¿a menos or al menos ?
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¿A menos or al menos ?
A menos goes before que + a verb in the subjunctive and can be replaced by the expression a no ser que (unless).
Llegaremos tarde al cine, a menos que/a no ser que tomemos un taxi.
We'll arrive late at the cinema, unless we/if we don't take a taxi
Al menos is used for:
- Introducing a qualification of what has just been said, often as an equivalent of en todo caso (at any rate).
Nadie ha felicitado a Nacho, al menos/en todo caso por el momento.
No-one has congratulated Nacho – at least/at any rate as things stand.
- Substituting the expression como mínimo (at least).
He corrido al menos/como mínimo cinco kilómetros.
I've run at least five kilometers.
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