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"Often" is an adverb which is often translated as "a menudo", and "always" is an adverb which is often translated as "siempre". Learn more about the difference between "often" and "always" below.
often(
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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. (frequently)
a. a menudo
How often should you go to the dentist?¿Qué tan a menudo se debería ir al dentista?
b. frecuentemente
I know she visits him often.Sé que lo visita frecuentemente.
c. con frecuencia
I often go shopping after work.Voy de compras después de trabajar con frecuencia.
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always(
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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. (at all times)
a. siempre
You should always look both ways before crossing the street.Siempre debes mirar en ambas direcciones antes de cruzar la calle.
2. (if necessary)
a. siempre
We could always go to the beach instead of the city. Siempre podríamos ir a la playa en vez de la ciudad.
b. en todo caso
We can always ask your mother for help. En todo caso podemos pedirle ayuda a tu madre.
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