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Meaning of “sometimes” in the English Dictionary

"sometimes" in British English

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uk   us   /ˈsʌm.taɪmz/
A1 on some ​occasions but not always or often: Sometimes we take ​food with us and sometimes we ​buyfood when we're there. Sometimes it's ​best not to say anything.

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  • I sometimes ​think I'm going ​mad.
  • You say the ​strangest things sometimes.
  • I sometimes ​see him in the ​street.
  • Sometimes I ​wonder whether I should just ​leave.
  • He does ​cook sometimes, but not very often.
(Definition of sometimes from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sometimes" in American English

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sometimesadverb [not gradable]

 us   /ˈsʌmˌtɑɪmz/
on some ​occasions but not all the ​time: Sometimes you ​think you can’t really ​trust anybody.
(Definition of sometimes from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sometimes”
in Arabic أحْيانًا…
in Korean 종종…
in Portuguese às vezes…
in Catalan de vegades…
in Japanese 時々, たまに…
in Chinese (Simplified) 有时…
in Turkish bazen, ara sıra…
in Russian иногда…
in Chinese (Traditional) 有時…
in Italian qualche volta, a volte…
in Polish czasem, czasami…
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