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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (used to state that the opposite is true)
a. on the contrary
¿Te importa si abro la ventana? - Al contrario, por favor, abre.Do you mind if I open the window? - On the contrary, please do.
b. quite the opposite
No me disgusta que salgas con Lupita; al contrario, me parece que hacen buena pareja.I don't disapprove of you going out with Lupita. Quite the opposite, I think you make a lovely couple.
c. quite the contrary
Disculpa que me presente así sin llamar. - Al contrario, estás en tu casa.I'm sorry for coming by without calling first. - Quite the contrary, make yourself at home.
d. far form it
Nadie se enojó conmigo por decir lo que dije, al contrario.No one was angry with me for saying what I said; far from it.
2. (facing the opposite direction)
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