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American English: /ˈsəmˌhaʊ/
British English: /ˈsʌmhaʊ/

Translation of somehow in Spanish:


  • 1.1 (by some means)
    de algún modo
    de alguna manera or de alguna forma
    somehow they managed to persuade her
    de algún modo or de alguna manera or forma lograron convencerla
    we'll manage somehow, don't worry about us
    ya nos las arreglaremos or de alguna manera nos las arreglaremos, no te preocupes por nosotros
    somehow or other he managed to repay his debts
    de algún modo u otro, pudo pagar sus deudas
    Example sentences
    • He hasn't done a full days' work since the 70s but still somehow manages to live like a king.
    • As ever, he managed somehow to talk her round, the mark of a charming man who led a charmed existence.
    • I followed her words and despite the pain, I managed to somehow overcome a lot of the pain.
    1.2 (in some way, for some reason) See examples: it isn't the same, somehow
    no sé por qué, pero no es lo mismo
    somehow it just didn't add up
    había algo que no cuajaba

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