Quick answer
"Whenever" is a conjunction which is often translated as "siempre que", and "every time" is an adverb which is often translated as "cada vez". Learn more about the difference between "whenever" and "every time" 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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every time(
eh
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vri
 
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. (on every occasion)
a. cada vez
My dogs bark every time someone rings the bell.Mis perros ladran cada vez que alguien toca el timbre.
b. siempre que
Every time we go to the movies we buy popcorn.Siempre que vamos al cine compramos palomitas.
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