whether

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whether(
weh
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thuhr
)
A conjunction is a word that connects words, phrases, clauses, or sentences (e.g. The cat and the dog slept.).
conjunction
1. (expressing doubt or choice)
a. si
I don't know whether I am going to do it today or tomorrow. No sé si lo voy a hacer hoy o mañana.
2. (expressing inquiry)
a. si
I'll try to find out whether she's at the office.Voy a tratar de averiguar si está en la oficina.
3. (indicating something applies whichever be the case; often used with "or")
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Alicia has made up her mind - she'll resign, whether or not she gets this other job.Alicia se decidió: va a renunciar, consiga o no el otro trabajo.
Whether you like it or not, I will buy this shirt.Te guste o no, me voy a comprar esta camisa.
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whether
A conjunction is a word that connects words, phrases, clauses, or sentences (e.g. The cat and the dog slept.).
conjunction
1. (indirect question)
a. si
I don't know whether it's trueno sé si es verdad
2. (conditional)
a.
whether she comes or not we shall leavenos iremos, venga ella o no
whether or not this is truesea eso verdad o no
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whether [ˈweðəʳ]
conjunction
si
I don't know whether ... no sé si ...; I doubt whether ... dudo que; I am not certain whether he'll come (or not) no estoy seguro de que venga; whether it is ... or not sea ... o no (sea); whether you like it or not tanto si quieres como si no; whether they come or not vengan o no (vengan)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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