even explain his behavior, let alone apologize.Ni siquiera está dispuesto a explicar su comportamiento, no digamos ya disculparse.
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
2. (to leave be)
a. dejar en paz
Why don't you let the poor boy alone? He's perfectly happy watching TV.¿Por qué no dejas al pobre en paz? Está tan contento viendo la tele.
b. dejar estar
I tried to steer the conversation off the subject, but he wouldn't let it alone.Intenté desviar la conversación hacia otros temas, pero él no quería dejarlo estar.
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never mind(
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (don't worry)
a. no importa
I'm so sorry. I left the book at home. - Never mind.Lo siento mucho. Se me olvidó el libro en casa. - No importa.
b. olvídalo
Never mind, I'll pick it up myself on the way home.Olvídalo, ya lo recojo yo de camino a casa.
2. (used to address one person)
a. no te preocupes
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Do you want to go to the movies with me? - No, I have to study. - Never mind. I can go with Jim.¿Quieres ir al cine conmigo? - No, tengo que estudiar. - No te preocupes, puedo ir con Jim.
b. no se preocupe
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
I forgot to file the report. - Never mind. It can wait till Monday.Se me olvidó presentar el informe. - No se preocupe. Puede hacerlo el lunes.
3. (used to address multiple people)
a. no se preocupen (plural)
We forgot to mention we'd be a little late. - Never mind. You're here now.Se nos olvidó decir que llegaríamos algo tarde. - No se preocupen. Ahora ya están aquí.
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