¿pero, sino or sino que?
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¿Pero, sino or sino que?
Pero (but): it can be used after an affirmative or a negative sentence to add information to what was said in the first part of the sentence.
Ana es morena pero se tiñe de rubia.
Ana is a brunette but dyes her hair blonde.
No tengo hambre pero voy a comer.
I'm not hungry but I'm going to eat
Sino (but, rather): it is used after a negative phrase to express an opposition. A synonym in Spanish is por el contrario (on the contrary)
No he pedido un café, sino un té.
I didn't order a coffee, but rather a tea.
El vestido no vale 20 €, sino 200 €.
The dress doesn't cost 20 euros, but rather 200 euros.
Sino que (but, rahter): has the same meaning as sino but it is used in sentences which start with a verb
Al final no iré a Sevilla, sino que iré a Bilbao.
In the end I won' t go to Seville, but rather to Bilbao.
No he leído el libro, sino que he visto la película.
I haven't read the book, but i've seen the movie.
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