Contrasting ideas

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Connecting contrasting ideas

In spite of / Despite (a pesar de):
In spite of the cold weather, I'm going to the beach.
Despite the cold weather, I'mgoing to the beach.
-or-
I'm going to the beach despite the cold weather.
I'm going to the beach despite the cold weather.

Even though / Although(aunque + indicativo):
Even though it is cold outside, I'm going to the beach.
Although it is cold outside, I'm going to the beach.
-or-
I'm going to the beacheven though it is cold.
I'm going to the beach although it is cold.

However / Nevertheless / Yet (pero / no obstante / sin embargo):
She wants to buy awhite house; however, he wants to buy a red house.
She wants to buy a white house; nevertheless, he wants to buy a red house.
She wants to buy a whitehouse; yet, he wants to buy a red house.
-or-
... He wants to buy a red house, however.
... He wants to buy a red house, nevertheless.
... He wants to buy ared house, yet. this is incorrect.
-or-
... He, however, wants to buy a red house.
... He, nevertheless, wants to buy a red house.
... He, yet, wants tobuy a red house. this is incorrect.

Just the same (de todos modos):
Smoking has been shown to be harmful, but people continue to smoke just the same.-or-
...but, just the same, people continue to smoke.

On the other hand (por otro lado / por otra parte):
My new job is good in that I make more money,but, on the other hand, it's a lot more difficult than my previous job.

I hope this helps!

Last edited by unspecified; 7th September 2007 at 08:53 PM.
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