Quick answer
"Whenever" is a conjunction which is often translated as "siempre que", and "should" is an auxiliary verb which is often translated as "deber". Learn more about the difference between "whenever" and "should" 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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should(
shood
)
An auxiliary verb, or helper verb, is a conjugated verb that comes before a main verb and determines the main verb's tense, mood, or aspect (e.g. I have gone.).
1. (used to indicate obligation)
a. deber
I should go to bed early tonight to be ready to travel tomorrow morning.Debería acostarme temprano esta noche para estar listo para el viaje mañana.
b. tener que
I should have given my parents a call over the weekend.Tenía que haber llamado a mis padres el fin de semana.
2. (used to indicate probability)
a. deber
Where is Simon? He should have finished his homework by now.¿Dónde está Simón? Ya debería haber terminado sus deberes.
3. (in conditional clauses)
a. si
Should any question arise, don't hesitate to contact me.Si surgiera alguna pregunta, no dudes en ponerte en contacto conmigo.
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