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Collaborative Dictionary     Spanish-English
I'll be right there, meanwhile {o} in the meantime, you get it all ready
as long as I live
as long as I live {o} I'm alive
he smiled as he spoke
while it's still light
while {o} when the war was on
while he was out
'mientras tanto' also found in translations in English-Spanish dictionary
mientras tanto
mientras tanto
mientras tanto
mientras tanto me estaba mirando
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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  
Translation Spanish - English Collins Dictionary  
"mientras tanto": examples and translations in context
Y mientras tanto, tenía adultos pidiéndole respuestas. And meanwhile, she has adults demanding answers from her.
De hecho, mientras tanto habrá consultas. Of course, there will meanwhile be consultations.
Déjame revisar tu francés mientras tanto. Let me check your French in the meantime.
Dijeron que podía volver mañana pero mientras tanto... They said I can go back tomorrow, but in the meantime...
Tenga mucho cuidado mientras tanto, Sr. Bullock. Be very careful in the interim, Mr Bullock.
Obviamente, la criatura se transformó mientras tanto. Obviously the creature transformed in the interim.
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