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"On the other hand" is a phrase which is often translated as "por otro lado", and "on the one hand" is a phrase which is often translated as "por una parte". Learn more about the difference between "on the other hand" and "on the one hand" below.
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
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1. (indicating opposition)
a. por otro lado
On the one hand, I love shopping, but on the other hand, I need to save for college.Por un lado, me encanta ir de compras, pero por otro lado, tengo que ahorrar para la universidad.
b. por otra parte
On the one hand, I promised I'd buy her lunch, but on the other hand, she still owes me dinner.Por una parte, le prometí que le compraría el almuerzo, pero por otra parte, aún me debe una cena.
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on the one hand
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
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1. (general)
a. por una parte
On the one hand we have an untrustworthy candidate, and on the other a complete idiot.Por una parte tenemos un candidato de poca confianza, y por la otra un idiota total.
b. por un lado
On the one hand, the economy has grown, but on the other, the gains have all gone to the rich.Por un lado, la economía ha crecido, pero por otro lado, todos los beneficios han ido a los ricos.
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