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  • 1 (al mismo tiempo) tbmientras tanto yo caliento la comida, tú mientras (tanto) puedes poner la mesa
    I'll heat the food up and while I'm doing that you can set the table o and you can be setting the table meanwhile
  • 2 (especialmente América Latina) (cuanto) mientras más se le da, más pide
    the more you give him, the more he wants
    mientras menos tenga que tratar con ella, mejor
    the less I have to deal with her the better

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mientras 2

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  • 2 2.1 (con idea de futuro, condición, etc) (+ subjuntivo)
    as long as
    mientras pueda/viva
    as long as I can/live
    mientras persistan en esa actitud no van a conseguir nada de él
    as long as they persist with that attitude o unless they change their attitude they won't get anywhere with him
    2.2mientras (que) (siempre que) (+ subjuntivo)
    as long as
    mientras (que) él no se entere …
    as long as he doesn't find out …
  • 3mientras que (con valor adversativo) él ha ganado varios premios, mientras que su hermano es totalmente desconocido
    he has won several awards while o whereas his brother is totally unknown

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