besides
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besides(
bi
-
saydz
)
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
1. (apart from)
a. además de
Besides beer, we don't have anything else to drink.Además de cerveza, no tenemos más nada para beber.
b. aparte de
That dog can't do anything besides that one trick.Ese perro no puede hacer nada, aparte de ese único truco.
2. (in addition to)
a. además de
Besides the toiletries, I have to buy a new bathing suit for the trip.Además de los artículos de tocador, tengo que comprar un nuevo traje de baño para el viaje.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
3. (in addition)
a. además
I should stay home and do work. Besides, it's cold outside.Debería quedarme en casa y hacer trabajo. Además, hace frío afuera.
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besides
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
1. (apart from)
a. además de, aparte de
2. (in addition to)
a. además de
…besides which, she was unwell…además de lo cual, no se encontraba bien
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
3. (general)
a. además
many more besidesmuchos(as) otros(as)
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besides [bɪˈsaɪdz]
preposition
1 (in addition to) además de; aparte de
there were three of us besides Mary éramos tres además de or aparte de Mary; there are others besides ourselves who might be interested además de nosotros or aparte de nosotros hay otros que pueden estar interesados
what languages do you know besides Arabic and English?
besides which he was unwell aparte de eso estaba malo; además estaba malo
besides this book I bought others
2 (apart from) aparte de
no one besides you has the key nadie, aparte de ti, tiene la llave; Thomas was the only blond in the family, besides the mother Thomas era el único rubio de la familia, aparte de la madre
"who knows the password?" - "no one, besides you"
adverb
1 (in addition) además
he wrote a novel and several short stories besides escribió una novela y además varias narraciones cortas; and much more besides y mucho más todavía
he's guilty of six killings, and more besides it provides an opportunity for travel, excitement, and much more besides
2 (anyway) además
I didn't want to invite him, and besides, he said he was busy no quería invitarlo, además dijo que estaba ocupado
giving her a lift would have been going out of our way; besides, the car was full The house was out of our price range; b esides, I'd grown fond of our little flat The driver couldn't see either. Besides, the roads are nearly impassable
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "besides"
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besides that
aparte de eso, además de eso
besides this
aparte de esto, además de esto
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