Quick answer
"Whether or not" is a phrase which is often translated as "si o no", and "emphasis" is a noun which is often translated as "el énfasis". Learn more about the difference between "whether or not" and "emphasis" below.
whether or not(
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thuhr
 
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. si o no
I don't know whether or not it will be worth it to wait in line for so long.No sé si valdrá la pena o no esperar tanto tiempo en la fila.
b. sin importar si
Whether or not you want to, you will go to the dance.Sin importar si quieres, irás al baile.
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emphasis(
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fuh
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sihs
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (intensity)
a. el énfasis
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Neil said Donald was a jerk, and he ended his statement with an offensive gesture for emphasis.Neil dijo que Donald era un patán, y terminó su declaración con un gesto ofensivo para dar énfasis.
2. (importance)
a. el énfasis
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The professor put special emphasis on the final project.El profesor puso especial énfasis en el proyecto final.
b. el hincapié
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Tory put emphasis on the need to hire only experienced professionals for the position.Tory hizo hincapié en la necesidad de contratar solo a profesionales con experiencia para el puesto.
3. (linguistics)
a. el acento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
In this word, the emphasis is on the first syllable.En esta palabra, el acento va en la primera sílaba.
b. el énfasis
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The emphasis is usually on the last syllable in words ending with consonants.El énfasis normalmente recae en la última sílaba de las palabras que terminan en consonante.
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