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whereas
American English: /ˌ(h)wɛrˈæz/
British English: /wɛːrˈaz/

Translation of whereas in Spanish:

conjunction

  • 1 (while, on the other hand)
    Example sentences
    • She's the one who is moving on whereas her parents are stuck with the story, are stuck in the past.
    • He lived through his era, whereas so many of his friends died in racing accidents.
    • Nanjing has also in the past been the capital of China, whereas now Beijing has that role.
    Example sentences
    • Negligence depends on a breach of duty, whereas contributory negligence does not.
    • Thus Mr Smith is now the respondent to this appeal, whereas Mr Clark was the claimant below.
    • The desks have damaged the walls, whereas a more appropriate choice could have prevented such damage.

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