aunque


aunque
conj.
1 even though, although (a pesar de que).
tendrás que venir aunque no quieras you'll have to come, even if you don't want to
aunque es caro, me lo voy a comprar although it's expensive I'm going to buy it, I'm going to buy it even though it's expensive
2 although (pero).
es lista, aunque un poco perezosa she's clever, although o if a little lazy
* * *
aunque
conjunción
1 (valor concesivo) although, though; (con énfasis) even if, even though
aunque estoy enfermo no faltaré although I'm ill I won't miss it
aunque haga buen tiempo no saldré even if it's a fine day I won't go out
2 (valor adversativo) but
es duro, aunque justo he's tough but fair
* * *
conj.
although, though, even though, even if
* * *
CONJ although, though, even though

aunque estaba cansado vino con nosotros — although he was tired he came with us

aunque no me creas — even though you may not believe me

aunque llueva vendremos — we'll come even if it rains

es guapa aunque algo bajita — she's pretty but rather short, she's pretty even if she is on the short side

aunque más ... — however much ..., no matter how much ...

AUNQUE Aunque se puede traducir al inglés por although, though, even though o even if. ► Por regla general, cuando la cláusula introducida por aunque indica un hecho (aunque + ((indicativo))), en inglés coloquial se traduce por though y en lenguaje más formal por although: Aunque había un montón de gente, al final pude encontrar a Carlos Though there were a lot of people there, I managed to find Carlos No esperaba eso de él, aunque entiendo por qué lo hizo I did not expect that from him, although I can understand why he did it Even though introduce la oración subordinada, enfatizando con más fuerza el contraste con la principal, cuando aunque va seguido de un hecho concreto, no una hipótesis, y equivale a a pesar de que: Llevaba un abrigo de piel, aunque era un día muy caluroso She wore a fur coat, even though it was a very hot day ► Si aunque tiene el sentido de incluso si (aunque + ((subjuntivo))), se traduce por even if: Debes ir, aunque no quieras You must go, even if you don't want to Me dijo que no me lo diría, aunque lo supiera He said he wouldn't tell me even if he knew Para otros usos y ejemplos ver la entrada
* * *
conjunción
1) (refiriéndose a hechos)
a) (+ indicativo) although

aunque llegué tarde conseguí entradas — although o even though I got there late I managed to get tickets

es simpático, aunque algo tímido — he's very likable, if somewhat shy

b) (respondiendo a una objeción) (+ subjuntivo)

es millonario, aunque no lo parezca — he's a millionaire though he may not look it

aunque no lo creas ... — believe it or not ...

2) (refiriéndose a posibilidades, hipótesis) (+ subjuntivo) even if

cómetelo, aunque no te guste — eat it, even if you don't like it

dale aunque más no sea unos pesos — (RPl) at least give him a few pesos

* * *
= admittedly, albeit (that), although, but, even though, while, whilst, even when, though, if, but still, but then again.
Ex. Admittedly, this relevant part of the classified file may not be the specific class he wants.
Ex. Present, classical catalog designs are elaborations, albeit considerable elaborations, of these sixteenth-century developments.
Ex. These are the strengths of the Journal of Common Market Studies, although even this journal has a wider remit than its title suggest.
Ex. Learning takes place in one environment but is put to work in another, and the learner is left to make the transition.
Ex. Their objectives are however slightly different, even though in any discussion of computerised cataloguing systems co-operative networks and centralised cataloguing are inextricably linked.
Ex. While the resulting A/Z entries are not 'wrong', they tend to be clumsy.
Ex. Thus some current awareness services can be purchased from external vendors, whilst others may be offered by a library or information unit to its particular group of users.
Ex. On-line data banks are still expanding, as they provide unrivalled services, even when these have to be paid for by users.
Ex. This is not to say, though, that in some countries the 'all' that is available to gather into a current national bibliography is only that which the ruling government approve of.
Ex. Don't go to France thinking that your cherished ancient library from your 50s/60s school days remains unchanged amid the splendour of its beautiful if dingy old digs.
Ex. Less well-reported but still widely collected types of use included newly registered borrowers, visits, reference questions, in-library use, and off site program attendance = Otros datos sobre los que se dio menos información aunque todas las bibliotecas los recogen eran el número de nuevos usuarios, las visitas, las preguntas de referencia, el uso dentro de la biblioteca y la asistencia a actividades organizas fuera de la biblioteca.
Ex. But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
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* aunque a decir verdad = Mind you.
* aunque a menudo = if often.
* aunque en balde = but (all) to no avail.
* aunque en vano = but (all) to no avail.
* aunque la mona se vista de seda, mona se queda = You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear, You can take the boy out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the boy, You can take the boy out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the boy.
* aunque me fuera la vida en ello = for the life of me.
* aunque no lo creas = believe it or not.
* aunque no lo parezca = oddly enough, strangely enough, strange though it may seem, strange as it may seem, although it may seem strange.
* aunque no sea para otra cosa = if nothing else.
* aunque no siempre = if not always.
* aunque no sirva para otra cosa = if nothing else.
* aunque parezca difícil = difficult though it may seem, difficult as it may seem.
* aunque parezca extraño = strangely enough, oddly enough, strange though it may seem, strange as it may seem, although it may seem strange.
* aunque parezca increíble = incredibly, incredible though it may seem, incredibly enough, incredible as it may seem, although it may seem incredible.
* aunque parezca mentira = amazingly enough, believe it or not, strangely enough, incredibly, incredible though it may seem, incredibly enough, incredible as it may seem, strange though it may seem, strange as it may seem, although it may seem strange, although it may seem incredible.
* aunque parezca raro = strangely enough, oddly enough, strange though it may seem, strange as it may seem, although it may seem strange, funnily enough.
* aunque parezca razo = funnily.
* aunque por otro lado = but otherwise.
* aunque sin ningún resultado = but (all) to no avail.
* aunque sólo sea porque = if only because.
* * *
conjunción
1) (refiriéndose a hechos)
a) (+ indicativo) although

