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"Unfortunately" is an adverb which is often translated as "desafortunadamente", and "however" is an adverb which is often translated as "sin embargo". Learn more about the difference between "unfortunately" and "however" below.
unfortunately(
uhn
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fawr
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chuhn
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uht
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li
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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. (sadly)
a. desafortunadamente
Unfortunately, I didn't get the scholarship I wanted.Desafortunadamente, no obtuve la beca que quería.
b. lamentablemente
There are no seats available for the play, unfortunately.No hay asientos disponibles para la obra, lamentablemente.
c. desgraciadamente
Unfortunately, they died in the accident.Desgraciadamente, murieron en el accidente.
d. por desgracia
Unfortunately, the food got burned in the oven.Por desgracia se quemó toda la comida en el horno.
2. (inappropriately)
a. de manera desafortunada
He was unfortunately dressed in jeans for the black-tie event.Estaba vestido de manera desafortunada en vaqueros para el evento formal.
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however(
hau
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vuhr
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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. (nevertheless)
a. sin embargo
I like listening to music; however, I don't like going to concerts.Me gusta escuchar música; sin embargo, no me gusta ir a conciertos.
b. no obstante
I love reading; however, I don't like non-fiction books.Me encanta leer; no obstante, no me gustan los libros factuales.
2. (no matter how)
a. sin importar
However hard it is, I choose to forgive.Sin importar lo duro que sea, elijo perdonar.
b. por
However cold it is, I'm going to go running.Por mucho frío que haga, voy a salir a correr.
3. (how)
a. cómo
However did you get there?¿Cómo llegaste ahí?
A conjunction is a word that connects words, phrases, clauses, or sentences (e.g. The cat and the dog slept.).
4. (as)
a. como
Do your hair however you like.Péinate como tú quieras.
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