Spanish «Sin embargo»

«Sin embargo» is a connector in Spanish, a word we use to connect different sentences or parts of a sentence. 


Meaning of «sin embargo»

In English, «sin embargo» means «however» or «nevertheless».

  • Sin embargo = however, nevertheless


Use and Placement

«Sin embargo» can appear at several spots in the sentence, although its most common place is at the beginning.

And it doesn’t matter where it is, it is almost always isolated from the rest of the sentence by commas.


Example Sentences

The following 3 sentences mean the same: «Laura is usually very nice. However, today she’s acting a bit stupid»:

Laura es muy simpática normalmente. Sin embargo, hoy está un poco tonta.

Laura es muy simpática normalmente. Hoy, sin embargo, está un poco tonta.

Laura es muy simpática normalmente. Hoy está un poco tonta, sin embargo. 


And the following 3 sentences mean «Carlos hasn’t studied. Nevertheless, he’s going to take the exam»:

Carlos no ha estudiado. Sin embargo, va a hacer el examen.

Carlos no ha estudiado. Va a hacer, sin embargo, el examen.

Carlos no ha estudiado. Va a hacer el examen, sin embargo.

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