1. (related to China)
1. (contrasting with a prior statement)
No fuimos a la costa sino a la montaña.We didn't go to the coast but to the mountains.
2. (solely)masculine noun
¿Quién sino ella podría haber planificado una fiesta tan divertida?Who but she could have planned such a fun party?
Mi hermano come de todo sino marisco.My brother eats everything save for seafood.
A mi perrito le encanta todo el mundo sino mi exesposa.My puppy loves everyone except my ex-wife.
Su sino es viajar de país en país.His fate is to travel from one country to another.
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
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