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12:22 Apr 9, 2001
English to Spanish translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: despite
cuál es la diferencia exacta entre "despite" y "although"?
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Summary of answers provided
naalthough; despiteCecilia Cantor
naDespite= A pesar de / Although =Aunque
Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
naver respuesta
Mauricio López Langenbach
naLa primera es una preposición y la segunda es conjunciónxxxOso
naDespite: A pesar / Although: Aunquebhowen


  

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4 mins
Despite: A pesar / Although: Aunque


Explanation:
Ire a trabajar a pesar de que hay mucho trafico.

Ire a trabajar aunque preferiria no hacerlo.

Subtle but there is a difference.

Good luck

bhowen
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8 mins
La primera es una preposición y la segunda es conjunción


Explanation:
según el diccionario Merriam Webster en inglés

El Simon & Schuster's traduce Despite como: A pesar de, no obstante y
Although como: Aunque o si bien.

Espero haberle sido útil.
Saludos afectuosos de OSO ¶:^)

xxxOso
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8 mins
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Explanation:
"Despite" significa "a pesar de que".
"Although" es "aunque".
-Aunque su significado es en el fondo el mismo, la estructura en que se usan es distinta (Although their meaning is essentially the same, the structures where they're used is different)
-A pesar de que su significado es parecido... (Despite their similar meaning)...
Saludos.


Mauricio López Langenbach
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11 mins
Despite= A pesar de / Although =Aunque


Explanation:
ALTHOUGH I was very tired, I managed to finish the translation in time.

DESPITE the difficulty, I managed to finish the translation in time.

Hay diferencia tanto en el significado como en la estructura de la frase.

Mientras que ALTHOUGH va seguido de un pronombre (I, He, She) DESPITE va seguido de un SUSTANTIVO.

ALTHOUGH+PRONOUN+ VERB

DESPITE+ NOUN+ PRONOUN+VERB

Saludos,:)

BD



Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
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24 mins
although; despite


Explanation:
ALTHOUGH (subord. conj.) THOUGH (adv. subord. conj.) As subordinating conjunctions, \"although\" and \"though\" are interchangeable and Standard: \"I agreed to attend, although [though] I did so reluctantly\". The choice of one or the other can be made on the basis of the rythm of the prose. \"Though\" also lives a separate life as a conjunctive adverb with a Conversational flavor and a meaning of \"however\": \"His house is in the village, though\".

DESPITE (prep., n.) As a preposition, \"despite\" is used alone to head a prepositional phrase and should not be combined with \"of\" (despite of this, despite of that, both of which are nonstandard) except in the archaic \"in despite of\", which is really a compound preposition with the noun \"despite\" in the middle: In despite of everyone\'s urging, he chose not to comply. The more usual and more widely appropriate phrase (also a compound preposition) is \"in spite of\", which can replace the preposition \"despite\" in all situations.


    The Columbia Guide to Standard American English
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