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Pronunciation: /ˈiːðər; ˈaɪðər; ˈaɪðə(r); ˈiːðə(r)/

Translation of either in Spanish:


In the usual translation of either … or, o … o, o becomes u when it precedes a word beginning with o or ho.

  • either … or … o … o … you can have either tea or coffee puedes tomar (o) té o café he can't speak either Spanish or Italian no sabe hablar (ni) español ni italiano she's either incredibly naive or very stupid o (bien) es increíblemente ingenua o es estúpida either your work improves or you're fired! ¡o mejora tu trabajo o estás despedido!
    Example sentences
    • You don't need to be a genius to work out the similarities either.
    • I don't believe that the Reserve Bank believes that there is a strong link either.
    • Needless to say I won't be writing to them for permission to use these links either.


  • 1.1 (one or the other) you can take either route puedes tomar cualquiera de las dos rutas the key wasn't in either drawer la llave no estaba en ninguno de los dos cajones we don't need either one no necesitamos ninguno de los dos 1.2 (each) on either side of the path a ambos lados or a cada lado del camino I have nothing in either box no tengo nada en ninguna de las dos cajas


  • (especially British English/especialmente inglés británico) cualquiera; (with negative/con negativo) ninguno, ; (in questions) alguno, either (one) would be suitable cualquiera (de los dos) serviría take either of the two, but not both toma cualquiera de los dos, pero no ambos I couldn't wear either of those dresses no podría ponerme ninguno de esos vestidos he doesn't get on with either of his parents no se lleva bien ni con su padre ni con su madre does o [colloquial/familiar] do either of you have children? ¿alguno de ustedes (dos) tiene hijos?


(with negative/con negativo)
  • 1.1 tampoco she can't cook and he can't either ella no sabe cocinar y él tampoco he's not clever but he's not stupid either no es inteligente, pero tampoco es tonto 1.2 (moreover, at that) they found a campsite, and not such a bad one either encontraron un camping, y no tan malo, por cierto and I don't have to pay a penny either y ni siquiera tengo que pagar nada

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