Quick answer
"Well, then" is a phrase which is often translated as "en ese caso", and "fight back" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "defenderse". Learn more about the difference between "well, then" and "fight back" below.
well, then
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (in that instance)
a. en ese caso
I have to work late. - Well, then I'll pick up a pizza.Tengo que trabajar hasta tarde. - En ese caso, compro una pizza.
b. bueno, entonces
I'm sick today. - Well, then who's baking the cake for the party?Estoy enferma hoy. - Bueno, ¿entonces quién va a hornear la torta para la fiesta?
c. pues, entonces
I don't have money for the movies. - Well, then we should go for a bike ride.No tengo dinero para ir al cine. - Pues, entonces vamos a pasear en la bici.
2. (used to express something obvious)
a. con más razón
I love Picasso! - Well, then you have to come with us to the museum!¡Me encanta Picasso! - ¡Con más razón tienes que venir con nosotros al museo!
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fight back
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to resist)
a. defenderse
We have suffered repression for long enough. The time has come to fight back.Ya basta de la represión que sufrimos. Llegó la hora de defendernos.
b. contraatacar
The Eagles fought back to level the scoreboard after five innings.Los Águilas contraatacaron y al terminar la quinta entrada igualaron el marcador.
c. luchar
Local residents plan to fight back against government plans to build a power station on the land.Los lugareños piensan luchar contra el plan del Gobierno de construir una central eléctrica en estos terrenos.
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
2. (to attempt to repress)
a. contener
I had to fight back the urge to tell him how it should be done.Tuve que contener las ganas de decirle cómo se debía hacer.
b. reprimir
I fought back the resentment I felt and let Judy take the credit.Reprimí el rencor que sentía y dejé que Judy se llevara los laureles.
c. tratar de contener (tears)
Fighting back tears, she described how her daughter had been abducted.Tratando de contener las lágrimas, relató cómo habían raptado a su hija.
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