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"While" is a conjunction which is often translated as "mientras", and "whereas" is a conjunction which is often translated as "mientras que". Learn more about the difference between "while" and "whereas" below.
while(
wayl
)
A conjunction is a word that connects words, phrases, clauses, or sentences (e.g. The cat and the dog slept.).
1. (during)
a. mientras
I love listening to music while I clean the house.Me encanta escuchar música mientras limpio la casa.
2. (as long as)
a. mientras
You will keep your job while I am the boss.Mientras yo sea el jefe, mantendrás tu trabajo.
3. (although)
a. aunque
While he is a good match, her parents do not like him.Aunque sea un buen partido, a los padres de ella no les gusta.
4. (whereas)
a. mientras que
I love the mountains while my husband prefers the sea.Me encantan las montañas mientras que mi marido prefiere el mar.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (time)
a. el rato
(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).
After a while, I realized I was on the wrong bus.Después de un rato, me di cuenta de que estaba en el autobús equivocado.
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whereas(
wehr
-
ahz
)
A conjunction is a word that connects words, phrases, clauses, or sentences (e.g. The cat and the dog slept.).
1. (while)
a. mientras que
I like the ocean, whereas my sister likes the forest.Me gusta el mar, mientras que a mi hermana le gusta el bosque.
2. (taking into account)
a. considerando que
Whereas the defendant has demonstrated remorse, he is eligible for early parole.Considerando que el acusado ha demostrado remordimiento, es elegible para libertad condicional.
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