mientras tanto

mientras tanto(
myehn
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trahs
 
tahn
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toh
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (during the same time)
a. meanwhile
Estoy aquí lavando los trastes; mientras tanto, tú estás muy cómoda viendo la tele.Here I am washing the dishes. Meanwhile, you're nice and comfy watching TV.
b. in the meantime
Ve a comprar el vino para la cena; mientras tanto, pondré la mesa.Go buy the wine for the dinner party. In the meantime, I'll set the table.
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