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instead

Pronunciation: /ɪnˈsted/

Translation of instead in Spanish:

adverb/adverbio

  • 1.1I couldn't go, so she went instead no pude ir, así que fue ella (en vez de mí or en mi lugar) forget about cooking, let's go out to dinner instead no te preocupes por cocinar, vayamos a cenar fuera I'd run out of pasta, so I used rice instead me había quedado sin pasta, así que usé arroz don't worry, I'll have tea instead no se preocupe, deme té entonces I thought I was going to be early: instead, I was half an hour late creí que llegaría temprano; en cambio, llegué media hora tarde he knew he should leave but instead he lingered sabía que debía irse; sin embargo, permanecía allí 1.2instead of (as preposition/como preposición) en vez de, en lugar de instead of going by train, she chose to fly en vez de ir en tren, prefirió el avión instead of beer he drank wine en vez de cerveza se tomó un vino she volunteered to go instead of me se ofreció para ir en mi lugar
    Example sentences
    • They will try to find alternate means and may have a sandwich instead of a proper meal.
    • The move will see the regular grey bin collected on a fortnightly instead of a weekly basis.
    • In front of it, however, instead of a courtyard or public square, there is a car park.

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