"Otherwise" is a conjunction which is often translated as "de lo contrario", and "if not" is a phrase which is often translated as "si no". Learn more about the difference between "otherwise" and "if not" below.
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A conjunction is a word that connects words, phrases, clauses, or sentences (e.g. The cat and the dog slept.).
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
2. (in a different manner)
3. (excepting all else)
4. (not the same)
a. no lo mismo
Norma usually has an excellent memory, but after the accident it is otherwise.Norma suele tener muy buena memoria, pero después del accidente ya no es lo mismo.
b. otra cosa
The burgers are great, but the fries are otherwise.Las hamburguesas son excelentes, pero las papas son otra cosa.