instead of

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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (in lieu of)
a. en vez de
Instead of having to cook dinner, let's eat out.En vez de tener que preparar la cena, vamos a cenar fuera.
b. en lugar de
Why don't we go to the mountains instead of to the beach this summer?¿Por qué no vamos a la montaña en lugar de a la playa este verano?
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instead
[ɪnˈsted]
adverb
también:
  • she couldn't come so he came instead como ella no podía venir, vino él en su lugar
  • I was going to buy the green one but I bought the blue one instead iba a comprar el verde, pero al final compré el azul
  • instead of en vez de, en lugar de
  • instead of doing something en lugar or vez de hacer algo
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instead [ɪnˈsted]
adverb
I was tempted to spend the money, but I put it in the bank instead tuve la tentación de gastar el dinero, pero en lugar de ello or en vez de eso, lo metí en el banco; she wanted to run away, but instead she carried on walking quería echar a correr, pero sin embargo siguió andando; she's allergic to soap, so she uses cleanser instead es alérgica al jabón, así es que usa una crema limpiadora en su lugar; he was busy, so I went instead él estaba ocupado, así es que fui yo en su lugar; we had expected to make £2,000, instead, we barely made £200 esperábamos sacar unas 2.000 libras y en cambio apenas sacamos 200
preposition
instead of en vez de; en lugar de; I used margarine instead of butter usé margarina en vez de or en lugar de mantequilla; we decided to walk instead of taking the bus decidimos andar en vez de or en lugar de tomar el autobús; he went instead of me fue en mi lugar; this is instead of a Christmas present esto hace las veces de regalo de Navidad
why don't we invite Fred instead of Derek? I'm tired of sleeping on the sofa instead of in a nice, warm bed
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