mientras tanto translation English | Spanish-English dictionary

mientras tanto exp.
meanwhile

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exp.
I'll be right there, meanwhile {o} in the meantime, you get it all ready
exp.
as long as I live
exp.
as long as I live {o} I'm alive
exp.
he smiled as he spoke
exp.
while it's still light
exp.
while {o} when the war was on
exp.
while he was out
exp.
it was nice while it lasted
exp.
it was wonderful while it lasted {o} for as long as it lasted
exp.
I'll carry on (for) as long as I can still walk
exp.
the more they have the more they want
exp.
while there's life there's hope
(MODISMOS)
exp.
pay the rope out gradually as you descend
exp.
he'll take my place {o} deputize for me while I'm away
exp.
while he was languishing in jail
exp.
I stuck a needle in(to) my finger while I was sewing
exp.
we can't start until he comes
exp.
he was a refugee throughout the (whole length of the) war
exp.
as long as she can support herself on her income
adv.
therefore
exp.
it's all the same to me
adv.
meanwhile
exp.
I don't mind
exp.
to score a point
[Sport]
exp.
score a point
[Fig.]
exp.
stay one up
[Fig.]
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mientras  

a       conj  
1    (=durante)   while  
sonreía mientras hablaba      he smiled as he spoke  
mientras él estaba fuera      while he was out  
fue bonito mientras duró      it was nice while it lasted  
mientras duró la guerra      while o when the war was on  
2      (expresando condición)    as long as  
seguiré mientras pueda caminar      I'll carry on (for) as long as I can still walk  
no podemos comenzar mientras no venga      we can't start until he comes  
3    (=en tanto que)   while, whereas  
tú trabajas mientras que yo estoy en el paro      you're working while o whereas I'm unemployed  
4      (esp LAm)   (=cuanto)  
mientras más lo repetía, menos lo creía      the more he repeated it the less I believed him  
mientras más tienen más quieren      the more they have the more they want  
b       adv         mientras tanto          (=entre tanto)   meanwhile, in the meantime  
llegaré en seguida, mientras (tanto), prepáralo todo      I'll be right there, meanwhile o in the meantime, you get it all ready  
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