aunque llegué tarde conseguí entradas — although o even though I got there late I managed to get tickets

es simpático, aunque algo tímido — he's very likable, if somewhat shy

b) (respondiendo a una objeción) (+ subjuntivo)

es millonario, aunque no lo parezca — he's a millionaire though he may not look it

aunque no lo creas ... — believe it or not ...

2) (refiriéndose a posibilidades, hipótesis) (+ subjuntivo) even if

cómetelo, aunque no te guste — eat it, even if you don't like it

dale aunque más no sea unos pesos — (RPl) at least give him a few pesos

* * *
= admittedly, albeit (that), although, but, even though, while, whilst, even when, though, if, but still, but then again.

Ex: Admittedly, this relevant part of the classified file may not be the specific class he wants.

Ex: Present, classical catalog designs are elaborations, albeit considerable elaborations, of these sixteenth-century developments.
Ex: These are the strengths of the Journal of Common Market Studies, although even this journal has a wider remit than its title suggest.
Ex: Learning takes place in one environment but is put to work in another, and the learner is left to make the transition.
Ex: Their objectives are however slightly different, even though in any discussion of computerised cataloguing systems co-operative networks and centralised cataloguing are inextricably linked.
Ex: While the resulting A/Z entries are not 'wrong', they tend to be clumsy.
Ex: Thus some current awareness services can be purchased from external vendors, whilst others may be offered by a library or information unit to its particular group of users.
Ex: On-line data banks are still expanding, as they provide unrivalled services, even when these have to be paid for by users.
Ex: This is not to say, though, that in some countries the 'all' that is available to gather into a current national bibliography is only that which the ruling government approve of.
Ex: Don't go to France thinking that your cherished ancient library from your 50s/60s school days remains unchanged amid the splendour of its beautiful if dingy old digs.
Ex: Less well-reported but still widely collected types of use included newly registered borrowers, visits, reference questions, in-library use, and off site program attendance = Otros datos sobre los que se dio menos información aunque todas las bibliotecas los recogen eran el número de nuevos usuarios, las visitas, las preguntas de referencia, el uso dentro de la biblioteca y la asistencia a actividades organizas fuera de la biblioteca.
Ex: But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
* aunque a decir verdad = Mind you.
* aunque a menudo = if often.
* aunque en balde = but (all) to no avail.
* aunque en vano = but (all) to no avail.
* aunque la mona se vista de seda, mona se queda = You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear, You can take the boy out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the boy, You can take the boy out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the boy.
* aunque me fuera la vida en ello = for the life of me.
* aunque no lo creas = believe it or not.
* aunque no lo parezca = oddly enough, strangely enough, strange though it may seem, strange as it may seem, although it may seem strange.
* aunque no sea para otra cosa = if nothing else.
* aunque no siempre = if not always.
* aunque no sirva para otra cosa = if nothing else.
* aunque parezca difícil = difficult though it may seem, difficult as it may seem.
* aunque parezca extraño = strangely enough, oddly enough, strange though it may seem, strange as it may seem, although it may seem strange.
* aunque parezca increíble = incredibly, incredible though it may seem, incredibly enough, incredible as it may seem, although it may seem incredible.
* aunque parezca mentira = amazingly enough, believe it or not, strangely enough, incredibly, incredible though it may seem, incredibly enough, incredible as it may seem, strange though it may seem, strange as it may seem, although it may seem strange, although it may seem incredible.
* aunque parezca raro = strangely enough, oddly enough, strange though it may seem, strange as it may seem, although it may seem strange, funnily enough.
* aunque parezca razo = funnily.
* aunque por otro lado = but otherwise.
* aunque sin ningún resultado = but (all) to no avail.
* aunque sólo sea porque = if only because.

