Sino-
Sino-(
say
-
no
)
prefix
1. (related to China) 
a. sino- 
Economists are concerned about Sino-American relations.Los economistas están preocupados por las relaciones sinoamericanas.
b. chino- 
Sino-American relations are an important topic in foreign policy.Las relaciones chinoamericanas son un tema importante de la política exterior.
Sino... [ˈsaɪnəʊ]
prefix
sino...; chino...
sino
sino(
see
-
noh
)
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.
masculine noun
3. (destiny) 
a. fate 
Su sino es viajar de país en país.His fate is to travel from one country to another.
sino
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
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