then again

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then again(
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
a. por otro lado
I love to spend time with my children but, then again, I enjoy having alone time.Me encanta pasar tiempo con mis hijos pero, por otro lado, disfruto de tener tiempo solo.
b. por otra parte
I like to stay in luxurious hotels but, then again, I hate spending more than $300 on a hotel room.Me gusta quedarme en hoteles lujosos pero, por otra parte, odio gastar más de $300 en un cuarto de hotel.
2. (on second thoughts)
a. ahora que lo pienso
I am going to tell the principal that Johnny misbehaves in class; then again, maybe I should call his mother.Voy a decirle al director que Johnny se porta mal en la clase, pero ahora que lo pienso, tal vez debería llamar a su madre.
b. aunque pensándolo bien
I want to take a trip to Costa Rica with my girlfriends this weekend. Then again, it would be better to go next month when rainy season is over.Quiero hacer un viaje a Costa Rica con mis amigas este fin de semana. Aunque pensándolo bien, sería mejor ir el mes que viene cuando la temporada de lluvias haya acabado.
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