en ocasiones

en ocasiones
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (from time to time; used as an adverb)
a. sometimes
En ocasiones les hago una visita a mis primos de Cali.Sometimes I pay a visit to my cousins in Cali.
b. occasionally
¿Conoces a Alicia? - Sí, nos vemos en ocasiones.Do you know Alicia? - Yes, we see each other occasionally.
c. on occasion
Íbamos con frecuencia al teatro y, en ocasiones, a la ópera.We'd often go to the theater and, on occasion, to the opera.
2. (at specific times; used literally)
a. on occasions
El cónsul nos ayudó mucho. Es en ocasiones como esta cuando te das cuenta de lo importante que es el servicio diplomático.The consul helped us a lot. It's on occasions like this when you realize how important the diplomatic service is.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Berta y yo habíamos coincidido en lugares distintos y en ocasiones distintas.Berta and I had met at different places on different occasions.
El médico me dijo que solo probara el alcohol en ocasiones muy especiales.The doctor told me to have alcohol only on very special occasions.
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