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por más que

This idiom may be literally translated as "because of more that."
por más que(
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (idiom) (regardless of)
a. no matter how
Por más que Pablo se esfuerce, no creo que Corina acepte salir con él.No matter how hard Pablo tries, I don't think Corina will agree to go on a date with him.
Por más que abro ventanas y por más que prendo ventiladores, no consigo refrescar la casa.No matter how many windows I open or how many fans I turn on, I can't get the house to cool down.
b. however
Por más que corrieron, no alcanzaron el bus.However fast they ran, they couldn't catch the bus.
Por más que trataron, no pudieron salvarla.However hard they tried, they weren't able to save her life.
2. (idiom) (used to introduce a fact that contrasts with another)
a. much as
Por más que se merecía el castigo, sentí algo de pena por él.Much as he deserved to be punished, I felt somehow sorry for him.
b. as much as
Por más que Juan te quiera, no te va a perdonar.As much as Juan loves you, he won't forgive you.
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