meanwhile
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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. (in the meantime)
a. mientras tanto
Alicia said she's on her way. Meanwhile, we can wrap her birthday present.Alicia dijo que viene en camino. Mientras tanto, podemos envolver su regalo de cumpleaños.
b. entretanto
Roger is still getting ready to leave. Meanwhile, let's watch TV.Roger se está preparando para salir. Entretanto, vamos a ver la tele.
2. (at the same time)
a. mientras tanto
It's snowing in Siberia. Meanwhile, in Brazil it's really hot.Está nevando en Siberia. Mientras tanto, en Brasil hace mucho calor.
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meanwhile [ˈmiːnˈwaɪl]
adverb
entretanto; mientras tanto
meanwhile, the shop will be open as usual
noun
in the meanwhile entretanto; mientras tanto
in the meanwhile we will try to sell the house
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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in the meanwhile
entre tanto
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