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"whereas" in British English

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whereasconjunction

uk   /weərˈæz/  us   /werˈæz/
B2 compared with the ​fact that; but: He must be about 60, whereas his ​wifelooks about 30. You ​eat a ​hugeplate of ​food for ​lunch, whereas I have just a ​sandwich.
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(Definition of whereas from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"whereas" in American English

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whereasconjunction

 us   /hweərˈæz, weər-/
compared with the ​fact that; but: In Los Angeles, a ​chiefcause of this ​pollution is paved-road ​dust, whereas in San Diego, it's ​smoke from ​fireplaces.
(Definition of whereas from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “whereas”
in Arabic في حين…
in Korean 반면에…
in Portuguese enquanto…
in Catalan mentre que…
in Japanese 他方では, ~であるのに対して…
in Chinese (Simplified) 尽管, 但是, 却…
in Turkish halbuki, oysa, ama…
in Russian в то время как, тогда как…
in Chinese (Traditional) 儘管, 但是, 卻…
in Italian mentre…
in Polish podczas gdy, natomiast…
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