si no
si no
conjunction
1. (supposing not) 
a. If not 
Si no cambia de actitud, va a tener muchos problemas en la vida.If he doesn't change his attitude, he's going to have a lot of trouble in life.
Si no fuera por Merche, nunca lo hubiéramos conseguido.If it weren't for Merche, we'd have never succeeded.
b. no direct translation 
Si no nos hubieran ocultado información, podríamos haber hecho algo al respecto.Had they not hid information from us, we could have done something about it.
Hace tiempo que hubiera dejado mi puesto si no fuera por el profundo respeto que siento hacia el Presidente.I would have resigned my post long ago were it not for my profound respect for the President.
2. (except if) 
a. unless 
No pueden pasar a la sala de conferencias si no son prensa.You cannot go into de conference room unless you are press.
3. (or) 
a. otherwise 
Prueba a llamarlo por teléfono; si no, siempre puedes mandarle un email.Try ringing him up; otherwise, you can always send him an email.
b. or else 
Tendrás que ayudarme en la casa; si no, ya puedes despedirte de un celular nuevo estas Navidades.You'll have to help me with the house chores; or else, you can forget about getting a new cellphone for Christmas.
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