In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(al mismo tiempo)in the meantimemeanwhileyo caliento la comida, tú mientras (tanto) puedes poner la mesa — I'll heat the food up and while I'm doing that you can set the table / and you can be setting the table meanwhile
2mientras más se le da, más pide — the more you give him, the more he wants
- mientras menos tenga que tratar con ella, mejor — the less I have to deal with her the better
1.1(con idea de futuro, condición, etc)as long asmientras pueda/viva — as long as I can/live
- mientras persistan en esa actitud no van a conseguir nada de él — as long as they persist with that attitude / unless they change their attitude they won't get anywhere with him
1.2(siempre que)as long asmientras (que) él no se entere … — as long as he doesn't find out …
2mientras que — while
- él ha ganado varios premios, mientras que su hermano es totalmente desconocido — he has won several awards while / whereas his brother is totally unknown
3(indicando simultaneidad)whileentraron mientras dormíamos — they got in while we were asleep
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