como sea
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como sea(
koh
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moh
 
seh
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ah
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (whatever the cost)
a. at all costs
Están dispuestos a ganar como sea, incluso haciendo trampa si es necesario.They're prepared to win at all costs, even cheating if necessary.
b. whatever it takes
No te preocupes, te devolveré el dinero como sea.Don't worry, I'll give you your money back whatever it takes.
c. no matter what
Tenemos que avisarlos como sea de que se suspendió la reunión, si no, harán el viaje en balde.We have to let them know the meeting has been canceled no matter what, otherwise, they'll come all the way in vain.
2. (no matter how)
a. any way
Ahora voy a terminar la redacción como sea. Mañana, si tengo tiempo, ya la corregiré.I'm going to finish the composition any way now. I'll correct it tomorrow if I have time.
b. however one can
Es mejor pegarle el asa al jarrón como sea, que dejarlo roto como está.It's better to glue the handle to the vase however we can than to leave it broken as it is.
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
3. (supposing it's)
a. if it's
Mi madre dice que, como sea mentira que hoy no tenemos clase, me voy a enterar.My mother says that, if it's not true that we don't have class today, I'll get what for.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Como sea Teresa la que está usando mi bici, no pienso volver a dirigirle la palabra.If Teresa is the one using my bike, I won't be speaking to her again.
Como ese trasto de ahí sea nuestro avión, yo desde luego no me subo.If that piece of junk there is our plane, I for one won't be getting on.
A conjunction is a word that connects words, phrases, clauses, or sentences (e.g. The cat and the dog slept.).
4. (it makes no difference how; used with "que")
a. however
Desviación, malversación de fondos, como sea que lo llamen, sigue siendo fraude.Funds diversion, embezzlement, however they call it, it's still fraud.
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