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except

Pronunciation: /ɪkˈsept/

Translation of except in Spanish:

preposition/preposición

  • 1.1 (apart from) except (for) menos, excepto, salvo everyone was invited except (for) me todos estaban invitados menos or excepto or salvo yo I'd do anything for you, except give up my job haría cualquier cosa por ti, menos or excepto or salvo dejar mi trabajo I hardly see her these days except at work salvo or excepto en el trabajo, apenas la veo últimamente 1.2except for (if it weren't for) si no fuera por I'd tell you, except for the fact that … te lo diría, si no fuera por el hecho de que …

conjunction/conjunción

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (exclude) [formal] to except sth/sb from sth exceptuar* algo/a algn de algo [formal] 1.2
    (excepted past participle of/participio pasado de (after n: as prep))
    excepto, con or a excepción de, exceptuando a Fred excepted, everyone seemed happy con or a excepción de Fred or exceptuando a Fred, todos parecían contentos

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