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"Whilst" is a conjunction which is often translated as "mientras", and "among" is a preposition which is often translated as "entre". Learn more about the difference between "whilst" and "among" below.
A conjunction is a word that connects words, phrases, clauses, or sentences (e.g. The cat and the dog slept.).
1. (during the time that) (United Kingdom)
a. mientras
There's not much to be done whilst waiting for the results of the tests.No hay mucho por hacer mientras se aguardan los resultados de los exámenes.
2. (in contrast with) (United Kingdom)
a. mientras que
Whilst our economy has been growing, the reduction in poverty incidence has remained slow.Mientras que nuestra economía ha estado creciendo, la reducción de la incidencia de la pobreza mantiene un ritmo lento.
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A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
1. (in midst of)
a. entre
He has been among the very best employees in the company for many years.Él ha estado entre los mejores empleados de la empresa por varios años.
There was a small clearing among the trees in the forest.Hubo un pequeño claro entre los árboles en el bosque.
2. (with each other)
a. entre
I don't like to see you fighting among yourselves.No me gusta verlos pelear entre sí mismos.
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