sino más bien

sino más bien
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (general)
a. but rather
Luis no es grande y fuerte como su hermano, sino más bien delgado.Luis isn't big and strong like his brother, but rather thin.
b. but more like
No era exactamente un hotel, sino más bien una casa de huéspedes.It wasn't exactly a hotel, but more like a boarding house.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Aunque Rosa a veces redacta las notas de prensa de la empresa, no es redactora, sino más bien secretaria.Although Rosa sometimes writes the company's press releases, she's not so much an editor as a secretary.
No estamos cansados, sino más bien hambrientos.We're not so much tired as hungry.
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