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American English: /ɪkˈsɛpt/
British English: /ɪkˈsɛpt/
, /ɛkˈsɛpt/

Translation of except in Spanish:


  • 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 …


  • 2except that or [colloquial]except (if it weren't that) I'd stay longer, except (that) I have to be up early tomorrow
    me quedaría un rato más, pero or si no fuera porque mañana me tengo que levantar temprano
    Example sentences
    • I have a similar problem, except that mine is all to do with people who are lost.
    • Mr Greeno in his first statement said nothing about this except that the owner was not CCUK.
    • It felt like I was in the torture scene from a science fiction movie, except that it didn't hurt.

transitive verb

  • 1 (exclude) [formal]to except something/somebody from something
    exceptuar algo/a alguien de algo [formal]
    Example sentences
    • There are a few abbreviations, things like SMTP and HTTP and such, that are specifically excepted from this rule.
    • Not a creature was to be seen in the room or at the door as I passed out - always excepting the man with the cough.
    • Yorkshire women were to be excepted from any criticism he added, because they ‘always have dinner on the table when you get home’.
  • 2
    also: excepted past participle (after n: as prep)
    con excepción de
    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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