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except

preposition, conjunction  us   /ɪkˈsept/
not including; but not: It’s cool and quiet everywhere except (for) the kitchen. Everyone is here except Peter. Except also means with this difference or in this case only: The twins look exactly alike except (that) one is slightly taller. The deserted town is silent, except when wind rustles the weeds or bangs a door.

except

verb [T]  us   /ɪkˈsept/
to not include something or someone: When I say I didn’t like the Midwest, I except Chicago.
excepting
preposition, conjunction  us   /ɪkˈsep·tɪŋ/
Excepting the two people who left early, I think everyone enjoyed the tour.
Translations of “except”
in Arabic ما عَدا…
in Korean -을 제외하고…
in Malaysian kecuali…
in French sauf (que)…
in Turkish ...den başka, ...in/ın dışında, ...hariç…
in Italian eccetto (che), fuorché…
in Chinese (Traditional) (表示不包括)除…之外…
in Russian кроме…
in Polish oprócz, z wyjątkiem…
in Vietnamese ngoại trừ…
in Spanish excepto, salvo…
in Portuguese exceto, fora…
in Thai นอกจาก…
in German außer…
in Catalan excepte…
in Japanese ~以外は…
in Indonesian kecuali…
in Chinese (Simplified) (表示不包括)除…之外…
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