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Spanish - English (British) translations for "sino"

"sino" Spanish translation



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Meaning: but

No quiero ir al cine, sino al teatro.

I don't want to go to the cinema, but to the theater.

Meaning: rather

No es un perro, sino un gato.

It's not a dog, but rather a cat.

Meaning: except

Todos fueron a la fiesta, sino Juan.

Everyone went to the party, except Juan.

Meaning: instead of

Prefiero el té sino el café.

I prefer tea instead of coffee.


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A1: No quiero té, sino café.

A1: I don't want tea, but coffee.

A1: No es un perro, sino un gato.

A1: It's not a dog, but a cat.

A1: No voy al cine hoy, sino mañana.

A1: I'm not going to the cinema today, but tomorrow.

B1: No solo estudia medicina, sino que también trabaja en un hospital.

B1: She not only studies medicine, but also works in a hospital.

B1: No solo viajó por Europa, sino que también visitó Asia y África.

B1: He not only traveled through Europe, but also visited Asia and Africa.

B1: No solo habla inglés, sino que también domina el francés y el alemán.

B1: She not only speaks English, but also masters French and German.

C1: No solo ha leído todos los libros de la saga, sino que también ha visto todas las películas.

C1: He has not only read all the books in the series, but has also seen all the movies.

C1: No solo se graduó con honores, sino que también recibió una beca para estudiar en el extranjero.

C1: She not only graduated with honors, but also received a scholarship to study abroad.

C1: No solo ha ganado varios premios, sino que también ha sido reconocido como uno de los mejores en su campo.

C1: He has not only won several awards, but has also been recognized as one of the best in his field.

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The word 'sino' is a Spanish conjunction that is used to express contrast or contradiction. It is often translated as 'but', 'rather', or 'instead'.

Unlike the English word 'but', which introduces an alternative option, 'sino' is used to present a contradictory statement or idea. It is commonly used after a negative statement to introduce a contrasting positive statement.

For example, in the sentence 'No quiero ir al cine sino al teatro' (I don't want to go to the cinema but to the theater), 'sino' is used to emphasize the preference for going to the theater instead of the cinema.

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