Quick answer
"Once in a while" is a phrase which is often translated as "de vez en cuando", and "every now and then" is a phrase which is also often translated as "de vez en cuando". Learn more about the difference between "once in a while" and "every now and then" below.
once in a while(
wuhns
 
ihn
 
uh
 
wayl
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (now and then)
a. de vez en cuando
I drink coffee once in a while, but not too much because then I can't sleep.De vez en cuando tomo café, pero no demasiado porque después no puedo dormir.
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every now and then
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. de vez en cuando
Every now and then Will makes me laugh.De vez en cuando Will me hace reír.
b. de tanto en tanto
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Sue likes to have a beer every now and then.A Sue le gusta tomar una cerveza de tanto en tanto.
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