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sino

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sino(
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A conjunction is a word that connects words, phrases, clauses, or sentences (e.g. The cat and the dog slept.).
conjunction
1. (contrasting with a prior statement)
a. but
No fuimos a la costa sino a la montaña.We didn't go to the coast but to the mountains.
2. (solely)
a. but
¿Quién sino ella podría haber planificado una fiesta tan divertida?Who but she could have planned such a fun party?
b. save
Mi hermano come de todo sino marisco.My brother eats everything save for seafood.
c. except
A mi perrito le encanta todo el mundo sino mi exesposa.My puppy loves everyone except my ex-wife.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
3. (destiny)
a. fate
Su sino es viajar de país en país.His fate is to travel from one country to another.
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sino
fate; destiny
sino
conjunction
1 (pero) but
no son ocho sino nueve there are not eight but nine; no lo hace solo para sí sino para todos he's not doing it only for himself but for everybody; no solo ..., sino ... not only ..., but ...; no cabe otra solución sino que vaya él the only answer is that he should go
2 (salvo) except; save
todos aplaudieron sino él everybody except him applauded; no lo habría dicho sino en broma he could only have said it jokingly; he wouldn't have said it except as a joke
3 (únicamente) only
¿quién sino él se habría atrevido? only he would have dared!; no te pido sino una cosa I ask only o but one thing of you
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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