The Ultimate Guide to ‘Even Though’ in Spanish
What takes your Spanish to the next level is the correct use of conjunctions. Now, I’m not talking about those short little conjunctions like y and o. No, what drastically improves your Spanish sentence structure is the longer conjunctions like “even though.”
What’s interesting about Spanish is that there are often multiple words and phrases for one long conjunction in English. So, let’s dive in and learn about all the forms of “even though” in Spanish!
How to Say Even Though in Spanish
The phrase “even though” is a subordinating conjunction that connects two separate clauses, or phrases. The use of this phrase is likely intuitive for you in English but not in Spanish. Subordinating conjunctions in Spanish are often a combination of smaller words like que and aun, that make sense separately but not together.
Instead of breaking down the following phrases to dissect their meaning word for word, look at them as a whole.
Now, why are there five different ways to say even though in Spanish? Well, just like “even though,” “although,” and “while” are synonyms in English, Spanish has multiple ways to express one idea.
The first two phrases on our list are the most common ways to say even though in Spanish: aunque and a pesar de que. If you are just discovering subordinating conjunctions in Spanish, start with aunque, then slowly include a pesar de que. As you become more comfortable with those phrases, add the last three translations and be sure to listen for them in Spanish conversations.
As you look at the examples below, notice how in both English and Spanish, the phrase “even though” can be found at the beginning or in the middle of a sentence. If you ever doubt where to put the Spanish phrase, just think of the English sentence and structure it in the same way.
It’s time to look at the different ways to say even though in Spanish! Make sure to copy any new information into your notebook to study later.
1. Even Though in Spanish: Aunque
Aunque le dije que no, ella lo hizo.
Even though I told her no, she did it.
No podemos ir al zoológico hoy, aunque quiero.
We can’t go to the zoo today, even though I want to.
Aunque nos amamos, este no es el momento correcto.
Even though we love each other, the timing just isn’t right.
Su hijo salió aunque ella le dijo que no saliera.
Her son went outside even though she told him not to.
El cáncer todavía está presente aunque ha tenido años de recibir quimioterapia.
The cancer is still present even though he has had years of chemotherapy.
2. Even Though in Spanish: A pesar de que
A pesar de que le quiero decir cómo me siento, temo que vaya a salir mal.
Even though I want to tell him how I feel, I fear it will go badly.
A pesar de que estaba lloviendo fuerte, todos los estudiantes llegaron a clase a tiempo.
Even though it was raining heavily, all the students arrived to class on time.
A pesar de que perdimos todo en el incendio, estamos agradecidos por nuestra salud.
Even though we lost everything in the fire, we are thankful for our health.
No creo nada de lo que dice, a pesar de que todos los demás están convencidos.
I don’t believe anything she says, even though everyone else is convinced.
A pesar de que vivimos en diferentes países, hablamos cada semana.
Even though we live in different countries, we talk every week.
3. Even Though in Spanish: Aun cuando
Aun cuando los animales viven en el desierto, ellos tienen lo suficiente para sobrevivir.
Even though the animals live in the desert, they have enough to survive.
Ella confía en mí, aun cuando le digo que es mala idea.
She trusts me, even though I tell her it’s a bad idea.
Aun cuando comemos bien, nos podemos enfermar.
Even though we eat well, we can still get sick.
Ese es su juguete favorito, aun cuando su costo es solo cinco dólares.
That is his favorite toy, even though it’s only five dollars.
Se quedaron dos estudiantes más en el cuarto aun cuando ya no había espacio.
Two more students stayed in the room even though there was no more room.
4. Even Though in Spanish: Pese a que
Ellos entregaron el proyecto pese a que los otros compañeros no hicieron nada para ayudar.
They turned in the project even though the other students didn’t do anything to help.
Es nuestro pasatiempo favorito pese a que no lo hacemos a menudo.
It is our favorite hobby even though we don’t do it often.
Pese a que el gobierno nos miente mucho, la mayoría de la gente le sigue creyendo.
Even though the government lies to us a lot, most people still believe it.
El restaurante aún hace comida súper rica pese a que las recetas han cambiado mucho.
The restaurant still makes really good food even though the recipes have changed a lot.
Pese a que ellos admitieron sus errores, nada cambió.
Even though they admitted their wrongdoings, nothing changed.
5. Even Though in Spanish: Si bien
Si bien es algo muy importante, no hablamos de eso.
Even though it is something very important, we don’t talk about that.
El libro es informativo, si bien hay partes interesantes.
The book is informative, even though there are interesting parts.
Si bien la comunidad ignora lo que pasa a diario, su responsabilidad es decir algo.
Even though the community ignores what happens every day, its responsibility is to say something.
El producto no es muy seguro si bien todos lo usan.
The product isn’t very safe, even though everyone uses it.
Si bien mi sueño era ser arquitecta por años, al final no saqué buenas notas en las clases de arquitectura.
Even though my dream for years was to be an architect, in the end, I didn’t get good grades in architecture classes.
Practice Using Even Though in Spanish!
Isn’t it amazing how many ways there are to say even though in Spanish? Again, the most popular forms are the first two choices, so just start with those if you’re a beginner. In the meantime, be sure to join our Facebook group for daily Spanish grammar posts! ¡Aunque la gramática puede ser complicada, tú puedes dominarla!
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