Significado de “while” - en el Diccionario Inglés

while en inglés británico

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whileconjunction

uk /waɪl/ us /waɪl/

while conjunction (DURING)

A2 also formal whilst, during the time that, or at the same time as:

I read it while you were drying your hair.
While I was in Italy I went to see Alessandro.
I thought I heard him come in while we were having dinner.
"I'm going to the post office." "While you're there can you get me some stamps?"

Más ejemplos

  • I thought I'd take advantage of the sports facilities while I'm here.
  • I found these photos while I was cleaning out my cupboards.
  • I'm acting as deputy while the boss is away.
  • I didn't drink at all while I was pregnant.
  • I gained a lot of weight while I was on holiday.

while conjunction (ALTHOUGH)

B2 also formal whilst despite the fact that; although:

While I accept that he's not perfect in many respects, I do actually like the man.
While I fully understand your point of view, I also have some sympathy with Michael's.

Más ejemplos

  • While your work has improved greatly, there are still some areas that concern me.
  • While I'd like to accept your offer, I'm unable to at the present time.
  • While I admire your courage, it's sometimes better not to get involved.
  • While I'd be willing to help you on this occasion, I may not always be able to in future.
  • While I'm reluctant to make a fuss, I feel I really must complain.

while conjunction (BUT)

B1 compared with the fact that; but:

He gets £50,000 a year while I get a meagre £20,000!
Tom is very extrovert and confident while Katy's shy and quiet.
I do all the housework while he just does the dishes now and again.

Más ejemplos

  • Walnut is a hard wood, while pine is soft.
  • He likes football, while I prefer rugby.
  • I get 25 days holiday a year, while she gets over 50.
  • Simon will have steak, while I'll have the fish.
  • He wanted to go the party, while I wanted to stay in.

whilenoun

uk /waɪl/ us /waɪl/
a while

Más ejemplos

  • I lived on my own for a while but I missed the companionship of others.
  • I'm going to concentrate on my writing for a while.
  • We had tea, and afterwards we sat in the garden for a while.
  • We made a deliberate decision to live apart for a while.
  • My suitcase began to feel really heavy after a while.

B1 a length of time:

I only stayed for a short while.
You were there quite a while (= a long time), weren't you?
"When did that happen?" "Oh, it was a while ago (= a long time ago).
I haven't seen him for a while (= for a long time).
I'll be fine in a while (= soon).
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Modismos

(Definición de while del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

while en inglés americano

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whilenoun [ U ]

us /hwɑɪl, wɑɪl/

while noun [ U ] (LENGTH OF TIME)

a length of time:

He only had to wait a short while.
It was a while before any waiter took their order.
That happened a while ago (= did not happen recently).
I haven’t seen him for a while (= a long time).
She’s getting dressed, and she’ll be ready in just a little while (= soon).

whileconjunction

us /hwɑɪl, wɑɪl/

while conjunction (DURING)

during the time that, or at the same time as:

I read it while you were drying your hair.
"I’m going to the post office." "While you’re there can you get me some stamps?"

while conjunction (ALTHOUGH)

despite the fact that; although:

While I know he’s not perfect, I do like him.

while conjunction (BUT)

compared with the fact that; but:

Tom is very outgoing, while Ken’s shy and quiet.

(Definición de while del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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