while
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while(
wayl
)
A conjunction is a word that connects words, phrases, clauses, or sentences (e.g. The cat and the dog slept.).
1. (during)
a. mientras
I love listening to music while I clean the house.Me encanta escuchar música mientras limpio la casa.
2. (as long as)
a. mientras
You will keep your job while I am the boss.Mientras yo sea el jefe, mantendrás tu trabajo.
3. (although)
a. aunque
While he is a good match, her parents do not like him.Aunque sea un buen partido, a los padres de ella no les gusta.
4. (whereas)
a. mientras que
I love the mountains while my husband prefers the sea.Me encantan las montañas mientras que mi marido prefiere el mar.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (time)
a. el rato
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
After a while, I realized I was on the wrong bus.Después de un rato, me di cuenta de que estaba en el autobús equivocado.
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while
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (time)
a. el rato
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
after a whiledespués de un rato
for a while(durante) un rato
in a whiledentro de un rato
a short or little while agohace un rato
a good while, quite a whileun buen rato
once in a whilede vez en cuando
it's not worth my whileno me merece la pena
I'll make it worth your whilete recompensaré
A conjunction is a word that connects words, phrases, clauses, or sentences (e.g. The cat and the dog slept.).
2. (during the time that)
a. mientras
while reading I fell asleepme quedé dormido mientras leía
it won't happen while I'm in charge!¡esto no ocurrirá mientras yo esté al cargo!
3. (although)
a. si bien
while I admit it's difficult,…si bien admito que es difícil,…
4. (whereas)
a. mientras que
one wore white, while the other was all in blackuno iba de blanco, mientras que el otro vestía todo de negro
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while [waɪl]
noun
1
a while (some moments) un ratito; (some minutes, hours) un rato; (some weeks, months) un tiempo
after a while al cabo de un rato; al rato
all the while todo el tiempo
I lived in Paris for a while viví un tiempo en París
let it simmer for a while deje que hierva un rato a fuego lento
it will be a good while before he gets here tardará (un rato) en venir aún; todavía falta (un rato) para que venga; (LAm)
a little while ago hace poco
a long while ago hace mucho
in between whiles
once in a while de vez en cuando
it takes quite a while lleva tiempo
in a short while dentro de poco; al rato; (LAm)
stay a while with us quédate un rato con nosotros
the while entretanto; mientras tanto
he looked at me the while mientras tanto me estaba mirando
2
it is worth while to ask whether ... vale la pena preguntar si ...
we'll make it worth your while te compensaremos generosamente; it's not worth my while no me vale la pena
conjunction
1 (during the time that) mientras
while this was happening mientras pasaba esto; she fell asleep while reading se durmió mientras leía; while you are away mientras estés fuera; to drink while on duty beber estando de servicio
2 (as long as) mientras (que)
it won't happen while I'm here no pasará mientras (que) yo esté aquí
3 (although) aunque
while I admit it is awkward aunque reconozco que es difícil
4 (whereas) mientras que
I enjoy sport, while he prefers reading a mí me gusta el deporte, mientras que él prefiere la lectura
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