Quick answer
"Whilst" 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 "whilst" and "whereas" below.
whilst(
waylst
)
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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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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