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meanwhile

adverb [not gradable]  us   /ˈminˌwɑɪl, -ˌhwɑɪl/
until something expected happens, or while something else is happening: It’s going to take several days for my car to be repaired – meanwhile I’m renting one.
Translations of “meanwhile”
in Arabic في هَذِه الأثناء…
in Korean 그 동안에…
in Malaysian sementara itu…
in French entre temps…
in Turkish bu sırada, bu esnada, bu zaman zarfında…
in Italian nel frattempo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 在此期間, (與此)同時…
in Russian тем временем…
in Polish w tym czasie, tymczasem…
in Vietnamese trong lúc đó…
in Spanish entretanto…
in Portuguese enquanto isso…
in Thai ขณะที่…
in German unterdessen…
in Catalan mentrestant…
in Japanese その間…
in Indonesian sementara itu…
in Chinese (Simplified) 在此期间, (与此)同时…
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