In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(however)perohe 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)perobut 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
- 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.
- It is also very funny, but don't be surprised if you have to cross a protest line to see it.
- I was slow to acknowledge their response as I broke my leg, but thank you, one and all.
- But I was trying to prove my point and the only way to do that was to speak French.
2.1not … 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 …
2.2literary (without)not a day passes but I'm reminded of him — no pasa un solo día sin que me acuerde de él
- 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.
- It never rains but it pours.
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 — no podemos hacer otra cosa sino esperar
1we 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
- In an important article in April 22 Haaretz Gideon Levy points out but a few cases within the year illustrating that movement equals death.
- I admire many artists like Gerhard Richter, Francis Bacon, and Edward Hopper to name but a few.
- Fast food, the gas station (as we knew it until the 1980's), the neon sign, and the motel to name but a few, are the affectations of the early highways.
1pero masculinono 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 …
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