Traducción de but en español:

but

pero, conj.

Pronunciación: /bət//bət//bʌt/

conjunción

  • 1

    • 1.1(however)

      pero
      he nodded, but he didn't say anything asintió, pero no dijo nada
      • she was fired, but they were not la despidieron a ella pero no a ellos
      • everybody, but everybody knows that eso no hay nadie que no lo sepa
      • you're really bugging me but good! ¡qué manera de darme la lata!

    • 1.2(used for introductory emphasis)

      pero
      but what made you say it? ¿pero por qué lo dijiste?
      • but that's miles away! ¡pero eso queda lejísimos!
      • surely he doesn't believe that? — oh, but he does! no puede ser que se crea eso — pues sí que se lo cree
      • I was slow to acknowledge their response as I broke my leg, but thank you, one and all.
      • It is also very funny, but don't be surprised if you have to cross a protest line to see it.
      • But, without the need for slaughterhouse nor butcher.
      • We did not know what to expect, but what a fantastic surprise night, it was a real thrill.
      • But I was trying to prove my point and the only way to do that was to speak French.

    • 1.3

      but then (however, still) pero
      • but then you never were very ambitious, were you? pero la verdad es que tú nunca fuiste muy ambicioso ¿no?
      • but then he must have lied to us! ¡pero entonces nos debe haber mentido!
      • I don't want to, but then again I do no quiero, pero a la vez / al mismo tiempo sí quiero
      • I know that at least two other ladies have also had falls down there but not been as seriously injured.
      • We continued to talk all though the lesson, but there was no mention of the dance.
      • In that Washington heat it seemed to take forever, but was still delicious an hour or so later.
      • It was a little different to what I would normally eat at home but it was delicious.
      • He could lower prices to increase the audience, but income would fall dramatically.
      • Sure, most of the produce is much cheaper, but a lot of it isn't organically grown.
      • I was quite happy being a mum, but I fell into it and it has just gone from there.
      • I believe leaving the bases will be a cheaper option but also help North Sea fish stocks.
      • I'm sure this has been pointed out a million times already but I feel that I have to as well.
      • This is fine in principle, but much depends on the more precise meaning given to the idea of abuse.
      • On the subject of value for money, Prestonfield may not be cheap, but it is not outlandish.
      • It was a scene which could have come out of a cheap thriller - but there was a difference.
      • It was deserted and I didn't see a soul, but I did stumble across a bunch of Red Deer in a meadow.
      • Once you have paid the entrance fee, you feel you deserve a cracking day out, it is not cheap but it is worth it.
      • We can destroy with a cutting quip or a damning phrase but nobody expects us to create.
      • I would have liked to have had a longer deal but the get out clauses were prohibitive.
      • The parliament's visit to Aberdeen last week was not cheap, but it was money well spent.
      • To develop a production facility in Ireland means a cheaper unit cost but do sales justify it?
      • The riverside bar can not have been cheap to open, but the chain is more than reaping its reward now.
      • Now, everyone in the group knows about these things, but they are never mentioned.

  • 2

    • 2.1

      not ... but ... no ... sino ...
      • it wasn't her but Sheila who told me no fue ella sino Sheila quien me lo dijo
      • it appears that she's not Greek but Albanian parece que no es griega, sino albanesa
      • not only did she hit him, but she also ... no solo le pegó, sino que también ...

    • 2.2(without)

      not a day passes but I'm reminded of him no pasa un solo día sin que me acuerde de él
      • It never rains but it pours.
      • Her Own Tribesmen Never but Say Her Age Is 300 Years.
      • I did read the names that one time, and never but that one time.

  • 3

    • 3.1

      usually with negative but that
      • I don't doubt but that it's the right thing to do no dudo que sea lo correcto
      • who knows but that he may come? ¿quién sabe?, quizás venga

    • 3.2

      usually with negative but what
      • I don't doubt but what you are right no dudo que tengas razón


preposición

  • 1

    (except)
    everyone but me todos menos / excepto / salvo yo
    • nobody's been told but you and me no se le ha dicho a nadie excepto / salvo a ti y a mí
    • the last street but one la penúltima calle
    • the next street but one la próxima calle no: la siguiente
    • who but she could help us? ¿quién sino ella podría ayudarnos?
    • I had no alternative but to leave no me quedó otra alternativa que irme
    • there's nothing we can do but wait lo único que podemos hacer es esperar
  • 2

    but for
    • but for them/their help, we'd have lost all our money de no haber sido por ellos/por su ayuda / si no hubiera sido por ellos/por su ayuda, habríamos perdido todo nuestro dinero

adverbio

formal

  • 1

    we can but try con intentarlo no se pierde nada
    • he's still but a child aún no es más que un niño
    • one cannot but admire her audacity uno no puede (por) menos que admirar su audacia
    • they cannot but be right tienen que estar en lo cierto

nombre

  • 1

    pero masculino
    no buts: come here at once! no hay pero que valga, ¡ven aquí inmediatamente!
    • but, and this is a big but, ... pero, y este es un gran pero ...