on the side

on the side(
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (also)
a. aparte
I'm an accountant, but I compose music on the side.Soy contador, pero aparte, compongo música.
b. además
I'd love to work with you, but you need to know that I have my own business on the side.Me encantaría trabajar contigo, pero tienes que saber que además tengo mi propio negocio.
c. por añadidura
We thought he was faithful, but he had other girls that he spent time with on the side.Pensábamos que era fiel, pero tenía a otras chicas por añadidura con las que pasaba el tiempo.
2. (not part of the main dish)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Can I have a sandwich with carrots on the side?¿Me das un sándwich y también unas zanahorias?
I want a burger with fries on the side.Quiero una hamburguesa con papas fritas.
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