* * *
aunque
conjunction
A (refiriéndose a hechos)
1 (+ indicativo) although
aunque llegamos tarde conseguimos entradas although o even though we got there late we managed to get tickets
por lo menos antes se oía; aunque mal, se oía at least before you could hear it, not very well, but you could hear it
es simpático, aunque algo tímido he's very likable, if somewhat shy
le dije que sí, aunque la verdad es que no tengo ganas de ir I said yes, although o though to be quite honest I don't feel like going
2 (respondiendo a una objeción) (+ subjuntivo):
aunque a ti no te guste, es muy bonito you may not like it, but it's very pretty
es millonario, aunque no lo parezca he's a millionaire though he may not look it
aunque no lo creas sacó la mejor nota believe it or not she got the best marks
B (refiriéndose a posibilidades, hipótesis) (+ subjuntivo) even if
come lo que te sirvan, aunque no te guste eat whatever you're given, even if you don't like it
mándales unas flores, aunque sea at least send them some flowers
dale aunque más no sea unos pesos (RPl); at least give him a few pesos
* * *

 

aunque conjunción
1 (a pesar de que)
a) (refiriéndose a hechos) although;

aunque no estaba bien fue a trabajar although he wasn't well he went to work

b) (respondiendo a una objeción) (+ subjuntivo):

es millonario, aunque no lo parezca he's a millionaire though he may not look it;

aunque no lo creas … believe it or not …
2 (refiriéndose a posibilidades, hipótesis) (+ subjuntivo) even if;
iré aunque llueva I'll go even if it rains

aunque conj although, though
(incluso si) even if
aunque no te lo creas, even if you don't believe it o believe it or not
(a pesar de) even though
aunque llegamos tarde, no perdimos el tren, even though we were late, we didn't miss the train
Fíjate en estos dos sentidos de aunque:
1) a pesar de
though
- más informal
although - más formal
even though - más enfático
2) incluso si, even if
'aunque' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
abogada
- abogado
- apellido
- así
- comida
- cuando
- fonéticamente
- más
- mentira
- ni
- pesar
- política
- rentabilidad
- salario
- sellar
- siquiera
- toda
- todo
- creer
- parecer
English:
albeit
- alike
- although
- as
- believe
- blusher
- delicate
- devoted
- even
- further
- hate
- have
- if
- lady
- love
- oddly
- shall
- should
- tear away
- though
- while
- odds
- strangely
* * *
aunque conj
1. [a pesar de que] even though, although;
[incluso si] even if;
tendrás que venir aunque no quieras you'll have to come, even if you don't want to;
aunque quisiera no podría even if I wanted to, I wouldn't be able to;
aunque es caro, me lo voy a comprar although it's expensive I'm going to buy it, I'm going to buy it even though it's expensive;
aunque me cae bien, no me fío de él much as I like him, I don't trust him;
aunque no te lo creas llegó el primero believe it or not, he came first;
aunque parezca mentira strange as it may seem, believe it or not;
aunque parezca raro oddly enough, odd though it may seem;
cómprale aunque sea una caja de bombones buy her something, even if it's only a box of chocolates;
RP
decime la verdad aunque más no sea at least tell me the truth
2. [pero] although;
es lista, aunque un poco perezosa she's clever, although o if a little lazy;
aquellos cuadros no están mal, aunque éstos me gustan más those paintings aren't bad, but I like these (ones) better
* * *
aunque
conj
1 although, even though
2 + subj even if
* * *
aunque conj
1) : though, although, even if, even though
2)
aunque sea : at least
* * *
aunque conj
1. (a pesar de que) although / even though
aunque no quería, tuve que ir although I didn't want to, I had to go
era simpático, aunque parecía serio even though he seemed serious, he was nice
aunque sólo llevo 5 meses aquí, me siento muy a gusto although I've only lived here for 5 months, I feel very much at home
2. (incluso si) even if
pásate por casa aunque sea tarde drop by my house even if it's late
sale a pasear todos los días, aunque caigan chuzos de punta he goes for a walk every day even if it's pouring with rain

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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