Translation of while in Spanish:
- 1 (in time) they like to sing while they workkeys cut while you waitles gusta cantar mientras trabajanthey don't drink while on dutyse hacen llaves al momentowhile I live, you need not worry about …no beben cuando or mientras están de guardiamientras viva or mientras yo esté, no tendrás que preocuparte de …
- 2 (though) while he's not exactly brilliant, he's a good studentthe situation, while tense, seems unlikely to lead to waraunque no es lo que se dice brillante, es buen estudianteone must encourage them, while not raising their hopes unrealisticallyla situación aunque tensa, no es probable que lleve a una guerrahay que animarlos, pero sin crearles expectativas falsasExample sentences
- In fact, while they are labeled as such, they are not really fantasy stories in the genre sense.
- In fact, while the experiment was, of necessity, painful, it was far from worthless.
- The fact remains that, while horses may not die of foot-and-mouth, they do carry the disease.
- 3 (whereas) I'm Catholic, while Debbie is Jewishsoy católico, mientras que or [formal] en tanto que Debbie es judíaExample sentences
- Danny Slatter has signed a one-year contract, while Russell Edwards has been released.
- Some sought to contradict him, while others tried, unsuccessfully, to ignore his prying.
- Spain is increasing the size of its fishing fleet while ours is contracting.
- 1.1 (period of time) See examples: wait a while(a few days, weeks)espera un tiempo(a few minutes, hours)espera un rato(a very short period)it's a while since we had any newsespera un ratito or un momentitoa little while later he was backhace tiempo que no tenemos noticiasit's been a good while since we had any rainal ratito or al poco rato estaba de vueltahe was here a little while agohace bastante (tiempo) que no llueveit happened a long while agohace un ratito estaba aquíit took us quite a while to find itpasó hace mucho (tiempo)after a while she realizedtardamos bastante tiempo or un buen rato en encontrarloshe knew all the while that he was deaddespués de or al cabo de un rato se dio cuentaI've been waiting all this whilesupo desde el principio que estaba muertothey lived in Spain for a whilehace tanto rato que estoy esperandosit down for a whilevivieron un tiempo en EspañaI'm just going out for a little whilesiéntate un rato or ratitofor a while there, you had me really worriedvoy a salir un ratito or momentitoI'll be back in a little whileme tuviste realmente preocupada un ratoshe'll be here in a short whileenseguida vuelvoI haven't tasted caviar in a very long whilellegará dentro de un ratitoit's the first time in a long while that she's missed a meetinghace mucho tiempo que no pruebo caviar1.2 (in phrases) (every) once in a while (all) the while [literary] [archaic]he told us endless lies, smiling (all) the whilees la primera vez en mucho tiempo que falta a una reuniónsee also → worth 1 2nos dijo una mentira tras otra al tiempo que or mientras sonreía
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