Quick answer
"Whenever" is a conjunction which is often translated as "siempre que", and "anytime" is an adverb which is often translated as "en cualquier momento". Learn more about the difference between "whenever" and "anytime" below.
whenever(
wehn
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ehv
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uhr
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A conjunction is a word that connects words, phrases, clauses, or sentences (e.g. The cat and the dog slept.).
1. (every time that)
a. siempre que
Whenever we go to family reunions, we have lots of fun. Siempre que vamos a las reuniones familiares, nos divertimos mucho.
b. cada vez que
The cat purrs whenever you touch it.El gato ronronea cada vez que lo tocas.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
2. (at whatever time)
a. cuando quiera
She can stop by my house whenever.Ella puede pasar por mi casa cuando quiera.
b. cuando sea
We can visit your parents whenever. It doesn't have to be this weekend.Podemos visitar a tus padres cuando sea. No tiene que ser este fin de semana.
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anytime(
ehn
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i
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taym
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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. (at any moment)
a. en cualquier momento
My dad will get here anytime now.Mi papá va a llegar en cualquier momento.
b. en algún momento
He should arrive anytime between 2 pm and 3 pm.Llegará en algún momento entre las 2 pm y las 3 pm.
c. cuando quieras
You can come anytime!¡Ven cuando quieras!
d. cuando sea
We can schedule your appointment anytime.Podemos programar tu cita cuando sea.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(for sure)
a. sin problema
I can beat you anytime.Puedo ganarte sin problema.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(in answers)
a. de nada
Thank you for the ride! - Anytime!¡Gracias por traerme! - ¡De nada!
4. (every time)
a. cada vez que
Anytime you have a coffee, you get a stamp on your loyalty card.Cada vez que tomas un café, te sellan la tarjeta de lealtad.
b. siempre que
Anytime we pop round, they're always arguing!Siempre que nos pasamos, ¡siempre están discutiendo!
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